Brady Heywood Podcast

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  Introducing Simplifying Complexity

As you can tell by the title of this episode this isn’t a normal episode of The Brady Heywood Podcast. In today’s episode we introduce you to a new show that we’ve been working on called Simplifying Complexity, a podcast all about complexity science. S...
  Sean Brady author

  Miami Bridge Failure - Part 3

In today's episode, we bring to a close our three-part series on the collapse of a pedestrian bridge in Miami, Florida, in 2018.  In part one, you heard about the cracks in the bridge and how nothing was done about them. And in part two, you heard abo...
  Sean Brady author

  Miami Bridge Failure - Part 2

Today's episode is the second of a three-part series on the 2018 collapse of the International University Pedestrian Bridge in Miami, Florida. In our last episode, you heard how a pedestrian bridge under construction at the Florida International Unive...
  Sean Brady author

  Miami Bridge Failure - Part 1

Today's episode is the first of a three-part series about the 2018 collapse of the Florida International University pedestrian bridge in Miami, Florida. In this part, you'll hear how the signals which could have prevented the collapse of the bridge we...
  Sean Brady author

  The Brady Review

Today's episode is a little different. It explores 'The Brady Review', a report Brady Heywood undertook on the mining and quarrying industry in Queensland, Australia. From January 2000 until the end of July 2019, 47 people lost their lives in the mini...
  Sean Brady author

  The Pike River Mine Disaster - Part 3

CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains vivid descriptions of how the miners, who lost their lives in the disaster, died. Listener discretion is advised.   In this final episode of our three part series on the Pike River Mine disaster, we bring the st...
  Sean Brady author

  The Pike River Mine Disaster - Part 2

In part one of this three-part series on the Pike River mine disaster, you heard what took place in the minutes, hours and days following the methane explosion at the mine. In this episode, we’ll step back and look at the history of the mine. You’ll h...
  Sean Brady author

  The Pike River Mine Disaster - Part 1

CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains vivid descriptions of the moments that the disaster occurred. Listener discretion is advised. On the 19th of November 2010, New Zealand experienced one of its worst mining disasters when there was an explosion de...
  Sean Brady author

  The 1976 Montreal Olympics Financial Debacle

It's 1970, and the mayor of Montreal, Jean Drapeau, declares that the 1976 Montreal Games will be self-financing.  In his view, these games can no more have a deficit "...than a man can have a baby". In fact, he thinks the real problem will be in dete...
  Sean Brady author

  The I-90 Tunnel Collapse

In this episode, we head to Boston. The 'Big Dig' was a road and tunnel construction project designed to solve Boston's congestion problems. With the final project cost exceeding $14 billion USD, this megaproject took 20 years to complete. It involved...
  Sean Brady author