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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.
 
A major emergency affecting a large number of people may occur anytime and anywhere. It may be a peacetime disaster such as a flood, tornado, fire, hurricane, blizzard or earthquake. It could be an enemy nuclear attack on the United States. In any type of general disaster, lives can be saved if people are prepared for the emergency, and know what actions to take when it occurs. This handbook, "In Time of Emergency" (1968), contains basic general information on both nuclear attack and major n ...
 
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 eve ...
 
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In the newest Parcast Original from Spotify, comedians and best friends Benito Skinner and Mary Beth Barone discuss all the trends, scandals, pop culture icons and personal stories they can’t shake from their minds. And they have a lot to cover! Listen to their debut episode right here, where Mary Beth shares her top 5 most iconic SNL musical perfo…
 
It started as a lovely, mild winter's day - but it turned deadly, and those most at risk were the children. Drawing from contemporary newspaper accounts, modern research and more, I'll tell the story of the Schoolhouse Blizzard. Visit www.greatdisasters.co.uk for the full transcript and more. Check out the Great Disasters Podcast on Facebook, Twitt…
 
It burned around 1.5 million acres, killed over a thousand people, and ranks as the deadliest wildfire in history. Yet it is largely forgotten, because it happened the same night as the Great Fire of Chicago. Drawing from the tales of survivors, contemporary newspaper accounts and more, I'll tell the story of the Peshtigo Fire. Visit www.greatdisas…
 
It was the age of airships - gigantic silver balloons which floated almost silently across the sky - but Britain's dreams of an Imperial airship fleet were about to be tragically dashed. Drawing from contemporary reporting, eyewitness accounts, official reports and more, I'll tell the story of the R101. Visit www.greatdisasters.co.uk for the full t…
 
Today we’re bringing you a special episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Mythical Monsters on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! The Thunderbird can flash lightning from its beak, and its wings can beat like rolling thunder. In some legends, this elemental creature is a sacred force for good. In ot…
 
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesParcast Network による
 
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesParcast Network による
 
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesParcast Network による
 
It should have been a fun evening of music and dancing - but it abruptly turned into a gruesome scene of tragedy. Drawing from contemporary reporting, eyewitness accounts, and official reports, I'll tell the story of the Hyatt Regency Skywalk Collapse. Visit www.greatdisasters.co.uk for the full transcript and more. Check out the Great Disasters Po…
 
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesParcast Network による
 
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesParcast Network による
 
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
An incident in an elevator led to an outpouring of hatred, gunfire and flame. It was America's worst single incident of racial violence, yet for decades many had never even heard of it. Drawing from contemporary reporting, eyewitness accounts, and modern research, I'll tell the story of the Tulsa Race Massacre. Visit www.greatdisasters.co.uk for th…
 
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 …
 
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesParcast Network による
 
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
 
A crowded ferry set sail from Zeebrugge on a cold March evening - but just outside the harbour walls, tragedy struck, and a straightforward crossing turned into a fight to survive. Drawing from contemporary coverage, official reports and eyewitness accounts, I'll tell the story of the Herald of Free Enterprise. Visit www.greatdisasters.co.uk for th…
 
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesParcast Network による
 
After a church outing to an amusement park, an old yellow school bus full of sleepy kids made its way home along the interstate. At the same time, a pickup truck was driving the other way - in the same lane. Drawing from contemporary coverage, official reports and eyewitness accounts, I'll tell the story of the Carrollton Bus Crash. Visit www.great…
 
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesParcast Network による
 
In the first episode of Drunk Dial-- Adam and MAR's new hotline for listener questions-- King of Biodynamics Rudolf Steiner leaves a message from the grave to see what California white wines he should be drinking and they answer questions about volatile acidity, why yeast inoculation is such a big part of natural wine, what pairs with Frito Pies an…
 
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
A wave of black, sticky molasses engulfs a Boston neighbourhood, wreaking a sweet-tasting but deadly kind of havoc. It's one of history's more unusual disasters, but that doesn't mean it should be treated lightly. Drawing from both modern and contemporary reports and eyewitness accounts, I'll tell the story of the Boston Molasses Flood. Visit www.g…
 
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesParcast Network による
 
Adam & MAR attempt Zoom technology with winemaker James Jelks while drinking Florèz Wines’ “Moonmilk,” chat about Chardonnay, Santa Cruz wines and god knows what else.We’re doing our best so thanks for tuning in during this insane time.Natural Disasters with Marissa and Adam による
 
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Vi…
 
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 …
 
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 tropic…
 
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
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