The Science of Volcanic Ash Clouds, and why we don’t fly through them. In a special edition of Discovery, Geoff Watts is joined by some of the world’s leading volcano experts to discuss the scientific impact of the eruption of Eyjafjallajoekull in Iceland.
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Watch out, mysophobes! History’s worst mudslides, the world’s largest mud volcano, and man-made lakes that failed epically, All this plus how to survive a mudslide plus “Lesser of Two Evils”
What’s it like to be horribly killed by a volcanic eruption? What’s a cryovolcano? How would you score on the volcano pop quiz? Find out in the hottest episode yet of Caustic Soda yet. Pompeii, Mt St Helens, Krakatoa – you got nothin’ on us! Features “Too Darn Hot” by Cole Porter featuring Ann Miller. “You’ve gone too far this time, Joe, Toren & Kevin!”
In this week’s podcast, in honour of the chaos caused by the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland, we’re talking about the apocalypse in literature.
We speak to Simon Winchester, author of Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded, about volcanoes past, present and – most worryingly – future, and SF blogger Damien Walter and Guardian writer Xan Brooks join Sarah Crown in the studio to discuss the genesis and status of the disaster novel.
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded by Simon Winchester Kraken by China Miéville The Stand by Stephen King The Road by Cormac McCarthy The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham "There Will Come Soft Rains" (story from the collection The Martian Chronicles) by Ray Bradbury