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A podcast about disasters throughout history - what caused them, how people survived, and how we've responded to keep those disasters from happening again.

Disaster Area Jennifer Matarese

    • Geschichte

A podcast about disasters throughout history - what caused them, how people survived, and how we've responded to keep those disasters from happening again.

    Episode 148: The fire on the Scandinavian Star

    Episode 148: The fire on the Scandinavian Star

    In the early morning hours of April 7th, 1990, most of the people onboard the MS Scandinavian Star were fast asleep in their cabins, resting as they traveled from Oslo to Frederikshavn. But at least one person on the ship was not only awake, but plotting something which would leave hundreds of people fighting for their lives.

    • 59 Min.
    Episode 147: The Wellington avalanche

    Episode 147: The Wellington avalanche

    You're stuck inside, unable to leave where you are and growing more frustrated by the day. But it's not quarantine, it's 1910 in the Cascade mountains, and you're stuck in a train that's been snowed in beside a small Washington town that's little more than a speck on the map. And as the snow falls for the sixth day in a row, the steep hillside above you, packed with heavy snow, silently threatens to fall. All it needs is one tiny push for disaster to strike.

    • 1 Std. 27 Min.
    Episode 146: The 1992 Los Angeles riots

    Episode 146: The 1992 Los Angeles riots

    The city didn't have to burn. Looters didn't have to break windows and rob businesses of everything that wasn't tied down. People didn't have to die. But in certain circumstances, when there is no justice, there will be no peace.

    • 1 Std. 35 Min.
    Episode 145: The Brescia explosion

    Episode 145: The Brescia explosion

    Please don't store all of your explosives in one place. Particularly if there are thunderstorms in the weather forecast.

    • 52 Min.
    Episode 144: The fire on the General Slocum

    Episode 144: The fire on the General Slocum

    The congregation of St. Mark's Lutheran church in New York City's Little Germany had been waiting for the Sunday school picnic excursion all year. Mothers dressed their kids in their best clothes and packed up good food in baskets to bring with them on the trip up the East River and out to Long Island. On June 15th, 1904, thirteen hundred people would be aboard the General Slocum as it left the pier near the Williamsburg Bridge. Within two hours, over a thousand of them would be dead.

    • 1 Std. 39 Min.
    Episode 143: TWA Flight 800

    Episode 143: TWA Flight 800

    You're at a midsummer evening party at a friend's beach house, enjoying a cocktail or two as the sun sets, when a loud noise draw everyone's gaze to the skies above the ocean. Something has exploded up above - a plane, raining down in fiery pieces on the water below. The sight is already terrifying enough until the whispers start. Did anyone else see something arcing up toward the plane before it blew up?

    • 1 Std. 15 Min.

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