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What if a nuclear engineer was elected US President? with Jonathan Alter

What if a nuclear engineer was elected US President? with Jonathan Alter

He was and served as the 39th President of the USA. But before his career in politics, Jimmy Carter was a Navy Nuke under Gen. Rickover. What did he do in the Navy? How did this time in the Nuclear Navy shape his policies? What would happen if someone who thought like a scientist gained access to the h...

Using nuclear science to understand cultural heritage with Michael Wiescher
January 25, 2022
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Using nuclear science to understand cultural heritage with Michael Wiescher

What role does nuclear science play in understanding art and culture? Michael Wiescher from The University of Notre Dame explains. Visit us at: mynuclearlife.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/mynuclearlife email us

Using radiation as a poison. The murder of Alexander Litvinenko with Pete Burgess
November 30, 2021
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Using radiation as a poison. The murder of Alexander Litvinenko with Pete Burgess

In this episode Pete Burgess discusses the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian spy who defected to the UK. Why is polonium-210 a good poison? How do you make it? Why wasn’t the public scared it could happen to them? All of those questions and more are answered in this exciting episode. Visit us a...

The connection between nuclear disarmament, peace, and black freedom with Vincent Intondi
August 03, 2021
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The connection between nuclear disarmament, peace, and black freedom with Vincent Intondi

In this episode Shelly is joined by Dr. Vincent Intondi, history professor at Montgomery College in Maryland. He is invited on the podcast today to discuss his recent authorship of his eye opening book entitled African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Move...

Nuking the Moon and other Shenanigans with The Uncover Up

Nuking the Moon and other Shenanigans with The Uncover Up

n this episode, Shelly is joined by 2/3rds of The Uncover Up Conspiracy Podcast, Nathan Radke and Lee Kuhlne. They discuss the Pentagon UFO report, their joint Cold War obsession, what we can learn from conspiracy theory, and various nuclear conspiracy theories. Visit us at: mynuclearlife.com Patreon...

Death by control rod: The story of SL1 with Todd Tucker
June 08, 2021
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Death by control rod: The story of SL1 with Todd Tucker

In this episode of My Nuclear Life, host Shelly Lesher speaks with Todd Tucker, author of several books including Atomic America: How a Deadly Explosion and a Feared Admirable changed the Course of Nuclear History published in 2009. Today, the story of SL-1 holds wide appeal yet remains relatively unkn...