Great Disasters

Whether natural or man-made, disasters attract a strange mixture of horror and fascination. However, the spectacle of devastation is only ever one part of the story. Take a closer look, and you will find tales of extraordinary human endurance and heroism, stories that veer from the horrific to the oddly humorous, and lessons that can be learned to make our world safer. From the Titanic to the Costa Concordia, the Station nightclub fire to the Pulse nightclub shooting, these extraordinary events – and the people involved – are examined on the Great Disasters podcast, written, researched, recorded and produced by me, Kari Fay. From official reports, first-person accounts, and contemporary media, I delve into the often-appalling details of these events to bring you the full story.

Whether natural or man-made, disasters attract a strange mixture of horror and fascination. However, the spectacle of devastation is only ever one part of the story. Take a closer look, and you will find tales of extraordinary human endurance and heroism, stories that veer from the horrific to the oddly humorous, and lessons that can be learned to make our world safer. From the Titanic to the Costa Concordia, the Station nightclub fire to the Pulse nightclub shooting, these extraordinary events – and the people involved – are examined on the Great Disasters podcast, written, researched, recorded and produced by me, Kari Fay. From official reports, first-person accounts, and contemporary media, I delve into the often-appalling details of these events to bring you the full story.

Episodes: 44

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Carrollton Bus Crash

Duration: 52 min

The Boston Molasses Flood

Duration: 53 min

Harrow & Wealdstone Rail Crash

Duration: 41 min

The General Slocum

Duration: 42 min

The Victoria Hall Disaster

Duration: 35 min

Fukushima Daiichi

Duration: 39 min

2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

Duration: 36 min

Air New Zealand Flight 901

Duration: 43 min

1931 China Floods

Duration: 31 min

Vesuvius

Duration: 32 min

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