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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 Chānel - Mar 12 2019
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Never thought the day would come where someone would focus on this topic. Very very good. Can’t wait for more.

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

31 Ratings
Average Ratings
28
1
1
1
0

Amazing

By Chānel - Mar 12 2019
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Never thought the day would come where someone would focus on this topic. Very very good. Can’t wait for more.

Good show!

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

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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.

Rank #1: 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 #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: Podcast #11, The UpStairs Lounge Fire

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In this podcast, we talk about the 1973 arson attack on The UpStairs Lounge, which at the time was the biggest arson attack in New Orleans history, and is the biggest attack on LGBT people in our Nation’s history.

Aug 11 2013

17mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: Podcast #28, The Crash of Eastern Airlines Flight 401

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The 28th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the crash of Eastern Airlines flight 401 into the Florida Everglades on December 29th, 1972, and what came about because of the crash and how it changed aviation forever.

Jan 18 2019

27mins

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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: Podcast #30, The Halifax Explosion of 1917

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In the 30th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, we go back in time more than 100 years and discuss the incident that destroyed the city of Halifax while World War I was raging on the other side of the planet, how hard it was to survive, and the heroes that came out of it. And we also touch on two recent Boeing 737MAX crashes, in the hopes of coming to a successful conclusion soon, to make flying safe once again.

Mar 15 2019

30mins

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Rank #10: 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 #11: Podcast #13, The Great Chinese Famine

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The 13th podcast from CatastropheCast.com, focusing on the Great Chinese Famine of 1958-1961 which took the lives of 36 million people, and prevented 40 million more from ever being born.

Dec 16 2013

16mins

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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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Rank #14: Podcast #6, The 1964 Good Friday Earthquake

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On Good Friday 1964, Alaska was struck with the second most powerful earthquake in recorded history. Learn about the earthquake, and listen to a personal anecdote about it.

Sep 29 2012

27mins

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Rank #15: 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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