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Doomsday: History's Most Dangerous Podcast

Doomsday: History's Most Dangerous Podcast

By Funeral Kazoo
Our world flips between indifferent and outwardly-hostile to human life. The common thread holding every disasterous event in history is the spectacle. But once a disaster becomes a human disaster, it becomes so much more. Doomsday is here to explore the most traumatic, bizarre and most awe-inspiring but largely unheard-of disasters from throughout human history and around the world including the science behind every disturbing detail. If you like shipwrecks, decapitations, things that melt, living blankets of insects and people screaming for their lives, Doomsday is the podcast for you.
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S01E10 Operation Switcheroo Minisode of 2021
Paris is the city of lights and when you think of its non-tower based icons, the Moulin Rouge races to mind pretty easily. But Paris is a city with a long and troubled history. This is a place with six million skeletons in their sewer for crying out loud. All episodes can be found at Anchor.fm/Doomsday or wherever podcasts are found. You can find us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Calling out Amy and the girls at Ballsy History and Moxie at Your Brain on Facts
13:29
April 01, 2021
S01E09 The Tacoa Fire Flood of 1982
We’re heading to South America to talk about a disaster so spectacular that over a thousand Americans recreate it in their own home every year. On this episode we will describe a deep fryer the size of a department store and flesh dripping from bodies like wax from a candle. In fact, this is the first episode we’ve done that requires two separate safety segments. All episodes can be found at Anchor.fm/Doomsday or wherever podcasts are found. You can find us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. We’re shouting out the 10ish Podcast @10ishPod, the Pineapple Pizza Podcast @pineapppizzapod and Let’s Start A Cult @lets_cult
40:36
March 21, 2021
S01E08 The Granville Rail Disaster of 1977
Jean Paul Sartre said Hell is other people, and he’s right. Commuting proves this true. But if you’ve ever been on a train and had someone clip their nails or fall asleep on you, the people of Australia think your complaints are adorable. If you enjoy the bucolic leisure of a train ride and arriving alive, this is not necessarily the episode for you. On this episode we’re going to talk about people awkwardly Tetrised around debris in the most claustrophobic situation possible, and others who compressed to the height of a business card. You can find us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. All episodes can be found at Anchor.fm/Doomsday or wherever podcasts are found.
41:34
March 07, 2021
S01E07 The US Navy vs Typhoon Cobra in 1944
Weather prediction is hard, and chances are your local weather person has a terrible track record and you think they stink at their job. Well, the weatherman in today’s episode would like you to hold your judgement – and their beer. If you like shipwrecks, sharks and celebrity guest stars, this is the episode for you. On this episode you will hear about some pretty casual olde-timey racism, the strange tale of a man swimming after a torpedo in hopes they could blow up together, and the dietary habits of sharks. You can find us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. All episodes can be found at Anchor.fm/Doomsday or wherever podcasts are found.
37:19
February 21, 2021
S01E06 The Mandhradevi Temple Apocalypse of 2005
In India you can make prayers to any one of 33 different top tier deities. You may want to. Today’s episode is a bit of a Russian Nesting Doll of suffocation and electrocution and explosions. If you want to complain about this episode or just need a hug or an apology, you can find us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. All episodes can be found at Anchor.fm/Doomsday or wherever podcasts are found.
40:44
February 02, 2021
S01E05 The Knickerbocker Storm of 1922
Grab your clan robes and your snow shovels, today we’re heading to the Nation’s capital. We’re going to see a movie so funny it actually brought the house down. No really, people died. If you want to complain about this episode or just need a hug or an apology, you can find us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. All episodes can be found at Anchor.fm/Doomsday or wherever podcasts are found.
40:02
January 17, 2021
S01E04 The Brescia Church Explosion of 1769
If you Google “worst jobs” you’re going to see things like crime scene clean up and sewer diver, but compared to medieval bell ringer? At least sewer divers can be hosed down. Bell ringers had to be hosed off – like, every surface. If you want to complain about this episode or just need a hug or an apology, you can find us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. All episodes can be found at Anchor.fm/Doomsday or wherever podcasts are found.
38:06
January 03, 2021
S01E03 The Corralejas Stadium Disaster of 1980
Riddle me this. I make intestines peek out of a belly. I make bone protrude from a fractured shin. I make blood spurt from a gash in the buttocks. What annual sporting event am I? Find out this week on Doomsday: History’s Most Dangerous Podcast. If you want to complain about this episode or just need a hug or an apology, you find us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. All episodes can be found at Anchor.fm/Doomsday or wherever podcasts are found.
37:07
December 13, 2020
S01E02 The St. Pierre Volcanic Bio-Swarm of 1902
This episode is the disaster equivalent of one of those trick birthday candles that just won’t blow out. So if the idea of close, intimate contact with insects, arachnids and reptiles bothers you, today’s episode will bother you. A lot. On today’s episode you will hear-tell of a plague of terror being cleared away by cleansing mercy of a volcano and people voluntarily jumping into boiling water, on purpose, because it was the best of all available options. If you want to complain about this episode or just need a hug or an apology, you find us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. All episodes can be found at Anchor.fm/Doomsday or wherever podcasts are found.
41:20
December 01, 2020
S01E01 America’s First Nuclear Accident in 1961
There are over 400,000 caskets in Arlington National Cemetery, but only one is lined with lead, sealed under several feet of concrete and placed in a metal vault just to prevent it from killing you. On today’s episode we’ll describe the worst groin injury in the recorded history of medical science. You’ll learn how to autopsy a corpse from across a room, and you’re also going to hear Kool-Aid Man and Silkwood Shower both used as verbs.  This was our very first episode, It was a labor of love. We thank you for the incredible response. We look forward to bringing you much weirder and medically perplexing stories in the future. If you like what you hear, consider leaving a positive review at Apple Podcasts. It really helps others like yourself find the show. 
37:29
November 10, 2020
Doomsday: History's Most Dangerous Podcast Trailer
Do you like blood loss and decapitations and debris poking through your skin? If you like your Gods angry, your buildings collapsible, and your insects organized into living quilts, Doomsday is the podcast for you. Subscribe to rediscover some of the most traumatic, bizarre and awe-inspiring but largely unheard-of disasters from throughout human history and around the world. This first season you will hear about the worst groin injury in the recorded history of medical science, people compressed to the height of a business card, preheated to the temperature of the sun, electrocuted by coconuts, and phrases like “the plague of horror had been cleared away by cleansing mercy of the volcano”. This is not the podcast you play around kids, or while eating, or in mixed company; but as long as you find yourself a little more historically engaged and learn something that could potentially save your life, our work is done. All this and more on the Doomsday: History’s Most Dangerous Podcast; a Funeral Kazoo podcast on the Anchor.FM network. Find it wherever podcasts are found.
01:00
November 09, 2020