Tag Archives: Podcast

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 […]

The Texas City Catastrophe of April 16th, 1947

Today’s podcast has to deal with the worst industrial accident in American history.  And like many catastrophic incidents, while there may be a large loss of life, there were also good things to come out of the incident – safety precautions that have no doubt saved lives since the original incident occurred. As usual you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]