Rank #1: Ten Cent Beer Night
Nine arrests, dozens of injuries, and cheap beer are not things one would expect to see when attending a baseball game. However, for one historical game in particular, these are just a few of the things that fans experienced. In this episode of Disasters from History, you will hear the story behind one of the most disastrous promotional events of all time, "Ten Cent Beer Night".
Jan 11 2017
Rank #2: Departure
It is often said that we know more about outer space than we do about the darkest depths of our oceans. With oceans covering over 70% of Earth's surface, it's easy to believe that hidden in their depths lie some amazing historical artifacts and relics. One of these relics in particular, despite its world-famous reputation, has only been seen, in-person, by very few pairs of eyes over the last century. This is the story of that artifact. (This is part one of a multi-part series.)
Music used: "Immersed" by Kevin Macleod. Royalty-free music courtesy of http://incompetech.com/music/ under Creative Commons licensing.
Jan 19 2017
Rank #3: Toy Story 2: A Film That (Almost) Never Was
In this episode, you will hear the story of a miscalculation which nearly led to one of the biggest box office blunders in the history of film.
Music used: Nitya?nitya Vastu Viveka by Ars Sonor. Copyright-free under Creatives Commons licensing. Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Jan 04 2017
Rank #4: A Quick Announcement (and a special treat!)
In this mini-episode, I make an announcement and a special treat follows. I hope you enjoy.
Jan 25 2017
Rank #5: A Killer Crowd
Whether waiting outside a concert venue, a shopping mall, attending a rally, or even just waiting for a subway train, crowds are all around us. They're an everyday part of life for many of us, especially for those who live in cities or other population-dense areas. Though we all know the joys and pangs of being a part of one, many of us forget, or are straight-up unaware, of the inherent dangers that are present in large, high-density masses of people. Thankfully, various protocols and developing technologies have helped manage large crowds to make them safer, but these modern day advances are all a direct result of events which unfolded outside a concert venue on a cold December night in 1979.
NOTE: I apologize for the clipping audio which is present in most episodes of this podcast. These clips are caused by my fairly old computer which I record on, and its inability to process audio seamlessly. Trust me, I find the issues very annoying myself and I am working to correct them in future episodes. Thank you for your understanding.
Aug 03 2017