From hurricanes to humanitarian disasters, join Josh and Andrew as we talk to people who have lived through the unexpected, been impacted by disasters and managed response and recovery to learn from their experiences. Dive deep with us as we explore resilience, volunteering and other facets of emergency management on Me, Myself and Disaster.
Trenches & Tragedy – Reducing Disaster Risk in Conflict Zones
70% of areas impacted by conflict are affected by disasters. We speak to Rod Mena, researcher and specialist in disasters, conflict and humanitarian aid to learn about how we can reduce disaster risk in conflict affected areas - and the wider world.
Season 2: Recovery, Resilience and Community
Season 2 is here and the Disaster Bros (Andrew and Josh) get ready to explore the the emerging trends in disaster management with new and interesting guests.
Developing a Nation of Lifesavers
When an emergency happens, the first responders on scene are almost always bystanders who render first aid and call for assistance.
What if those bystanders had the training and skills to save a person's life?
This week we were joined by Assistant Commissioner Yazid Abdullah, Director of Volunteer and Community Partnership Department and COL Dr Shalini Arulanandam, Chief Medical Officer, from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).
The SCDF are responsible for firefighting, rescue and ambulance services in Singapore, but also have a number of interesting community initiatives underway - including the 'save a life' initiative.
Listen in as Josh and Andrew learn more about the Singapore approach, hear about their recent Hackathon and discuss tips for engaging the community and the corporate sector in emergency management activities.
The Chilean Approach to Reducing Disaster Risk
Chile is one of the most disaster prone countries on the planet, and we speak to the Deputy Director of the Chilean National Emergency Office to learn about their governance model and transparent approach to disaster risk reduction.
A New Approach to Preparing Communities in Wellington
How do you support a community during a disaster, while encouraging residents to become active decision makers and coordinators in the local response? Josh and Andrew headed down to Wellington recently to find out!
Twisted truths – conspiracy theories and disasters
From FEMA camps to chemtrails designed to start bushfires - conspiracy theories are everywhere. We speak with Jo Uscinski to learn about the links between disasters and conspiracy theories.