All Bad Things is a weekly podcast about accidents, tragedies, natural disasters and other anxiety fuel. Hosted by wry GenXer David and bleeding-heart Millenial Rachel. Trigger warning for everything possible.
Episode 224: Therac-25, Part Two: Major Malfunction
1:06:49David, Rachel, and Sarah discuss the horrible things the Therac-25 did to six unsuspecting cancer patients, and how the company responsible for the machine responded (or didn't). Apologies for the poor audio for a minute around the middle of the episode.
Episode 223: Therac-25, Part One: OK Computer
1:06:33David, Rachel, and Sarah start the story of medicine and machine gone very, very wrong. Warning for copious cat interruptions.
Ask Us Anything! Part 2
45:00Happy weekend surprise! We finally get around to answering the rest of your questions.
Episode 222: The 2021 Misty Fjords Flightseeing Crash
1:19:48David and Rachel discuss the extremely recent tragedy of a beautiful sightseeing trip gone horribly awry. Excellent first-hand research and scrip by listener Nicole.
Episode 221: Asbestos, Part Two - Exposing Asbestos
1:18:16This. Episode. Has. Everything. Evil corporate plots! Irving Selikoff! The evolution of the U.S. tort! Asbestos abatement tips! We all have to live with asbestos forever, so why not discuss it at great length?
Episode 220: Asbestos, Part One - The Magic Mineral
1:12:38David and Rachel start the long and insidious story of the Magic Mineral that continues to kill thousands of people every year.
Episode 219 - The MV Princess Ashika
57:33(Or, "Sometimes when you have no money, there are no good options") David and Rachel discuss the horrible fate of dozens aboard the ailing ferry MV Princess Ashika. Script by listener Stephen.
Episode 218: The Deaths of Bruce and Brandon Lee
1:30:30David and Rachel discuss the tragic deaths of father and son martial arts superstars Bruce and Brandon Lee.
Episode 217: The Dole Air Race
1:32:45David and Rachel discuss the wisdom (or lack thereof) in participating in a transpacific air race in the days of early aviation. Research by listener Aces California. (P.S. Yeah, this episode isn't coming out on Labor Day. We got that mixed up.)
Episode 216 - The 1980s Liability Insurance Crisis
1:39:07David and Rachel delve into the scintillating world of insurance and discuss how the political and economic environment of the '70s and '80s led to unaffordable premiums in the US insurance market.