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Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB will share the stories of our staff and highlight the exceptional work that is being done to advance transportation. Each episode will feature an interview with NTSB staff. We’ll delve into their transportation career history, discuss interesting investigations or reports that they have worked on, and share how their expertise improves safety. New episodes will be available every other Thursday.

Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB will share the stories of our staff and highlight the exceptional work that is being done to advance transportation. Each episode will feature an interview with NTSB staff. We’ll delve into their transportation career history, discuss interesting investigations or reports that they have worked on, and share how their expertise improves safety. New episodes will be available every other Thursday.
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Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB will share the stories of our staff and highlight the exceptional work that is being done to advance transportation. Each episode will feature an interview with NTSB staff. We’ll delve into their transportation career history, discuss interesting investigations or reports that they have worked on, and share how their expertise improves safety. New episodes will be available every other Thursday.

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Episodes

Episode 27: Rail Safety Week

9/23/2019
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This week is Rail Safety Week. The theme this year, “Stop Track Tragedies,” provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the need for rail safety education and calls attention to ways to stay safe near highway-rail grade crossings and railroad rights-of-way. In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Member Jennifer Homendy and Ruben … Continue reading Episode 27: Rail Safety Week →

Duration:00:33:25

Episode 26 – Silver Spring, Maryland, Apartment Building Explosion Investigation

6/27/2019
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In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Rachel Gunaratnam, a Hazardous Materials Accident Investigator in the NTSB Office or Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Investigations and Frank Zakar, a Senior Metallurgist in the NTSB Office of Research and Engineering, about the natural gas-fueled explosion, on August 10, 2016, in Silver Spring, Maryland. Rachel … Continue reading Episode 26 – Silver Spring, Maryland, Apartment Building Explosion Investigation →

Duration:00:53:18

Episode 25 – Adam Gerhardt

4/11/2019
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In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, we have a conversation with Adam Gerhardt, an Air Safety Investigator in the NTSB Office of Aviation Safety. Adam shares with us how he got interested in aviation and the journey he took to get to the NTSB. Get the latest episode on Apple Podcasts , on Google Play, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast platform. To … Continue reading Episode 25 – Adam Gerhardt →

Duration:00:53:17

Episode 24: Sleep Awareness Week

3/14/2019
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This week is Sleep Awareness Week. The theme this year, “Begin with Sleep,” highlights the importance of good sleep health for individuals to best achieve their personal, family, and professional goals. In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Mary Pat McKay, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer; Jana Price, PhD, Senior Human Performance Investigator, … Continue reading Episode 24: Sleep Awareness Week →

Duration:01:01:26

Episode 23 – Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg

3/7/2019
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In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, we have a conversation with Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg. Vice Chairman Landsberg shares with us his passion for safety education and training, his past work to improve aviation safety and the path he has taken to become an NTSB Board Member. Get the latest episode on Apple Podcasts , … Continue reading Episode 23 – Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg →

Duration:00:39:10

Episode 22 – NTSB 2019-2020 Most Wanted List

2/14/2019
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In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Nicholas Worrell, Chief of Safety Advocacy and Chris O’Neil, Chief of Media Relations, in the NTSB Office of Safety Recommendations and Communications, about the NTSB Most Wanted List. To learn more about the NTSB Most Wanted List visit: www.ntsb.gov/mostwanted Get the latest episode … Continue reading Episode 22 – NTSB 2019-2020 Most Wanted List →

Duration:00:49:31

Episode 21 – Concan, Texas Investigation

12/20/2018
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In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Kenny Bragg and Rafael Marshall, Senior Human Performance Investigators, in the NTSB Office of Highway, about the collision of a pickup truck and medium-size bus, on March 29, 2017, near Concan, Texas. Kenny and Rafael talk about the circumstances of the crash, the probable cause, and … Continue reading Episode 21 – Concan, Texas Investigation →

Duration:01:00:55

Episode 20 – Member Jennifer Homendy

12/6/2018
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In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, we have a conversation with Board Member Jennifer Homendy. Member Homendy shares with us her passion for transportation safety, her past work to improve rail, pipeline, and hazardous materials safety and the path she has taken to become an NTSB Board Member. Get the latest episode on … Continue reading Episode 20 – Member Jennifer Homendy →

Duration:00:35:08

Episode 19 – Chairman Sumwalt

11/20/2018
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In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Chairman Robert Sumwalt about Thanksgiving holiday travel and ways to keep you and your loved ones safe whether traveling by air, land, or sea. To learn more about the NTSB investigation of the gas explosions and fire in Lawrence, Massachusetts, visit: https://ntsb.gov/investigations/Pages/pld18mr003.aspx. Get the latest episode … Continue reading Episode 19 – Chairman Sumwalt →

