Ep. 50: Human Crush

 

Your heart pounds. The air is pressed from your lungs, leaving you breathless. Your mind races as you try to recount how you fell so easily into this situation. You’re experiencing a human crush.

No, we’re not talking about adolescent infatuation. Human crushes are tragic incidents wherein a crowd surges and compresses, sometimes killing its members via asphyxiation. Whether the crowd is running from a crisis like a fire, or surging toward some coveted reward, human crushes can quickly spiral out of control.

In this episode, we cover two specific crushes in depth. Then we follow with a discussion of how human crushes evolve, and what you can do to keep yourself safe.

CONTENT WARNING: Some of the links below contain explicit and graphic video of the disasters. Please take note before opening links marked with “GRAPHIC CONTENT”.

Sources:

Introduction

The Brooklyn Bridge Stampede

Mecca Tunnel Tragedy and the Mina Stampede

Analysis

Additional Resources:

Music used in this podcast:

Neganote – Only Questions Remain

Podington Bear – Dark Water

Podington Bear – Juliette

Remember to follow us on Soundcloud, like us on Facebook, or rate and review on iTunes!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s