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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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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.

    Podcast #36, The Spanish Flu of 1918

    Podcast #36, The Spanish Flu of 1918

    In the 36th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, we delve into the last time the world was under the grips of a disease on a massive scale - the Spanish Flu of 1918. In this podcast, we talk about the potential origins, why it's called The Spanish Flu when there was no origin of the virus in Spain, and how one city avoided the second wave of the flu, only to be taken down the the third wave.

    • 37 min
    Podcast #35, The 3/11 Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Catastrophes of Tohoku, Japan

    Podcast #35, The 3/11 Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Catastrophes of Tohoku, Japan

    In the 35th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, we delve into the most powerful earthquake to rock Japan that has ever been recorded, and the ensuing tsunami and nuclear disaster. Also, I interview Professor Daniel Aldrich who has written a book about survival when it comes to Japan's 3/11 Catastrophes, and the surprising (to me, at least) rates of survival and how people who were more socially connected were better prepared for not just the event, but for survival afterward.

    • 56 min
    Podcast #34, The Crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123 on August 12th, 1985

    Podcast #34, The Crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123 on August 12th, 1985

    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.

    • 31 min
    Podcast #33, The Crash of PSA Flight 182 on September 25th, 1978

    Podcast #33, The Crash of PSA Flight 182 on September 25th, 1978

    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 much safer.

    • 27 min
    Podcast #32, A Look At Uncontained Engine Failures

    Podcast #32, A Look At Uncontained Engine Failures

    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.

    • 31 min
    Podcast #31, The Crash of Helios Airways Flight 522

    Podcast #31, The Crash of Helios Airways Flight 522

    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 ever happening again.

    • 33 min

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EmmaEFlavell ,

Wonderfully informative

I want this man to fly the plane, Captain the Ship, Control the Nuclear PowerPlant, Lead the team of Geologists for any Oil Company, Organise the recovery of my blood soaked body from a cave I fell into!!

He knows everything, this man has to be on the high functioning spectrum somewhere, so I’ll give him the label of ‘ genius’

Brilliant Podcasting
Emma Flavell

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