Great Disasters show

Great Disasters

Summary: I’ve been fascinated by disasters since I was a child. Okay, that may be a little odd, but disasters are fascinating things. There’s so much to learn from them, on a human level and on a more analytical front. What went wrong? How could it have been prevented? How did people react and cope with the situation? From the Titanic to the Costa Concordia, the Station nightclub fire to the Pulse nightclub shooting, these extraordinary events – and the ordinary people involved – will be examined on the Great Disasters podcast, a fortnightly broadcast written, researched, recorded and produced by me, Kari Fay.

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 GD10 - Mount Tambora | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1444

What has the weather in America or Switzerland got to do with a volcano in Indonesia?

 GD09 - Exercise Tiger | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1889

Around seven hundred American troops were killed in one night - but it was supposed to be only a practice run.

 GD08 - Everest Avalanche and Nepal Earthquake | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1755

A massive earthquake brought devastation to the people of Nepal and Western climbers on Mount Everest.

 GD07 - Hillsborough | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2472

An enjoyable afternoon on the terraces turned tragic for Liverpool fans, as a deadly crush in the stands of Hillsborough Stadium took 96 lives.

 GD06 - San Francisco Earthquake 1906 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1651

Shortly after five am on the 18th April 1906, San Francisco was rudely awoken by a major earthquake.

 GD05 - The Spanish Flu | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1320

The flu pandemic of 1918 was an outbreak of unprecedented proportions - and it was deadly.

 GD04 - Air France 358 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1864

The crash of Air France 358 was called a miracle - for good reason.

 GD03 - The Munich Olympics Massacre | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1767

The 1972 attack on Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games captured the attention of the world.

 GD02 - The London Smog | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1246

The smog which fell over London in December 1952 wasn't just bad weather - it was deadly.

 GD01b - The Sinking of the Titanic (Part Two) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1705

The sinking of the Titanic in 1912; one of the best known disasters in the world, but still one of the most tragic.

 GD01a - The Sinking of the Titanic (Part One) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1602

The sinking of the Titanic in 1912; one of the best known disasters in the world, but still one of the most tragic.

 Prologue | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 666

What is it about disasters that makes us want to look?


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