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Catastrophes are part of life, but many of the worst are the direct result of human error. Whether it’s poor planning, design flaws, or simply greed or hubris, we are often our own worst enemy.

Join volcanologist Jess Phoenix as she explores the stories of natural disaster, failure, and calamity, and what we learn from our fascination with digging through the rubble.

Catastrophe! Jess Phoenix

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 41 Ratings

Catastrophes are part of life, but many of the worst are the direct result of human error. Whether it’s poor planning, design flaws, or simply greed or hubris, we are often our own worst enemy.

Join volcanologist Jess Phoenix as she explores the stories of natural disaster, failure, and calamity, and what we learn from our fascination with digging through the rubble.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Jakskdkxnsjsnd ,

Fascinating!

I’ve been obsessed with disasters ever since I can remember. I’m not even really a podcast person, but I thought I’d give this a shot because I had been following Jess for a few years and always love seeing her pics and hearing her stories from her field work. She goes into so much detail about these catastrophes and gives me even more info than I already knew about some of them. I particularly liked the episode on the Centralia mine fire because I don’t live too far from there (and now I’ve been convinced never to visit). Some of the things Carlos says make me laugh out loud (he compared something to minions, and I cracked up, scaring my family). Highly, highly recommend.

kris10hill ,

Best podcast out by far

Thank you for telling such interesting yet terrifying stories of devastating human error. I’ve been waiting for a podcast like this for a long time! Thank you!

Amy True Crime Review ,

Amazing

I’ve always wanted such a wonderful science based podcast.

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