Disasterology (DISASTERS) with Dr. Samantha Montano

Disasterologist Dr. Samantha Montano. Photo courtesy: www.disaster-logy.com

Disasterologist Dr. Samantha Montano. Photo courtesy: www.disaster-logy.com

Floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados, explosions, hurricanes, oil spills, bombings, BAD THINGS: Why do they happen? What can we do to prepare? What is a disaster vs. a catastrophe? Who makes it their life's work to go help? Professional Disasterologist and Emergency Management expert Dr. Samantha Montano sits down to talk about disaster movies, the addiction of helping others, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the floods, looting, doomsday prepping, keeping calm under pressure, climate change, governmental budgets, cathedrals vs. islands, the myths of disasters, looking for the helpers, and how humans tend and befriend each other in times of chaos.

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Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris

Theme song by Nick Thorburn

Some links which you may find of use:

Disasterology is a thing. Just ask FEMA. 

So you want to go volunteer…

“Preparing for the Future of Heath Volunteerism” seminar

“Tend and befriend”ing in stressful situations

Flood Deaths in the U.S. are rising

OG Disasterologists

Dr. Taylor’s work with oxytocin

Compulsive helping

Disaster vs. catastrophe

Birth Order: sorry last borns!

“Born to Lead” article

Notre Dame rebuilds, thanks to a bunch of money 

How much money actually went to Puerto Rico?

White House tries to shit talk Puerto Rico on its recovery efforts page. Weird. 

Vice article about Hurricane Maria donations

Weather people bracing themselves against winds

Katrina tattoos: hurricane dopplers and X-Codes

Katrina survivors kept the X-Codes on their homes

The X-Codes in New Orleans

Just buy a chopper

Maybe you just need paper towels?

A jump in LA heart attacks post-Northridge quake

Cardiac deaths post disaster

New Orleans levees are sinking

Katrina Tattoos

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” trailer

Overhelpers Anonymous

Climate change and disaster costs

Paris Hilton is into ham radio?

“Disasterology” by Pierce the Veil

Disaster Declaration process


“Look for the helpers.”

“What why not?”

“This is about as nasty as it’s been.”

“This is as bad as it will get.”

“We’ll have to deal with that later.”

“I understand.”

“Stores looted, people stampeded!”

“I learned it by watching you!”

“We’re gunna make it! We’re gunna make it!”

“That’s hot”

Alie Ward