Category Archives: Podcasts

The Crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261

Our latest podcast is finally here!  Apologies for the delay, but life has been a bit crazy. Today we focus on the ill-fated flight of Alaska Airlines flight #261, a flight from Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco and continuing on to Seattle, that crashed into the ocean off of Los Angeles.  This subject is quite […]

The 1964 Alaskan Good Friday Earthquake

The 1964 Good Friday earthquake in Alaska is probably one of the biggest pieces of history from the State since the US bought the territory from Russia.  At 9.2, it goes down as the second most powerful earthquake in recorded history.  I have a close affinity to this subject, not only because I’m Alaskan (not […]

The 1979 Crash At Tenerife

The crash of two airliners, KLM Flight 4805 and Pan Am Flight 1736, both 747s, on the island of Tenerife in 1979 has gone down as the deadliest airline catastrophe of all time, with nearly 600 fatalities.  Today’s podcast goes into the crash of the two planes, and the eight different pieces of information that, […]

The Boston Molasses Disaster of 1919

Today’s podcast is about the 1915 Boston Molasses Disaster, where 2.5 million gallons of molasses burst out of a 50′ by 90′ tank, and engulfed a neighborhood in the North End of Boston.  And on hot days, they say you can still smell molasses! Special note: I just realized in my handwritten notes, I inverted and wrote […]

The Bhopal Disaster of 1984

The subject of today’s podcast is the Union Carbide gas leak in 1984 that affected more than half a million people in Bhopal India, and the lingering effects that are still being felt today.  As usual, you can download the podcast at the link above (Click Podcast RSS on the upper right hand side of […]

The Crash of American Airlines Flight #191 at Chicago, May 25th, 1979

I put together today’s podcast with the thought of publishing it today, the 33rd anniversary of the crash of an American Airlines DC10 that left Chicago for Los Angeles.  You can download the podcast at the link above (Click Podcast RSS on the upper right hand side of the page), download the podcast by clicking […]

An Introduction

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 have enthralled me my entire life.  So I decided to put together a podcast focusing on […]