Shelly Lesher

Shelly Lesher

Host/Producer
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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...

Trying to stay alive at the Diefenbunker with Nathan Radke & Lee Kuhnle
July 25, 2023
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Trying to stay alive at the Diefenbunker with Nathan Radke & Lee Kuhnle

My Nuclear Life and The Uncover Up visit the Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum. Join Shelly, Nathan, and Lee as they journey 75 feet underground to compare how the Canadian Government planned to prepare for their survival versus the Civil Defense measured intended for their citizens. Production...

J. Robert Oppenheimer with Kai Bird
June 27, 2023
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J. Robert Oppenheimer with Kai Bird

Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb J. Robert Oppenheimer was a central figure in the Manhattan Project, working tirelessly as the scientific director of Los Alamos Laboratory to ensure the success of the atomic bomb. Despite being aware of the devastating potential of this weapon, Oppenheimer was driven b...

The 3rd Nuclear Age with Ankit Panda
May 30, 2023
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The 3rd Nuclear Age with Ankit Panda

What is the 3rd Nuclear Age? Wait, what about the 1st and 2nd? Join Shelly as she speaks to Stanton Senior Fellow Ankit Panda about how the world is grabbling with nuclear proliferation and what challenges we face. Production costs for this episode were provided through National Science Foundation G...

The Origin of the Elements with Artemis Spyrou
April 25, 2023
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The Origin of the Elements with Artemis Spyrou

Chemical elements make up the matter we observe in the universe but how did they form? How did scientists figure this out and what is left to learn? Artemis Spyrou joins Shelly to discuss the evolution of the elements and the nuclear processes that govern stellar nucleosynthesis. Find the B2FH paper, V...