195 episodes

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

    • History
    • 4.5 • 70 Ratings

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 188: The New London school explosion

    Episode 188: The New London school explosion

    On March 18th, 1937, the students in the junior-senior high school of New London, TX, sat waiting in eager antipation of the end of the school day, looking forward to a three-day weekend. But the school, and many of the students and teachers inside the building, wouldn't make it to 3:30.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Episode 187: The Trolley Square shooting

    Episode 187: The Trolley Square shooting

    The Trolley Squre Mall in Salt Lake City was a popular and historical landmark with a quaint and quirky design. On February 12th, 2007, a young man would arrive at the mall to do something no one, not even his family, saw coming.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 186: The Ramstein air show disaster

    Episode 186: The Ramstein air show disaster

    The first maneuver the Frecce Tricolori display team would perform at the Ramstein air show on August 28th, 1988, was called the pierced-heart maneuver. But when three of the planes collided, what followed woud instead pierce through the heart of the crowd, killing dozens.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Episode 185: The 2017 Portland train attack

    Episode 185: The 2017 Portland train attack

    The man on the train would not be quiet, and what he was saying was horrifying. Three men would stand up to him. Only one of those men would survive.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 184: The Taconic State Parkway tragedy

    Episode 184: The Taconic State Parkway tragedy

    We will never know the entirety of what happened on the Taconic State Parkway on July 26th, 2009, but we know enough - that a drunk and high mom driving a van loaded with five children drove the wrong way and struck another vehicle, leaving eight people dead. It's in the details where the mystery grows.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Episode 183: The Oppau explosion

    Episode 183: The Oppau explosion

    On September 21st, 1921, the day dawned just like any other workday at the BASF fertilizer plant in Oppau, Germany. But just a few minutes after 7:30 that morning, an explosion rocked the town and left hundreds dead underneath the remains of Oppau.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Challahfax ,

Amazing

You come across with a very clear style of storytelling, you have a nice tone and I enjoy your segways into various other topics (and mentions of the Professor, he is a complete snoogflein!)

Thank you for putting yourself out into the world with your words! It makes my day happier (even if people might think it’s morbid to listen to a show about death and tragedy during work).

taft2010 ,

Stop begging…

It’s annoying to listen to three or four minutes each episode where she begs for money.
Sometimes goes a little wayward and you have to wait for her to circle back.

NovascotiaGee ,

Disappointed

Your personal views on political or health issues are long rants. Keep to the disaster stories and stay biased please.

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