Trial Insider Podcast: Dinh v. Ride the Ducks

With court testimony, interviews, and archival sound, this podcast pieces together the legal and historical landscape that surrounded the fatal collision between Ride the Ducks vehicle and a charter bus on September 24, 2015 in Seattle. It explores the months-long trial that ensued and hears from people whose lives will never be the same. But the 2015 crash was not the only duck boat accident. There have been many others across the country and world, a number of them fatal. How do duck boats —and repurposed U.S. m military vehicles from World War II —sustain so many major accidents and remain in the tourist business? After his and other lawsuits, will they?

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Episode 1: The Crash

Inside the worst mass casualty incident in Seattle history


Episode 2: The Plaintiffs

An amphibious vehicle carrying tourists collides with a bus full of exchange students. Meet the victims from all over the world.

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Episode 3: The beginning

How WWII amphibious war vehicles turned into tourist attractions.

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Episode 4: The Problems

Old parts, shoddy engineering, and unheeded warnings.


Episode 5: The Regulators

How dozens of tourist vehicles carrying millions of passengers escaped federal oversight and public protection.


Episdoe 6: The Veridct

After an unprecedented four‐month long trial, the jury speaks—loud and clear.