White Silence

White Silence

Stuff | RNZ

On November 28, 1979, an Air New Zealand jet took off from Auckland Airport on a sightseeing trip to Antarctica. There were 257 people on board. Hours later everyone was dead. Somehow, the plane had flown directly into the Erebus volcano. This was a disaster that shattered a country’s psyche. In the decades since, grief gave way to blame, anger and recrimination. Who was responsible for so many deaths? Was there a cover-up? How could a plane just fly into a mountain? To mark the 40th anniversary of the disaster, Michael Wright and Katy Gosset explore why New Zealand’s deadliest disaster was also its most controversial; why a nation was incapable of moving on; and how it was captured by one famous phrase: ‘an orchestrated litany of lies’. White Silence will be released daily from November 8, 2019.

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Questions & Answers

How many episodes are there of White Silence?

There are 9 episodes avaiable of White Silence.

What is White Silence about?

We have categorized White Silence as:

  • History
  • Society & Culture
  • Documentary

Where can you listen to White Silence?

White Silence is available, among others places, on:

  • Spotify
  • Apple Podcasts
  • Podtail
  • Google Podcasts

When did White Silence start?

The first episode of White Silence that we have available was released 6 November 2019.

Who creates the podcast White Silence?

White Silence is produced and created by Stuff | RNZ.