In this episode, Dr. Natasha Bajema offers the second segment of Nuclear 101 for Writers, Students and Technology Nerds. This segment is called “The Atom as a Source of Energy.” At the end of this segment, you’ll understand radiation, radioactivity and be introduced to Einstein’s theory of relativity. Most writers have misconceptions about radiation, and they often get the facts wrong in their stories. Listen to the podcast to make sure you don’t make the same mistakes.
Dr. Natasha Bajema interviews Dr. Justin Anderson and Timothy Westmyer about nuclear deterrence as illustrated through the film Dr. Strangelove, written, produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. Dr. Justin Anderson is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Defense University. Mr. Timothy Westmyer is a Project Lead on Nonproliferation at CRDF and the host of the Super Critical Podcast.
Dr. Natasha Bajema interviews Adam Richardson, a police detective from Southern California and the host of the Writers Detective Bureau podcast about the role of first responders in addressing incidents involving WMD.
Dr. Natasha Bajema interviews USA Today bestselling Author Nathan Goodman about his thriller series featuring a strong female protagonist and nuclear weapons scenarios.
In this episode, Dr. Natasha Bajema kicks off her first episode of Nuclear 101 for Writers, Students and Technology Nerds. This segment is called “The Basics of the Atom.” At the end of this segment, you’ll understand some basic terminology, the structure of the atom, the importance of neutrons and isotopes, the key starting ingredient for nuclear weapons, and the first reason why it’s so hard to develop bomb material.
Dr. Natasha Bajema interviews Ambassador Laura Holgate. She worked at the White House for seven years under President Obama and is currently Vice President for Materials Risk Management for the Nuclear Threat Initiative.
More than two weeks ago now, I announced my crazy intention of producing a musical stage play on nuclear weapons and artificial intelligence called American Doomsday. You can’t see me right now, but I’m laughing and shaking nervously. And asking myself, “wait, what?” In the meantime, I’ve started the novel that will serve as the basis for the stage play. I’ve been reflecting a great deal on what it means to write a story that is 1) compelling enough to attract a broad audience; 2) sufficiently faithful to the complex and technical topics of nuclear deterrence, the nuclear triad, false alarms, perception, Read more…