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.
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.
On the Streets of Philadelphia: One Meridian Plaza Fire
This episode covers the One Meridian Plaza Fire in Philadelphia in February of 1991.
Take Another Little Piece of My Heart: The 2011 Joplin Tornado
This episode covers the 2011 Joplin Tornado
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.
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.
High Black Water, Devil’s Daughter: Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi
This is episode 2 of our Hurricane Katrina mini series. This episode covers Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi.
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.
Love his style
Facts. A bit of humor. And extensive research . Science
I’ve been binge-listening to this podcast while I work and Anthony is a great story-teller! Every episode builds on the historical & factual details that contributed to each disaster but, as a historian myself, I really appreciate that Anthony takes the initiative to provide additional background information that enriches the stories (specifically, I’m thinking of the history of the Great Lakes shipping industry [Edmund Fitzgerald] and balloon-frame construction and fire behavior [NY, SF & Chicago Great Fire episodes] among others). I also really enjoy the conversational aspect of this podcast; rather than adhering strictly to the subject matter outline, Anthony is willing to editorialize which reflects his comfort with the subjects and his audience. Please keep up the great work!