My Nuclear Life

My Nuclear Life

Shelly Lesher

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 from historians, policymakers, experts in their fields, and first-hand accounts to weave a picture of your nuclear life. https://mynuclearlife.com

13. Soviet bone records, Tom Lehrer, and music for your nuclear protest with Tim & Joanna Smolko
My Nuclear LifeMay 11, 2021
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13. Soviet bone records, Tom Lehrer, and music for your nuclear protest with Tim & Joanna Smolko

In this episode of My Nuclear Life, host Shelly Lesher speaks with Tim and Joanna Smolko, authors of Atomic Tunes: The Cold War in American and British Popular Music. They discuss atomic music across the decades including how music influenced The Women’s March for Peace, how Soviet’s made records ou...

12. Deep beneath the surface: Innovating nuclear waste disposal with Elizabeth Muller

12. Deep beneath the surface: Innovating nuclear waste disposal with Elizabeth Muller

In this episode, Lexie Weghorn and Shelly Lesher discuss nuclear waste disposal with Elizabeth Muller, CEO of Deep Isolation. Topics include nuclear energy’s “waste problem”, how nuclear waste is currently stored, and options for our future. Visit us at: mynuclearlife.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/my...

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

11. 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, an...

10. Hanford Lab Pt. 1: The triumph of the engineer with Robert Franklin

10. 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 ...

Quarky News: Volk Field 1962

Quarky News: Volk Field 1962

In this new segment of My Nuclear Life find out what happens at Volk Field one snowy night in 1962. For more information visit us at mynuclearlife.com Sign up at Patreon: www.patreon.com/mynuclearlife Source Material: Chris Hubbuch, La Crosse Tribune  30Jan2009

9. Radium: Luxurious, Beautiful, Expensive, and Modern with Lucy Santos
My Nuclear LifeMarch 30, 202100:55:24126.8 MB

9. Radium: Luxurious, Beautiful, Expensive, and Modern with Lucy Santos

In this episode Shelly Lesher and Lucy Jane Santos, author of the book Half Lives: The Unlikely History of Radium discuss the beauty industry, salons, and radium in consumer products. Visit us at: mynuclearlife.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/mynuclearlife