Tag Archives: podpost

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 […]

The Crash of UPS Flight 006

Today we focus on the crash of UPS – yes, United Parcel Service of the “What can brown do for you?” fame – Airways Flight 006 in September, 2010, which crashed less than an hour after taking off from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, en route to Cologne, Germany.  The crash, which is not all that […]

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 […]