June 11, 2019
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CRUDE #6 – The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea
An unspeakable tragedy occurs off the coast of Newfoundland. But this isn’t just a story about a nautical disaster. It’s about what happens when a poor province finds immense riches just within reach. And how the promise of oil wealth can twist history around itself.
Arshy Mann
Host & Producer, COMMONS
Jordan Cornish
Producer, COMMONS

An unspeakable tragedy occurs off the coast of Newfoundland. But this isn’t just a story about a nautical disaster. It’s about what happens when a poor province finds immense riches just within reach. And how the promise of oil wealth can twist history around itself.

Featured in this episode: Susan Dodd, Danny O’Brien, Sean Cadigan

ADDITIONAL MUSIC CREDITS:
Seeker” and “Scenery” by Kai Engel, adapted

To learn more:

The Ocean Ranger: Remaking the Promise of Oil by Susan Dodd

Rig: An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger Disaster by Mike Heffernan

“The Ranger Disaster” by CBC’s The Fifth Estate

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This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks, HelloFresh and Penguin Random House.

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