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: 12 hours, 7 minutes and 41 seconds.

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Episode 24: Columbia

14 December, 2018

In 2003 the Space Shuttle Columbia launched successfully but after its mission was completed burned up on re-entry with the loss of all onboard. We look at how normalisation of deviation blinded many at NASA to a risk that had existed since 1981.

With John Chidgey.

Episode 3: Fukushima

14 November, 2015

What went wrong with Fukushima 1 Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011.

With John Chidgey.

Episode 2: Don't Roll On Me

31 October, 2015

Roll cages in cars are supposed to improve safety but do they actually cause the problem they’re trying to protect you from?

With John Chidgey.

Episode 1: BP Texas City

16 October, 2015

The BP Texas City Oil Refinery disaster in 2005 shocked the world. With safe-guards in place and lost-time injury rates so low, how could so many people be killed in a wholly preventable disaster?

With John Chidgey.