January 20, 2022
After a long and spotty, crappy year, Disaster Tales is BACK! Kate interviews 911 Specialist Lynsie Wilson about how the system works and what it's like to be a 911 Dispatcher. History too.
Welcome back and thanks for hanging with us. We love you guys.
October 14, 2021
With Kate off on a disaster, Barb Lonsky interviews Michelle Howe, an ex-Florida resident who lived through the 2004 hurricane season. Michelle shares her first hand experience of that nightmare season.
September 15, 2021
We all know that things are getting stranger. With wildfires, floods, tornados, volcanoes, landslides and hurricanes, it seems that there's a new disaster nearly every day.
Guess what? In the past month there were MORE than a new disaster every a day. Go around the world with us as we look at what's been happening in August 2021.
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July 14, 2021
Between the years 1839 to 1914, over 53,000 coal miners were killed in the United States. This is the story of two of those terrible disasters.
Bonus! Barbara Lonsky sings "Ballad of the Darr Mine"
(Originally written and recorded by Jason Hegedus)
June 16, 2021
1936 held not only dust storms and drought but floods and avalanches and plagues of locusts! Is there more? Yew betcha!
Read Kate's book Domestic Terror. You can find it in the fiction section of Amazon Kindle and other platforms.
May 15, 2021
Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) was the first violent step in the Nazi extermination of the Jews. With origins in American eugenics programs, the systematic destruction of over six million Jews and other marginalized populations, the November Pogram signaled nearly a decade of terror in Europe and around the world.
March 15, 2021
Explore a dark day in history with us as we look at March 11 disasters.
February 15, 2021
Ever wonder if a disaster happened on your birthday? We'll find out the history of Co Host Barb's birthday: Storms, plots, plane crashes and more!
January 15, 2021
Covid 19 is not the first pandemic to attack humanity, and won't be the last. Changes occur in health, society, research and finances. Kate Fairweather and Co Host Barb Lonsky discuss the side effects and after effects of pandemics on humanity.
December 16, 2020
Since it's December, the season of miracles, Kate and Barb discuss miraculous disaster survivals. Babies and tornados, church members and explosions, airplane crashes and surviving a tsunami are all covered. Plus there's discussion about surviving childhood in the 1960s. Merry Christmas