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Girls Who Chase is a new initiative to elevate the content and voices of female and female-identified storm chasers. We empower and inspire girls & women globally to pursue the sciences, the weather and their passions. For more information, please check out girlswhochase.com.

Girls Who Chase: Stories of Women in Weather & Storm Chasing Girls Who Chase

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    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

Girls Who Chase is a new initiative to elevate the content and voices of female and female-identified storm chasers. We empower and inspire girls & women globally to pursue the sciences, the weather and their passions. For more information, please check out girlswhochase.com.

    Sarah Alsayegh: The first female Kuwaiti-Arab storm chaser

    Sarah Alsayegh: The first female Kuwaiti-Arab storm chaser

    Episode Notes
    Sarah Alsayegh refers to herself as “the first Kuwaiti-Arab storm chaser.” She is from Kuwait, and first started taking pictures when she was young, when her journalist father gave her her first camera. After finishing college, she started to take photography seriously and would take her camera out and capture anything she saw in the cityscape. Then she discovered landscape photography, and has since traveled to the United Kingdom, Iceland, and the U.S. to learn from the best. Storm chasing wasn’t on Sarah’s radar, pun intended, until she saw an image of a haboob taken by a female photographer in 2010 - and then she was hooked. In 2011, she captured her own images of a haboob that hit Kuwait and the Arabian peninsula, and since then has dedicated her energy to learning to chase and take pictures of storms. She travels to the U.S. every year to participate in photography workshops on the plains, and to get her storm fix.

    Mentions during show:
    Mike Olbinski workshops: https://www.mikeolbinski.com/storms/workshops-and-tours/

    Sarah Alseyegh social and links:
    www.salsayegh.com
    Twitter: twitter.com/sarah_alsayegh
    FB: facebook.com/salsayeghphotography
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/sarah_alsayegh/

    The Girls Who Chase Podcast is recorded and edited by Jen Walton. “Badlands” - our music - is by Lori Bailey and Inês Lobo. 

    Find out all about us and more at www.girlswhochase.com.
    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @girlswhochase.
    See our videos & podcast media on YouTube under Girls Who Chase Storms - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8dosZVkS3PXHIO8XpjVt1g.
    Please support our important work on Patreon: www.patreon.com/girlswhochase

    • 41 min
    Chasing 101 with Raychel Sanner: Being a good chase neighbor

    Chasing 101 with Raychel Sanner: Being a good chase neighbor

    Episode Notes
    Raychel Sanner is an Emmy Award-winning storm chaser based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is the co-founder of the chase group Tornado Titans. She first started chasing in 2003 and has documented hundreds of tornadoes across the Great Plains. She is a self-taught chaser, which has contributed to her uncanny ability to break down complex topics around weather forecasting. She is also the creator and curator of Titan U – a free resource library packed with educational videos and blogs about how to chase storms.
    Tornado Titans/Titan U: https://www.tornadotitans.com/titan-u/

    The Girls Who Chase Podcast is recorded and edited by Jen Walton. “Badlands” - our music - is by Lori Bailey and Inês Lobo. 

    Find out all about us and more at www.girlswhochase.com.
    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @girlswhochase.
    See our videos & podcast media on YouTube under Girls Who Chase Storms - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8dosZVkS3PXHIO8XpjVt1g.
    Please support our important work on Patreon: www.patreon.com/girlswhochase

    • 21 min
    Ginger Zee: Forging a path for female broadcast meteorologists

    Ginger Zee: Forging a path for female broadcast meteorologists

    Episode Notes
    Ginger Zee is the chief meteorologist at ABC News, reporting on the nation’s weather for “Good Morning America” and across ABC News broadcasts and digital platforms. She is also the managing editor of the climate unit at ABC News. Since joining ABC, Ginger – an Emmy award-winner – has covered almost every major weather event and dozens of historic storms. She broadcasted from the devastated Jersey Shore during Hurricane Sandy, the Colorado floods and wildfires, and covered the aftermath from tornadoes in Moore and El Reno, Oklahoma. In 2018, she was in the eye wall of Category 5 Hurricane Michael live in the Florida Panhandle and in the 2020 hurricane season, she told the stories of devastation from the record number of named storms. Ginger has storm chased since college and has a genuine passion for the atmosphere and a dedication to getting young people interested in science. She is the author of a trilogy for 8-12 year olds called “Chasing Helicity.” She is also the author of two bestselling memoirs, “Natural Disaster” and “A Little Closer to Home,” which feature her life and mental health journey. 

