Natural Disasters

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 Nov 10, 2019
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Tsunamis, volcanoes, tornadoes, earthquakes...these are real-life monsters. We like to think we’re prepared for a catastrophe. But time and time again, Mother Nature proves us wrong. Each week, Natural Disasters examines the earth’s biggest catastrophes that took countless lives, destroyed communities, and toppled civilizations. Natural Disasters is a Parcast Original with new episodes released every Thursday.

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Introducing Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers!
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Uncover the dirty dealings of history’s most badly behaved presidents in the NEW Spotify Original from Parcast, Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers. Every Tuesday through the 2020 election, Ashley shines a light on the darker side of the American presidency… From secret love affairs and all-night ragers to blackmail schemes and excessive drug use, she’ll expose the personal and professional controversies you may never knew existed.  Enjoy this exclusive clip from our first episode of Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers!  Then search Very Presidential to find more episodes, free on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts! 
Aug 11, 2020
Chelyabinsk Meteor
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On February 15, 2013, a fireball streaked over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk and exploded. The residents below worried it was a missile—but really, it was a meteor that struck the earth with the force of multiple nuclear bombs. 
Aug 06, 2020
Mann Gulch Wildfire Tragedy Pt. 2
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The blow-up of the 1949 Mann Gulch Wildfire had tragic consequences for a team of wildland firefighters. The event catalyzed a new era in fire safety, and wildland firefighting techniques that continue to this day.
Jul 30, 2020
Mann Gulch Wildfire Tragedy Pt. 1
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On August 5th, 1949, a lightning strike touched off a small wildfire in Montana's Helena National Forest. A team of smokejumpers were dispatched to fight the fire—but it burned out of control, trapping them in the gulch. 
Jul 23, 2020
Ohio Fireworks Derecho
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During the 1969 Independence Day fireworks celebrations in Lakewood, Ohio, a massive windstorm called a derecho struck without warning. Some of the 20,000 spectators who fled for shelter would not survive.
Jul 16, 2020
Lake Nyos Toxic Gas Cloud
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In 1986, a deep volcanic lake in Cameroon erupted half a million tons of carbon dioxide. The toxic gas washed over the surrounding countryside with deadly consequences, and the mystery of the lake took scientists years to unravel.
Jul 09, 2020
The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Pt. 2
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The tsunami rose out of the ocean on the morning of December 26th, 2004, after a 9.2 magnitude earthquake. After wreaking havoc in Indonesia, the wave continued toward Thailand. Thousands of victims were in its path, and the destruction would change the beaches forever.
Jul 02, 2020
Introducing: Meet Cute
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When you’re between episodes of Natural Disasters, you should check out another great podcast called Meet Cute. It isn’t a Parcast show, but if you’re looking for love stories that don’t end in disaster, Meet Cute is perfect for you. Meet cutes are short-form audio romantic comedies that take the listener from “meet cute” to “happily ever after” in 15 minutes — because everyone needs a good love story. To hear more episodes, search Meet Cute on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts! 
Jun 27, 2020
The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Pt. 1
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On December 26th, 2004, the beaches of Indonesia and Thailand were brimming with tourists on their Christmas holidays. That morning, one of the largest earthquakes in recorded history struck just off the western shore of Sumatra, startling locals and tourists alike. But the quake also triggered a tsunami, and just minutes later, thousands would be dead.
Jun 25, 2020
The Cheniere Caminada Hurricane Pt. 2
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On October 3rd, 1893, the fishing community of Cheniere Caminada awoke to a nightmare. A category 4 hurricane had wiped out the region, leaving hundreds dead and a village decimated. Today, Cheniere Caminada remains a ghost town.
Jun 18, 2020
The Cheniere Caminada Hurricane Pt. 1
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On October 2nd, 1893, a category 4 hurricane made landfall on the southeast coast of Louisiana. It slammed into the fishing community of Cheniere Caminada, a thriving village that supplied oysters and other seafood to New Orleans. The seafaring population was caught off-guard and had to fight for their lives.
Jun 11, 2020
Introducing SOLVED MURDERS: TRUE CRIME MYSTERIES, A Parcast Original Series!
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To commemorate its fourth anniversary, Parcast and the team behind Unsolved Murders are taking a closer look at what it takes to catch a killer. In the new series Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries, you'll follow the clues and uncover the missing pieces to some of history's most gripping cases. Every Wednesday, join hosts Carter and Wenndy as they explore the days, months, and even years leading up to a killer being caught. Each episode plays out like a classic murder mystery—where the final reveal is nearly as shocking as the murder itself. Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries is only available on Spotify. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on the infamous “in cold blood” murders of the Clutter Family. If you want to listen to the full episode, follow Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries, free and only on Spotify.
