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The Podcast of Doom explores the famous and consequential catastrophes, cataclysms, disasters and emphatically bad decisions of world history. If you like fires, volcanoes, floods, maritime disasters, civil conflict, industrial accidents and the foibles of human nature then I invite you to listen to the Podcast of Doom. We will travel around the world and through time to analyze famous calamities and how they occurred.

ThePodcastofDoom's podcast David Apelzin

    • History
    • 4.5 • 11 Ratings

The Podcast of Doom explores the famous and consequential catastrophes, cataclysms, disasters and emphatically bad decisions of world history. If you like fires, volcanoes, floods, maritime disasters, civil conflict, industrial accidents and the foibles of human nature then I invite you to listen to the Podcast of Doom. We will travel around the world and through time to analyze famous calamities and how they occurred.

    COVID-19 - Special Emergency Podcast

    COVID-19 - Special Emergency Podcast

    Surprise! I did not expect to be doing anymore podcasts. But the recent outbreak of coronavirus known as COVID-19 demanded an explanation. We are seeing a global pandemic on a colossal scale and taking precautions that few people remember before in their lifetimes. In this episode we will explore how we got here, what is going on now and what the future could possible hold. I guarantee you, that this is a topic you will never forget.

    • 2 hr 6 min
    A Podcast Announcement

    A Podcast Announcement

    A not so brief announcement about future podcast episodes.

    • 53 min
    The Boxing Day Tsunami

    The Boxing Day Tsunami

    On December 26, 2004, an earthquake measuring approximately 9.1 struck just off Sumatra. The shaking lasted between 8 and 10 minutes, displaced hundreds of billions of gallons of seawater. The death toll was enormous, at 280,000 people. Fatalities took place in 14 countries when oceans waves pushed inland, crushing and flooding everything in its path. The tsunami also caught by surprise thousands of western tourists who had flocked to those coasts to enjoy their beautiful beaches.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    NASA's space shuttle disasters

    NASA's space shuttle disasters

    NASA suffered 2 space shuttle disasters: Challenger and Columbia. In both cases all seven crew members died. In both cases the true source of the problem was organizational not mechanical. The failure of parts without negative consequences was so common in the space shuttle program, there was a name for it, "normalization of deviance." 

    • 1 hr 55 min
    The Killing Fields of Cambodia

    The Killing Fields of Cambodia

    In 1975, the Communist Party Khmer Rouge came to power in Cambodia, and began a series of measures to eliminate their perceived internal opponents and to transform their country into an agrarian-based, communist society. Pol Pot, the leader of the Khmer Rouge, tried to cleanse Cambodian society along racial, social, religious and political lines. They would eventually be overthrown by a foreign army, but only after they had killed 1.5 to 3 million people.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    The Ottoman Genocide Against Armenians

    The Ottoman Genocide Against Armenians

    As the Ottoman Empire went into decline in the early 20th century relations between Muslim Turks and Christian Armenians deteriorated. Demands for reform were met with violence. After the Ottomans entered into World War I the battlefield losses mounted and blame was focused on the Armenians marking the beginning of a genocide that would ultimately take 800,000 to 1.5 million lives.

    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

-Mary Esther- ,

Welcome back David!!!

I felt so blessed and surprised to see your April podcast. I have missed hearing your voice! I have enjoyed all of your podcasts and appreciate the hard work you put into the historical research. Please keep making brilliant podcasts! Salamat po!

jcuempire ,

Great Podcast

Aside from the occasional technical glitch, this is an informative and well written podcast, albeit sometimes depressing as hell

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