Causality

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Causality

Chain of Events. Cause and Effect. We analyse what went right and what went wrong as we discover that many outcomes can be predicted, planned for and even prevented.


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Total Listening Time: 15 hours, 30 minutes and 6 seconds.

Selected iTunes Reviews
MacAdk
Great podcast for safety practitioners and risk managers.

Really enjoy John’s analysis of these famous safety incidents. Lots to learn here!

Sheldon Porcina
Love it

A wonderful podcast. Loving it!

gandtchart
Horrible incidents, but extremely compelling listening

John does a wonderful of walking through and unpicking the incidents discussed. His expertise in control systems and how they factor into unfolding events make this a must listen for anyone with an interest in engineering matters. Keep listening and pay attention.

ALTMKJC
Great!

Thank you this is such a great resource for safety professionals; well researched and easy to listen to.

skylarkishome
Please make more

I enjoy having someone with a more analytical brain talk about what went wrong and why. Too many podcasts focus on the horror of what happened in disasters, as opposed to the causes beneath it. Or they focus on being entertaining and witty. I’d much rather hear someone with a background in science go through cause and effect, and what happens when people and systems fail. For a non scientist such as myself, it’s lovely learning how someone with, I assume, education and training in engineering, perceives man made disaster Great job to everyone involved in this podcast!

interested party ny
How things go wrong

Great analysis of various disasters. Fascinating how greed has become one of the main villians in these disasters.

Levint7012
From a maintenance perspective amazing

I am a maintenance electrician and it is so interesting how incorrect procedures or “tribal learning” leads to dangerous outcomes

vinnievroom
I actually get a bit excited when a new one comes out.

A podcast for those with a brain

SeanJohnWan
Fukushima

Great podcast. Just finished Fukushima and it’s amazing the amount of misinformation put out by other podcasts that talk about this incident. It’s great to get an engineering perspective on what happened. Keep up the great work.

appleseeds11
really interesting

This podcast is awesome. Really interesting details explaining disasters from an engineering point of view.

Drew Stephens
Wonderfully in-depth explanations by an engineer

John explains the causes of disasters in great detail—many of them about incredibly interesting events that I did’t even know about.

PlanetBeef
One of the most interesting podcasts

Fascinating take on the world.

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Latest Episode

Episode 30: Tim Maia

5 July, 2019

As part of Rio’s preparations for the Olympics in 2016 a cycling pathway was built adjacent to a narrow, congested roadway along a picturesque shoreline. When a section collapsed only months before the opening ceremony killing two people, the world looked on with growing concerns about the imminent Olympics.

With John Chidgey.

Episode Silver Producers: Carsten Hansen, John Whitlow and Joseph Antonio.
Episode Gold Producer: 'r'.

Episode 9: Hindenburg

27 April, 2016

The largest airship ever constructed burst into flames when trying to land in 1937 in New Jersey in what has become one of the most striking disasters of modern times.

With John Chidgey.


Episode 8: Challenger

11 March, 2016

The Challenger Space Shuttle was directed to launch on the coldest day on record in Florida and 73 seconds after launch it exploded but the engineers saw it coming.

With John Chidgey.


Episode 7: Piper Alpha

12 February, 2016

The Piper Oil field in the North Sea became the site of one of the worst Offshore Oil Rig disasters in history when Piper Platform Alpha went up in flames.

With John Chidgey.


Episode 6: Amagasaki

29 January, 2016

The Amagasaki rail crash was entirely caused by human error but was it a fear of punishment by the company that was ultimately the cause.

With John Chidgey.


Episode 5: Maccabiah

24 December, 2015

The 15th Maccabiah Games in 1997 had a temporary bridge for the opening ceremony. The world was shocked when it failed and it did so on every level.

With John Chidgey.