    The Girls Who Chase Podcast is recorded and edited by Jen Walton. “Badlands” - our music - is by Lori Bailey and Inês Lobo. 

    Find out all about us and more at www.girlswhochase.com.
    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @girlswhochase.
    See our videos & podcast media on YouTube under Girls Who Chase Storms - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8dosZVkS3PXHIO8XpjVt1g.
    Please support our important work on Patreon: www.patreon.com/girlswhochase

    • 55 min
    Chasing 101 with Raychel Sanner: Doing what you gotta do, safely

    Chasing 101 with Raychel Sanner: Doing what you gotta do, safely

    Episode Notes
    Raychel Sanner is an Emmy Award-winning storm chaser based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is the co-founder of the chase group Tornado Titans. She first started chasing in 2003 and has documented hundreds of tornadoes across the Great Plains. She is a self-taught chaser, which has contributed to her uncanny ability to break down complex topics around weather forecasting. She is also the creator and curator of Titan U – a free resource library packed with educational videos and blogs about how to chase storms.
    Tornado Titans/Titan U: https://www.tornadotitans.com/titan-u/

    Fix a Flat: https://www.fixaflat.com/ 
    Viaero Wireless (eastern Colorado wireless service): https://www.viaero.com/ 

    The Girls Who Chase Podcast is recorded and edited by Jen Walton. “Badlands” - our music - is by Lori Bailey and Inês Lobo. 

    Find out all about us and more at www.girlswhochase.com.
    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @girlswhochase.
    See our videos & podcast media on YouTube under Girls Who Chase Storms - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8dosZVkS3PXHIO8XpjVt1g.
    Please support our important work on Patreon: www.patreon.com/girlswhochase

    Skip Talbot, Mike Scantlin, Nicholas Isabella & Cameron Nixon: On supporting women in storm chasing

    Skip Talbot, Mike Scantlin, Nicholas Isabella & Cameron Nixon: On supporting women in storm chasing

    Episode Notes
    Names mentioned during the conversation:
    Tornado Titans: tornadotitans.com
    Mike Hollingshead: https://stormandsky.com/
    Andy Gabrielson: Find the tornado on YouTube - RIP

    Cameron Nixon:
    Twitter - @CameronJNixon 

    Nicholas Isabella: 
    Twitter: @NYCStormChaser
    IG: @NYCStormChaser

    Mike Scantlin:
    Twitter: @StormChaseTV & @thescantman 
    IG: @stormchasetv & @thescantman 

    Skip Talbot:
    YouTube: Skip Talbot Storm Chasing
    Web site: http://www.skip.cc/chase/
    FB: SkipTalbotsStormChasingChronicles
    Twitter: @skiptalbot
    Jennifer Brindley social & links:
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/FaceOfAStorm 
    IG: @jbrinubl
    Twitter: @JBePhotography 

    The Girls Who Chase Podcast is recorded and edited by Jen Walton. “Badlands” - our music - is by Lori Bailey and Inês Lobo. 

    Find out all about us and more at www.girlswhochase.com.
    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @girlswhochase.
    See our videos & podcast media on YouTube under Girls Who Chase Storms - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8dosZVkS3PXHIO8XpjVt1g.
    Please support our important work on Patreon: www.patreon.com/girlswhochase

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Chasing 101 with Raychel Sanner: Packing, planning & logistics

    Chasing 101 with Raychel Sanner: Packing, planning & logistics

    Episode Notes
    Raychel Sanner is an Emmy Award-winning storm chaser based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is the co-founder of the chase group Tornado Titans. She first started chasing in 2003 and has documented hundreds of tornadoes across the Great Plains. She is a self-taught chaser, which has contributed to her uncanny ability to break down complex topics around weather forecasting. She is also the creator and curator of Titan U – a free resource library packed with educational videos and blogs about how to chase storms.
    Tornado Titans/Titan U: https://www.tornadotitans.com/titan-u/

    The Girls Who Chase Podcast is recorded and edited by Jen Walton. “Badlands” - our music - is by Lori Bailey and Inês Lobo. 

    Find out all about us and more at www.girlswhochase.com.
    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @girlswhochase.
    See our videos & podcast media on YouTube under Girls Who Chase Storms - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8dosZVkS3PXHIO8XpjVt1g.
    Please support our important work on Patreon: www.patreon.com/girlswhochase

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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Thank you!

As a woman in Atmospheric Science who has struggled to make it in a male dominated field, this podcast is amazing! Thank you for highlighting amazing women in chasing! Field work and atmospheric research is my life and these stories are so encouraging!

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