Jun 10, 2020
Kisii Lightning Strikes
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Kenya’s Kisii County sees around 30 lightning strike fatalities per year. While this phenomena is largely due to high elevation and thunderstorms, other manmade factors contribute to the danger.
Jun 04, 2020
The Great Molasses Flood Pt. 2
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On the morning of January 15th, 1919, two million gallons of molasses wreaked havoc on the North End. The cleanup process was arduous, with the flood having lasting effects on the city and people of Boston.
May 28, 2020
The Great Molasses Flood Pt. 1
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On the morning of January 15th, 1919, a deluge of two million gallons of molasses swept over Boston's North End. Startled residents ran for shelter and desperately tried to save those caught in the wave of liquid sugar.
May 21, 2020
The Children’s Blizzard Pt. 2
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As the blizzard raged on through the afternoon of January 12th, 1888, schoolhouses across South Dakota became emergency shelters. Some children tried to make it home through the driving snow, while teachers herded kids to safety. Not all would survive.
May 14, 2020
The Children’s Blizzard Pt. 1
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At midday on January 12th, 1888, the northern plains of South Dakota were struck by a deadly blizzard. Many teachers and school children were caught outside in the blinding snow and found themselves fleeing for their lives.
May 07, 2020
Toxic Flood of Hungary Pt. 2
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After a flood of toxic waste inundated the region around Akja, Hungary in October 2010, the residents of the area rushed to save those trapped and poisoned by the flood. Considered one of the worst ecological disasters of the modern era, the toxic spill forever changed the communities swallowed up by the deluge.
Apr 30, 2020
Sneak Peek: DAILY QUOTE, A Parcast Original Series!
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Whether you’re jumpstarting the morning, searching for that midday pick-me-up, or trying to finish the evening off strong… Daily Quote offers some of history’s most inspirational quotes whenever you need them—365 days a year. In this 2-3 minute podcast, you’ll be given a quote that will motivate, uplift, and renew your outlook on life. You’ll also dive deeper into the context surrounding the quote—learning more about its origin and the meaning behind it. Enjoy this sneak peek of Daily Quote ahead of its launch on Monday. April 27th! In this exclusive episode, we highlight the poignant words of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. For more pathways to positivity, subscribe to Daily Quote free on Spotify! 
Apr 26, 2020
NEW: Toxic Flood of Hungary Pt. 1
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We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Natural Disasters today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. On October 4th, 2010, a flood of toxic sludge burst out of a waste reservoir near Akja, Hungary. The surrounding region was quickly inundated by a wave of red mud, driving people and animals out of their homes in a desperate bid to escape the poisonous torrent.
Apr 23, 2020
Crossover Week: Medical Mysteries (Leishmaniasis Pt. 2)
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If you enjoy the true stories told in Natural Disasters, check out this episode from our series Medical Mysteries: It wasn’t until Doug Preston and his team returned from their expedition in Honduras in 2015 that tragedy struck. What they had contracted in the ruins was a horrifying, sometimes lethal and incurable disease of leishmaniasis, a tropical parasitic disease.
Apr 16, 2020
Crossover Week: Medical Mysteries (Leishmaniasis Pt. 1)
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If you enjoy the true stories told in Natural Disasters, check out this episode from our series Medical Mysteries: Explorers set out on an expedition into the wilderness of Honduras in 2015. They were seeking a lost city, but returned with far more than they bargained for.
Apr 16, 2020
Toba Supervolcano
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Seventy-five thousand years ago, the Toba Supervolcano decimated the Indonesian archipelago. It was one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history and nearly drove humanity to extinction.
Apr 09, 2020
Introducing SUPERNATURAL WITH ASHLEY FLOWERS, A Parcast Original Series!
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Join Parcast and Crime Junkie’s Ashley Flowers as they dive deep into the strange and surreal to explain some of the world’s most bizarre true crime occurrences in the new series, Supernatural with Ashley Flowers. Every Wednesday, Ashley digs into a different mystifying crime—where the most fitting theory isn’t always the most conventional. Was there a special committee formed under President Truman to recover and investigate alien spacecraft? Sort through the details with Ashley and decide for yourself in this exclusive clip from our episode on the “Majestic 12.” To finish this episode, subscribe to Supernatural with Ashley Flowers free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Apr 08, 2020
Parcast Classic: The Tunguska Event
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Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy! A massive explosion that occurred in the remote wilderness of Russia in 1908. Though more than a century has passed since it took place, the exact cause of the blast is still debated.
