On colonization, Indigenous knowledge, and how we learned to cook the planet.
On a ghost town, a garbage dump, and Pennsylvania's forever fire.
And there’s a thing that happens when you get into the Calumet region—that’s the name for the area on the southern shore of Lake Michigan, stretching across northwest Indiana and up into south Chicago. Because it has a distinctive smell, an industrial odor.
Fire!: An American Burning is a five-episode podcast series that delves into the stories of twentieth and twenty-first century industrial fires in American cities and their profound connection to contemporary climate crisis, produced by Belt Magazine and hosted by Ryan Schnurr. Today's episode delves into New York's deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911.
Fire!: An American Burning is a five-episode podcast series that delves into the stories of twentieth and twenty-first century industrial [...]
A poem by Ava O'Malley
These hulking behemoths with their slag and hot metal are rarely described as beautiful, but yet I am drawn to them over and over again.
The deadliest fire in U.S. history happened one hundred and fifty years ago near Peshtigo, Wisconsin. You’ve probably never heard of it.
"Each time I come back home / something else has burned."
The events of June 1969 have come to define both Cleveland and the river. Some Clevelanders have a different story.