My Nuclear Life

My Nuclear Life

On July 16, 1945, in a New Mexico desert, the Trinity Test ushered in the Nuclear Age. No other piece of technology has penetrated the American consciousness like the nuclear bomb and found a place in everything from culture to medicine. This podcast explores how nuclear science has impacted and changed our world in both beneficial and destructive ways. We explore the intersection of nuclear science and society using interviews with historians, policymakers, experts in their fields, and first-hand accounts to weave a picture of your nuclear life.
Adventures in Nuclear Risk Reduction - Georgia Pt 1
February 27, 2024
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Adventures in Nuclear Risk Reduction - Georgia Pt 1

Spend time with Shelly and two guest as she travels to Tbilsi, Georgia. First she discusses storytelling and Georgian’s atomic Odyssey with Shorena Lortkipanidze from the Civil Council on Defense and Security (Tbilsi, Georgia). Next, Mariam Chabashvidi explains her love for computer programming after G...

The new face of the nuclear nerd - Miss America (2023) Grace Stanke
January 30, 2024
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The new face of the nuclear nerd - Miss America (2023) Grace Stanke

Start the New Year off with a bang. Join Shelly & Miss America 2023, nuclear engineer, and fellow Badger Grace Stanke to discuss a range of topics.

Understanding Edward Teller with Istvan Hargittai
November 28, 2023
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Understanding Edward Teller with Istvan Hargittai

What makes Edward Teller tick? Find out with physical chemist and author Istvan Hargittai on this episode.

For the love of lasers with Donna Strickland
October 31, 2023
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For the love of lasers with Donna Strickland

Physics Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland talks about all things lasers, how lasers relate to nuclear physics, and explains why she had to pay the long-distance bill to Sweden.

Are radiation limits based on a lie? with Ed Calabrese
September 26, 2023
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Are radiation limits based on a lie? with Ed Calabrese

Meet Dr. Ed Calabrese, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Public Health & Health Sciences. Ed has spent years diving into the   history of dose response and the Nobel Prize awarded to Hermann Muller for this work. Production cost...

How to identify Manhattan Project Plutonium with Cody Folden
August 29, 2023
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How to identify Manhattan Project Plutonium with Cody Folden

How can you find the age of Plutonium? Why is it important? What are the applications? Find out the answer to these questions and more on this episode of My Nuclear Life when Cody Folden joins Shelly Lesher to discuss his paper in the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. Production cost...