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 Justin Sherman, a Cybersecurity Fellow at New America and a junior at Duke University. They talk about the Internet, cybersecurity and governance.
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.
Dr. Natasha Bajema interviews New York Times Bestselling author Brad Taylor about his latest Book, Daughter of War, A Pike Logan Thriller. Brad also served for more than 21 years, retiring as a Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel. During that time he held numerous Infantry and Special Forces positions, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta where he commanded multiple troops and a squadron.
Dr. Natasha Bajema kicks off the podcast with a fascinating discussion with Dr. Andrew Maynard. He is a Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University, the mastermind behind the YouTube channel Risk Bites, and blogs at 2020science.org and most recently the author of Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies.
Saying goodbye to a decade… Each year since I first started writing in 2016, I’ve reviewed my accomplishments for the past year and set new goals for the year (and maybe this time if I’m feeling really spunky, for a whole decade? Nah…). I’ve often heard it said that we tend to overestimate what we can accomplish in a year, but underestimate what we can achieve in ten years. I can’t wait to see what i’ve done when I reach my ten year writing anniversary in 2026. Whereas I’ve only recently started writing fiction, I’ve accomplished plenty over the past Read more…