Apr 02, 2020
Potato Famine Pt. 2
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By the late 1840s, with no end in sight to the potato famine gripping Ireland and no help coming from the British government, the Irish people were left with few options. Forced to choose between dire workhouses or leaving the country, there was no easy solution to ending their hunger.
Mar 26, 2020
Potato Famine Pt. 1
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In 1845, a fungus destroyed Ireland’s potato crops, leaving the Irish population without its main food source. The first months of the famine morphed into a bureaucratic nightmare.
Mar 19, 2020
Introducing SUPERNATURAL WITH ASHLEY FLOWERS, A Parcast Original Series!
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Most mysteries can be solved by looking at the facts. But sometimes, the facts don’t lead to a logical explanation, and the truth lies somewhere in the unknown…Join Parcast and Crime Junkie’s Ashley Flowers as they dive deep into the strange and surreal to explain some of the world’s most bizarre true crime occurrences in the new series, Supernatural with Ashley Flowers. Every Wednesday, Ashley digs into a different mystifying crime—where the most fitting theory isn’t always the most conventional. Join Ashley in this exclusive clip from the first episode as she takes on the mysterious “Lead Masks Case.” To finish this episode, subscribe to Supernatural with Ashley Flowers free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Mar 16, 2020
The Big Burn Pt. 2
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As the vast chain of wildfires known as the Big Burn spread across the northern Rockies in 1910, teams of Forest Rangers, firefighters, and normal citizens alike fought tooth and nail to protect their towns. But in the face of such overwhelming force, there was little they could do to fight the power of Mother Nature.
Mar 12, 2020
The Big Burn Pt. 1
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It was the largest natural blaze in U.S. history—the result of human agricultural inexperience, a freak climate, and unbridled westward expansion by American corporations and homesteaders. The catastrophic wildfire of 1910 incinerated over 4,000 miles of the western United States and came to be known as the “Big Burn.” 
Mar 05, 2020
Great Lakes Storm of 1913 Pt. 2
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From November 7th through the 10th, 1913, the Great Lakes of North America experienced one of the worst storms on record for the region. The inland cyclone came to be known as the “White Hurricane,” and cost hundreds of lives and millions of dollars in damages.
Feb 27, 2020
Great Lakes Storm of 1913 Pt. 1
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In 1913, an inland cyclone struck Lake Superior and Lake Huron and buried the city of Cleveland in snow. Several freighters went to the bottom of the lakes, and the storm set new records for snowfall and wind speed.
Feb 20, 2020
Introducing PARCAST DAILY, A Parcast Original Series!
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Every Monday through Friday, Parcast Daily filters through all of your favorite Parcast shows to highlight one timely and relevant episode premiering each day. You might hear about a calculating killer on Female Criminals, delve into the minds of history and fiction’s greatest bad guys on Villains, or spiral down into intrigue and speculation on Conspiracy Theories. Whatever your tastes, you’ll always get something new on Parcast Daily. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our featured episode: “Bohemian Grove Pt. 1.” To finish this episode, subscribe to PARCAST DAILY free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Feb 19, 2020
The Great Flood of Paris Pt. 2
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During the last week of January 1910, the citizens of Paris fought to survive a deluge of freezing water and raw sewage that covered their city. Police and fire departments were stretched to their limits rescuing trapped and injured citizens. 
Feb 13, 2020
The Great Flood of Paris Pt. 1
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For the six months leading up to January 1910, France experienced record-setting rainfall that predicated one of the worst floods in history. By the time the rain stopped falling, the Seine River had risen almost thirty feet and inundated the city of Paris.
Feb 06, 2020
Listen First! KILLER KNOWLEDGE, A Parcast Original Series!
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Sure, you’re a fan of true crime—but are you ready to put your skills to the test and be crowned an undisputed expert? Then try your hand at our new trivia podcast, Killer Knowledge. Every Tuesday, two competitors go head-to-head to correctly answer multiple-choice true crime questions. Whoever gains the most points after 20 questions, wins! It’s all the murder, mystery, and suspense you’ve come to expect from Parcast, now in a fast-paced, interactive format. Play along in this exclusive clip from our pilot episode about the mysterious circumstances surrounding D.B. Cooper, and see how well you measure up! To find out who wins, follow KILLER KNOWLEDGE free on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!
