Great Disasters

By Kari Fay

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.

  1. 1.
    LAM Mozambique Flight 470
    33:53
  2. 2.
    The Schoolhouse Blizzard
    42:35
  3. 3.
    Peshtigo Fire
    38:02
  4. 4.
    R101
    1:03:00
  5. 5.
    Hyatt Regency Skywalk Collapse
    45:25
  6. 6.
    The Tulsa Race Massacre
    1:07:05
  7. 7.
    Herald of Free Enterprise
    49:12
  8. 8.
    Carrollton Bus Crash
    51:44

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