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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.

Disaster Tales Kate Fairweather

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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

    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) 

    • 50 min
    1936: The 2020 of the Great Depression

    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. 

    • 49 min
    Kristallnacht, the November Pogram

    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. 

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Birthday Disasters March 11

    Birthday Disasters March 11

    Explore a dark day in history with us as we look at March 11 disasters. 

    • 59 min
    Birthday Disasters - January 31st

    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!

    • 44 min
    Effects of Pandemics

    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. 

    • 58 min

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