Feb 04, 2020
Mt. Vesuvius Volcanic Eruption Pt. 2
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The majority of Pompeiians traveled south to other villages, or escaped by boat on the Bay of Naples. However, some 2000 residents chose to remain in the city, believing it was wiser to batten down the hatches. It was a decision that proved fatal.
Jan 30, 2020
Mt. Vesuvius Volcanic Eruption Pt. 1
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In 79 CE, the Roman citizens of Pompeii and Herculaneum believed that Mount Vesuvius was an extinct volcano. That is, until the mountain exploded—filling the sky with debris. Meanwhile, a military commander embarked on a daring rescue mission to the volcano’s shores.
Jan 23, 2020
Listen First! DICTATORS, A Parcast Original Series!
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They are natural-born-leaders with a never-ending thirst for power. Through force and deceit, they rise through the ranks towards radicalism—eliminating anyone who stands in their way. Every Tuesday, delve into the minds, and motives, behind some of the world’s most infamous leaders in Parcast’s original series, DICTATORS. Each dictator is analyzed in 2-part episodes... with the first giving insight into their rise to power, and the second chronicling the impact of their downfall. In this special clip from our first episode, learn about Benito Mussolini’s transformation from Italian “Superman” to despised despot. To finish this episode, subscribe to DICTATORS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Jan 21, 2020
Okeechobee Hurricane Pt. 2
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After the Okeechobee Hurricane ravaged the town of Belle Glade in 1928, citizens struggled to recover from the storm’s deadly wake. The official death toll was one of the largest ever reported from a hurricane at that time.
Jan 16, 2020
Okeechobee Hurricane Pt. 1
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In 1928, one of the deadliest storms ever recorded in the North Atlantic basin began to form off the coast of Africa. As it approached the Florida coast, many residents didn’t heed the warnings to evacuate. What happened next would devastate the area around Lake Okeechobee for years to come.
Jan 09, 2020
Best of 2019: The 2011 Tornado Super Outbreak Pt. 2
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Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: A wave of storms that devastated the southern United States in 2011. Known as the Super Outbreak, it became the costliest tornado outbreak ever recorded.
Jan 02, 2020
Best of 2019: The 2011 Tornado Super Outbreak Pt. 1
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Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: On April 27th, 2011, the clouds were low and dark—intense winds whipping around. It was a quarter past five in the afternoon, and the entire state was on high alert. 
Dec 26, 2019
The Haiti Earthquake Pt. 2
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Haiti’s devastating earthquake made international headlines in 2010. In the years following the disaster, it became clear that the international community had failed Haiti yet again. 
Dec 19, 2019
The Haiti Earthquake Pt. 1
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On January 12th, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, killing over 300,000 people. The quake was just the most recent calamity in a string of disasters that stretch back well over 200 years.
Dec 12, 2019
Listen First! DOG TALES, A Parcast Original Series!
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They’re four-legged, full of love and often times more like family than their nickname suggests. Parcast’s endearing original series, DOG TALES, tells the true stories of heroic canines that have gone above and beyond their “best friend” duties. Every Monday, embark on a new journey of courage, service, and unwavering sacrifice by our most loyal companions. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Buddy the German Shepherd—America’s first seeing-eye guide dog. To finish this episode, subscribe to DOG TALES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Dec 10, 2019
The Dust Veil
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A devastating event from 536-537 C.E. where a dry, blue fog darkened skies across Europe and Asia for over a year, causing a drop in temperatures, drought, and famine.
Dec 05, 2019
Listen First! SPORTS CRIMINALS, A Parcast Original Series!
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They’re sport’s greatest heroes… displaying superhuman-like abilities to overcome intense pressure. But when it comes to the downfalls of fame, money, and ego—they’re far more human than super. Every Thursday, Parcast’s original series SPORTS CRIMINALS keeps score on the darker side of sports. Each episode chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of some of sport’s biggest names. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first of two captivating episodes on disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. To finish this episode, subscribe to SPORTS CRIMINALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Nov 24, 2019
The Tunguska Event
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A massive explosion that occurred in the remote wilderness of Russia in 1908. Though more than a century has passed since it took place, the exact cause of the blast is still debated.
Nov 21, 2019
Listen First! MYTHICAL MONSTERS, A Parcast Original Series!
