48 episodes

A podcast covering disasters of all kinds throughout history. From tornadoes and earthquakes to mining disasters and arson. From the perspective of a professional fire investigator, I provide the history of the area, a breakdown of how and why the disaster occurs, a timeline of the event, and the resulting aftermath. Sometimes delving into the specific failure mechanisms that occurred if the disaster (or disasters) did not come from nature. Listen along as we go through them together.

Disastrous History: A Disasters of History Podcast Anthony Finchum

    • History
    • 4.7 • 133 Ratings

A podcast covering disasters of all kinds throughout history. From tornadoes and earthquakes to mining disasters and arson. From the perspective of a professional fire investigator, I provide the history of the area, a breakdown of how and why the disaster occurs, a timeline of the event, and the resulting aftermath. Sometimes delving into the specific failure mechanisms that occurred if the disaster (or disasters) did not come from nature. Listen along as we go through them together.

    I Hear that Train a Coming: The Balvano Train Disaster

    I Hear that Train a Coming: The Balvano Train Disaster

    Hello friends, this is an old Patreon episode that I'm uploading to the main feed while I figure out how to actually do this again. I'm sorry for being bad at this and all of the chaos of the last year and change. And please enjoy the episode. 

    • 50 min
    Highway to Hell: 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans Disaster

    Highway to Hell: 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans Disaster

    This episode covers the 1955 Le Mans Disaster that changed the sport of auto racing forever.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    On the Streets of Philadelphia: One Meridian Plaza Fire

    On the Streets of Philadelphia: One Meridian Plaza Fire

    This episode covers the One Meridian Plaza Fire in Philadelphia in February of 1991.

    • 47 min
    Take Another Little Piece of My Heart: The 2011 Joplin Tornado

    Take Another Little Piece of My Heart: The 2011 Joplin Tornado

    This episode covers the 2011 Joplin Tornado

    • 1 hr 20 min
    When the Waves Turn the Minutes to Hours: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    When the Waves Turn the Minutes to Hours: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    This week's episode covers that famous shipwreck, the wreck of the Edmund FItzgerald. 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    It Takes A Lot Of Water To Wash Away New Orleans: New Orleans Levee Failures

    It Takes A Lot Of Water To Wash Away New Orleans: New Orleans Levee Failures

    This episode is our third and final episode on Hurricane Katrina and covers the levee failures in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

Harvey Butthole ,

Come back

We all miss you

Update: please don’t quit

threehermits ,

Immersive

This well researched narration of historical disasters is exactly what I’ve been looking for. It’s dense with cohesively presented information, the technical details are educational, and the talent of your storytelling guides ones imagination and builds emotion as the event unfolds. Thank you for your great work, I hope you continue to create this fascinating content.

Gary Millrat ,

Love his style

Facts. A bit of humor. And extensive research . Science

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