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Catastrophic Calamities is a twice-monthly 60-minute podcast telling the stories of famous and forgotten tragedies of the 19th and 20th centuries, with the occasional forays reaching further back in history. Host Susan Ferman, a witness to the tragic 1994 Northridge earthquake (Episode 1), focuses on the communities and people whose lives were changed forever by tragic circumstances beyond their control. Some episodes will cover natural disasters, some that were caused by people, some just an unlucky confluence of both. All of them, deserve to be remembered. Catastrophic Calamities is a production of Pulpular Media. The Executive Producer is Richard O Jones, producer and host of the podcast True Crime Historian.

Catastrophic Calamities is a twice-monthly 60-minute podcast telling the stories of famous and forgotten tragedies of the 19th and 20th centuries, with the occasional forays reaching further back in history. Host Susan Ferman, a witness to the tragic 1994 Northridge earthquake (Episode 1), focuses on the communities and people whose lives were changed forever by tragic circumstances beyond their control. Some episodes will cover natural disasters, some that were caused by people, some just an unlucky confluence of both. All of them, deserve to be remembered. Catastrophic Calamities is a production of Pulpular Media. The Executive Producer is Richard O Jones, producer and host of the podcast True Crime Historian.
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Catastrophic Calamities is a twice-monthly 60-minute podcast telling the stories of famous and forgotten tragedies of the 19th and 20th centuries, with the occasional forays reaching further back in history. Host Susan Ferman, a witness to the tragic 1994 Northridge earthquake (Episode 1), focuses on the communities and people whose lives were changed forever by tragic circumstances beyond their control. Some episodes will cover natural disasters, some that were caused by people, some just an unlucky confluence of both. All of them, deserve to be remembered. Catastrophic Calamities is a production of Pulpular Media. The Executive Producer is Richard O Jones, producer and host of the podcast True Crime Historian.

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English


Episodes

Tragedy in Kenner—The Crash of Pan Am Flight 759

10/8/2019
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Tragedy in Kenner: The Crash of Pan Am Flight 759 On the afternoon of July 9th, 1982, Pam Am Flight 759 suddenly fell from the sky into a residential subdivision in Kenner, LA, killing all 145 people on board and eight people on the ground. Special guest New Orleans historian and documentary filmmaker Royd Anderson, writer and producer of the documentary, Pan Am Flight 759 helps me tell the story of that tragic day, the people affected—and one tiny miracle. Additional links: Interesting...

Duration:00:59:18

Three Mile Island

9/24/2019
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The Accident at Three Mile Island, March 28, 1979: The worst nuclear power accident in US history never should have happened. It took systemic problems, design flaws and good old-fashioned human error to turn a minor mechanical function into an accident that could have wiped out the entire eastern seaboard of the United States. Although there is still an on-going debate about whether anyone died as a result of the accident, there was one confirmed fatality—The growth of the nuclear energy...

Duration:01:07:32

The Northridge Earthquake

9/10/2019
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The 6.7 Northridge Earthquake, followed by a 6.0 aftershock, less than a minute later, wasn't the biggest earthquake to hit Southern California, but it was one of the worst, because the epicenter was directly under a populated area. It did over $20 billion in damage and, more importantly, at least 60 people lost their lives—16 of them in one building. The official death toll stands at 61, with one study, by USC and the USGS, reaching 72. But Nobody really knows for sure. What we do know is...

Duration:00:57:18

Catastrophic Calamities Trailer

9/10/2019
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Catastrophic Calamities is a twice-monthly 60-minute podcast telling the stories of famous and forgotten tragedies of the 19th and 20th centuries, with the occasional forays reaching further back in history. Host Susan Ferman, a witness to the tragic 1994 Northridge earthquake (Episode 1), focuses on the communities and people whose lives were changed forever by tragic circumstances beyond their control. Some episodes will cover natural disasters, some that were caused by people, some just...

Duration:00:00:57