Monthly Archives: October 2012

Predicting Disaster?

So the last time I checked, we couldn’t predict earthquakes.  But that didn’t stop a court in Italy in convicting some scientists of manslaughter! This is beyond bullcrap.  Prosecutors wanted to lay blame for a natural disaster, and somehow they let it lie on scientists.  There were a few smaller earthquakes, and the prosecution – […]

An Update on an Old Crash

Sometimes you just have to realize how small the world is. I was in a cab heading to Portland International Airport on Monday morning, and ended up talking to the cabdriver about a few dozen subjects.  For some reason, we started talking about airliner crashes, and I brought up the United Airlines crash that’d happened […]

The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Sinking

The sinking of the Costa Concordia was a big, ugly thing – with most of the blame sitting squarely on Captain Francesco Schettino.  If you saw the Discovery Channel special on the catastrophe, you probably know most of it.  (If you missed it, someone has it uploaded to YouTube in 3 parts here, here, and here […]

What Do You Want To Hear? Let Us Know!

So fascinations with natural and man-made catastrophes have resonated for me my entire life.  What about you?  Drop me a note to let me know what you’d like to see covered in an upcoming podcast!

The Hijacking of Etheopian Airlines Flight 961

Up until the hijackings of September 11th, 2001, the hijacking of Ethiopian Airlines flight 961 was probably one of the biggest and well known hijackings of all time.  Today’s podcast delves into the background of the hijacking itself, the bad luck of inflating a life vest inside an airplane, and the good luck of crashing […]