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The stoke about wingfoiling (wingsurfing) is real and in this podcast we are all about our new favourite sport. We interview your beloved instagram wingfoilers and ask them all your questions. How do you get started? What should you buy? Where can you wingsurf? Who is who? We cover all your questions and we share the stoke. If you want to reach out, please contact me via Instagram, @dgraffe. #GoWingIt Daniel
 
On July 16, 1945, in a New Mexico desert, the Trinity Test ushered in the Nuclear Age. No other piece of technology has penetrated the American consciousness like the nuclear bomb and found a place in everything from culture to medicine. This podcast explores how nuclear science has impacted and changed our world in both beneficial and destructive ways. We explore the intersection of nuclear science and society using interviews with historians, policymakers, experts in their fields, and firs ...
 
Deep, Funky, Soulful, Jackin' House Music. 420 Ceis, Acumen, Adriatique, Alex Augello, Alex Niggemann & Superlounge, Alexander East, Andrade, Andrew Chibale, Andrew Mataus, Andry Nalin, Andy Clockwork, Andy Meston, Anhanguera, Aphreme, Arco, Armbar, Artie Flexs, Arts & Leisure, Audio Soul Project, Bang Bang, BeatPimps, Belocca, Bleep District, Boo Williams, Brandon Bass, Brent Vassar, Brett Valentine, Bucked Naked, Butch, Canard, The Candy Dealers, Carleto, Chanson E, Chemars, Chris Lauer, C ...
 
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He was and served as the 39th President of the USA. But before his career in politics, Jimmy Carter was a Navy Nuke under Gen. Rickover. What did he do in the Navy? How did this time in the Nuclear Navy shape his policies? What would happen if someone who thought like a scientist gained access to the highest seat in the land? Find out in this episo…
 
Underground nuclear bunkers, the birth of FEMA, secret government plans for the end of the world, and more in this episode. Garrett Graff discusses his book Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself -- While the Rest of Us Die. Visit us at: mynuclearlife.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/mynuclearlife email us…
 
This episode explores how we, as humans, grapple with the end of the world through nuclear literature including fiction, nonfiction, poems, etc. How do we grapple with the "end" if it is caused by humans and how do we explain nuclear events to children? Visit our webpage for a list of books discussed in this episode. Visit us at: mynuclearlife.com …
 
What is a war game? How did they shape our understanding of the Cold War? Did the mathematicians or social scientists win the war of the COW game? Learn about issues surrounding wargaming at RAND and elsewhere as Shelly & John dive deep into the question, "Can wargaming teach ethics?" Find John Emery's paper here: Moral Choices without Moral Langua…
 
Today's episode features the musical duo Charming Disaster. They discuss the process of writing their new album based on the life of Marie Curie and the element she discovered, stories that did not make it into their songs, and ways that this album should sound familiar to fans but is also a departure from their usual writing style. Also, Elia & Je…
 
Nathan Radke and Lee Kuhnle from The UnCover Up podcast discuss Dr. Strangelove with Shelly and introduce an interesting conspiracy theory. Lee poses a question on if Nikita Khrushchev should receive story credit for the plot of the movie and backs it up with some interesting history of who could launch a nuclear attack. Wait - did Stanley Kubrick …
 
Nathan Radke and Lee Kuhnle from The UnCover Up podcast discuss Failsafe (1964) with Shelly and compare it to Dr. Strangelove. Find out what character made Lee want to quit watching Failsafe, who the gang thinks would have a better chance at surviving a nuclear exchange: file clerks or prisoners, and what Shelly wants etched on her tombstone. Visit…
 
Nathan and Lee from the UnCover Up podcast join today’s conversation in discussing their favorite nuclear movies spanning over the decades, involving wars, nuclear disasters, and so much more! Amongst the 100’s of movies, they’ll be touching on just a sampling—this is a conversation you won’t want to miss! Movie links can be found on our website. V…
 
In this episode Pete Burgess discusses the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian spy who defected to the UK. Why is polonium-210 a good poison? How do you make it? Why wasn’t the public scared it could happen to them? All of those questions and more are answered in this exciting episode. Visit us at: mynuclearlife.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/m…
 
Tim Taudien is a German wingfoiler and teached himself this new sport without any water sports background like kitesurfing, wingsurfing or surfing. He is now competing on a very high level and someone you should have an eye on. Follow Tim on Instagram: @timtaudien This interview as a youtube video: https://youtu.be/4zhs-6aPcFI Get all the links for…
 
Matteo Guazzoni is the international marketing and team manager at Roberto Ricci Designs and a former windsurfing pro. In this episode we talk about the RRD team riders like Abel Lago, Bowien van der Linden, Camille Bouyer, Francesco Cappuzzo, Gollito Estredo and Julien Bouyer. Furthermore we talk about the improvement in wingfoiling gear in genera…
 
