Halifax Tour

Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by incoo, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. incoo

    incoo Earning My Ears

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    Just started listening to podcasts and going through the shows,when I listened to the Halifax excursion segment.
    What I found was how lightly the Halifax explosion was taken.When this happened 2000 people were killed including many school children,9000 were injured both by the explosion and resulting tsunamis.
    I know being Canadian I might be more sensitive to remarks made about the explosion,but it was a significant moment of tragedy in our history.
    The cannon you described showed how powerful the explosion was,imagine being close to the epicenter.
    I don't mean to rant but something like this event should have been treated with more dignity than what it seemed like on the podcast.
    Thank you.
     
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  3. jcb

    jcb always emerging from hibernation

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    I didn't get the impression anyone on the podcast made light of the explosion. There was some good-natured teasing of one of the Canadian travel agents about how the only thing that seems to have ever happened in Halifax was the explosion.
     
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  5. DisneyKevin

    DisneyKevin Kelvis Moderator

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    If you are familiar with our show, you should probably already be aware that we are not often "reverential".

    We reviewed our tour and our guide.

    This was not meant as a Canadian history lesson.
     
  6. appycat

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    I felt the podcast team was reviewing their experiences on the tour. I did not get the impression they were making light of the tragic event. After the show, I read up on the history of the explosion as I had never heard of it. My family ended up having a discussion about it and reflected on how terrible it must have been for the victims and their families. So, the review led to learning something and that's always good.
     

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