Duration:00:24:52

Episode 18 – Graettinger, Iowa Accident Investigation

11/8/2018
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In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Mike Hiller, Railroad Accident Investigator, Joe Gordon, Rail Safety Investigator, and Paul Stancil, Hazardous Materials Accident Investigator, in the NTSB Office of Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Investigations, about the derailment of a Union Pacific Railroad ethanol train, on March 10, 2017, near Graettinger, Iowa. To … Continue reading Episode 18 – Graettinger, Iowa Accident Investigation →

Duration:01:18:09

Episode 17 – Erik Strickland

11/1/2018
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It’s been one year since we launched our Behind-the-Scene @NTSB podcast. As we reflect on the last year and the 16 episodes we’ve shared with listeners so far, we decided to sit down and talk with our podcast host, Erik Strickland. In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, Erik Strickland, a transportation safety specialist in the … Continue reading Episode 17 – Erik Strickland →

Duration:00:52:52

Episode 16 – Gloria Noguera

10/25/2018
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In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we chat with Gloria Noguera the Administrative Officer in the NTSB Office of Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Investigations. Gloria shares with us her transportation journey from Colombia, South America, to an FAA control tower in New Jersey, and now at the NTSB. Get the latest episode on Apple Podcasts , on Google Play, Stitcher, or your … Continue reading Episode 16 – Gloria Noguera →

Duration:00:39:48

Episode 15 – NTSB Summer Interns

10/11/2018
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In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we chat with some of our summer interns—Keely, a junior at Virginia Tech; Lauren, a junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Tim, a senior at the University of Maryland & Alexander, a junior at the University of Michigan. They’ll share how they discovered opportunities at the NTSB and what they … Continue reading Episode 15 – NTSB Summer Interns →

Duration:00:39:24

Episode 14- Dennis Jones

4/5/2018
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In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we have a great chat with the Managing Director of the NTSB, Dennis Jones. Dennis has been with the Agency for a few years and has held different positions from intern to aviation field investigator to supervisor to chief and now the Managing Director. He shares with us his … Continue reading Episode 14- Dennis Jones →

Duration:00:48:03

Episode 13- Jana Price

3/22/2018
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In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we get to chat with Senior Human Performance Investigator, Dr. Jana Price. March is Sleep Awareness Month and Dr. Price is an expert in the field of fatigue….so we were lucky to have the chance to chat with her. We all know what sleep is important, but it shouldn’t … Continue reading Episode 13- Jana Price →

Duration:00:53:46

Episode 12- Leslie McClam

3/8/2018
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In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we get to chat with Career Development Advisor Leslie McClam. She shares with us how she got started at the Agency and the creative programs she has been involved with to support staff development. We learn that every Agency needs a Leslie! She discusses how lifelong career development is … Continue reading Episode 12- Leslie McClam →

Duration:00:44:36

Episode 11- Joey Rhine

2/22/2018
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In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we have a chat with Rail Investigator Joey Rhine. Joey shares how he got interested in railroads and the journey he took to get to the NTSB. He also discusses a few of the investigations he’s been apart of, including the 2015 BNSF derailment in Heimdal, North Dakota. Get the … Continue reading Episode 11- Joey Rhine →

Duration:00:33:47

Episode 10- Mike Hamilton

2/8/2018
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In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we have a chat with Safety Recommendation Specialist Mike Hamilton. Mike’s specialty is safety recommendations related to Rail, Pipeline, and Hazardous Materials. He gives a glimpse of his passion and interest in the railroad and shares how he has traversed the United States over a dozen times by rail! … Continue reading Episode 10- Mike Hamilton →

Duration:00:40:17

Episode 9- Jennifer Morrison

1/25/2018
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In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we get to chat with Supervisory Highway Accident Investigator, Jennifer Morrison. She shares with us how she became interested in vehicles and the path she took from breaking down an engine to supervising a team of trained investigators. In the episode, Jennifer mentions a few crashes she’s investigated and … Continue reading Episode 9- Jennifer Morrison →

Duration:00:44:09

Episode 8- Sean Payne

1/11/2018
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In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we have a fun conversation with Mechanical Engineer, Sean Payne. He shares with us his passion for aviation and how he found his way to the NTSB. His simple job description is that he’s one of the “black box” guys, and has worked on investigations in all modes, including … Continue reading Episode 8- Sean Payne →

Duration:00:49:41