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CatastropheCast.com

walterh

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If there is a catastrophe or disaster, manmade or natural, it has probably grabbed our attention. Join us as we delve into the world of catastrophes and disasters, find out what went wrong, and the lasting consequences.
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28:14 | Mar 13th, 2013

Today we do our first listener-suggested podcast, which delves into the deadly accident that devestated the Los Alfaques beach community in Spain back in 1978, leaving hundreds of vacationers from around Europe dead or injured.

31:41 | Aug 16th

In the 34th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, we look at the worst single-aircraft accident loss of life in aviation history, and the bungled rescue operation that was so bad it cost people their lives.
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27:51 | Jul 5th

In the 33rd podcast from CatastropheCast.com, we look at the mid-air collision of a Boeing 727-200 and a Cessna, how some symptoms of the crash linger on in aviation even today, and what changes came about because of the crash, making aviation that m...Show More

31:36 | May 17th

In the 32nd podcast from CatastropheCast.com, we look at two very different incidents of uncontained engine failures, and how airline travel has gotten safer between the first incident in 1989 and the second incident in 2018.

33:26 | Apr 12th

In the 31st podcast from CatastropheCast.com, we go back to 2005 and delve into the series of events that caused the crash of Helios Airlines flight #522 outside of Athens, Greece, and what has happened since to help this terrible catastrophe from ev...Show More

30:01 | Mar 15th

In the 30th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, we go back in time more than 100 years and discuss the incident that destroyed the city of Halifax while World War I was raging on the other side of the planet, how hard it was to survive, and the heroes ...Show More

38:00 | Feb 8th

In the 29th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, we go into two different incidents that happened ten years and ten miles from each other in San Juan Puerto Rico. The hotel fire has always intrigued me, and the building explosion was a listener request....Show More

27:51 | Jan 18th

The 28th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the crash of Eastern Airlines flight 401 into the Florida Everglades on December 29th, 1972, and what came about because of the crash and how it changed aviation forever.

36:20 | Dec 27th, 2018

In this podcast, we go through a recap of some incidents, accidents, and catastrophes that happened in 2018, including a couple that were close to home for me.

22:00 | Feb 24th, 2017

The 26th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the fate of American Airlines flight 587 on November 12th, 2001

28:20 | Jan 28th, 2017

The 25th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the link between the small town of Minamata Japan from the 1950s, and the sprawling mecca of Mosul, Iraq from the 1970s

26:25 | Jan 2nd, 2017

The 24th podcast from CatastropheCast that goes over different catastrophes that occurred during 2016, from well known items like Egypt Air flight 804, to lesser known issues like the Tampoco Foils factory explosion in Bangladesh.

26:05 | Mar 18th, 2016

The 23rd podcast from CatastropheCast focusing on the tragic events of November 29th, 1979 when Air New Zealand flight 901 crashed into Mt. Erebus on Antarctica and became known as "The loneliest airline crash"

22:13 | Feb 13th, 2016

The 22nd podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the details of the horrendous explosion of a ship in the Texas City harbor in April, 1947

25:24 | Jan 16th, 2016

The 21st podcast from CatastrpheCast.com, focusing on Air Canada Flight 797 from June 2nd, 1983 that brought massive safety changes for all airline passengers since.

17:55 | Apr 25th, 2015

Today’s podcast is about Eastwind Airlines Flight 517. And while you may have never heard of it, the incident that happened in July, 1996, solved a decade long mystery, and has prevented untold deaths from a deadly defect in the world’s most popular ...Show More

21:17 | Jul 6th, 2014

The 18th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the Hyatt Regency Kansas city Skywalk collapse of July, 1981.

16:56 | Jul 5th, 2014

Today’s podcast takes a weird turn at the way our Earth works, and how gas can be captured underwater, releasing in a catastrophic event that can be deadly. We focus on one specific historical event, the limnic eruption of Lake Nyos, Cameroon, on Aug...Show More

14:42 | Jul 1st, 2014

The 17th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the Dawson Mining Disaster of 1913 and the final history of Dawson, New Mexico.

28:24 | May 24th, 2014

Today’s podcast delves into the high speed ICE train derailment of train service #884 of June 3rd, 1998, which is one of the largest catastrophes in Germany in terms of sheer disaster as well as loss of life.

18:40 | Jan 18th, 2014

The 15th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the Hartford Circus Fire of 1944, still one of the deadliest fires in the history of the United States

17:56 | Dec 21st, 2013

In this podcast we talk about the runway incursion of Delta Airlines Flight 954 and North Central Airlines flight 975 on December 20th, 1972, and the lasting legacy it has on aviation to this day.

16:16 | Dec 16th, 2013

The 13th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the Great Chinese Famine of 1958-1961 which took the lives of 36 million people, and prevented 40 million more from ever being born.

15:41 | Oct 19th, 2013

In this podcast, we cover Philadelphia’s Forgotten Hero, Frankie Housley, and her actions as the result of the crash of National Airlines Flight 83 at Philadelphia Airport.

17:05 | Aug 11th, 2013

In this podcast, we talk about the 1973 arson attack on The UpStairs Lounge, which at the time was the biggest arson attack in New Orleans history, and is the biggest attack on LGBT people in our Nation’s history.

23:51 | Jan 19th, 2013

Today we talk about the crash of UPS Flight 006 from September, 2010, and the effect that it has on air travel even today.

27:46 | Dec 16th, 2012

On January 31st, 2000, Alaska Airlines flight #261 crashed into the Pacific ocean, taking 88 lives, in one of the most preventable crashes of recent memory.

27:00 | Oct 13th, 2012

On November 23rd, 1996, three men took over Etheopian Airlines flight #961. The resulting flight, fuel starvation, and eventual crash into the shallow waters off of the island of Grand Camoro, was caught on videotape, and until five years later, was ...Show More

27:12 | Sep 29th, 2012

On Good Friday 1964, Alaska was struck with the second most powerful earthquake in recorded history. Learn about the earthquake, and listen to a personal anecdote about it.

32:02 | Aug 4th, 2012

The crash of two Boeing 747s in 1979 on the island of Los Rodeos in the Canary Islands is the deadliest airline disaster to date. We go into the eight interconnected pieces that led to the airline crash.

23:19 | Jun 23rd, 2012

Today’s podcast talks about the Bhopal disaster of 1984, and the chilling effects it still has today.

20:13 | Jun 14th, 2012

In this podcast, we go into the history of the Boston Molasses Disaster of 1919, it’s victims, and it’s aftermath. Special note: I mistakingly wrote “1915” in my notes as to when the disaster occurred, but it’s really 1919. My apologies; whenever I r...Show More

22:41 | May 26th, 2012

Our first podcast goes into the details surrounding the crash of American Airlines flight 191 on May 25th, 1979.

06:39 | May 6th, 2012

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 en...Show More