Disastrous History: A Disasters of History Podcast

Disastrous History: A Disasters of History Podcast

A podcast covering disasters of all kinds throughout history. From tornadoes and earthquakes to mining disasters and arson. From the perspective of a professional fire investigator, I provide the history of the area, a breakdown of how and why the disaster occurs, a timeline of the event, and the resulting aftermath. Sometimes delving into the specific failure mechanisms that occurred if the disaster (or disasters) did not come from nature. Listen along as we go through them together.

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December 22, 2023 50 mins

Hello friends, this is an old Patreon episode that I'm uploading to the main feed while I figure out how to actually do this again. I'm sorry for being bad at this and all of the chaos of the last year and change. And please enjoy the episode. 

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This episode covers the 1955 Le Mans Disaster that changed the sport of auto racing forever. 

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This episode covers the One Meridian Plaza Fire in Philadelphia in February of 1991. 

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This episode covers the 2011 Joplin Tornado. 

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This week's episode covers that famous shipwreck, the wreck of the Edmund FItzgerald. 

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This episode is our third and final episode on Hurricane Katrina and covers the levee failures in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. 

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This is episode 2 of our Hurricane Katrina mini series. This episode covers Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi. 

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This episode covers the formation of Hurricane Katrina and its impact in New Orleans. 

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This week's episode covers the 99 Texas A&M Bonfire Collapse. 

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This episode covers the 1966 Aberfan Disaster. 

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This episode covers the New London School Explosion of 1937. 

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This episode covers the Great Fires of New York in 1776, 1835, and 1845.

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This episode covers the West Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion in April of 2013. 

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This week covers the Deepwater Horizon Disaster. 

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This episode covers the White Hurricane of 1913. 

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This week's episode covers the 1948 Donora Death Fog. 

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This week's episode covers the 2017 Grenfell Tower Fire. 

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This week's episode covers the Johnstown Flood of 1889.

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October 21, 2021 38 mins

This episode covers Hurricane Rita on September 24, 2005. 

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This week covers the summer of 1816, or 1800 and Froze to Death. 

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