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Tsunamis, volcanoes, tornadoes, earthquakes...these are real-life monsters. We like to think we’re prepared for a catastrophe. But time and time again, Mother Nature proves us wrong. Each week, Natural Disasters examines the earth’s biggest catastrophes that took countless lives, destroyed communities, and toppled civilizations. Natural Disasters is a Parcast Original with new episodes released every Thursday.

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Tsunamis, volcanoes, tornadoes, earthquakes...these are real-life monsters. We like to think we’re prepared for a catastrophe. But time and time again, Mother Nature proves us wrong. Each week, Natural Disasters examines the earth’s biggest catastrophes that took countless lives, destroyed communities, and toppled civilizations. Natural Disasters is a Parcast Original with new episodes released every Thursday.

    Parcast Classic: The Tunguska Event

    Parcast Classic: The Tunguska Event

    Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy!

    A massive explosion that occurred in the remote wilderness of Russia in 1908. Though more than a century has passed since it took place, the exact cause of the blast is still debated.

    • 47 min
    Potato Famine Pt. 2

    Potato Famine Pt. 2

    By the late 1840s, with no end in sight to the potato famine gripping Ireland and no help coming from the British government, the Irish people were left with few options. Forced to choose between dire workhouses or leaving the country, there was no easy solution to ending their hunger.

    • 35 min
    Potato Famine Pt. 1

    Potato Famine Pt. 1

    In 1845, a fungus destroyed Ireland’s potato crops, leaving the Irish population without its main food source. The first months of the famine morphed into a bureaucratic nightmare.

    • 46 min
    The Big Burn Pt. 2

    The Big Burn Pt. 2

    As the vast chain of wildfires known as the Big Burn spread across the northern Rockies in 1910, teams of Forest Rangers, firefighters, and normal citizens alike fought tooth and nail to protect their towns. But in the face of such overwhelming force, there was little they could do to fight the power of Mother Nature.

    • 38 min
    The Big Burn Pt. 1

    The Big Burn Pt. 1

    It was the largest natural blaze in U.S. history—the result of human agricultural inexperience, a freak climate, and unbridled westward expansion by American corporations and homesteaders. The catastrophic wildfire of 1910 incinerated over 4,000 miles of the western United States and came to be known as the “Big Burn.” 

    • 39 min
    Great Lakes Storm of 1913 Pt. 2

    Great Lakes Storm of 1913 Pt. 2

    From November 7th through the 10th, 1913, the Great Lakes of North America experienced one of the worst storms on record for the region. The inland cyclone came to be known as the “White Hurricane,” and cost hundreds of lives and millions of dollars in damages.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

Alice AlyCat ,

Best narration!!!

This is by far my favourite podcast. I wish there was more episodes. Keep it up.

JimithyAB ,

Good content bad delivery

I really want to listen to every episode because the titles seem so interesting but I can’t handle the binary delivery with every other sentence being read by one host and then flipping to the next. It hurts my brain.

cdnkittykat ,

Great content, hired narrators

Content is very interesting and thorough- BUT you hv hired some narrators who are obviously just reading a script- like a commercial. They are very talented, but there is zero connection to the story and the audience. Such a shame.

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