Category Archives: Podcasts

The Limnic Eruption of Lake Nyos of August, 1986

Today’s podcast touches on a more obscure natural phenomenon that occurred in Cameroon back in 1986.  The limnic eruption of Lake Nyos, when submerged carbon dioxide gas was suddenly forced to the surface, is something that doesn’t happen all that often, but when it does, the results are deadly. As usual, you can download the […]

They Hyatt Regency, Kansas City Skywalk Collapse of July, 1981

Today’s podcast goes just a few years back and focuses on the skywalk collapse that happened at the Hyatt Regency, Kansas City hotel back in July, 1981.  The collapse had one main reason for failure, and some circumstances that might have even prevented it, had the suggestions been met with proper acknowledgement instead of disapproval from […]

The Dawson Mining Catastrophe of 1913

Today’s podcast goes into the history of Dawson, New Mexico, and the explosions that took the lives of many miners since the mines opened in 1901.  The explosion of Stag Canyon #2 in 1913 remains one of the largest loss of life during a mining operation in America’s history. As usual, you can download the […]

The Eschede, Germany ICE Train Derailment

Today’s podcast is about the German ICE (Inter-City Express) train derailment and subsequent catastrophe in the sleepy German town of Eschede that took place in June, 1998.  While this isn’t Germany’s biggest rail disaster, it’s one of the most well known in modern times, resulting in 101 people being killed and almost 90 being injured. […]

The Hartford Circus Fire of 1944

Today’s podcast, which I published earlier in the day before I got a chance to do a blogpost about it, is about the Hartford circus fire of 1944.  This fire remains one of the largest fires in terms of casualties (between 165 and 185 killed, and about 700 injured) in the history of the United […]

The O’Hare Runway Incursion of December 20th, 1972

Today’s podcast is on a catastrophe that’s relatively unknown in the realm of airline crashes and catastrophes, but the effects as a result of the investigation into the crash is something that we can see, and live with to this day.  As a matter of fact, you basically pay honor or tribute to all those […]

The Great Chinese Famine of 1958-1961

Today’s podcast is something that is such a vast subject, that my 16 minutes barely scratches the surface.  There’s still so much to learn about what happened, and all of the events that led up to the Great Chinese Famine of 1958-1961, aka “The Great Leap Forward”. As usual, you can download the podcast from […]

National Airlines Flight #83, and Philadelphia’s Forgotten Hero

A few minutes ago, I published the latest podcast, this one about National Airlines Flight #83, a crash of a Douglas DC-4 at Philadelphia Airport from January, 1951.  Curiously, this is the article that spurred the podcast itself! As usual, you can download the podcast from this link, find us in iTunes at this link, […]

The UpStairs Lounge Arson Attack

This morning I published the latest podcast on the subject of The UpStairs Lounge arson attack, an horrific attack against gay people in the history of the United States. As usual, you can download the podcast at this link, find us on iTunes, or listen online in the embedded player below. Sources for the podcast […]

The Catastrophe At Los Alfaques Resort, Spain

Today we tackle (after another lengthy absence – SORRY!) our first listener suggested podcast!  Though it’s not well known, the catastrophic explosion, fireball, and resulting fire at the Los Alfaques Resort on the Spanish coast is something that devastated hundreds of lives.  It starts with a set of bad coincidences, and ends with the destruction of almost […]