In this episode, host Shelly Lesher is joined by Neal Bascomb, author of The Winter Fortress, which tells the story of the plan to sabotage Hitler’s atomic bomb. Listen as Neal tells about the several different missions set out to destroy the Nazi atomic bomb program and how they affected the course of the World War II. Visit us at: mynuclearlife.c…
 
Robert Stehlik is the host of the Blue Planet Show a wingfoil podcast with over 15 episodes in less than half a year. In this episodes he shares what he learned by interviewing all these wingfoilers like Zane Schweitzer, Balz Muller, Alan Cadiz, Kane de Wilde, Gunnar Biniasch, Damian Leroy and many many more.Robert Stehlik is also the founder behin…
 
In this interview Robby Naish talks about Wingfoiling and his movie: The longest wave. He gets into: what you miss if you have not started wingfoiling already, where the future of wingfoiling is heading to, what makes wingfoiling so unique and he tells many stories of his outstanding watersports career. Robby Naish needs no introduction. He is just…
 
Balz Müller aka @radiculo is a windsurf and wingfoil pro from Switzerland. His stoke and positivity is outstanding and if you already know him or not you will find yourself liking that guy instantly. In this interview we talk about the Foilvestival 2021 in the North of Germany. The Engadawind in Switzerland 2021, the future of wing racing and compe…
 
This episode features Don Howard, a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame with an interest in the ethics of emerging technologies. Shelly & Don explore the ethical considerations behind the Manhattan Project and building the H-bomb, and discuss question such as: Should scientists use their expertise to be involve…
 
Benjamin May is a German wingfoiler sponsored by Duotone/ Fanatic/ Ion and Karibu Holztechnik. In this episode we talked about the foilfestival in the north of Germany. We discussed how you can race faster on wingfoil gear as a windsurfer on designated racing gear and Benjamin shared the story of his first backflips that he recently landed!! Get in…
 
In this episode Shelly speaks with Thomas Haigh, a historian of computing, about the ENIAC and its influence on nuclear physics. Learn how the ENIAC was more of an experimental apparatus than a computer, the role of women in early computing, why we know so much about the secret h-bomb calculations, what Wikipedia gets wrong, and the confusion surro…
 
In this episode I want to learn how to build an efoil myselft at home. A commercial efoil from companies like Lift or Flite are 10.000 to 15.000€ BUT the do it yourself (DIY) approach of Julian and Frank is below 1.800€ total cost (including the foil, which I already own as a wingfoiler :D). Wingfoiling is awesome but being able to foil without win…
 
Jelle Stoop was already a guest in episode #009 and he is back to talk about how he schools people in wingfoiling and why he founded the foilschool netherlands. In this episode we deep dive into dock starts. What are the requirements? What gear do you need to dock start? What is the proper technique? How can you progress? We cover it all and I hope…
 
In this episode Shelly is joined by Dr. Vincent Intondi, history professor at Montgomery College in Maryland. He is invited on the podcast today to discuss his recent authorship of his eye opening book entitled African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement. Shelly shares that while reading this boo…
 
In this episode, Shelly is joined by 2/3rds of The Uncover Up Conspiracy Podcast, Nathan Radke and Lee Kuhlne. They discuss the Pentagon UFO report, their joint Cold War obsession, what we can learn from conspiracy theory, and various nuclear conspiracy theories. Visit us at: mynuclearlife.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/mynuclearlife email us…
 
In this episode Shelly speaks to Tiffany Nichols, doctoral candidate at the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University, graduate student affiliate at the Black Hole Initiative and a National Science Foundation grantee. Her research focuses on how place, surrounding environment, and laboratory are embedded in the outputs signals of T…
 
Philip Horn is a former windsurf pro, experienced water sports industry expert and one of the co-founders of Vayu. Vayu is a new wing foil brand and in this episode Philip talked about the challenges, struggles and the fun of developing a complete new wing, boards and brand. You can find Vayu online at: https://vayu.world/ You can follow Vayu at In…
 
In this episode Shelly is joined by Adam Higginbotham, author of New York Times best selling book Midnight in Chernobyl. Listen as Shelly and Adam talk about his book and about the biggest nuclear disaster in the world. Adam takes the time to share his own research in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the many events that led up to the accident…
 
Klaas Voget is a German watermen from Kiel and a Duotone/ Fanatic teamrider. He is also deeply involved into the design and development process of Duotone wings and Fanatic boards. In this interview we talk about the history of Ken Winners first wing ever, how Klaas discovered wing foiling and how he had one of the first wings in Germany that he te…
 
Dave Marten is an official Vayu Teamrider and has probably the most wing experience in the South of Germany.The Interview is in German but there are English summaries of the content available on my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI_ybgxiZYA&list=PL47I0aFOzqH1TDl8nAwbwikqwGV01vW3Q Follow dave on Insta: @marten.davehttps://www.insta…
 
