The Power Hungry podcast spotlights energy, power, innovation, and politics. Author and journalist Robert Bryce talks with top thinkers, writers, and influencers.
Kevin D. Williamson: Author of Big White Ghetto
Kevin D. Williamson is a roving correspondent for National Review and the author of, most recently, Big White Ghetto: Dead Broke, Stone-Cold Stupid, and High on Rage in the Dank Woolly Wilds of the 'Real America,' In this episode, Williamson talks about the growing underclass in America, why there’s no such thing as “energy independence” or “clean energy,” China, why “depravity is a luxury good,” and his growing concerns about the cultural and geographic divides in America at the same time we have a “non-functioning central government.”
Emmet Penney: Writer & Co-Host of Ex.Haust Podcast
Emmet Penney is an essayist and co-host of the Ex.haust podcast. In this episode, he talks to Robert about his recent essay in the American Conservative and explains why nuclear plants are “our industrial cathedrals” why we need “a nuclear new deal,” and why there is “no such thing as a wealthy society with a weak electrical grid.”
Robert Hargraves: Co-Founder of ThorCon International
Robert Hargraves is a co-founder of ThorCon International, a startup company that aims to build thorium-based nuclear reactors. Robert talks to Hargraves about ThorCon’s technology, why shipyards are the best bet for scaling up production of nuclear reactors, the myth of “net zero” emissions, and how companies like Google and Amazon are hiding their carbon dioxide emissions by buying renewable energy credits.
Sally Vance-Trembath: Professor of Theology at Santa Clara University
Sally Vance-Trembath, a theologian at Santa Clara University, studies the relationships among the Catholic Church, academia, and society. In this episode, she talks with Robert about environmentalism as a religion, climate change and sin, Christian theology, and the similarities between the indulgences that were sold to build Europe’s cathedrals and modern-day carbon credits.
Meredith Angwin: Author of Shorting the Grid
For the one-year anniversary of the Power Hungry Podcast, we welcome back – for her third appearance -- Meredith Angwin, the author of Shorting the Grid: The Hidden Fragility of Our Electric Grid. Of the 57 episodes we published over the past year, the February 17th episode with Angwin was our most popular one. Thus, we (producer Tyson Culver and I) invited her back. We discussed the “new kinds of blackouts” that are hitting the grid, how lavish subsidies for renewables are making it more fragile, the “fatal trifecta,” and how many of the decarbonization efforts being promoted by climate activists are a new “way of enforcing energy poverty.”
Rupert Darwall: Senior Fellow at the RealClearFoundation
Rupert Darwall is a fellow at the RealClearFoundation and the author of two books: Green Tyranny, and The Age of Global Warming. In this episode, Darwall talks to Robert about his recent report on the pressure for companies to adopt ESG (environmental, social, and governance) principles, the “weaponization of finance by billionaire climate activists,” why courts have become the favored venue for climate activism, and the “upside-down aesthetic” that is resulting in the deployment of large renewable-energy projects in rural areas of Europe and the U.S.
The episode with Robert Hargreaves is excellent and so informative! I wish him great success with his current work!
A nice broad look into our energy landscape
Robert interviews a wide range of guests. He has a pragmatic rational approach to our energy future and seems to be searching for smart people across the political spectrum. A great listen!
Bryce does a great job of explaining the world power markets. His research and open discussions leave nothing out. He looks as power as an end result and the impacts of how we generate. Each week a new guest gives me insight into the world of power.