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Aug 9, 2023

Matt Crawford speaks with author S.C Gwynne about his book, His Majesty's Airship: The Life and Death of the World's Largest Flying Machine. This is the tragic story of the British airship R-101 which went down in a hydrogen fireball in 1930, killing more people than died in the Hindenburg disaster seven years later. Why has such a story been largely forgotten? In His Majesty's Airship, historian S.C Gwynne brings us back in vivid detail to this tragedy and details what events led up to this moment of hubris. A cautionary tale that shows how we tend to make the same mistakes again and again for the same reasons. Gwynne will transport you back in time and raise you among the clouds in this hard to put down read.