42 episodes

Whether natural or man-made, disasters attract a strange mixture of horror and fascination. However, the spectacle of devastation is only ever one part of the story. Take a closer look, and you will find tales of extraordinary human endurance and heroism, stories that veer from the horrific to the oddly humorous, and lessons that can be learned to make our world safer.
 
From the Titanic to the Costa Concordia, the Station nightclub fire to the Pulse nightclub shooting, these extraordinary events – and the people involved – are examined on the Great Disasters podcast, written, researched, recorded and produced by me, Kari Fay.
 
From official reports, first-person accounts, and contemporary media, I delve into the often-appalling details of these events to bring you the full story.

Great Disasters Kari Fay

    • Documentary

Whether natural or man-made, disasters attract a strange mixture of horror and fascination. However, the spectacle of devastation is only ever one part of the story. Take a closer look, and you will find tales of extraordinary human endurance and heroism, stories that veer from the horrific to the oddly humorous, and lessons that can be learned to make our world safer.
 
From the Titanic to the Costa Concordia, the Station nightclub fire to the Pulse nightclub shooting, these extraordinary events – and the people involved – are examined on the Great Disasters podcast, written, researched, recorded and produced by me, Kari Fay.
 
From official reports, first-person accounts, and contemporary media, I delve into the often-appalling details of these events to bring you the full story.

    Harrow & Wealdstone Rail Crash

    Harrow & Wealdstone Rail Crash

    An ordinary Wednesday morning commute turned into a deadly tragedy in Britain's worst peacetime rail disaster.

    • 41 min
    The General Slocum

    The General Slocum

    It was New York's deadliest disaster for almost a hundred years - a church group outing which ended in fire and death.

    • 42 min
    The Victoria Hall Disaster

    The Victoria Hall Disaster

    The magic show at the Victoria Hall was supposed to be the greatest treat ever given; it turned out to be the greatest tragedy.

    • 34 min
    Fukushima Daiichi

    Fukushima Daiichi

    If the devastation of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami weren't enough, the people of Japan now faced nuclear disaster.

    • 39 min
    2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

    2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

    The 2011 Tohoku earthquake was one of the biggest five earthquakes in history - and it devastated the coast of Japan.

    • 36 min
    Air New Zealand Flight 901

    Air New Zealand Flight 901

    A luxurious sightseeing trip went horribly wrong - and ended on the side of an Antarctic mountain.

    • 43 min

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