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 Scott Rank, PhD

    • History

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.

    Conclusion

    Conclusion

    In the final episode in this series, Veronica and Scott discuss the enduring legacy of the Titanic and why a disaster that happened 107 years ago still captures our imaginations.

    • 11 min
    Doctors and Con Artists

    Doctors and Con Artists

    The Titanic was filled with medical professionals either working as ship personnel or traveling in a non-professional capacity. There were also plenty of con artists aboard, hoping to worm their way into the wills of wealthy widows. Learn about their stories in this episode.

    • 21 min
    The Musicians

    The Musicians

    The musicians of the Titanic famously continued playing as the ship went down, a testimony to practicing one’s craft until their dying breath. But did it really happen like this?

    Varying accounts exist as to whether the band played until the end and also about what the band was playing. We will explore the accounts in this episode.

    • 17 min
    The Trend Setters

    The Trend Setters

    Many Titanic passengers were known for setting the styles. In this episode we will profile the two Luciles: famed fashionistas Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon and Lucile Polk Carter. We will also look at John Jacob Astor IV, perhaps the world’s richest man at the time. He founded hotels that were ground-breaking in their day and continue to set trends long after the eponymous founder’s death.

    • 30 min
    The Life Savers

    The Life Savers

    Many died on the night of the Titanic’s sinking, but many more would have died if not for the heroic efforts of such helpers as the “unsinkable” Molly Brown and Benjamin Guggenheim, a millionaire who acted with utter calm as he gently assisted women and children to lifeboats, knowing he would die within the hour. Other helpers personally swam infants to lifeboats, using every last breath to help others before they themselves perished.

    • 25 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

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Fun and educational!

A lot of fun to listen to, especially for lifelong Titanic enthusiasts like me. The editing is a bit wonky at times and the guest speaker is about as eloquent as Trump, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it.

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