Welcome to Grey Skies – a podcast where you can learn about a disaster, what caused it, and how the world changed because of it. Oh, and how to prepare for and protect yourself from one just like it, because anxiety.
Since I was a kid, I have been intrigued by everything that is far from your typical dinner table conversation: True crime, serial killers, the holocaust, and of course natural disasters. After a two year long valiant effort to get admitted into my university's motion picture college, I was sucked back into both the worlds of abnormal brains and of disasters (thank the lord).
But after a certificate in Emergency Management & Homeland Security, a bachelor's in Psychology, and a master's in International Disaster Management, I couldn't help but feel the overwhelming feeling of not knowing enough. Surely after researching a disaster and every bit of information that surrounds it, for weeks on end I will not only be smarter but also be able to survive a 100ft tsunami wave…right?
10. The 7/7 London Bombings
The 10th and final episode of Season 1 of Greys Skies. In this episode, I talk about the London bombings of 2005 or 7/7 attacks that were carried out on the London transit system. I also talk about research on crowd behavior specific to the 7/7 attacks and how to decrease someones collective bias.
Thank you for supporting me! See you soon for Season 2. Follow us on Instagram @GreySkiesPodcast for the latest disaster news.
In the early morning hours of April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine (formerly part of the Soviet Union) exploded, creating what many consider the worst nuclear disaster the world has ever seen.
8. The Valdivia Earthquake
If you want to learn about the most powerful earthquake to ever be recorded and the destruction the tsunami it created caused, then this is the episode for you. There are only going to be four more epsiodes in this season, but don't worry - Season 2 won't be far behind. Find us on Instagram @GreySkiesPodcast!
7. The 2015 Memorial Day weekend Flood
Late at night on Memorial Day weekend in 2015, a wall of water rushes down the Blanco River and through my hometown of Wimberley, Texas. Houses were ripped off their foundations. Hundred year old Cypress trees were snapped like twigs. Cars, people, and animals are caught in the river's powerful waters. On the 6th anniversary of this disaster, we remember those who were lost and those who lost their loved ones and their homes.
6. The Hillsborough Disaster (Part 2)
In this episode, Eliza talks about her dissertation research from 2019 that focused on Premier League supporter risk perception of safe standing and the current status of implementation of safe standing in stadiums across the United Kingdom.
5. The Hillsborough Disaster (Part 1)
This is the first of two episodes covering the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster - the worst English football disaster in terms of loss of life. Ninety-six Liverpool FC supporters lost their lives in a human crush that formed before a FA Cup Semi-Final against Nottingham Forest. Listen to find out how such a heartbreaking event was allowed to happen and how it changed the English football experience forever.