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
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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