Disaster Area podcast

Disaster Area

Jennifer Matarese

A podcast about disasters throughout history - what caused them, how people survived, and how we've responded to keep those disasters from happening again.

195 Episódios

  • Disaster Area podcast

    Episode 188: The New London school explosion

    1:58:49

    On March 18th, 1937, the students in the junior-senior high school of New London, TX, sat waiting in eager antipation of the end of the school day, looking forward to a three-day weekend. But the school, and many of the students and teachers inside the building, wouldn't make it to 3:30.
  • Disaster Area podcast

    Episode 187: The Trolley Square shooting

    1:15:41

    The Trolley Squre Mall in Salt Lake City was a popular and historical landmark with a quaint and quirky design. On February 12th, 2007, a young man would arrive at the mall to do something no one, not even his family, saw coming.
  • Disaster Area podcast

    Não percas um episódio de Disaster Area e subscrevê-lo na aplicação GetPodcast.

    iOS buttonAndroid button
  • Disaster Area podcast

    Episode 186: The Ramstein air show disaster

    1:52:12

    The first maneuver the Frecce Tricolori display team would perform at the Ramstein air show on August 28th, 1988, was called the pierced-heart maneuver. But when three of the planes collided, what followed woud instead pierce through the heart of the crowd, killing dozens.
  • Disaster Area podcast

    Episode 185: The 2017 Portland train attack

    1:16:21

    The man on the train would not be quiet, and what he was saying was horrifying. Three men would stand up to him. Only one of those men would survive.
  • Disaster Area podcast

    Episode 184: The Taconic State Parkway tragedy

    1:50:34

    We will never know the entirety of what happened on the Taconic State Parkway on July 26th, 2009, but we know enough - that a drunk and high mom driving a van loaded with five children drove the wrong way and struck another vehicle, leaving eight people dead. It's in the details where the mystery grows.
  • Disaster Area podcast

    Episode 183: The Oppau explosion

    1:02:47

    On September 21st, 1921, the day dawned just like any other workday at the BASF fertilizer plant in Oppau, Germany. But just a few minutes after 7:30 that morning, an explosion rocked the town and left hundreds dead underneath the remains of Oppau.
  • Disaster Area podcast

    Episode 182: The Ghost Ship warehouse fire

    1:39:05

    On the night of December 2nd, 2016, an Oakland warehouse burned to the ground. There was just one small problem - it wasn't empty at the time.
  • Disaster Area podcast

    Bonus: Disaster Area road trip!

    2:09:25

    Jennifer went on a five-day-long pilgrimage to as many disaster sites as she could manage and now she's going to talk about it for two whole hours.  
  • Disaster Area podcast

    Episode 181: The Sandy Hook school shooting

    1:09:47

    On December 14th, 2012, a young man carrying a Bushmaster rifle walked over the shattered glass from the front doors of Sandy Hook Elementary School and into the building. He was already a murderer. In another five minutes, he would be dead.
  • Disaster Area podcast

    Episode 180: American Airlines Flight 587

    47:53

    September 11th was still fresh in everyone's minds when, two months later, an Airbus 300 crashed in a Queens neighborhood after takeoff from JFK International Airport. Was it terrorism, or something else?

Descobre o mundo dos podcasts com a app gratuita GetPodcast.

Subscreve os teus podcasts preferidos, ouve episódios offline e obtém recomendações fantásticas.

iOS buttonAndroid button