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 334: Lonnie Stephenson - President, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

October 11, 2021
October 11, 2021

1. Lonnie's career as an electrical worker and early involvement in the IBEW
2. The IBEW's role representing workers both at the local and federal level
3. Lonnie's recent op-ed on the importance of nuclear energy
4. Lonnie's role as an advisor to the presidential transition team ...

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Ep 333: Robert Hargraves - Co-Founder, ThorCon

October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021

1) Robert’s early introduction to nuclear energy and thorium reactors
2) Robert’s recent Wall Street Journal op-ed and the linear no-threshold hypothesis
3) A look at Thorcon’s concept of building a small modular reactor (SMR) using shipbuilding techniques
4) Thorcon’s plans to deploy an SMR in Indonesia...

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Ep 332: Adrian Bull - Chair in Nuclear Energy and Society, The University of Manchester

September 27, 2021
September 27, 2021

1) Adrian Bull’s journey through the nuclear industry, from modeling and research, to communications
2) How Adrian worked with Japanese leadership to rethink communication strategies – direct & indirect - after Fukushima
3) The process of building & maintaining a nuclear cultural heritage in the UK’s communities
4) Ways to maximize the supply chain in the UK to support the rollout of new nuclear...

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Ep 331: Laura Leay - Science Writer

September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021

1) Laura Leay breaks down how inactive versions of high-level nuclear waste are used to study & improve processes
2) Ways that knowledge exchange programs can be used to build up a facility’s resume to support long-term projects
3) Technological, generational, and behavioral changes inside the nuclear industry
4) How familiarity impacts perception and how to bring familiarity to nuclear energy...

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Ep 330: Mark Nelson - Managing Director, Radiant Energy Fund

August 30, 2021
August 30, 2021

1) Mark Nelson looks at the breakdowns in the nuclear industry today & how attracting top talent can change the course
2) The danger and potential consequences of over optimization in nuclear power plant design
3) Mark shares how he made his viral graph comparing CO2 emission of France and Germany
4) Why fully operational, paid-for, carbon-free nuclear plants are getting shut down around the world & how to make an impact...