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If there is a catastrophe or disaster, manmade or natural, it has probably grabbed our attention. Join us as we delve into the world of catastrophes and disasters, find out what went wrong, and the lasting consequences.

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If there is a catastrophe or disaster, manmade or natural, it has probably grabbed our attention. Join us as we delve into the world of catastrophes and disasters, find out what went wrong, and the lasting consequences.

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By gr3tch3n - Dec 12 2019
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I really enjoy this show and look forward to listening to it. We need more episode!!! We waited long enough!!!! Please and thank you.

Good show!

By DLGreenfield - Jun 08 2017
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I wish there were more episodes :D Love the amount of detail. Come back, Walter!

iTunes Ratings

37 Ratings
Average Ratings
33
2
1
1
0

More more more

By gr3tch3n - Dec 12 2019
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I really enjoy this show and look forward to listening to it. We need more episode!!! We waited long enough!!!! Please and thank you.

Good show!

By DLGreenfield - Jun 08 2017
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I wish there were more episodes :D Love the amount of detail. Come back, Walter!
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CatastropheCast.com

Latest release on May 15, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 1 month ago

Rank #1: Podcast #23, The Crash of Air New Zealand Flight 901 of November 29th, 1979

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The 23rd podcast from CatastropheCast focusing on the tragic events of November 29th, 1979 when Air New Zealand flight 901 crashed into Mt. Erebus on Antarctica and became known as "The loneliest airline crash"

Mar 18 2016

26mins

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Rank #2: Podcast #26, The Crash of American Airlines Flight 587

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The 26th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the fate of American Airlines flight 587 on November 12th, 2001

Feb 24 2017

22mins

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Rank #3: Podcast #8, The Crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261

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On January 31st, 2000, Alaska Airlines flight #261 crashed into the Pacific ocean, taking 88 lives, in one of the most preventable crashes of recent memory.

Dec 16 2012

27mins

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Rank #4: Podcast #14, The O’Hare Runway Incursion of December 20th, 1972

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In this podcast we talk about the runway incursion of Delta Airlines Flight 954 and North Central Airlines flight 975 on December 20th, 1972, and the lasting legacy it has on aviation to this day.

Dec 21 2013

17mins

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Rank #5: Podcast 18, The Kansas City Hyatt Regency Skywalk Collapse

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The 18th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the Hyatt Regency Kansas city Skywalk collapse of July, 1981.

Jul 06 2014

21mins

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Rank #6: Podcast #25, A Link Between Minamata, Japan and Mosul, Iraq

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The 25th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the link between the small town of Minamata Japan from the 1950s, and the sprawling mecca of Mosul, Iraq from the 1970s

Jan 28 2017

28mins

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Rank #7: Podcast #5, The Crash at Tenerife

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The crash of two Boeing 747s in 1979 on the island of Los Rodeos in the Canary Islands is the deadliest airline disaster to date. We go into the eight interconnected pieces that led to the airline crash.

Aug 04 2012

32mins

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Rank #8: Podcast #31, The Crash of Helios Airways Flight 522

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In the 31st podcast from CatastropheCast.com, we go back to 2005 and delve into the series of events that caused the crash of Helios Airlines flight #522 outside of Athens, Greece, and what has happened since to help this terrible catastrophe from ever happening again.

Apr 12 2019

33mins

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Rank #9: Podcast #3, The Bhopal Disaster

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Today’s podcast talks about the Bhopal disaster of 1984, and the chilling effects it still has today.

Jun 23 2012

23mins

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Rank #10: Podcast #10, The Catastrophe At Los Alfaques Resort in Spain

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Today we do our first listener-suggested podcast, which delves into the deadly accident that devestated the Los Alfaques beach community in Spain back in 1978, leaving hundreds of vacationers from around Europe dead or injured.

Mar 13 2013

28mins

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Rank #11: Podcast #12, The Crash of National Airlines Flight 83 and Philadelphia’s Forgotten Hero

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In this podcast, we cover Philadelphia’s Forgotten Hero, Frankie Housley, and her actions as the result of the crash of National Airlines Flight 83 at Philadelphia Airport.

Oct 19 2013

15mins

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Rank #12: Podcast #29, The Dupont Plaza Hotel Fire of 1986 and the Humberto Vidal Building explosion of 1996

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In the 29th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, we go into two different incidents that happened ten years and ten miles from each other in San Juan Puerto Rico. The hotel fire has always intrigued me, and the building explosion was a listener request.

And remember, Puerto Rico isn't a foreign country, but is rather a territory of the United States. And hopefully, in the near future, the 51st or 52nd state, along with Washington, DC.

Feb 08 2019

38mins

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Rank #13: Podcast #4, The Boston Molasses Disaster of 1919

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In this podcast, we go into the history of the Boston Molasses Disaster of 1919, it’s victims, and it’s aftermath. Special note: I mistakingly wrote “1915” in my notes as to when the disaster occurred, but it’s really 1919. My apologies; whenever I refer to 1915 in the podcast, it should really be 1919.

Jun 14 2012

20mins

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Rank #14: Podcast #9, The Crash of UPS Flight 006

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Today we talk about the crash of UPS Flight 006 from September, 2010, and the effect that it has on air travel even today.

Jan 19 2013

23mins

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Rank #15: Podcast #7, The Hijacking of Etheopian Airlines Flight 961

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On November 23rd, 1996, three men took over Etheopian Airlines flight #961. The resulting flight, fuel starvation, and eventual crash into the shallow waters off of the island of Grand Camoro, was caught on videotape, and until five years later, was probably one of the most publicized hijackings in modern history.

Oct 13 2012

27mins

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