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Dragons, serpents, giants, and demons… they aren't merely foils to a hero. They are primal symbols reflecting ancient truths. The Parcast original series, MYTHICAL MONSTERS, tells the stories of these legendary beasts, and explores what they represent to mankind. New episodes released every Monday. And now you can hear a special clip from the episode on the demonically-menacing Gargoyle. To finish this episode, subscribe to MYTHICAL MONSTERS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Nov 14, 2019
The Chicago Heat Wave Pt. 2
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Extreme temperatures would kill more than 700 Chicagoans over the course of 5 days in July of 1995. The tragedy would leave a scar on the city’s history, but also bring to light the herculean efforts of rescue workers tasked with saving the lives of their fellow citizens.
Nov 14, 2019
The Chicago Heat Wave Pt. 1
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On July 13, 1995, Chicagoans awoke to a blistering day in which the temperature would reach 106 degrees. The heat index, which measures how the temperature actually feels on the body, would hit 126 degrees by the time the day was over.
Nov 07, 2019
The Dust Bowl Pt. 2
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As the debilitating drought waged on, farming families in the Great Plains fought to survive as terrible dust storms laid waste to entire towns. With the dust settling in the late 1930s, attempts to heal and protect the land from new threats were set into place.
Oct 31, 2019
The Dust Bowl Pt. 1
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During the 1930s, dust storms destroyed millions of acres of farmland and displaced over 3 million families in the midwestern United States. The Dust Bowl region grew to incredible size before its collapse, with storms sweeping across the nation and choking entire towns.
Oct 24, 2019
The 2011 Tōhoku Tsunami Pt. 2
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Following one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded, Japan was buffeted by an unbelievably powerful tsunami. Although they had attempted to prepare for such a disaster, their defenses were easily overthrown, and the result was one of the most devastating nuclear disasters the world has ever seen.
Oct 17, 2019
Bonus: Today In True Crime - Zodiac Killer
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On this day in 1969, the Zodiac Killer’s last confirmed victim was shot and killed.
Oct 11, 2019
The 2011 Tōhoku Tsunami Pt. 1
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Japan is no stranger to earthquakes. The 2011 earthquake that set off an enormous tsunami off the coast of Tōhoku tested the nation's resilience.
Oct 10, 2019
The 2011 Tornado Super Outbreak Pt. 2
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In April of 2011, a tornado touched down near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Another one soon followed. Then another, then another. By the time the storm was over, the area had been ravaged by hundreds of tornadoes that caused widespread destruction... and tragic loss of life. 
Oct 03, 2019
The 2011 Tornado Super Outbreak Pt. 1
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A tornado touched down in the spring of 2011 near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Over the next five days, hundreds more tornados would ravage the area, in one of the deadliest storm periods in recent memory. 
Sep 26, 2019
Mount Everest Pt. 2: Below Freezing
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The wind howled. The clouds surrounded the mountain, dropping the temperature down below freezing. The climbers of Mountain Madness and Adventure Consultants were still stranded and exposed on Everest’s peak. What followed was an incredible story of survival… and tragedy. 
Sep 19, 2019
Mount Everest Pt. 1: The Blizzard of 1996
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In 1996, two climbing groups set out to reach the peak of Mount Everest, the highest point on planet Earth. A sudden, unexpected blizzard would leave them stranded on the mountain's summit, where the freezing cold and lack of oxygen slowly killed them off, one by one. 
Sep 12, 2019
Krakatoa Pt. 2: The Explosion Heard ‘Round The World
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After the first eruption of Krakatoa on August 26th, 1883, the citizens of the Sunda Strait may have assumed the worst was over. But they were about to experience a tsunami that would be the first of many over the next 24 hours. On top of this, pyroclastic flows were on their way, ready to burn those running for safety in the hills. With such an extreme level of catastrophe, it seemed that none would survive.
Sep 05, 2019
Krakatoa Pt. 1: West of Java
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In 1883 between the south-Asian islands of Java and Sumatra, a deadly force was brewing. The volcano Krakatoa had been waiting to erupt for over a thousand years. Dutch colonizers ignored the warning signs, and Islanders had little mobility. It was a recipe for disaster. Soon, the mountain would explode, generating some of the most deadly phenomena ever to terrorize the planet earth.

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Aug 29, 2019
Welcome to Natural Disasters
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Tsunamis, volcanoes, tornadoes, earthquakes...these are real-life monsters. We like to think we’re prepared for a catastrophe. But time and time again, Mother Nature proves us wrong. Each week, Parcast's original show, Natural Disasters examines the earth’s biggest catastrophes that took countless lives, destroyed communities, and toppled civilizations. Natural Disasters premieres Thursday August 29th. New episodes available every Thursday on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe today!
Aug 08, 2019