16 episodes

Have you found yourself searching for answers to some of today’s most pressing questions like how to solve the climate crisis and secure our energy independence? Luckily, we have an answer for you—nuclear energy. But don’t just take it from us. Hear from experts, researchers, and influencers (and even a pageant queen!) from a variety of backgrounds as they envision a world powered by clean nuclear energy.

Tune into Fissionary on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen

Fissionary NEI

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Have you found yourself searching for answers to some of today’s most pressing questions like how to solve the climate crisis and secure our energy independence? Luckily, we have an answer for you—nuclear energy. But don’t just take it from us. Hear from experts, researchers, and influencers (and even a pageant queen!) from a variety of backgrounds as they envision a world powered by clean nuclear energy.

Tune into Fissionary on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen

    To The Moon and Beyond With Trudy Kortes

    To The Moon and Beyond With Trudy Kortes

    Will fission be the future of energy on Mars? 

    Join us for an out-of-this-world conversation with Trudy Kortes, the director of technology demonstrations at NASA, and one of the minds behind the Fission Power Project. In this episode, Mary and Jordan dive into the fascinating ways NASA is harnessing nuclear technology to fuel our missions to the Moon (and Mars!) as well as the importance of listening to your intuition when navigating your career. 

    Trudy Kortes: Website | LinkedIn
    Visit us at www.nei.org/fissionary.

    Music used in this episode was created by Beat Mekanik

    • 34 min
    Virtual Reality Meets Nuclear Energy With Derek Kultgen

    Virtual Reality Meets Nuclear Energy With Derek Kultgen

    Grab your headsets and controllers because the future of nuclear operations is here! 

    Join Mary and Jordan as they discover how nuclear is harnessing the power of virtual reality with their guest, Derek Kultgen from Argonne National Laboratory. Derek shares how his team is using video game technology to revolutionize how we work in the nuclear industry, making operations safer, more efficient, and more accessible. 

    Argonne National Lab: Website | METAL | LinkedIn
    Visit us at www.nei.org/fissionary.

    Music used in this episode was created by Beat Mekanik

    • 33 min
    Survivor, STEM, and Nuclear With J'Tia Hart

    Survivor, STEM, and Nuclear With J'Tia Hart

    The worlds of nuclear energy and reality TV collide in this episode with Survivor alum and nuclear engineer, J’Tia Hart! 
     
    As Director of Nuclear Non-Proliferation at Idaho National Laboratory, J’Tia is paving the way for the future of nuclear energy all while championing diversity and representation in STEM. She shares her unique journey with Mary and Jordan as they chat about energy security and the exciting future of the nuclear industry!

    J’Tia Hart: Website | YouTube | LinkedIn
    Visit us at www.nei.org/fissionary.

    Music used in this episode was created by Beat Mekanik

    • 38 min
    Radioactive Healing With Dr. Paulien Moyaert

    Radioactive Healing With Dr. Paulien Moyaert

    Ready for a dose of nuclear medicine? By using the power of radioactive molecules, doctors are reshaping the landscape of cancer treatment, offering more effective diagnoses and enhanced quality of life for patients.

    Paulien Moyaert is a doctor and content creator with more than 160,000 subscribers on YouTube. She joins Jordan and Mary to discuss how nuclear medicine can be used to treat cancer, dementia, and more! 

    Paulien’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@dr.paulinemoyaert
    Visit us at www.nei.org/fissionary.

    Music used in this episode was created by Beat Mekanik

    • 34 min
    Fueling the Digital Revolution With Tom Mapes

    Fueling the Digital Revolution With Tom Mapes

    Cryptocurrencies and AI are becoming a larger part of our everyday lives, but how are we going to power this rapidly growing demand for digital energy? 

    Tom Mapes is the founder of Digital Energy Council, the first member association focused solely on digital energy. He joins Mary and Jordan to explore the intersection of technology, energy and innovation, and uncover how nuclear energy is the perfect solution to fuel this digital revolution.

    Tom Mapes: LinkedIn
    Digital Energy Council: digitalenergycouncil.org
    Visit us at www.nei.org/fissionary.

    Music used in this episode was created by Beat Mekanik

    • 42 min
    It's Not All Doom and Gloom With Doomberg

    It's Not All Doom and Gloom With Doomberg

    Energy is life, and as demand for it surges, so does the urgency for more investment into reliable clean energy solutions. But what will it take and is the world ready for it?
     
    Well-known (and anonymous) Substack economic and energy writer Doomberg is ready to ruffle a few feathers and address this question head on. If you can believe it, they cover everything from nuclear energy to chicken wings.

    Doomberg: Substack | Twitter
    Visit us at www.nei.org/fissionary.

    Music used in this episode was created by Beat Mekanik

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Kellyrae521 ,

Very interesting!

I loved the episode with Zion Lights. I didn’t realize all the ways pop culture has subconsciously taught us to fear nuclear energy. It was eye opening to learn what’s at the root of those fears and misconceptions. Great work!

TomB333@ ,

wow! important work. Great job!

Important topic that is frequently misunderstood. Thanks for making a great podcast that dispels the myths and discusses the importance of this critical power source. Awesomeness!

Acer49y ,

Pleasantly surprised

I stumbled upon this by accident while
wanting to get educated about nuclear energy with the current state of the world. Very much worth a listen!

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