COMMONS
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.
June 11, 2019

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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