The Johnstown Flood Podcast Episodes

Written by David McCullough

10 Episodes - 302 pages - ★★★★ - 13.8K ratings

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The Johnstown Flood: A Most Avoidable Tragedy

Third Pod from the Sun - December 16, 2019 13:51 ★★★★★ - 36 ratings
The Johnstown Flood occurred on May 31, 1889, after the failure of the South Fork Dam, which is located on the south fork of the Little Conemaugh River, 14 miles upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The dam, constructed to provide a recreational resource in part to support The South ...
Natural Sciences Science Government

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Episode 109: The Johnstown Flood

All Bad Things - A Disaster Podcast - August 05, 2019 04:00 - 1 hour ★★★★ - 232 ratings
David and Rachel discuss the flood of 1889 that devastated Johnstown, Pennsylvania and its surrounding area.
Comedy

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Today In History - May 31, 1889: The Johnstown Flood

Today In History - May 31, 2019 11:02 - ★★★★ - 47 ratings
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Society & Culture History

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Episode 2: The Johnstown Flood

Calamity! Podcast - February 24, 2019 16:04 - 49 minutes ★★★★ - 7 ratings
A freak rain storm and poor environmental planning lead to devastation in Pennsylvania.
Society & Culture

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SYMHC Classics: The Johnstown Flood

Stuff You Missed in History Class - July 28, 2018 13:00 - 25 minutes ★★★★ - 19.2K ratings
Today's show revisits a 2012 episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina. On May 31, 1889, the South Fork dam gave way, sending 20 million tons of water rushing toward Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The water swept up everything in its path, and it only took about 10 minutes to wash away Johnstown. B...
History Society & Culture

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Al Roker on the Johnstown Flood, America's Gilded Age Disaster

Kickass News - May 25, 2018 13:25 - 35 minutes ★★★★★ - 2.7K ratings
The Today Show's Al Roker talks about his book Ruthless Tide: The Heroes and Villains of the Johnstown Flood, America’s Astonishing Gilded Age Disaster.  He discusses the elite country club that compromised the structural integrity of the South Fork Dam causing the flood, he reveals some of the f...
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46: the Johnstown Flood and Private Disaster Relief

MilLiberty - August 31, 2017 15:50 - 23 minutes ★★★★ - 6 ratings
In wake of the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, Caleb reviews the story of another disaster over 100 years ago and the power of private disaster relief.
News

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Episode 5, The Johnstown Flood

American Moments Podcast - May 31, 2017 02:33 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 38 ratings
Today is the 128th anniversary of the Johnstown Flood. We have decided to honor the memory of those that died tragically on May 31, 1889 by inviting the President of the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, Richard Burkert to help walk us through the events of that calamitous day. This was so mu...
Society & Culture

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The Johnstown Flood

History in Five - May 12, 2017 15:33 - 38 seconds - Video ★★★★ - 37 ratings
Top Historians Tell You the 5 Essential Facts You Should Know...in 5 Minutes.
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The Johnstown Flood

Stuff You Missed in History Class - December 10, 2012 22:24 - 26 minutes ★★★★ - 19.2K ratings
On May 31, 1889, the South Fork dam gave way, sending 20 million tons of water rushing toward Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The water swept up everything in its path, and it only took about 10 minutes to wash away Johnstown. But was nature solely to blame? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://...
History Society & Culture