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We go on a journey through the history of disasters: Some man-made, some natural, some modern, some ancient, and all devastating. Listen as we discuss the catastrophic events that changed the trajectory of human history. Each episode wraps up with our recommendations for musical pairings to the story just told.

This Is A Disaster This Is A Disaster

    • History
    • 4.9, 35 Ratings

We go on a journey through the history of disasters: Some man-made, some natural, some modern, some ancient, and all devastating. Listen as we discuss the catastrophic events that changed the trajectory of human history. Each episode wraps up with our recommendations for musical pairings to the story just told.

    Episode 33.5: [Tragedy Tuesday] Woodstock 50

    Episode 33.5: [Tragedy Tuesday] Woodstock 50

    In 1969, the Woodstock festival became the stuff of legends.  In 1999, the Woodstock festival became infamous.  In 2019, the Woodstock festival became... nothing.  With fifty years of colossal brand recognition, how could Woodstock 50 NOT be a massive success?  A master class in not paying your bills, and not getting the permit...
     
    Leigh's song pick:: The Ground Below by Run The Jewels
    https://open.spotify.com/track/4MHwb2IwcCmVP2QuFXrcXs
     
    Peter's song pick:: Smile Like You Mean It by The Killershttps://open.spotify.com/track/1jUT2mNIfOYH1m5KLV2UbY
     
     
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    • 45 min
    [Freebie] Patreon-exclusive Micro Disaster: A Nazi Flush

    [Freebie] Patreon-exclusive Micro Disaster: A Nazi Flush

    What's so cool about Patreon anyway?  Here's a free bonus episode from our series of micro disasters that come out every two weeks!
     
    What's the worst thing that has ever happened as a consequence of you flushing a toilet?  Peter brings you something to think about next time you think you're having a crappy day.
     
    There's a new bonus episode every second Saturday!  Head over to our Patreon to check them out: https://www.patreon.com/thisdisasterpod 
     
     
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    Music by Blank Sun: https://blanksun.bandcamp.com

    • 9 min
    Episode 33: The Franklin Expedition

    Episode 33: The Franklin Expedition

    There's gotta be a better way to go east than going east, or at least that's what Franklin thought when he set sail for the fabled Northwest Passage.  Maybe if you're going to risk life and limb on an expedition, don't take a ship called "The Terror" along for the ride.  Erebus, The Terror, Lord Franklin, silk slippers, hundreds of kilometers over ice and snow, and not a whole lot of hope... The Franklin Expedition.
     
    The Mummified Remains of John Hartnell of the Erebushttps://www.macleans.ca/society/face-to-face-with-a-franklin-crew-member-140-years-later/#gallery/franklin-crew-photographs-by-brian-spenceley/slide-3
     
     
    Craig's song pick:: Don't Eat the Yellow Snow by Frank Zappa https://open.spotify.com/track/1QY4TdhuNIOX2SHLdElzd5?si=TvVIxBAnS72zsFlbL6mZJg
     
    Leigh's song pick:: I Made My Sacrifice Accordingly by They Grieve
    https://theygrieve.bandcamp.com/album/i-made-my-sacrifice-accordingly
     
    Peter's song pick:: Father by Hunter, Gathererhttps://huntergathererblackmetal.bandcamp.com/track/father
     
     
    If you like what you hear, please subscribe and leave a review!Also, tell your friends!Tell your enemies too, we're not picky.
     
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    DRAW!  Tell the world to listen to our podcast while tagging us on social media, and get entered into a draw for some super sweet (and exclusive) merch!Contest ends August 31st.
     
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    Theme song by Blank Sun: https://blanksun.bandcamp.com

    • 49 min
    Episode 32.5: [Tragedy Tuesday] Texas City Explosion(s)

    Episode 32.5: [Tragedy Tuesday] Texas City Explosion(s)

    We're not going to get into the specifics, but if you combine ammonium nitrate and some other nasty things on a repurposed warship, you've got a floating time bomb.  Nobody told the spectators in the Port of Texas City on April 16th, 1947 though... Munitions, flying anchors, the mob, the Texas City Disaster.
     
    Peter's song pick:: Summer Wind by Frank Sinatrahttps://open.spotify.com/track/5ZXHIeyneAhJHjR1JQ2cYs?si=ELA6BCD7ThOkcXVTrQAb8Q
     
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    • 28 min
    Episode 32: Daikatana

    Episode 32: Daikatana

    John Romero went from arcade wizard, to programming prodigy, to visionary responsible in large part for classic games like Doom, Doom 2, and Quake.  Unfortunately, there's only really one way to go when you're at the top...  id Software, an Ion Storm, a Deus Ex, a too-expensive-and-impractical office, and one big sword.  Daikatana.
     
    Masters of Doom by David Kushnerhttps://www.amazon.ca/Masters-Doom-Created-Transformed-Culture/dp/0812972155
     
    Andy's song pick:: Self-Obsessed and Sexxee by Sonic Youth https://open.spotify.com/track/06PgAfrRjbjtybZjT6257o?si=7DOKqYfuT3Kme37P5LHhYA
     
    Leigh's song pick:: 747 by Blind Idiot God
     
    Peter's song pick:: Adios by KMFDMhttps://open.spotify.com/track/3fvw80ajmq6CbF0xXFM3ZG?si=yrNrgN5CTESbwXFvj3UqNw
     
    If you like what you hear, please subscribe and leave a review!Also, tell your friends!Tell your enemies too, we're not picky.
     
    Become a patron, get exclusive content, help us make more disasters!www.patreon.com/thisdisasterpod
     
    DRAW!  Tell the world to listen to our podcast while tagging us on social media, and get entered into a draw for some super sweet (and exclusive) merch!Contest ends August
     
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    Theme song by Blank Sun: https://blanksun.bandcamp.com

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 31.5: [Tragedy Tuesday] The Death of Marvin Gaye

    Episode 31.5: [Tragedy Tuesday] The Death of Marvin Gaye

    Let's get it on: Marvin Gaye was a landmark soul and R&B artists, but his life didn't mirror the carefree coolness of his music.  The perils of drug use, living in destructive environments, and arming your aggressor... even if it's your father.  Sexual healing, bringing your mouth to a gunfight, and why exercise is better than cocaine.
     
    Leigh's song pick:: Nightshift by The Commodoreshttps://open.spotify.com/track/5stHnMIM1zwRS24mH6dAzS?si=kbO5lMKLQxmZUwbAQfuBWg
     
    If you like what you hear, please subscribe and leave a review!
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    DRAW!  Tell the world to listen to our podcast while tagging us on social media, and get entered into a draw for some super sweet (and exclusive) merch!Contest ends August 31st! 
     
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    • 27 min

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4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Dr. Health ,

A Great Internet Radio Show (podcast) about

Disasters! Highly recommend.

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Awesome

I love how witty and funny these guys are. Nuclear Norm needs some more air time. I am a huge historical disaster fan and read any book I can. Listen to the podcast and.... tell a friend.

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Just the right amount of everything!

The show mixes the right amount of funny, sad, scary and history. I have learned so much! I think the funny helps me remember the history. Great job guys! Love the sarcasm!

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