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Causality

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Chain of Events. Cause and Effect. We analyse what went right and what went wrong as we discover that many outcomes can be predicted, planned for and even prevented

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Chain of Events. Cause and Effect. We analyse what went right and what went wrong as we discover that many outcomes can be predicted, planned for and even prevented

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I actually get a bit excited when a new one comes out.

By vinnievroom - Oct 11 2018
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A podcast for those with a brain

One of the most interesting podcasts

By PlanetBeef - Mar 12 2016
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Fascinating take on the world.

iTunes Ratings

38 Ratings
Average Ratings
36
1
0
1
0

I actually get a bit excited when a new one comes out.

By vinnievroom - Oct 11 2018
Read more
A podcast for those with a brain

One of the most interesting podcasts

By PlanetBeef - Mar 12 2016
Read more
Fascinating take on the world.

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Chain of Events. Cause and Effect. We analyse what went right and what went wrong as we discover that many outcomes can be predicted, planned for and even prevented

Rank #1: 3: Fukushima

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What went wrong with Fukushima 1 Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011. With John Chidgey.

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Nov 13 2015

44mins

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Rank #2: 17: Three Mile Island

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On March 28, 1979 Unit 2 of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant in the United States of America an incident would lead to a partial reactor core meltdown. Many blamed the operators for stopping the reactor cooling system but the real root causes showed a known flaw in the design and alarm flooding had blinded the operators to what was actually happening. With John Chidgey.

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Jun 02 2017

43mins

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Rank #3: 22: Chernobyl

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The largest nuclear incident in human history released an estimated 400 times the radioactive material compared to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It all happened because of a test that was delayed by one shift, or was it the ultimate inevitability of a flawed reactor design? With John Chidgey.

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Jul 08 2018

50mins

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Rank #4: 13: Costa Concordia

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A near-new modern cruise liner with all the navigational aids and maps struck rocks and sank killing over 30 people and the man most responsible still walks free today. With John Chidgey.

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Nov 13 2016

34mins

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Rank #5: 4: Titanic

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The Titanic famously sank on her maiden voyage with a huge loss of life. No ship is unsinkable. With John Chidgey.

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Dec 11 2015

26mins

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Rank #7: 12: Mont Blanc Tunnel

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The Mont Blanc tunnel cut hours off the journey between Italy and France and in 1999 in a fire emergency services were unable to save 38 lives. We look at why. With John Chidgey.

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Sep 29 2016

33mins

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Rank #8: 16: Tenerife

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In 1977 on the small island of Tenerife two 747 Jumbo Jets collided on the runway in poor visibility. A miscommunication clearly occurred, but even today, the same elements still exist and it could happen again. With John Chidgey.

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Mar 10 2017

39mins

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Rank #9: 25: Deepwater Horizon

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In 2010 an Oil Drilling Rig suffered a catastrophic well blowout, killing 11 people, destroying the rig and leading to the worst maritime oil spill in history. It all happened a few hours after the well was declared safe and ready for handover. We look at the human and financial factors that led to the incident at Macondo. With John Chidgey.

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Jan 08 2019

51mins

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Rank #10: 9: Hindenburg

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The largest airship ever constructed burst into flames when trying to land in 1937 in New Jersey in what has become one of the most striking disasters of modern times. With John Chidgey.

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Apr 27 2016

27mins

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Rank #11: 11: Flint Michigan

Jul 03 2016

38mins

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Rank #12: 20: Stava Dam

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On the 19th of July, 1985 in Tesero, Northern Italy, a tailings dam gave way and killed 268 people. With the most common tailings dam design in the world, what went wrong and how widespread are the risks? With John Chidgey.

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Feb 24 2018

21mins

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Rank #13: 21: Milford Haven

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A turning point in control systems user interface design and alarm management happened in an unlikely place that few have ever heard of. We look at what went wrong at Milford Haven. With John Chidgey.

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Support Causality on Patreon Episode sponsor: Makers4Good:

Makers4Good are an innovative company based in Palo Alto, California and they’ve recently released the HELIO: A Solar Light, Torch and Powerbank that’s perfect for camping, hiking, emergencies, gazebos, use as a night light or wherever your adventures might happen to take you. All profits from the sale of the HELIO go to providing light and power for those in need.

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Apr 29 2018

35mins

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Rank #14: 14: Concorde

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The Concorde was the first commercially successful supersonic aeroplane that flew for nearly 25 years without a fatality and was considered the safest aeroplane in the world at the time until it crashed. The incident ended the lives of 113 people and it ultimately ended the Concorde itself. With John Chidgey.

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Dec 22 2016

36mins

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Rank #15: 15: Sampoong Department Store

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The Sampoong Department Store in South Korea collapsed in 1995 killing over 500 people. The investigators were shocked to find just how many rules had been broken but the true root cause might have been something more innocuous. With John Chidgey.

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Jan 27 2017

38mins

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