Be prepared to hear about event after event of intense destruction. Mother Earth and Climate Change are in the ring, and we're watching the fight. Join us every week as we each discuss a disaster that sucked us into a research rabbit hole.
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LLDD 002: Hot In Here - Fire Safety
Back with another LLDD: Listen, Learn, Do, or Die. These bonus episodes are part of our goal to help prepare our listeners as much as possible for a disaster. It's summer in our area, and unfortunately, there are fires by us both. Join Brett, Breana, and Special Guest Caleb for some fire safety tips of what to do before, during, and after fires! Caleb, who just so happens to be Breana's husband, is a volunteer firefighter. He gives some of his own tips and knowledge of things to keep in mind. Brett makes sure to cover Wildfires, an unfortunate constant in our lives. At no surprise to anyone, Breana also talks about the benefits of insurance. Come join us for an hour discussion on fire safety.
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Come hang out with us virtually:
Red Cross Fire Saftey
020: Wooden Phones for Wooden Towns
We have come back to our semi-regular podcasting schedule. We have missed each other and definitely missed y'all! After a few minutes of chit chat and forgetting to give our podcast name...oops? Also, this time it's not just Bre who is not sure she is saying things correctly. We get down to business. Brett goes back to 1871 for an enormous fire that jumped over a river! The Peshtigo fire was buried in history because it was the same day of the Chicago Fire. How some people survived was genius!
Then Breana comes into the scene with another flood scene. Another story that got a bit buried in the news because of COVID-19. End of May evacuations went down, and there were some dam fractures & bursts.
Did you know you could buy us a "coffee"..or beer, or whatever to help up create this podcast? https://www.buymeacoffee.com/pdspodcast
Below are some of the information we mentioned we would add - as well as Breana's references since she spaced and forgot to adds them.
Resources of Racism in America: https://www.notion.so/Resources-ab5f5dab24534e939fec8d348ef72589
Thank you for the shout out Cool Science Dad: http://coolsciencedad.blogspot.com/
Edenville Dam Burst: https://youtu.be/Hc3u_CHVHJ8
Relief Midland: https://www.211nemichigan.org/covid-19.html
Before & After Dam Failure: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/06/10/midland-sanford-flooding-before-and-after/5338571002/
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019: Just Wear a Mask Already
It's been said again and again - history repeats itself. In 1918 there was a pandemic that took over the globe. This episode Brett and Breana share the subject of the 1918 Pandemic. We go over how it affected the world, how it spread so much, what we learned from it, how some scientists with garden tools are badass, and sometimes fire extinguishers aren't enough to preserve specimens. Come listen to our sweet sweet voices and cackles take you back into time.
We actually recorded this early April - thought it is still relevant almost 3 months later. There are many locations in the United States that are getting surges of positive tests and hospitalizations. We ask everyone to listen to the experts and follow the suggested guidelines:
- Wash your hands
- Social Distance when possible
- Wear a mask
If you have questions about mask safety and efficiency, this article from Stanford University is informative and helpful: http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2020/06/stanford-scientists-contribute-to-who-mask-guidelines.html
COVID-19 Relief Fund Donations: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/donate
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BONUS: You Wouldn't Believe it!
Brett and Bre have a few extra minutes on their hands due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. Hoping to lift some spirits, they decided to bring out an extra episode for y'all to enjoy!
Breana covers a rare event that went down in New York on May 22, 2008. Five friends run around the city trying to escape disaster surrounding them. Then Brett talks about some strange phenomenons that have happened over history. Please enjoy this extra episode. If you are looking at some social interaction let us know! We would love to host a virtual happy hour or movie night. Here are the suggestions we gave in the episode to stay occupied.
Some Good News https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOe_y6KKvS3PdIfb9q9pGug
Virtual Cards Against Humanity (and other card games) http://playingcards.io/
A podcast that has six updated episodes about COVID 19. Each episode is themed, for example, one is for mental health during this pandemic: http://thispodcastwillkillyou.com/ (It is one of Brett's and Bre's favorite podcasts in general)
Netflix party - Watch a movie with friends while chatting on the sidebar. Google Chrome Browser extension: https://www.netflixparty.com/
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018: I Don't Practice Sultana, Ain't Go no 1874 Locust Cloud.
Gasp! Wow! Whoa! Erg! UHH! We will not leave you today without some great reactions and sound effects. Breana starts first this time to tell you about the Sultana sinking in 1865. The circumstances that lead to many deaths will make you angry as well. But who gets the blame...well, we will tell you.
Then..yes...locust. As Brett tells us about the Locus that literally took over farms in 1874, you can hear Breana try to hold her gags in. Y'all, locust stew! How did this affect farms and agriculture? What did the locust avoid? We shall tell you that too! Oh yeah, if we get 1,000 5 stars reviews, Brett will eat locus stew!
We didn't get to talk about this since we recorded almost 3 weeks ago - and a lot has changed since then, so:
COVID 19 NON PROFITS TO DONATE TO
017: Listen to the People: Haiti 2010 Earthquake and Lake Peigneur
Every time we discuss our disasters, we seem to find some kind of link. This time it seems to be something about governmental involvement post disasters.
With special guest Mark Snyder, Brett tells us all the intense details of the Haiti 2010 Earthquake. Mark was in Haiti after and gives us some information we didn't hear over the news. This includes the current state of Haiti now.
Breana tells us about what a bit of miscalculation can do! Lake Peigneur turned into a full-fledge whirlpool - but how? What happened next? Take a listen to find out!
Mark includes some very important organizations to contact if you would like to assist those in Haiti now - like http://www.ijdh.org/
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Interesting Information with humor and facts
I love listening to Brett and Bre discuss different disasters that have taken place over time. They do their research and include humor and compassion in every episode! Great job guys! Keep it up!
Love this show. Always keeps me interested and always look forward to new episodes.
-Tabby from Your New Best Friends podcast
Yes, Another Disaster Pod!
Bre and Brett crack me up! For topics I am already deeply interested in, I was excited to come across another disaster podcast. Bre and I had a lovely conversation and I look forward to following these two wonderful ladies as they continue to grow their audience! -Em Jae of The Cornfield Meet Podcast