The Ohio Train Disaster: Corporate Greed & Regulatory Failure | The Problem With Jon Stewart Podcast


A freight train derailed in Ohio and released a mushroom cloud of toxic chemicals, so why has the media buried this story so low? This week we’re breaking down the shocking conditions that led to this train derailment being entirely predictable, how rail companies have chosen their own profits over safety, and what regulatory changes need to be made in order to avoid a mess like this again. Our guests are Julia Rock, reporter at The Lever (, Matt Weaver, BMWED-IBT Legislative Director, Ohio & member of the Railroad Workers United ISC; and Julie Grant, Managing Editor and Senior Reporter for the Allegheny Front. We’re also joined by writers Alexa Loftus and Henrik Blix who share their thoughts on what the media gets wrong about small town America.

Road Map:
00:00: Interview with Julia Rock, Matt Weaver, and Julie Grant
38:27: Wrapping it up with writers Alexa Loftus and Henrik Blix

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