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WeatherHype is a podcast that explores the connections and relatable impacts of weather and climate on our everyday lives. Started by Castle Williams and Minh Phan in 2016, WeatherHype highlights the human dimensions of weather and climate on a platform where people can easily tune in, walk away with new ideas, and get a fresh perspective on the world of weather and its far reaching impacts on society. After three seasons, they are eager to continue delivering unique weather and climate stories, sharing their passion for social science, and having fun along the way by opening up about their personal lives, friendship, and favorite songs and artists.

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WeatherHype is a podcast that explores the connections and relatable impacts of weather and climate on our everyday lives. Started by Castle Williams and Minh Phan in 2016, WeatherHype highlights the human dimensions of weather and climate on a platform where people can easily tune in, walk away with new ideas, and get a fresh perspective on the world of weather and its far reaching impacts on society. After three seasons, they are eager to continue delivering unique weather and climate stories, sharing their passion for social science, and having fun along the way by opening up about their personal lives, friendship, and favorite songs and artists.

    Episode 66: Perspectives on Hurricane Laura

    Episode 66: Perspectives on Hurricane Laura

    Surprise! It's a new episode of WeatherHype! On this special episode of WeatherHype, we are breaking down the messaging and graphics associated with Hurricane Laura and reflect on the impact that Laura made to communities in Texas and Louisiana.
    Tweets Discussed During the Episode:
    Modernized Hurricane Laura Graphics: https://twitter.com/geostrophic/status/1298392681631154179 (https://twitter.com/geostrophic/status/1298392681631154179)
    NWS 'Unsurvivable' Tweet #1: https://twitter.com/nws/status/1298639490806947842 (https://twitter.com/nws/status/1298639490806947842)
    NWS 'Unsurvivable' Tweet #2: https://twitter.com/nws/status/1298665340801613824 (https://twitter.com/nws/status/1298665340801613824)
    Don't Use Hurricane Laura Hashtag: https://twitter.com/wx_becks/status/1298644828398522368 (https://twitter.com/wx_becks/status/1298644828398522368)
    Modifications were made for the Introduction and transition music "Baby, I'm Bad Weather" by Toussaint Morrison and "BenJamin Banger" by Bobby Drake: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

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    65: Analyzing Broadcast Meteorology Language During Major Weather Events w/ Robert Prestley

    65: Analyzing Broadcast Meteorology Language During Major Weather Events w/ Robert Prestley

    We are joined by Robert Prestley (NCAR), who talks about his research analyzing broadcast meteorologists in Houston who were covering Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Using YouTube videos of the broadcasters, he used qualitative research methods to understand individual meteorologists at KHOU-TV and their use of specific words, phrases, and figurative language to talk about the impacts of Hurricane Harvey on Houstonians.
     
    Modifications were made for the Introduction and transition music "Baby, I'm Bad Weather" by Toussaint Morrison: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ and "1400"  and by Yung Kartz: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

    Episode 64: Social Distancing with Castle and Minh

    Episode 64: Social Distancing with Castle and Minh

    Minh and Castle catch up, and we're talking about.... of course, the coronavirus. Castle thinks he actually had COVID-19, so we walk through what that experience was like. And how does the pandemic play into weather and climate? We talk a bit about that. And Minh downloads TikTok... so that's a thing. Check in and listen to our latest episode of WeatherHype.

    Episode 63: Color Consistency w/ Caroline MacDonald

    Episode 63: Color Consistency w/ Caroline MacDonald

    It's National Weather Podcast Month, and we are joined by Caroline MacDonald to discuss the use of color in the weather enterprise! We touch on color as a means to communicate weather-related risk, Caroline's thesis project on color consistency, and, finally, discuss the challenges of maintaining color consistency in the weather enterprise that is dominated by marketing and branding constraints. Stick around, because an exciting episode of WeatherHype is coming up next!
    Make sure to check out the other podcasts that are participating in National Weather Podcast Month: Storm Front Freaks, B-Squared Podcast, Weather Brains, and Caroline Weather Group
    Modifications were made for the Introduction and transition music "Baby, I'm Bad Weather" by Toussaint Morrison: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ and "1400"  and by Yung Kartz: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

    Episode 62: Keeping It 100, About #AMS100

    Episode 62: Keeping It 100, About #AMS100

    It's a new season of WeatherHype, and that means it's time for another American Meteorological Society conference! As the weather enterprise gears up for one of the largest conferences in our discipline, we thought it would be fun to talk about some of our previous experiences, provide some tips/tricks for attending the conference, and help first time attendees understand what to expect. On this new episode of season 5, we are breaking down all the hidden knowledge about the AMS Conference and giving listeners a refresher on what they can expect at the American Meteorological Society's 100th Annual Meeting. Stay tuned, because we are keeping it 100, about #AMS100!
    For more information discussed during this episode, visit http://www.weatherhypepodcast.com/episode-62.html (http://www.weatherhypepodcast.com/episode-62.html)
    Check out Becky DePodwin's guide to surviving AMS: https://medium.com/@wx_becks/ams-101-a-guide-to-surviving-and-thriving-at-the-annual-meeting-9ddfebf4c78f (https://medium.com/@wx_becks/ams-101-a-guide-to-surviving-and-thriving-at-the-annual-meeting-9ddfebf4c78f)
    Modifications were made for the Introduction and transition music "Baby, I'm Bad Weather" by Toussaint Morrison: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ and "Bobby Drake" by BenJamin Banger: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Episode 61: You Are What You Tweet: How the NWS Communicates Using Twitter

    Episode 61: You Are What You Tweet: How the NWS Communicates Using Twitter

    We've talked about weather and social media a number of times on WeatherHype, but we wanted to shift gears just a bit and talk about social media and how the weather enterprise uses it. We've seen social networks change and evolve over time. And so have organizations like the National Weather Service in terms of how they take to platforms like Facebook and Twitter to communicate weather and climate information. Today we're taking a little deeper dive into how the National Weather Service uses Twitter. We're also looking at specific examples of how they present information and discuss best practices and what's effective when it comes to social media messaging to the public.
    Modifications were made for the Introduction and transition music "Baby, I'm Bad Weather" by Toussaint Morrison: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ along with Murmur by "Broke for Free."

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

connections property ,

Really Smart and fun

I love weather and talking about it. Living in Southern California, we don’t get much weather at all. So the fact that you guys decided to do this podcast is just awesome! It totally helps me geek out on weather! You guys are really interesting and you hit on topics I wouldn’t have thought about! This podcast makes me so happy! Thanks for coming up with it!

wxashlyn24 ,

Entertaining, informative, and they offer great advice - what more could you ask for!!

I've been meaning to write this review for a while now, but I am a long time listener and loving every minute of it!!

WeatherHype strikes a delicate balance between weather information, the human side of weather, and has humor for days - it definitely has something for everybody!

Castle and Minh also offer great advice - I was so thankful for their help. So, if you have any academic or personal questions, you should definitely email Castle and Minh immediately!! P.S. That project I told you about is going great!

Keep up the fantastic work guys!!

punintended91 ,

Makes weather news fun

I love Weatherhype, I definitely learn more from them than through any other medium. They makes weather news and learning fun. Minh and Castle are very funny, basically weather comedians.

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