Disaster Tales
2004 Multiple Hurricane Survivor

2004 Multiple Hurricane Survivor

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. 

August Disasters 2021

August Disasters 2021

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.

Don't forget to comment and drop us a line at kate@disastertales.com or barb@disastertales.com 

Pennsylvania Mine Disasters

Pennsylvania Mine Disasters

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) 

1936: The 2020 of the Great Depression

1936: The 2020 of the Great Depression

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. 

Kristallnacht, the November Pogram

Kristallnacht, the November Pogram

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. 

Birthday Disasters March 11

Birthday Disasters March 11

March 15, 2021

Explore a dark day in history with us as we look at March 11 disasters. 

Birthday Disasters - January 31st

Birthday Disasters - January 31st

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!

Effects of Pandemics

Effects of Pandemics

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. 

Disaster Miracles

Disaster Miracles

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

Interview With Author and Disaster Professional Diane Burden-Cox

Interview With Author and Disaster Professional Diane Burden-Cox

November 15, 2020

Diane is the CEO of Disasterscope, Inc. and author of Resilient Americans: We May Not Have It All Together But Together We Have It All.  Diane talks about her work as a disaster professional and how she would like to build more compassion into the current disaster response and system. 

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