Tag Archives: catastrophe

The Crash of Air New Zealand Flight 901 from November 29th, 1979

Today’s podcast goes into the incident that led to what’s been called “the loneliest air crash”, which was Air New Zealand flight 901, which crashed into Mount Erebus on Antartica back in 1979.  It’s another podcast that’s been inspired, this time by my friend Ethan, who lives and works on Antarctica.  As always, you can […]

Air Canada Flight 797 from June 2nd, 1983

Today’s podcast, like our last, is about an airline incident that caused major changes – safety related – to the airline industry as a whole, changing aviation travel to the appearance that it has for us today.  Thirty years ago, airline travel was a bit more laid back, but also lacked certain safety issues that […]

Some Suggestions

Based on the last podcast, the Hartford Circus Fire, I’ve got a couple of suggestions that I can pass on – both on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. The first is the podcast from Stuff You Missed In History Class, a part of StuffYouShouldKnow.com.  They did a really good podcast on the Triangle Shirtwaist fire […]

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 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 […]