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If there is a catastrophe or disaster, manmade or natural, it has probably grabbed our attention. Join us as we delve into the world of catastrophes and disasters, find out what went wrong, and the lasting consequences.
||CleanPodcast #26, The Crash of American Airlines Flight 587||The 26th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the fate of American Airlines flight 587 on November 12th, 2001||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #25, A Link Between Minamata, Japan and Mosul, Iraq||The 25th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the link between the small town of Minamata Japan from the 1950s, and the sprawling mecca of Mosul, Iraq from the 1970s||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #24, A Recap of 2016||A month-by-month recap of select catastrophes that happened during 2016.||1/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #23, The Crash of Air New Zealand Flight 901 of November 29th, 1979||aka "The Loneliest Air Crash"||3/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 22, The Texas City Catastrophe of 1947||The 22nd podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the details of the horrendous explosion of a ship in the Texas City harbor in April, 1947||2/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 21, Air Canada Flight 797||The 21st podcast from CatastrpheCast.com, focusing on Air Canada Flight 797 from June 2nd, 1983 that brought massive safety changes for all airline passengers since.||1/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 20, Eastwind Airlnes Flight 517||Today’s podcast is about Eastwind Airlines Flight 517. And while you may have never heard of it, the incident that happened in July, 1996, solved a decade long mystery, and has prevented untold deaths from a deadly defect in the world’s most||4/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 18, The Kansas City Hyatt Regency Skywalk Collapse||The 18th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the Hyatt Regency Kansas city Skywalk collapse of July, 1981.||7/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 19, The Limnic Eruption of Lake Nyos, Cameroon||Today’s podcast takes a weird turn at the way our Earth works, and how gas can be captured underwater, releasing in a catastrophic event that can be deadly. We focus on one specific historical event, the limnic eruption of Lake Nyos, Cameroon, on A||7/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 17, The Dawson Mining Catastrophe of 1913||The 17th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the Dawson Mining Disaster of 1913 and the final history of Dawson, New Mexico.||6/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 16, the Derailment of ICE Train #884 at Eschede||Today’s podcast delves into the high speed ICE train derailment of train service #884 of June 3rd, 1998, which is one of the largest catastrophes in Germany in terms of sheer disaster as well as loss of life.||5/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast 15, The Hartford Circus Fire of 1944||The 15th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the Hartford Circus Fire of 1944, still one of the deadliest fires in the history of the United States||1/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #14, The O’Hare Runway Incursion of December 20th, 1972||In this podcast we talk about the runway incursion of Delta Airlines Flight 954 and North Central Airlines flight 975 on December 20th, 1972, and the lasting legacy it has on aviation to this day.||12/20/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #13, The Great Chinese Famine||The 13th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the Great Chinese Famine of 1958-1961 which took the lives of 36 million people, and prevented 40 million more from ever being born.||12/15/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #12, The Crash of National Airlines Flight 83 and Philadelphia’s Forgotten Hero||In this podcast, we cover Philadelphia’s Forgotten Hero, Frankie Housley, and her actions as the result of the crash of National Airlines Flight 83 at Philadelphia Airport.||10/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #11, The UpStairs Lounge Fire||In this podcast, we talk about the 1973 arson attack on The UpStairs Lounge, which at the time was the biggest arson attack in New Orleans history, and is the biggest attack on LGBT people in our Nation’s history.||8/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #10, The Catastrophe At Los Alfaques Resort in Spain||Today we do our first listener-suggested podcast, which delves into the deadly accident that devestated the Los Alfaques beach community in Spain back in 1978, leaving hundreds of vacationers from around Europe dead or injured.||3/12/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #9, The Crash of UPS Flight 006||Today we talk about the crash of UPS Flight 006 from September, 2010, and the effect that it has on air travel even today.||1/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #8, The Crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261||On January 31st, 2000, Alaska Airlines flight #261 crashed into the Pacific ocean, taking 88 lives, in one of the most preventable crashes of recent memory.||12/15/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #7, The Hijacking of Etheopian Airlines Flight 961||On November 23rd, 1996, three men took over Etheopian Airlines flight #961. The resulting flight, fuel starvation, and eventual crash into the shallow waters off of the island of Grand Camoro, was caught on videotape, and until five years later, was pro||10/12/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #6, The 1964 Good Friday Earthquake||On Good Friday 1964, Alaska was struck with the second most powerful earthquake in recorded history. Learn about the earthquake, and listen to a personal anecdote about it.||9/28/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #5, The Crash at Tenerife||The crash of two Boeing 747s in 1979 on the island of Los Rodeos in the Canary Islands is the deadliest airline disaster to date. We go into the eight interconnected pieces that led to the airline crash.||8/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #3, The Bhopal Disaster||Today’s podcast talks about the Bhopal disaster of 1984, and the chilling effects it still has today.||6/22/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #4, The Boston Molasses Disaster of 1919||In this podcast, we go into the history of the Boston Molasses Disaster of 1919, it’s victims, and it’s aftermath. Special note: I mistakingly wrote “1915” in my notes as to when the disaster occurred, but it’s really 1919.||6/13/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #2, The Crash of AA191||Our first podcast goes into the details surrounding the crash of American Airlines flight 191 on May 25th, 1979.||5/25/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatastropheCast Podcast #1 – Introductions||Greetings, and welcome to CatastropheCast.com I’ve always been interested in catastrophes, both manmade and nature. So if it’s an airline disaster or an earthquake, I’ve been fascinated by it. Not to be too morbid about it, but the subjects ha||5/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
Well researched and interesting
The host, Walter, covers great historical disasters that have occured worldwide; many of which I had never heard of previously. The podcast describes the events leading up to the disaster, what happened, the cause if known, and most interesting, what leasons were learned from the event to prevent a similar accident from occuring again. Very well done podcast; I encourage more people with an interst in history, disasters, and safety to listen in regularly.
Greet voice and an interesting topic.
I love this podcast. Plane crashes fascinate me and Walter does an excellent job explaining them, as well as explaining other disasters. He has a nice voice too!
I love true crime and I love disasters. This podcast reminds me at me a bit of the show Seconds to Disaster. It’s great.