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All Bad Things
111 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Episode 207: The Ballad of Harold Ballard and the Toronto Maple Leafs
David and Rachel take a much needed respite from high casualty horror to discuss the disastrous legacy and near-admirable pettiness of former Toronto Maple Leafs owner Harold Ballard.
80 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Episode 206: Alaska Airlines Flight 261
David and Rachel discuss the terrifying last moments 88 people were forced to endure all because of poor maintenance. Research courtesy of listener Bethany.
100 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Episode 205: The MV Bukoba
David and Rachel discuss a horrible ferry tragedy in Lake Victoria. Research by listener Rachael.
81 minutes | May 31, 2021
Episode 204: The 2019 Whakaari/White Island Eruption, Part Two
David and Rachel discuss the rescue attempts and aftermath of the deadly December 2019 eruption of Whakaari.
79 minutes | May 24, 2021
Episode 203: The 2019 Whakaari / White Island Eruption, Part One
David and Rachel discuss the horrifying events leading to the eventual eruption of Whakaari / White Island in December 2019 while 47 people occupied the island.
59 minutes | May 17, 2021
Episode 202: LOT Polish Airlines Flight 5055
David and Rachel discuss the tragic mechanical failure of a late '80s Polish flight. Research by listener Nina.
69 minutes | May 10, 2021
Episode 201: The SS Princess Sophia
David and Rachel discuss the calculated decision that turned to tragedy off the Pacific Northwest coast. Research by listener Nicole.
72 minutes | May 3, 2021
Episode 200: The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash (Live Recordinstravaganza!)
On the occasion of our 200th (!) episode, David and Rachel tell the story of a plane crash that killed six people in the back woods of Mississippi, including three members of the southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Recorded live on Zoom with some of our awesome listeners!
81 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Episode 199: The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults
David, Rachel, and special guest Sarah discuss the disastrous 1986 TV special "The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults" and the improbable upward trajectory of Geraldo Rivera's career after such an abject journalistic failure.
56 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Episode 198: The Tianjin Explosions
David and Rachel discuss a series of terrifying explosions in an industrial area of China. Co-researchers of this episode are listeners James and Hayden.
109 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Episode 197: The Carrollton Bus Crash
David and Rachel discuss the horrible circumstances that led to the worst drunk driving accident in US history. Amazing research by listener Leanne. Extra trigger warning for a subject that left us shook.
97 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Episode 196: The Maxim Gorky
David and Rachel discuss an early Russian documentary/stunt flight gone awry. Research courtesy of Aces California.
55 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Episode 195: The 1996 Yosemite Valley Landslide
David and Rachel discuss the terrifying fact that huge rocks can, indeed, randomly fall off mountains. Special thanks to listener Rebecca for the research.
76 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Episode 194: The Radium Girls
David and Rachel discuss the horrors endured by the so-called "Radium girls" of the early 20th century. Listener research courtesy of Declan.
60 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Episode 193: The Great African Panzootic
David and Rachel tell the sad story of the late 19th century animal pandemic of rinderpest, courtesy of research by listener Pash.
100 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Episode 192: TWA Flight 800
David and Rachel discuss a terrifying instance of fuel gone awry on a TWA flight. Research by listener Leanne.
70 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Episode 191: Hold Your Wee for a Wii
David and Rachel discuss a time a radio contest went horribly awry and killed a young woman.
101 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Episode 190: The 2011 Christchurch Earthquake
On the 10th anniversary of one of the deadliest disasters in New Zealand history, David and Rachel discuss the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
74 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Episode 189: The 1991 Andover Tornado
David and Rachel discuss the horror that befell central Kansas in 1991 when a multi-vortex tornado descended on the area. Awesome research by listener Angela.
77 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Episode 188 - The Bazar de la Charité Fire, Part Deux
David and Rachel read author Lee Hutch's harrowing account of a disastrous fire in 1897 Paris.
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