Disaster Tales is a conversational review of historical disasters and the issues that surround them. Each monthly episode examines both man made and natural disasters and the events and changes they cause.
Pennsylvania Mine Disasters
Between the years 1839 to 1914, over 53,000 coal miners were killed in the United States. This is the story of two of those terrible disasters.
Bonus! Barbara Lonsky sings "Ballad of the Darr Mine"
(Originally written and recorded by Jason Hegedus)
1936: The 2020 of the Great Depression
1936 held not only dust storms and drought but floods and avalanches and plagues of locusts! Is there more? Yew betcha!
Read Kate's book Domestic Terror. You can find it in the fiction section of Amazon Kindle and other platforms.
Kristallnacht, the November Pogram
Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) was the first violent step in the Nazi extermination of the Jews. With origins in American eugenics programs, the systematic destruction of over six million Jews and other marginalized populations, the November Pogram signaled nearly a decade of terror in Europe and around the world.
Birthday Disasters March 11
Explore a dark day in history with us as we look at March 11 disasters.
Birthday Disasters - January 31st
Ever wonder if a disaster happened on your birthday? We'll find out the history of Co Host Barb's birthday: Storms, plots, plane crashes and more!
Effects of Pandemics
Covid 19 is not the first pandemic to attack humanity, and won't be the last. Changes occur in health, society, research and finances. Kate Fairweather and Co Host Barb Lonsky discuss the side effects and after effects of pandemics on humanity.
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