Greetings! This is the website for the Podcast of Doom--a podcast that explores the famous and consequential catastrophes, cataclysms, disasters and emphatically bad decisions of world history. If you like fires, volcanoes, floods, maritime disasters, civil conflict, industrial accidents and the foibles of human nature then I invite you to listen to the Podcast of Doom. We will travel around the world and through time to analyze famous calamities and how they occurred. Thanks to Ove Tøpfer for permission to use his work, "The Screaming Tree."
My name is Dave Apelzin and I am the host of the Podcast of Doom. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and I currently live in the beautiful city of Seattle. I have a Bachelors degree in Communications and a Masters Degree in Organizational Development. This podcast was launched because of my lifelong love of history of all eras and places. I am particularly interested in Epic Failure Analysis: the study of events that go completely, horribly awry.
I would like to extend a thank you to Robin Pierson of the History of Byzantium and TV.Critic podcasts for his advice and encouragement. If you always wanted to know what happened to the Romans after Rome fell, listen to Robin. I would have never thought of doing my own podcast without hearing the immense talents of Mike Duncan, who produced the monumental The History of Rome podcast. If you are looking for a fantastic podcast on the entire history of Britain, look no further than Jamie Jeffers's British History Podcast.