Strange Country Ep. 94: SS Eastland Disaster


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Today on Strange Country we dive into the terrible tale of the SS Eastland Disaster. Have you ever heard if it? If you aren’t from Chicago ( Yes we will mention Da Bears), and you don’t have a passion for macabre maritime disasters, then this story is probably one you have never heard before. Why? Find out on this 94th episode lovingly handcrafted for your listening pleasure by your favorite friends, mothers, librarians and sister wives, Kelly and Beth. And make sure to check this website out...

Theme music: Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

Cite your sources:

Stranahan, Susan. The The Eastland Disaster Killed More Passengers Than the Titanic and the Lusitania. Why Has It Been Forgotten?

October 27, 2014.

Sutton Patricia. Capsized, The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster.2018, Chicago Review Press

The Eastland Disaster Historical Society. Accessed May 16, 2019.

Mzezwa, Tariro. Please Call Her Captain. The New York Times. Feb 25, 2019.

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