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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 #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
    Podcast #30, The Halifax Explosion of 1917

    Podcast #30, The Halifax Explosion of 1917

    In the 30th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, we go back in time more than 100 years and discuss the incident that destroyed the city of Halifax while World War I was raging on the other side of the planet, how hard it was to survive, and the heroes that came out of it. And we also touch on two recent Boeing 737MAX crashes, in the hopes of coming to a successful conclusion soon, to make flying safe once again.

    • 30 min

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I really enjoy this show and look forward to listening to it. We need more episode!!! We waited long enough!!!!
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mhacker1313 ,

So impressed

I had to take a moment to write a review for this little gem. Firstly, I am impressed with the knowledge of the host and how clearly he presents the logistics of each plane crash. Another reason I am now a fan is because of the sensitivity of the host, Walter. You can clearly tell how these crashes affect him and how much respect he has for the victims and their families. I have definitely subscribed and look forward to many more episodes. Well done, Walt!
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Never thought the day would come where someone would focus on this topic. Very very good. Can’t wait for more.

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