Episode 606: Hindenburg Disaster: The Hubris and The Humanity

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Summary: On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we discuss the fiery crash of the Hindenburg. Its last moments were made famous by the grainy black and white footage and the scream, “Oh the humanity!” The ship was very interesting before that, however. It was built in Germany and was almost immediately commandeered for Nazi propaganda. It was even named after the guy who made Hitler the chancellor. After it flew around Germany to pump up the father land, it became a luxurious way for the elite to cross the Atlantic. It made ten flights to New Jersey in its first year and was ready to do more when disaster struck. It exploded on landing. Some say it was sabotage and even have a suspect. Others think it was because, you know, it was a giant cotton sack filled with explosive death gasses. We’ll let you be the judge.<br> <br>  <br> <br> Visit Our Sources:<br> <br> <a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/80th-anniversary-hindenburg-disaster-mysteries-remain-180963107/">https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/80th-anniversary-hindenburg-disaster-mysteries-remain-180963107/</a><br> <br> <a href="https://www.livescience.com/58959-hindenburg-crash.html">https://www.livescience.com/58959-hindenburg-crash.html</a><br> <br> <a href="https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/609624/hindenburg-disaster-facts">https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/609624/hindenburg-disaster-facts</a><br> <br> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LZ_129_Hindenburg">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LZ_129_Hindenburg</a><br> <br> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindenburg_disaster">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindenburg_disaster</a><br> <br> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgWHbpMVQ1U">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgWHbpMVQ1U</a><br> <br> <a href="https://www.airships.net/hindenburg/interiors/">https://www.airships.net/hindenburg/interiors/</a><br> <br> Oh The Humanity: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ2qP4wd4LE">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ2qP4wd4LE</a>