Futility Closet Podcast on the Halifax Explosion

Earlier this month an episode of Futility Closet recounted the story of the Halifax Explosion, one of the pivotal events of my city.

In 1917, a munitions ship exploded in Halifax, Nova Scotia, devastating the city and shattering the lives of its citizens. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll follow the events of the disaster, the largest man-made explosion before Hiroshima, and the grim and heroic stories of its victims.

Futility Closet Episode 231

As always, there are other interesting bits of trivia and a critical thinking puzzle in the episode. The podcast as a whole is a delight, so I recommend diving into the archives.

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