TITANS OF NUCLEAR

A podcast featuring interviews with experts across technology, industry, economics, policy and more.

Latest Episodes

Latest Episodes

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Ep 306: Zion Lights - Founder, Emergency Reactor

May 5, 2021
May 5, 2021

1) What led Zion Lights to change her mind and dedicate her life to sharing nuclear with others
2) Why traditional conversations surrounding nuclear limit our ability to stop climate change
3) A sneak peak into Zion’s new grassroots movement, Emergency Reactor
4) How to take action against climate change and participate during a pandemic...

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Ep 305: Bismark Tyobeka - Chief Executive Officer, National Nuclear Regulator

May 3, 2021
May 3, 2021

1) How Dr. Bismark Tyobeka’s early interest in physics led him into the study of radiation and nuclear reactors
2) A brief history of nuclear technology development in South Africa
3) The importance of collaboration in Dr. Tyobeka’s professional development
4) What the future of nuclear looks like in South Africa, and some global insights...

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Ep 304: Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar - President, American Nuclear Society

April 28, 2021
April 28, 2021

1) What led Mary Lou to shift from teaching high school students to a joint appointment at Idaho National Labs and Idaho State University 
2) Her work in South Africa at the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor
3) Mary Lou's involvement in the American Nuclear Society from member to president 
4) The many applications of nuclear and opportunities it offers for the future...

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Ep 303: Lars Roobol - Head of Measurement and Monitoring Department, RIVM

April 26, 2021
April 26, 2021

1) Why Lars Roobol’s early interest in radiation was triggered by the incident at Chernobyl
2) How the material test reactor in the Netherlands contributes to nuclear medicine
3) A comparison of risk communication and public perception of nuclear and other industries
4) Lars discusses some market incentives to encourage clean energy across sectors...

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Ep 302: Dan Stout - Director, Nuclear Technology Innovation, Tennessee Valley Authority

April 21, 2021
April 21, 2021

1) Dan’s early work in various uranium enrichment methods and technologies
2) The origin of the TVA and its unique model within the U.S. government
3) The TVA’s work on the Clinch River Nuclear Technology Park
4) Innovative approaches to site permitting, advanced construction methods, and supporting new nuclear...