Doomsday: History's Most Dangerous Podcast

Doomsday: History's Most Dangerous Podcast

Doomsday is a history lesson that easily disguises itself as a horror story. We explore the most traumatic, bizarre and most awe-inspiring but largely unheard-of disasters from throughout human history and around the world including the science behind every disturbing detail. If you like shipwrecks, decapitations, things that melt, living blankets of insects and people screaming for their lives, Doomsday is the podcast for you.

Episodes

February 27, 2024 48 mins
You ever wish you could just take all your worries and bury them away? Well have we got the episode for you…

On this episode: we’ll see what the loudest possible way to wake up is; we’ll learn how rocks can actually work better than scissors; and we’ll learn the three most powerful ways to eradicate evidence of, well, anything.

This is the first episode we’ve done where the site of the catastrophe later became an annual sporting even...
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What I’m about to tell you in this episode will sound like nonsense – shocking, highly flammable nonsense – unless you’re from California.

On this episode: we’ll learn all about what it’s like to work at what I’m hoping is the worst utility company anywhere in the Americas, we’ll take a look at some of the most backwards and evil business accounting of all time, and we’ll learn what happens when a sidewalk explodes beneath your feet...
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January 17, 2024 36 mins
We’re going back to Italy! But it’ll be hard to enjoy all the flavours and sites with your eyes and tongue swelling out of your head!

On today’s episode: we’ll learn all about Russia’s almost cartoonish fascination with murder, we’ll learn the best way to get that full-body boil-look, and we’ll learn all the ways your cleaning products can make you not make think so good

The last time we were in Italy we had a Tetraology of Terror, ...
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In this quick Hail Mary of an update, I'm going to convince each and every one of you to support this show through our shared love of history, and horror, and the comedy that is trauma + time. We'll recap all the tooth-loosening adventures we've shared over the past year, and take a look at a medley of content from the past few months of PATREON EXCLUSIVE content. If this doesn't win you over ... I'll just have to try harder.

If yo...
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What hops downstairs, alone or in pairs, enough to block out the sun? Nothing good, I promise. I hope you brought your appetite for destruction – because this episode is going to bug you.
On this episode: you’ll learn the horror of insect biomass, we’ll learn that some problems can only be solved with a knife and a fork, and you’ll need them because we are facing our very first extinction level event.

And if you had been listening ...
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It’s been a while since we did an episode with such cartoonish levels of bloodshed and awful behaviour. No joke. This is next level inhumane nonsense here, folks.

On today’s episode: We’ll see what happens to the body after spinning around an ocean-going paddle wheel, we’ll see how much woman and children were worth in a disaster before the 1900s, and you’ll find out how bizarre it feels to be stabbed while presumedly waiting to sex...
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This episode contains fart jokes about radiation victims. Viewer discretion is advised.

On today’s episode: we’ll watch POWs compete for food in a House Hunters International style format, we’ll visit some of the more irradiated places in eastern Europe, and we’ll learn the difference between a burp and a fart explosion-wise.

I’d also like to point out that if you were listening to this episode as a PATREON member, not only would you...
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This episode contains fart jokes about radiation victims. Viewer discretion is advised.

On today’s episode: we’ll watch POWs compete for food in a House Hunters International style format, we’ll visit some of the more irradiated places in eastern Europe, and we’ll learn the difference between a burp and a fart explosion-wise.

I’d also like to point out that if you were listening to this episode as a PATREON member, not only would you...
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You’ve flown on planes that were late. You’ve flown on planes that experienced turbulence. You’ve even flown on planes with unruly passengers, but I’m willing to be you’ve never flown on a plane that melted.

On today’s episode: we’ll do our best not to end up headless in prison, you’ll learn the most disturbing thing to ever unintentionally fall from an airplane in aeronautic history, and we’ll find out if Canadians are actually evi...
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By popular demand, we are staying in the Depression Era and doubling down on the disaster. We’ve done blended and mixed disasters before, but welcome to our very first two-fer plane and elevator episode.

