11 episodes

On the night of April 14, 1912, in the last hours before the Titanic struck the iceberg, passengers in all classes were enjoying unprecedented luxuries. Innovations in food, drink, and decor made this voyage the apogee of Edwardian elegance.

This series looks at individual accounts of tragedy and survival from the figures that made up the passengers and crew members of the ship. They include millionaires, artists, fashionistas, bakers, cookers, musicians, doctors, and con-men.

Last Night on the Titanic Parthenon Podcast Network

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    • 4.2 • 72 Ratings

On the night of April 14, 1912, in the last hours before the Titanic struck the iceberg, passengers in all classes were enjoying unprecedented luxuries. Innovations in food, drink, and decor made this voyage the apogee of Edwardian elegance.

This series looks at individual accounts of tragedy and survival from the figures that made up the passengers and crew members of the ship. They include millionaires, artists, fashionistas, bakers, cookers, musicians, doctors, and con-men.

    Prologue

    Prologue

    Introduction and overview of the series, which looks at the biographical backgrounds of the cast and crew members of the HMS Titanic. Hosted by Scott Rank and Veronica Hinke.

    • 4 min
    Introduction: Overview of the 1,500 Passengers and Crew Who Lost Their Lives

    Introduction: Overview of the 1,500 Passengers and Crew Who Lost Their Lives

    On the night of April 14, 1912, in the last hours before the Titanic struck the iceberg, passengers in all classes were enjoying unprecedented luxuries. Innovations in food, drink, and decor made this voyage the apogee of Edwardian elegance.

    This episode is the first in a series I’m doing with Titanic historian Veronica Hinke called “Last Night on the Titanic.” In it we look at individual accounts of tragedy and survival from the figures that made up the passengers and crew of the ship. They include millionaires, artists, fashionistas, bakers, cookers, musicians, doctors, and con-men.

    To recreate the experience of what it was like to be on the Titanic before disaster was on anyone’s mind, Veronica also goes into detail of the food and drink consumer on the ship, from tripe soup eaten by a third-class passenger to the fancy dessert eaten by a Edwardian lady.

    • 20 min
    The Bakers

    The Bakers

    In this episode we are looking at the life of Charles Joughin, a colorful character who has appeared in both film version of the Titanic. After the sinking, Joughin claimed he knew it was an iceberg that struck the ship because he saw a polar bear— and it waved to him (although, it should be noted, he told this story to nieces and nephews largely to mask the horror of that last night aboard the Titanic).

    • 35 min
    The Popcorn Vendor

    The Popcorn Vendor

    One legendary fixture on the Titanic was a gregarious popcorn vendor known as Popcorn Dan (Coxon). He was one of America’s first food truck operators and a highly successful purveyor of popcorn.

    Coxon lived an interesting life. He resided in a Queen Anne house on the Wisconsin river, which people thought was haunted. He dressed in a fur-lined coat and loved to maintain a flashy appearance. But he was still a working-class man. For that reason, our culinary spotlight on him is a staple of laborers in the early 20th century (now it’s a delicacy)—Tripe and Onion Soup.

    • 27 min
    The Writers

    The Writers

    The sinking of the Titanic is memorable for its countless stories, and the reason that so many of them have found their way down to us today was the many writers that were onboard the ship. The first draft of history about the Titanic was written by man prominent writers. We will focus on five in this episode.

    • 36 min
    The Cooks

    The Cooks

    The cooks and other support staff of the Titanic “drowned like rats” due to not being assigned a clear place in the pecking order of escapees. One who did survive was French cook Paul Mauge, who used his extraordinary wits to survive. This episode chronicles how cooks like Mauge arrived on the Titanic, how they survived (or didn’t), and what it was like for the service personnel on the night the ship went down.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

eva wattson ,

Loved it

I am in to titanic like a lot, I loved listening to this podcast about the people and their stories. The only down side was the audio. But other wise I loved it. 🚢❤️

Theshipkid ,

Pretty nice Pod

LOVE

Winfieldmom ,

Fun, easy to listen to, clean

Fun podcast to listen to with kids. Engaging, new information.

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