manhattan project

Hanford Lab Pt. 2: How the DOE got into the museum business with Robert Franklin

Hanford Lab Pt. 2: How the DOE got into the museum business with Robert Franklin

In this episode, Shelly continues her conversation with Robert Franklin, Archivist & Oral Historian at the Hanford History Project. They discuss how Hanford's B-Reactor became a Manhattan Project National Historical Site, local vs. national interpretation of history, the local high school mascot, and c...

Hanford Lab Pt. 1: The triumph of the engineer with Robert Franklin
April 13, 2021
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Hanford Lab Pt. 1: The triumph of the engineer with Robert Franklin

In this episode, Shelly and Robert Franklin, Archivist & Oral Historian of the Hanford History Project dive into the history of the Hanford Laboratory and B-Reactor located in Washington State. They discuss why this site is the lesser known of the Manhattan project laboratories and what you can see if ...

The War Science Won? Building the bomb, ingenuity, and politics with Richard Rhodes (Pt. 3)
March 02, 2021
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The War Science Won? Building the bomb, ingenuity, and politics with Richard Rhodes (Pt. 3)

Part 3 of our conversation with Richard Rhodes, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb. The conversation picks up the historical narrative of the WWII development and deployment of the atomic bomb right where it left off: with the US engaged in the conflict and scienti...

How to turn the US into a factory: Beer in Hanford, Silver from Fort Knox, and PO Box 1663 with Richard Rhodes (Pt. 2)

How to turn the US into a factory: Beer in Hanford, Silver from Fort Knox, and PO Box 1663 with Richard Rhodes (Pt. 2)

In this episode of My Nuclear Life, Shelly Lesher continues her conversation with Richard Rhodes, author of award winning book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb. Their previous conversation left off with the time in history where the atomic bomb was only a theoretical plan in the scientific community. Thi...

How it all began: Europe, fission, and the Nazis with Richard Rhodes (Pt. 1)
January 01, 2021
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How it all began: Europe, fission, and the Nazis with Richard Rhodes (Pt. 1)

Today on My Nuclear Life, host Shelly Lesher speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes. This conversation has been broken up into three parts. This Part 1 discussion includes topics like the beginning of nuclear science as a field until the Manhattan Project was approved. Dick mentions a...