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Whether natural or man-made, disasters attract a strange mixture of horror and fascination. However, the spectacle of devastation is only ever one part of the story. Take a closer look, and you will find tales of extraordinary human endurance and heroism, stories that veer from the horrific to the oddly humorous, and lessons that can be learned to make our world safer.
 
From the Titanic to the Costa Concordia, the Station nightclub fire to the Pulse nightclub shooting, these extraordinary events – and the people involved – are examined on the Great Disasters podcast, written, researched, recorded and produced by me, Kari Fay.
 
From official reports, first-person accounts, and contemporary media, I delve into the often-appalling details of these events to bring you the full story.

Great Disasters Kari Fay

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 184 Ratings

Whether natural or man-made, disasters attract a strange mixture of horror and fascination. However, the spectacle of devastation is only ever one part of the story. Take a closer look, and you will find tales of extraordinary human endurance and heroism, stories that veer from the horrific to the oddly humorous, and lessons that can be learned to make our world safer.
 
From the Titanic to the Costa Concordia, the Station nightclub fire to the Pulse nightclub shooting, these extraordinary events – and the people involved – are examined on the Great Disasters podcast, written, researched, recorded and produced by me, Kari Fay.
 
From official reports, first-person accounts, and contemporary media, I delve into the often-appalling details of these events to bring you the full story.

    9/11 - United 93

    9/11 - United 93

    It was one of the most shocking events of modern times; an attack on an a scale previously unimaginable, and a day that should never be forgotten.

    Using contemporary accounts, the stories of witnesses and survivors, and the words of the victims, I'll tell the story of 9/11.

    This is a series in six parts. This episode looks at the hijacking of United Airlines Flight 93, and the brave actions of the passengers and crew on board.


    Visit www.greatdisasters.co.uk for the full transcript and more.

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    • 55 min
    9/11 - American 77 and The Pentagon

    9/11 - American 77 and The Pentagon

    It was one of the most shocking events of modern times; an attack on an a scale previously unimaginable, and a day that should never be forgotten.

    Using contemporary accounts, the stories of witnesses and survivors, and the words of the victims, I'll tell the story of 9/11.

    This is a series in six parts. This episode looks at the hijacking of American Airlines Flight 77 and events at The Pentagon in Washington DC.


    Visit www.greatdisasters.co.uk for the full transcript and more.

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    • 56 min
    9/11 - American 11 and the North Tower

    9/11 - American 11 and the North Tower

    It was one of the most shocking events of modern times; an attack on an a scale previously unimaginable, and a day that should never be forgotten.

    Using contemporary accounts, the stories of witnesses and survivors, and the words of the victims, I'll tell the story of 9/11.

    This is a series in six parts. This episode looks specifically at the hijacking of American Airlines Flight 11, and events at the North Tower of the World Trade Center.


    Visit www.greatdisasters.co.uk for the full transcript and more.

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    • 58 min
    9/11 - Trauma in New York

    9/11 - Trauma in New York

    It was one of the most shocking events of modern times; an attack on an a scale previously unimaginable, and a day that should never be forgotten.

    Using contemporary accounts, the stories of witnesses and survivors, and the words of the victims, I'll tell the story of 9/11.

    This is a series in six parts. This episode looks at aspects of events in New York, not covered in the previous episodes.


    Visit www.greatdisasters.co.uk for the full transcript and more.

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    • 58 min
    9/11 - United 175 and the South Tower

    9/11 - United 175 and the South Tower

    It was one of the most shocking events of modern times; an attack on an a scale previously unimaginable, and a day that should never be forgotten.

    Using contemporary accounts, the stories of witnesses and survivors, and the words of the victims, I'll tell the story of 9/11.

    This is a series in six parts. This episode looks specifically at the hijacking of United Airlines Flight 175, and events at the South Tower of the World Trade Center.


    Visit www.greatdisasters.co.uk for the full transcript and more.

    Check out the Great Disasters Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - let me know what you think of the show.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/greatdisasters)

    • 54 min
    9/11 - Overview

    9/11 - Overview

    It was one of the most shocking events of modern times; an attack on an a scale previously unimaginable, and a day that should never be forgotten.

    Using contemporary accounts, the stories of witnesses and survivors, and the words of the victims, I'll tell the story of 9/11.

    This is a series in six parts. This episode gives an overview of the events of 9/11. 


    Visit www.greatdisasters.co.uk for the full transcript and more.

    Check out the Great Disasters Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - let me know what you think of the show.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/greatdisasters)

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
184 Ratings

184 Ratings

Schmootzie ,

One of the best!!!

This podcast is one of the best researched and well presented podcasts I’ve ever listened to. Just her 9/11 5 part series deserves an award. It was so thorough and had so many details I’d never heard before in the 20 years since the attacks. Kari is a wonderful host and her presentation is superb. I only wish she did more but obviously being a one woman show is a lot of work. Kudos to you Kari!!

FashionandFaith ,

Fantastic

I’ve enjoyed this podcast for quite a while now. Kari Faye does an excellent job on every aspect of production and presentation. Her multi-part series on 9/11 was simply exquisite.

Ceely51863 ,

LISTEN!!!

This podcast needs to be heard! I’ve been meaning to review it for some time, but now I must. I just listened to the series on 9/11… No where else have I heard the detail that Kari offers. She doesn’t shy away from truth; in ANY of her stories.

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