49 episodes

Mayhem enthusiasts, best friends, and sisters Bailey Brown and Madison Wendt have spent their lives pouring over stories of disaster and catastrophe while their family looked on in abject horror. Combining their love of comedy podcasts and long, late-night discussions of calamity, Bailey and Madison decided to create a podcast where they can talk about all things catastrophic without enduring their loved one's side-eye. Calamity Janes is a weekly podcast wherein hosts Bailey and Madison discuss all sorts of terrifying disasters. Engrossed by engineering failings? Titillated by tales of tornadoes and volcanoes? Searching for horror stories of spaceflight? We’ve got ya covered! Tune in each week to hear Madison tell Bailey about a different disastrous debacle. 

Calamity Janes Madison & Bailey

    • Science
    • 4.4 • 14 Ratings

Mayhem enthusiasts, best friends, and sisters Bailey Brown and Madison Wendt have spent their lives pouring over stories of disaster and catastrophe while their family looked on in abject horror. Combining their love of comedy podcasts and long, late-night discussions of calamity, Bailey and Madison decided to create a podcast where they can talk about all things catastrophic without enduring their loved one's side-eye. Calamity Janes is a weekly podcast wherein hosts Bailey and Madison discuss all sorts of terrifying disasters. Engrossed by engineering failings? Titillated by tales of tornadoes and volcanoes? Searching for horror stories of spaceflight? We’ve got ya covered! Tune in each week to hear Madison tell Bailey about a different disastrous debacle. 

    A Mud Dauber Wasp Crashed a Plane

    A Mud Dauber Wasp Crashed a Plane

    In this episode, Madison tells Bailey about a deadly plane crash caused by a surprisingly lethal insect. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!Submit your disaster ideas, share your disaster stories, or just say hey: calamityjanespod@gmail.comResources used in this episode:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birgenair_Flight_301 https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/462854/Passenger-jet-carrying-175-people-makes-EMERGENCY-landing-due-to-a-WASP-NEST-problem https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...

    • 31 min
    The Dancing Plague of 1518

    The Dancing Plague of 1518

    In this episode, Madison tells Bailey about an earthquake that led to a mine collapse, and a harrowing rescue mission. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!Submit your disaster ideas, share your disaster stories, or just say hey: calamityjanespod@gmail.comResources used in this episode:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancing_plague_of_1518 https://www.britannica.com/event/dancing-plague-of-1518 https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/the-dancing-plague-of-1518

    • 27 min
    A free drink on Madison

    A free drink on Madison

    No episode today folks! Madison's household has fallen to illness, and Bailey is in the middle of the Great Dallas Monsoon. Please send all beverage requests* and disaster suggestions to calamityjanespod@gmail.com.*Madison will not buy you a drink. Sorry, that was a lie. Madison will make it up to you somehow.

    • 44 sec
    The Beaconsfield Mine Collapse

    The Beaconsfield Mine Collapse

    In this episode, Madison tells Bailey about an earthquake that led to a mine collapse, and a harrowing rescue mission. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!Submit your disaster ideas, share your disaster stories, or just say hey: calamityjanespod@gmail.comResources used in this episode:https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/mining/beaconsfield-miners-struggling-10-years-after-disaster/news-story/600b2de0c182bfd72dfdf70d2d066643 https://historyofyesterday.com/the-miners-trapp...

    • 25 min
    The Great Molasses Flood

    The Great Molasses Flood

    In this episode, Madison tells Bailey about The Great Molasses Flood of 1919. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!Submit your disaster ideas, share your disaster stories, or just say hey: calamityjanespod@gmail.comResources used in this episode:https://www.history.com/news/great-molasses-flood-science https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Molasses_Flood

    • 34 min
    The Deadliest Airshow Disaster In History

    The Deadliest Airshow Disaster In History

    In this episode, Bailey tells Madison about the Flugtag '88 airshow disaster -- one of the most deadly in history. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!Submit your disaster ideas, share your disaster stories, or just say hey: calamityjanespod@gmail.comResources used in this episode:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramstein_air_show_disasterhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kzup8-1eGAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydp_1sXXqTI

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

summer2018bx ,

Please listen to playback

I can barely hear one of the hosts and if I turn up the volume to normal level the other host straight up blasts my eardrums.
Another weird thing is the talking is unclear and muffled but their laughs are piercing and very close to mic

wtfnicknamenonsense ,

Kind of irritating

Love the general show concept. Listened to the mount hood disaster episode where they liken Outward Bound to a cult. Ignorance abounds throughout the poorly-researched episode, but this particular judgement is ridiculous. Outward Bound is a pretty amazing organization that helps people discover themselves and how great being out in nature is. It’s like Patagonia but they sell experiences vs apparel. The primary narrator of this episode wasn’t so bad, but the other just came off as a judgy and super annoying with her lack of knowledge, interest or consideration.

ElizaJane17 ,

Poorly Done

Re: 1986 Mt. Hood Disaster

I am a devoted MFM listener so I get being cheeky and irreverent. What I do not get is being judgmental, glib, and flippant. This ep was so ooorly researched and overreaching, especially about the priest.
Facts were wrong. The attitude was disrespectful. And they aren’t funny.

I applaud anyone who puts themselves out there and starts a podcast, but - from an educated, outside source - do your homework. Add in a measure of compassion. Eliminate snarky attempts to amuse and focus on the story and it will be a much better show.

****Cute

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