Brady Heywood Podcast

Join forensic engineer Sean Brady as he discusses engineering failures and disasters. Sean examines both the technical and human causes of failure, explores failures in a range of professions, and talks about why our decision making is not nearly as rational as we’d like to think. Follow our Twitter updates at @BradyHeywoodPod



Episode 24 - Apollo 13 IV: Star Sailors

The crew of Apollo 13 begin their long fall to earth. In this entire episode we stay with the crew as they go around the moon, fight to keep their LEM functioning and their trajectory correct - all while their spacecraft begins to freeze around them. The final episode will be released next Thursday. The series is accompanied by bonus material, in the form of photographs and graphics, which will be posted on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Twitter at @BradyHeywoodPod Facebook Instagram Email For more details on Apollo 13, please read Jeffrey Kluger and Jim Lovell’s wonderful book titled 'Apollo 13'. Many of the conversations presented in this podcast are from this book. Details of the spacecraft configuration at the time of the explosion can be found here: All the NASA audio used in the series can be found at: (The Audio is edited.) Details of Ed Smylie's device can be found at Read more at Read more at


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