On today’s episode: you’ll hear about the highest stakes game of keep-away ever, the worst kind of airline fuel to use as shampoo, and you’ll hear about a woman who broke a table in half with her face before setting a world record ...
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We’ve been a lot of places together. We’ve flown on rockets. We’ve sailed the ocean blue. We’ve even been to Kalamazoo –but the one place we’ve never been before? Prison!

On this episode: you’ll hear the details of the most unusually botched execution ever, you’ll learn what it must feel like to share an outfit with multiple people, and we’re going to teach you how not to get shanked. Is your other favourite podcast going to teach ...
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Contrary to what you may have heard from the grapevine or assumed based on simple observation, I have not died.

This quick catch-up will explain my momentary absence from the microphone - followed a few teasers about upcoming episodes, mentions of a few giveaways, and a special shout-out to my Patreon supporters, without whom there would be no show.

Lori Workizer, Brig Writes, Sarah Anderson, Larry Webb, Michelle Fox, Lindsey Spoor, ...
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A lot of people say this is a podcast unlike any other. To them I say please enjoy an episode unlike any other. I proudly present a pivotal moment in the history of podcasting. The first ever fully experiential 4D interactive podcast!

On this episode: we will revisit an apocalyptic series of historical events that befell Sicily, Italy all the way back in 1693 – and it’s all natural. What it may lack in rich, historical detail it wi...
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If you haven’t already seen the video of the first techno-demonic possession of a working laptop, it’s on all my socials, and it’s the reason for this special encore performance of our very first episode – unless you’re new to the show, in which case please see how far this show has come over the years.

First you’ll have to hear about the controversial little doll that pissed people off from day one, my thoughts on Oppenheimer and h...
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Magical isn’t a term we throw around loosely on this show, and I don’t think I’ve ever heard it used in a sentence about a campground, yet here we are. Gather around the campfire, fill up on tapas and sangria, listen to music under the stars and fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing in the background – and get one of the most devastating accidents in Spanish history.

On this episode: you’ll learn the best way to transport flam...
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People have asked, of all the disasters in history, if I could travel back in time to witness any disaster, which would I choose. I’ve never been able to answer the question – until this episode

On this episode: there will be no death. There will be no dismemberment. And the only blood will be coming out of people’s ears. This is a one of a kind minisode celebrating the greatest display of patriotic fury of all time!

I never overly ...
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Emerson once said “the Earth laughs in flowers”. Well in this episode, the ferocity of their attack will be compared by survivors and investigators to that of a terrorist incident.

On this episode: you’ll learn about the cuddly fur baby with the strongest bite in the world, we’ll hear about an actual Doomsday cult with more resources than Al Qaeda, and we’ll learn what to do if you found your throat tightening up like an anus.

In a c...
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There’s an old saying; Life is like a roller coaster. It has its ups and downs…but it's your choice to either enjoy the ride or die screaming yourself senseless.

On today’s episode: we’ll settle a long-standing misconception about who parties harder: American teens vs British teens edition. We’ll see what happens when you put degenerates in charge of public safety, and we’ll see how a janky them park ride can lead to a janky spine.

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This episode stinks. And no spoiler here, but if it looks like a duck and smells like a duck and it’s highly flammable like a duck… Yes, it will seem obvious, but just wait and see.

On this episode: we’ll investigate some smells that rank up there with putrefying corpse, we’ll talk about some limbs that act more like meat-filled wind socks, and we’ll visit Mexico’s underworld and face something more dangerous than gators, morlocks o...
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Please enjoy this special bonus crossover episode.

If you already listen to the Ye Olde Crime Podcast and ever wondered what could possibly be their most disturbing episode – well we've thrown our hat in the ring with this one-of-a-kind crossover-hijacking episode. Hosts Lindsay Valenty and Madison Stangl and I explored the dehydratingly awful tale of the Aldgate Pump of Death, brought painfully to life with a Doomsday makeover!

In t...
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