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Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters

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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.

Latest Episodes

Solved Murders: The Story of Helen Potts

Listeners, we’re excited to bring you an episode from one of our favorite podcasts, Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries. Every Wednesday on Solved Murders, we explore the days, months, and even years leading up to the closure of a seemingly uncrackable case. This is part 1 of our episode on Helen Potts, a young girl who gets tangled up with a playboy medical student, with deadly consequences—but not for the reasons you might first suspect. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to check out part 2, available now free and only on Spotify. Follow Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries for more true-crime stories every week!

35 min1 d ago
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Solved Murders: The Story of Helen Potts

Chelyabinsk Meteor

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.

37 minAUG 6
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Chelyabinsk Meteor

Mann Gulch Wildfire Tragedy Pt. 2

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.

40 minJUL 30
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Mann Gulch Wildfire Tragedy Pt. 2

Mann Gulch Wildfire Tragedy Pt. 1

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.

42 minJUL 23
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Mann Gulch Wildfire Tragedy Pt. 1

Ohio Fireworks Derecho

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.

36 minJUL 16
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Ohio Fireworks Derecho

Lake Nyos Toxic Gas Cloud

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.

38 minJUL 9
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Lake Nyos Toxic Gas Cloud

The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Pt. 2

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.

37 minJUL 2
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The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Pt. 2

The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Pt. 1

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 dead.

37 minJUN 25
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The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Pt. 1

The Cheniere Caminada Hurricane Pt. 2

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.

41 minJUN 18
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The Cheniere Caminada Hurricane Pt. 2

The Cheniere Caminada Hurricane Pt. 1

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.

37 minJUN 11
Comments
The Cheniere Caminada Hurricane Pt. 1

Latest Episodes

Solved Murders: The Story of Helen Potts

Listeners, we’re excited to bring you an episode from one of our favorite podcasts, Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries. Every Wednesday on Solved Murders, we explore the days, months, and even years leading up to the closure of a seemingly uncrackable case. This is part 1 of our episode on Helen Potts, a young girl who gets tangled up with a playboy medical student, with deadly consequences—but not for the reasons you might first suspect. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to check out part 2, available now free and only on Spotify. Follow Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries for more true-crime stories every week!

35 min1 d ago
Comments
Solved Murders: The Story of Helen Potts

Chelyabinsk Meteor

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.

37 minAUG 6
Comments
Chelyabinsk Meteor

Mann Gulch Wildfire Tragedy Pt. 2

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.

40 minJUL 30
Comments
Mann Gulch Wildfire Tragedy Pt. 2

Mann Gulch Wildfire Tragedy Pt. 1

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.

42 minJUL 23
Comments
Mann Gulch Wildfire Tragedy Pt. 1

Ohio Fireworks Derecho

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.

36 minJUL 16
Comments
Ohio Fireworks Derecho

Lake Nyos Toxic Gas Cloud

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.

38 minJUL 9
Comments
Lake Nyos Toxic Gas Cloud

The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Pt. 2

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.

37 minJUL 2
Comments
The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Pt. 2

The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Pt. 1

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 dead.

37 minJUN 25
Comments
The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Pt. 1

The Cheniere Caminada Hurricane Pt. 2

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.

41 minJUN 18
Comments
The Cheniere Caminada Hurricane Pt. 2

The Cheniere Caminada Hurricane Pt. 1

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.

37 minJUN 11
Comments
The Cheniere Caminada Hurricane Pt. 1
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