Disastrous History: A Disasters of History Podcast

By Anthony Finchum

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Episodes: 48

 Jul 15, 2022


A podcast covering disasters of all kinds throughout history. From tornadoes and earthquakes to mining disasters and arson. From the perspective of a professional fire investigator, I provide the history of the area, a breakdown of how and why the disaster occurs, a timeline of the event, and the resulting aftermath. Sometimes delving into the specific failure mechanisms that occurred if the disaster (or disasters) did not come from nature. Listen along as we go through them together.

Episode Date
I Hear that Train a Coming: The Balvano Train Disaster
Dec 22, 2023
Highway to Hell: 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans Disaster
Jun 15, 2023
On the Streets of Philadelphia: One Meridian Plaza Fire
May 04, 2023
Take Another Little Piece of My Heart: The 2011 Joplin Tornado
Apr 24, 2023
When the Waves Turn the Minutes to Hours: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Mar 31, 2023
It Takes A Lot Of Water To Wash Away New Orleans: New Orleans Levee Failures
Aug 25, 2022
High Black Water, Devil’s Daughter: Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi
Aug 24, 2022
Underneath a Louisiana Moon: Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans
Aug 23, 2022
We’ve Never Been Licked: 1999 Texas A&M Bonfire Collapse
Jul 07, 2022
That Coal is Gonna Bury You: The Aberfan Disaster
Jun 14, 2022
Be True to Your School: New London School Explosion
May 26, 2022
We Didn’t Start the Fire: The Great Fires of New York City
Apr 28, 2022
Deep in the Heart of Texas: West Fertilizer Plant Explosion
Mar 28, 2022
Rolling in the Deep: The Deepwater Horizon Disaster
Feb 23, 2022
You Have to Go Out, But You Don’t Have to Come Back: The White Hurricane
Jan 05, 2022
You’re Two Days Nearer Death: The Donora Death Fog
Dec 31, 2021
Smoke on the Horizon: The Grenfell Tower Fire
Nov 24, 2021
Rollin‘ On the River: Johnstown Flood of 1889
Nov 11, 2021
The Story of the Hurricane: Hurricane Rita
Oct 21, 2021
Walking in a Winter Wonderland: The Year Without a Summer
Oct 12, 2021
Where Did We Go Wrong?: The Iroquois Theater Fire
Sep 27, 2021
Eastbound and Down: The Lac-Megantic Rail Disaster
Aug 31, 2021
Pour Some Sugar on Me: 2008 Georgia Sugar Refinery Explosion
Aug 12, 2021
I'll Stop the World and Melt With You: The Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant
Aug 03, 2021
Smoke on the Water: Beirut Explosion
Jul 26, 2021
I Hear That Train a Comin: Big Bayou Canot Rail Disaster
Jul 21, 2021
Fire in the Sky: 2018 Camp Fire
Jul 13, 2021
There Ain't Much in This Town: Buffalo Creek Disaster
Jul 06, 2021
The Walls Start Shaking: 1960 Valdivia Earthquake
Jun 26, 2021
Watch Me Explode: Minoan Eruption
Jun 20, 2021
And the Walls Kept Tumbling Down: Mount Vesuvius Eruption
Jun 20, 2021
Why is the Whiskey Always Gone: The Great Whiskey Fire
Jun 03, 2021
Just Keep on Mining Boy: Upper Big Branch Mining Disaster
May 18, 2021
Waffle House Alley: 2011 Super Outbreak
May 01, 2021
Heaven's on Fire: Notre Dame Fire
Apr 15, 2021
Great Balls of Fire: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Mar 29, 2021
The Night the Lights Went Out in NYC: 1977 New York City Blackout
Mar 15, 2021
A Knight's Twister: Tornadoes Throughout Europe
Mar 01, 2021
It Just Means Moore: Tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma
Feb 22, 2021
Just Another Manic Sunday: 1965 Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak
Feb 15, 2021
Attack of the Killer Lakes: Lake Nyos Disaster
Feb 08, 2021
California, Rest in Peace: Great San Francisco Quake
Feb 01, 2021
London is Calling: Second Great Fire of London
Jan 25, 2021
London Bridge is Burning: Great Fire of London
Jan 17, 2021
Take Me Out: Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
Jan 11, 2021
A Sticky Situation: Great Molasses Flood
Jan 04, 2021
The Intro Episode
Dec 29, 2020
In the Heat of a Fall Night: Great Chicago Fire
Dec 29, 2020