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Transportation disasters occurred every day across the world. Most disasters are learned from which makes travel safer for everyone today. We tell the story of these disasters so they will not be forgotten.

A "cornfield meet" is an old term used where two steam trains collide head-on in a field out in the country. We use this term to represent the meeting of transportation with a disaster.

Climb aboard with your host Michele Sargent and co-hosts Andy Sargent (Sargent Signals) or Mel Bee as they take you through the history of accidents in transportation (rail, air, water, and road) on this weekly podcast!

Podcast available on all major apps: iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeartradio, Google Podcast, iTunes, Overcast and so much more.

The Cornfield Meet: Transportation Disasters Michele, Andy, Mel

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    • 3.9 • 34 Ratings

Transportation disasters occurred every day across the world. Most disasters are learned from which makes travel safer for everyone today. We tell the story of these disasters so they will not be forgotten.

A "cornfield meet" is an old term used where two steam trains collide head-on in a field out in the country. We use this term to represent the meeting of transportation with a disaster.

Climb aboard with your host Michele Sargent and co-hosts Andy Sargent (Sargent Signals) or Mel Bee as they take you through the history of accidents in transportation (rail, air, water, and road) on this weekly podcast!

Podcast available on all major apps: iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeartradio, Google Podcast, iTunes, Overcast and so much more.

    Episode 070.2: (Water) The Edmund Fitzgerald - Part 2

    Episode 070.2: (Water) The Edmund Fitzgerald - Part 2

    Part 2 of 2.

    SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in Lake Superior during a storm on November 10, 1975, with the loss of the entire crew of 29 men. When launched on June 7, 1958, she was the largest ship on North America's Great Lakes, and she remains the largest to have sunk there. She was located in deep water on November 14, 1975 by a U.S. Navy aircraft detecting magnetic anomalies, and found soon afterwards to be in two large pieces.

    This episode of The Cornfield Meet: Transportation Disasters podcast is brought to you by Michele Sargent and Mel Bee.

    Email: thecornfieldmeet@gmail.com
    Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/thecornfieldmeet
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/thecornfieldmeet
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cornfieldmeet
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thecornfieldmeet
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecornfieldmeet

    © Theme music created by Michele Sargent

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 070.1 - (Water) The Edmund Fitzgerald - Part 1

    Episode 070.1 - (Water) The Edmund Fitzgerald - Part 1

    SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in Lake Superior during a storm on November 10, 1975, with the loss of the entire crew of 29 men. When launched on June 7, 1958, she was the largest ship on North America's Great Lakes, and she remains the largest to have sunk there. She was located in deep water on November 14, 1975 by a U.S. Navy aircraft detecting magnetic anomalies, and found soon afterwards to be in two large pieces.

    This episode of The Cornfield Meet: Transportation Disasters podcast is brought to you by Michele Sargent and Mel Bee.

    Email: thecornfieldmeet@gmail.com
    Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/thecornfieldmeet
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/thecornfieldmeet
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cornfieldmeet
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thecornfieldmeet
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecornfieldmeet

    © Theme music created by Michele Sargent

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Episode 069.2: (Rail) The Angola Horror - Part 2

    Episode 069.2: (Rail) The Angola Horror - Part 2

    The Angola Horror train wreck occurred on December 18, 1867, just after 3 PM when the last coach of the Buffalo-bound New York Express of the Lake Shore Railway derailed at a bridge, slid down into a gorge and caught fire in Angola, New York, killing approximately 49 people. At the time, it was one of the deadliest train wrecks in American history. Part 2 of 2.

    This episode of The Cornfield Meet: Transportation Disasters podcast is brought to you by Michele Sargent.

    Email: thecornfieldmeet@gmail.com
    Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/thecornfieldmeet
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/thecornfieldmeet
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cornfieldmeet
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thecornfieldmeet
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecornfieldmeet

    © Theme music created by Michele Sargent

    • 51 min
    Episode 069.1: (Rail) The Angola Horror - Part 1

    Episode 069.1: (Rail) The Angola Horror - Part 1

    Part 1 of 2.

    The Angola Horror train wreck occurred on December 18, 1867, just after 3 PM when the last coach of the Buffalo-bound New York Express of the Lake Shore Railway derailed at a bridge, slid down into a gorge and caught fire in Angola, New York, killing approximately 49 people. At the time, it was one of the deadliest train wrecks in American history.

    This episode of The Cornfield Meet: Transportation Disasters podcast is brought to you by Michele and Andy Sargent (aka Sargent Signals).

    Email: thecornfieldmeet@gmail.com
    Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/thecornfieldmeet
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/thecornfieldmeet
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cornfieldmeet
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thecornfieldmeet
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecornfieldmeet

    © Theme music created by Michele Sargent

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 068.2: (Road) The Cypress Freeway I-880 - Part 2

    Episode 068.2: (Road) The Cypress Freeway I-880 - Part 2

    Part 2 of 2.

    The collapse of the Cypress Freeway (I-880) occurred during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake on California’s Central Coast on October 17 at 5:04 p.m. local time. The earthquake was centered near Santa Cruz on a section of the San Andreas Fault System and was a magnitude of 6.9. The earthquake was responsible for 63 deaths and 3,757 injuries of which 42 died on the Cypress Freeway when the double-decker road pancaked down onto the other.

    This episode of The Cornfield Meet: Transportation Disasters podcast is brought to you by Michele Sargent and Mel Bee.

    Email: thecornfieldmeet@gmail.com
    Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/thecornfieldmeet
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/thecornfieldmeet
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cornfieldmeet
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thecornfieldmeet
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecornfieldmeet

    © Theme music created by Michele Sargent

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 068.1: (Road) The Cypress Freeway I-880 - Part 1

    Episode 068.1: (Road) The Cypress Freeway I-880 - Part 1

    Part 1 of 2.

    The collapse of the Cypress Freeway (I-880) occurred during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake on California’s Central Coast on October 17 at 5:04 p.m. local time. The earthquake was centered near Santa Cruz on a section of the San Andreas Fault System and was a magnitude of 6.9. The earthquake was responsible for 63 deaths and 3,757 injuries of which 42 died on the Cypress Freeway when the double-decker road pancaked down onto the other.

    This episode of The Cornfield Meet: Transportation Disasters podcast is brought to you by Michele Sargent and Mel Bee.

    Email: thecornfieldmeet@gmail.com
    Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/thecornfieldmeet
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/thecornfieldmeet
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cornfieldmeet
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thecornfieldmeet
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecornfieldmeet

    © Theme music created by Michele Sargent

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

DanTheMan3022 ,

Phenomenal!

Loving this podcast! I really appreciate the knowledge of everyone, including having the facts correct. The added YouTube snippets are amazing too, really makes this podcast different from others. Almost takes you back to that disaster. It’s crazy. My new favorite! Thanks!

Mama2lbg ,

Put drunk grandpa to bed and this would be fine

Look. If I wanted to listen to a drunk bigoted grandpa I’d call him. Why do you let this old man yell from the front porch into a microphone?

Could have been good.

Can’t listen to his dumb mouth for more than a few minutes

elkaywo ,

Unique Stories and a great listen!

New to this podcast but Michele and Andy are a fun duo. I like that they talk about stories that are unique and that get forgotten in time. Keep up the great work you two!

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