Interview with Richard Miller: Impact of Radioactive Fallout from U.S. Nuclear Testing

In this episode, I interview Richard Miller, a long-time expert on industrial safety and the author of many books on the impact of U.S. nuclear testing including Under the Cloud and The U.S. Atlas of Nuclear Fallout, 1951-1962. From 1951 to 1962, the U.S. government dropped 100 nuclear weapons on the state of Nevada, not far from Las Vegas in what is now called the Nevada Test Site. Although the government measured the radioactive fallout from each of these aboveground tests, it did not make the data public until 1997. These tests have since been linked to clusters of rare Read more…

Checking Radiation Levels near “Uranium Lake” in Falls City, Texas

In this episode, I discuss my first “pit stop” as part of my one-year road trip around the United States to visit nuclear-weapons related sites. In my research on nuclear weapons and Texas, I spotted something odd on Google Maps satellite imagery. On my way to San Antonio, I made a quick stop at “Uranium Lake” near Falls City, Texas and check on background radiation levels in the area with a geiger counter. I bet you’ll be surprised by the amount of radiation several hundred feet from the site. Special thanks to the Outrider Foundation and Jubitz Family Foundation for Read more…

Got a New Truck Camper? 5 Things You Need To Do Right Away

In this episode, I discuss my experiences during my first two months of owning a Host Yukon truck camper and share 5 things you need to do right away if you’ve just purchased your own new camper. I went camping three times since August 20, and every single time, at least one thing broke. My camper is now sitting in Austin, Texas at the dealer and waiting for repairs. This was now how I envisioned my final months before hitting the road for one year. I’m sharing the saga so that you can learn from my mistakes and the things Read more…

Sneak Preview of My Pilot Episode (Texas) – Guess How Many Nuclear Weapons Sites I Found Here

In this episode, I invite you behind the scenes into my writer’s room for a preview of Radioactive RoadTrippin. You’ll watch me pitch the pilot episode to three nuclear weapons experts and get their take on how I should best proceed. I ask them to guess how many nuclear weapons related sites I found in Texas, and together, they get it right. The pilot episode will help me show production studios and distribution companies what I’m planning to do, in the hopes of getting more funding for the show. I also provide some more insight into why I’m taking on Read more…

Why Should You Care About Nuclear Weapons?

In this video, I explain the many reasons (and there are a lot of them) why you should care about nuclear weapons. It all comes down to the numbers – of weapons, of past and future fatalities, of dollars spent, etc. Regardless of where you stand, it’s worth thinking for a few minutes about whether we want many more of the world’s most dangerous weapons on planet earth.

How to Maximize Weight Cargo Capacity on a Ford Super Duty Truck

In this episode, I explain my process for choosing the specifications for my Ford F-350 DRW truck to carry a Host Yukon truck camper (4000 pounds dry). If you’re interested in getting a truck camper, you need to be careful not to exceed the payload or weight cargo capacity of your truck. Just because you have a Super Duty doesn’t mean you can carry any truck camper. If you want to follow along, here’s the link to the 2021 Ford RV and Trailer Towing Guide:  Patreon:

My First Drone Flight with DJI Mavic Air 2 (Extended Version)

In this episode, I capture my first-ever flight with a drone, specifically the DJI Mavic Air 2. After watching plenty of YouTube videos about what not to do, I almost crashed the drone. You can learn from my mistakes as a beginner drone pilot and get some tips on what to do first if you’re thinking about buying and flying a drone. It’s not as easy as the pros make it look, but also not impossible. Patreon: