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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 Haiti Earthquake Pt. 1

On January 12th, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, killing over 300,000 people. The quake was just the most recent calamity in a string of disasters that stretch back well over 200 years.

39 MIN1 d ago
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The Haiti Earthquake Pt. 1

Listen First! DOG TALES, A Parcast Original Series!

They’re four-legged, full of love and often times more like family than their nickname suggests. Parcast’s endearing original series, DOG TALES, tells the true stories of heroic canines that have gone above and beyond their “best friend” duties. Every Monday, embark on a new journey of courage, service, and unwavering sacrifice by our most loyal companions. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Buddy the German Shepherd—America’s first seeing-eye guide dog. To finish this episode, subscribe to DOG TALES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

14 MIN3 d ago
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Listen First! DOG TALES, A Parcast Original Series!

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 MIN1 w ago
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The Dust Veil

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 MIN3 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 MINNOV 14
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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

Latest Episodes

The Haiti Earthquake Pt. 1

On January 12th, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, killing over 300,000 people. The quake was just the most recent calamity in a string of disasters that stretch back well over 200 years.

39 MIN1 d ago
Comments
The Haiti Earthquake Pt. 1

Listen First! DOG TALES, A Parcast Original Series!

They’re four-legged, full of love and often times more like family than their nickname suggests. Parcast’s endearing original series, DOG TALES, tells the true stories of heroic canines that have gone above and beyond their “best friend” duties. Every Monday, embark on a new journey of courage, service, and unwavering sacrifice by our most loyal companions. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Buddy the German Shepherd—America’s first seeing-eye guide dog. To finish this episode, subscribe to DOG TALES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

14 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Listen First! DOG TALES, A Parcast Original Series!

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 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Dust Veil

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 MIN3 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 MINNOV 14
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

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