This week Katie and Hailee continue to be bewitched by the Titanic.
In the second half of this two-part series, we go minute-by-minute through the timeline of the sinking and bemoan all the mistakes that led to the massive loss of life. We also discuss the aftermath of the tragedy, including its influence on pop culture and the completely bizarre salvage plans that were cooked up through the decades to drag the wreck out of the depths of the ocean…before it was even discovered in 1985! We also talk about some myths associated with Titanic, and explore some shipwreck-related ghost stories.
This will be the concluding episode for our first season. We cannot thank you enough for your support and listenership. We’re already hard to work researching for season 2!
Books mentioned in this episode (all can be purchased in our bookshop):
Fear Street Series by R.L. Stine
The Loss of the SS Titanic by Lawrence Beesley
The Truth About the Titanic by Archibald Gracie
Titanic and Other Ships by Charles Lightoller
A Night to Remember by Walter Lord
The Discovery of the Titanic by Robert Ballard
The Wreck of the Titan: Futility by Morgan Robertson
The Midnight Watch by David Dyer
Women and Children First by Gill Paul
The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf
The Deep by Alma Katsu
882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic by Hugh Brewster and Laurie Coulter
History Smashers: The Titanic by Kate Messner
Titanic: A Journey Through Time by John P. Eaton and Charles A. Haas
“Are Titanic Exhibits Around The Country Haunted By The Spirits Of 1500 People?” Titanic Universe RSS, http://www.titanicuniverse.com/titanic-exhibits-haunted/3200.
“British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry.” TIP | British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry | Report, http://www.titanicinquiry.org/BOTInq/BOTReport/botRep01.php.
“Carpathia’s Role in Titanic’s Rescue.” The Maritime Executive, The Maritime Executive, 1 June 2015, http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/carpathias-role-in-titanic-rescue.
“CORRECTED-Fact Check-J.P. Morgan Did Not Sink the Titanic to Push Forward Plans for the U.S. Federal Reserve.” Reuters, Thomson Reuters, 17 Mar. 2021, http://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-titanic-conspiracy/corrected-fact-check-j-p-morgan-did-not-sink-the-titanic-to-push-forward-plans-for-the-u-s-federal-reserve-idUSL1N2LF18G.
Grossman, David. “There’s a Wild Conspiracy Theory That the Titanic Never Sank.” Popular Mechanics, 10 Mar. 2021, http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a26533526/olympic-titanic-conspiracy-theory/.
“The Jane Street Hotel in New York City– Haunted by Titanic Survivors and Victims.” Titanic Universe RSS, http://www.titanicuniverse.com/the-jane-street-hotel/3208.
Little, Becky. “The Craziest Titanic Conspiracy Theories, Explained.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 28 Nov. 2018, http://www.history.com/news/titanic-sinking-conspiracy-myths-jp-morgan-olympic.
Mikkelson, Barbara. “Did a Cursed Mummy Sink with the Titanic?” Snopes.com, 27 Feb. 2021, http://www.snopes.com/fact-check/mummy-titantic/.
“News Reaction in the Wake of the Titanic Sinking.” Digital Firefly Marketing, 8 Aug. 2018, digitalfireflymarketing.com/our-blog/news-reaction-wake-titanic-sinking-not-so-different-today/.
“Replica Titanic.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 18 June 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Replica_Titanic#Clive_Palmer_project.
Snyder, Nancy. “The Ghostly Residents of the Famed Literary Hotel Chelsea.” BOOK RIOT, 28 Oct. 2018, bookriot.com/haunted-hotel-chelsea/.
“Titanic Disaster Hearings: The Official Transcripts of the 1912 Senate Investigation.” U.S. Senate: Titanic Disaster Hearings: The Official Transcripts of the 1912 Senate Investigation, 21 May 2018, http://www.senate.gov/reference/reference_item/titanic.htm.
“Titanic in Popular Culture.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 6 July 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_in_popular_culture.
Trickey, Erick. “Fact-Checking QAnon Conspiracy Theories: Did J.P. Morgan Sink the Titanic?” The Washington Post, WP Company, 12 June 2020, http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/08/04/how-j-p-morgan-didnt-sink-the-titanic-and-other-qanon-conspiracy-theories-debunked/.
“The Wreck of the Titan: Or, Futility.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 2 July 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wreck_of_the_Titan:_Or,_Futility.