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Natural Disasters

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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

The Dust Veil

A devastating event from 536-537 C.E. where a dry, blue fog darkened skies across Europe and Asia for over a year, causing a drop in temperatures, drought, and famine.

42 MIN4 d ago
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The Dust Veil

Listen First! SPORTS CRIMINALS, A Parcast Original Series!

They’re sport’s greatest heroes… displaying superhuman-like abilities to overcome intense pressure. But when it comes to the downfalls of fame, money, and ego—they’re far more human than super. Every Thursday, Parcast’s original series SPORTS CRIMINALS keeps score on the darker side of sports. Each episode chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of some of sport’s biggest names. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first of two captivating episodes on disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. To finish this episode, subscribe to SPORTS CRIMINALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

16 MIN2 w ago
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Listen First! SPORTS CRIMINALS, A Parcast Original Series!

The Tunguska Event

A massive explosion that occurred in the remote wilderness of Russia in 1908. Though more than a century has passed since it took place, the exact cause of the blast is still debated.

47 MIN2 w ago
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The Tunguska Event

The Chicago Heat Wave Pt. 2

Extreme temperatures would kill more than 700 Chicagoans over the course of 5 days in July of 1995. The tragedy would leave a scar on the city’s history, but also bring to light the herculean efforts of rescue workers tasked with saving the lives of their fellow citizens.

43 MIN3 w ago
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The Chicago Heat Wave Pt. 2

The Chicago Heat Wave Pt. 1

On July 13, 1995, Chicagoans awoke to a blistering day in which the temperature would reach 106 degrees. The heat index, which measures how the temperature actually feels on the body, would hit 126 degrees by the time the day was over.

46 MINNOV 7
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The Chicago Heat Wave Pt. 1

The Dust Bowl Pt. 2

As the debilitating drought waged on, farming families in the Great Plains fought to survive as terrible dust storms laid waste to entire towns. With the dust settling in the late 1930s, attempts to heal and protect the land from new threats were set into place.

49 MINOCT 31
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The Dust Bowl Pt. 2

The Dust Bowl Pt. 1

During the 1930s, dust storms destroyed millions of acres of farmland and displaced over 3 million families in the midwestern United States. The Dust Bowl region grew to incredible size before its collapse, with storms sweeping across the nation and choking entire towns.

43 MINOCT 24
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The Dust Bowl Pt. 1

The 2011 Tōhoku Tsunami Pt. 2

Following one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded, Japan was buffeted by an unbelievably powerful tsunami. Although they had attempted to prepare for such a disaster, their defenses were easily overthrown, and the result was one of the most devastating nuclear disasters the world has ever seen.

42 MINOCT 17
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The 2011 Tōhoku Tsunami Pt. 2

The 2011 Tōhoku Tsunami Pt. 1

Japan is no stranger to earthquakes. The 2011 earthquake that set off an enormous tsunami off the coast of Tōhoku tested the nation's resilience.

39 MINOCT 10
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The 2011 Tōhoku Tsunami Pt. 1

The 2011 Tornado Super Outbreak Pt. 2

In April of 2011, a tornado touched down near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Another one soon followed. Then another, then another. By the time the storm was over, the area had been ravaged by hundreds of tornadoes that caused widespread destruction... and tragic loss of life.

47 MINOCT 3
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The 2011 Tornado Super Outbreak Pt. 2

Latest Episodes

The Dust Veil

A devastating event from 536-537 C.E. where a dry, blue fog darkened skies across Europe and Asia for over a year, causing a drop in temperatures, drought, and famine.

42 MIN4 d ago
Comments
The Dust Veil

Listen First! SPORTS CRIMINALS, A Parcast Original Series!

They’re sport’s greatest heroes… displaying superhuman-like abilities to overcome intense pressure. But when it comes to the downfalls of fame, money, and ego—they’re far more human than super. Every Thursday, Parcast’s original series SPORTS CRIMINALS keeps score on the darker side of sports. Each episode chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of some of sport’s biggest names. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first of two captivating episodes on disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. To finish this episode, subscribe to SPORTS CRIMINALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

16 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Listen First! SPORTS CRIMINALS, A Parcast Original Series!

The Tunguska Event

A massive explosion that occurred in the remote wilderness of Russia in 1908. Though more than a century has passed since it took place, the exact cause of the blast is still debated.

47 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Tunguska Event

The Chicago Heat Wave Pt. 2

Extreme temperatures would kill more than 700 Chicagoans over the course of 5 days in July of 1995. The tragedy would leave a scar on the city’s history, but also bring to light the herculean efforts of rescue workers tasked with saving the lives of their fellow citizens.

43 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Chicago Heat Wave Pt. 2

The Chicago Heat Wave Pt. 1

On July 13, 1995, Chicagoans awoke to a blistering day in which the temperature would reach 106 degrees. The heat index, which measures how the temperature actually feels on the body, would hit 126 degrees by the time the day was over.

46 MINNOV 7
Comments
The Chicago Heat Wave Pt. 1

The Dust Bowl Pt. 2

As the debilitating drought waged on, farming families in the Great Plains fought to survive as terrible dust storms laid waste to entire towns. With the dust settling in the late 1930s, attempts to heal and protect the land from new threats were set into place.

49 MINOCT 31
Comments
The Dust Bowl Pt. 2

The Dust Bowl Pt. 1

During the 1930s, dust storms destroyed millions of acres of farmland and displaced over 3 million families in the midwestern United States. The Dust Bowl region grew to incredible size before its collapse, with storms sweeping across the nation and choking entire towns.

43 MINOCT 24
Comments
The Dust Bowl Pt. 1

The 2011 Tōhoku Tsunami Pt. 2

Following one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded, Japan was buffeted by an unbelievably powerful tsunami. Although they had attempted to prepare for such a disaster, their defenses were easily overthrown, and the result was one of the most devastating nuclear disasters the world has ever seen.

42 MINOCT 17
Comments
The 2011 Tōhoku Tsunami Pt. 2

The 2011 Tōhoku Tsunami Pt. 1

Japan is no stranger to earthquakes. The 2011 earthquake that set off an enormous tsunami off the coast of Tōhoku tested the nation's resilience.

39 MINOCT 10
Comments
The 2011 Tōhoku Tsunami Pt. 1

The 2011 Tornado Super Outbreak Pt. 2

In April of 2011, a tornado touched down near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Another one soon followed. Then another, then another. By the time the storm was over, the area had been ravaged by hundreds of tornadoes that caused widespread destruction... and tragic loss of life.

47 MINOCT 3
Comments
The 2011 Tornado Super Outbreak Pt. 2

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