Dr. Cartwright, who specialises in the analysis of meteorites, was interviewed as part of the History Channel Podcast History This Week – “A Meteorite Hits Ann Hodges”.
This episode aired in time for the anniversary of a meteorite fall that occurred on 30th November, 1954, when a meteoroid was falling to Earth over Alabama. The large rock came through the roof of a house in Sylacauga, Alabama, hit an upright radio, ricocheted across the room, and collided with Mrs. Ann Hodges, who was having a nap on the sofa. To our knowledge, this is the only documented event in which a meteorite hit a person.
In the podcast, the history of the Syalcauga meteorite, and Mrs. Hodges is revealed, through interviews and a narrative to those close to the story.