It’s been almost another year without an episode of the Shipped High In Transit podcast, but Tom and Steven are back to look into some more myths.
Tom begins this episode by looking into the ‘ISIS hunter’, Abu Azrael, who came to prominence after the 2015 terror attacks in Paris. Reportedly, he has single-handedly killed around 1500 members of the terrorist organisation using not only automated weaponry, but also swords and axes. But is the tale bigger than the man?
In the Quick S.H.I.T.s section Steven presents us with words that describe things that few people realise there are even words for, including tartle, groak, snudge and more. Tom also talks about words and phrases, ones that originate from nautical use but are now used so much in everyday conversation to the point that they have lost their original meaning.
Steven finishes the show by debunking the popular internet story of the disappearance of the Kansas town of Ashley in August 1952 after mysterious phenomena were reported by the town’s populace. Was it supernatural, a series of earthquakes, or something else?
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This week Ant and Tom discuss what is more devastating; natural disasters or man-made disasters?
Ant looks at natural disasters including floods and earthquakes, the most destructive of which seem to happen in China, including the most destructive of all: The Yellow River floods that killed up to 4 million people in 1931. See the full list here.
Tom has a look at how man goes about attempting to destroy the world with chemical plants exploding or dumping waste into rivers, nuclear power plants melting down, like Chernobyl and Fukushima and giant oil spills either from tankers like the Exxon Mobil or oil rig disasters like the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico 4 years ago.
Who comes out on top in this deadly battle for supremacy? Stay with us to the end where you’ll find out!