13 episodes

Some call it Hurricane Katrina. Some call it the Federal Flood. Others call it the day the levees broke. On August 29, 2005, the city of New Orleans was submerged. That story of hubris, incompetence, and nature's wrath is now etched into the national consciousness. But the people who lived through the flood and its aftermath have a different story to tell. A story of rumors, betrayal, and one of the most misunderstood events in American history. Hosted by Vann R. Newkirk II.

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    • 4.8 • 3K Ratings

Some call it Hurricane Katrina. Some call it the Federal Flood. Others call it the day the levees broke. On August 29, 2005, the city of New Orleans was submerged. That story of hubris, incompetence, and nature's wrath is now etched into the national consciousness. But the people who lived through the flood and its aftermath have a different story to tell. A story of rumors, betrayal, and one of the most misunderstood events in American history. Hosted by Vann R. Newkirk II.

    Antediluvian

    Antediluvian

    Part I: It all started long before a hurricane named Katrina.
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    • 32 min
    Come Sunday

    Come Sunday

    Part II: In New Orleans, the disaster wasn’t the hurricane. The disaster was what happened after.
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    • 24 min
    Through the Looking Glass

    Through the Looking Glass

    Part III: A universe of rumor and misinformation plays out on television.
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    • 29 min
    The Bridge

    The Bridge

    Part IV: Rumor becomes tragedy.
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    • 25 min
    Exodus

    Exodus

    Part V: A hero arrives. But not the one everyone expected.
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    • 31 min
    Reckoning

    Reckoning

    Part VI: How could the levees have failed?
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

Koanueoqpp87 ,

Should be Required Listening

This is so well researched and expertly crafted. I was hooked from the first minute.

KhiMom ,

Eye Opening

I truly appreciate how in depth this podcast went to tell the truths of such a horrible tragedy. Great questions I especially love Vann pushing him to apologize just wow. I could write a book but just listen. I’m shook in tears, angry but thankful for Vann and the team asking hard questions that needed to be answered.

ScooterBooter2012 ,

Wow!

One of the best podcasts I’ve ever listened to. If you are at all curious about Katrina, give it a listen.

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