In this episode of My Nuclear Life, Shelly speaks with Todd Tucker, author of several books including Atomic America: How a Deadly Explosion and a Feared Admiral changed the Course of Nuclear History published in 2009. Today, the story of SL-1 holds wide appeal yet remains relatively unknown. If you have heard of the explosion you might know of the…
 
In this episode, Shelly Lesher and Dreux Richard author of the book, Every Human Intention: Japan in the New Century, explore the post-Fukushima nuclear regulatory system of Japan and how to determine the safety of restarting nuclear reactors threatened by earthquake faults. Visit us at: mynuclearlife.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/mynuclearlife…
 
Why is a seasoned windsurfer as Kyriakos Giakoumaros so in love with wingfoiling? What is it all about and why is foiling in Rhodes (Greece) not a thing so far? In this podcast episode with stay away from the usual interview style and go more into a wingfoil talk from water sports enthusiast to water sports enthusiast. Follow Kakos on Instagram: @k…
 
In this episode of My Nuclear Life, host Shelly Lesher speaks with Tim and Joanna Smolko, authors of Atomic Tunes: The Cold War in American and British Popular Music. They discuss atomic music across the decades including how music influenced The Women’s March for Peace, how Soviet’s made records out of x-ray films, and how David Hasselhoff became …
 
Annabel van Westerop is a former vice world champion in kiteboarding and currently a half time North teamrider and half time North executive. But besides her professional career she is currently also super stoked about wingfoiling. In this episode we dive into her career, the North wingfoil gear and if she is going to compete in wingfoiling in the …
 
In this episode, Lexie Weghorn and Shelly Lesher discuss nuclear waste disposal with Elizabeth Muller, CEO of Deep Isolation. Topics include nuclear energy’s “waste problem”, how nuclear waste is currently stored, and options for our future. Visit us at: mynuclearlife.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/mynuclearlife…
 
Roberto Ricci is the man behind the brand named after him: RRD. We already had a part one of this interview on the channel and follow up in this episode with part two. In part one we have been cut short to talk about wingfoiling and this week we talked wingfoiling only :). Check out RRD at: https://www.robertoriccidesigns.com/ Or follow Roberto on …
 
Roberto Ricci is the man behind the brand named after him: RRD which is an abbreviation for Roberto Ricci Designs. He is raised and based in Italy, became known as a windsurf board shaper and centered his life and work around his passion for the ocean. In this episode Roberto tells us about the history of windsurfing, kitesurfing and wingfoiling. C…
 
In this episode, Shelly continues her conversation with Robert Franklin, Archivist & Oral Historian at the Hanford History Project. They discuss how Hanford's B-Reactor became a Manhattan Project National Historical Site, local vs. national interpretation of history, the local high school mascot, and civil rights. Visit us at: mynuclearlife.com Pat…
 
In this episode, Shelly and Robert Franklin, Archivist & Oral Historian of the Hanford History Project dive into the history of the Hanford Laboratory and B-Reactor located in Washington State. They discuss why this site is the lesser known of the Manhattan project laboratories and what you can see if you visit today. Visit us at: mynuclearlife.com…
 
Abel Lago is a world champion, waterman and in charge of the development for all the RRD equipment. In this episode we talk about the conditions in Galicia where he lives and runs his water sports school. We deep dive into foils and what the rear wing does, what difference a fuselage can make, mast length and everything else we always wanted to ask…
 
Zane Kekoa Schweitzer is a Hawaiian waterman and inspiring human being. In this interview he tells the story about wingfoiling jaws for the first time, what the ultimate waterman championship is, how he teaches his students wing foiling in a couple of days and how he talked Pete Cabrinha into handing him the first wing on the island. Growing up wit…
 
Sam Aben is a 17-year old Dutch allround rider (big air, kite wave, wing and kite foil racing) who aspires to go to the 2024 Olympics in kite foil racing. As a f-one and Manera rider who is going to finish his highschool his year he want's to dedicate his gap year completely to his training for the Dutch Olympics campaign. In this episode we talked…
 
In this episode of My Nuclear Life, host Shelly Lesher interviews Martin Pfeiffer, a Ph.D. student of anthropology at the University of New Mexico. He is best known for his twitter account, @NuclearAnthro. Topics discussed include Sandia National Laboratory Newsletters, the intersection of queer theory and nuclear weapons, The Freedom of Informatio…
 
Tim Schubert arbeitet bei Duotone bzw. bei Boards'n'More, der Firma hinter der marke Duotone. In dieser Folge erzählt Tim dir alles über den Slick, den neuen Wing von Duotone. Außerdem erfährst du warum man Fenster in einem Wing braucht und wann ein Boom (Gabelbaum) oder Handles (Schlaufen) besser sind. Weitere Infos und Kontakt zu Tim kannst du hi…
 
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