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A podcast featuring interviews with experts throughout the Nuclear Energy field, covering advanced technology, economics, policy, industry, and more.

A podcast featuring interviews with experts throughout the Nuclear Energy field, covering advanced technology, economics, policy, industry, and more.


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A podcast featuring interviews with experts throughout the Nuclear Energy field, covering advanced technology, economics, policy, industry, and more.




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Ep 358: Chris Keefer - Host, Decouple Podcast

1) Chris' journey to nuclear advocacy and the changes he's seen in overall attitudes towards nuclear 2) A deep dive into green bonds and nuclear's role in green financing frameworks 3) Nuclear power in Canada and the important role it plays in the country's clean energy generation 4) Nuclear messaging and ways the nuclear industry can improve their communications strategies


Ep 357: Craig Lester - Director of Strategic Development, DBD International

1) Craig’s background working in multiple areas of government 2) Craig’s previous role as Deputy Director of Advanced Nuclear Innovation for BEIS 3) How the SMR landscape in the UK has changed over the years 4) Craig’s vision for the future of nuclear in the UK and around the world


Ep 356: His Excellency Mohamed Al Hammadi - Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

1) His Excellency’s background growing up in Abu Dhabi and his early interest in engineering 2) A deep dive into the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and the success of the Barakah Project 3) The UAE’s role in nuclear power development and opportunities for further growth 4) His Excellency’s vision for the future of nuclear energy in the UAE and around the world


Ep 355: Jake DeWitte - Oklo

1) Jake’s background growing up in New Mexico and being around nuclear energy from a young age 2) A deep dive into the founding of Oklo and what makes their technology unique 3) How Oklo is navigating challenges associated with licensing in the United States 4) Jake’s vision for Oklo’s future and how they are continuing to push forward


Ep 354: Katie Silver - Regional Project Director, Reuters Events

1. Katie Silver recaps her career and explains how she became the lead on the Reuters SMR and Advanced Reactor conference 2. A look into this year's conference and some of the upcoming speakers. 3. Katie's vision for the future of nuclear energy To learn more about this year's conference visit Reuters Events.


Ep 353: Ed Calabrese - University of Massachusetts, Amherst

1) Ed's early introduction to the nuclear industry through dose and risk assessment studies 2) The history of the linear no-threshold model 3) Challenges and criticisms of the linear no-threshold model 4) Ed's vision for the future of radiation studies


Ep 352: David Frum - Staff Writer, The Atlantic

1) David Frum on how early experiences informed his view on the emerging carbon issues 2) The context of Germany’s recent anti-nuclear decisions and other critical pivot points for the nation 3) A deep dive into the scale of the current carbon issue and how it could change globally 4) Why global wealth & prosperity is the key to cleaner energy and air


Ep 351: Jonathan Hackett - Managing Director, Co-head of Energy Transition & Head of Sustainable Finance, BMO Financial Group

1) Jonathan Hackett's background studying physics and how he translated that into a career in finance 2) Background on green bonds and BMO's role in the issuance of the first nuclear green bond 3) What the issuance of a nuclear green bond indicates about nuclear's role in green financing frameworks going forward 4) The rapid growth of sustainable finance over the past few years and the challenges/opportunities if presents for nuclear


Ep 350: Scott Bailey - Vice President of Supply Chain, NuScale Power

1) Scott Bailey shares how his journey through merchant marines and traditional nuclear brought him to small modular reactors 2) Why simplicity in design and supply chain are some of NuScale’s greatest assets 3) A deep dive on NuScale’s manufacturing, assembly, and deployment strategies 4) Two key deliverables to get from vendors to mitigate risk in the design for the manufacturing stage


Ep 349: Thomas Jam Pedersen - Copenhagen Atomics

1) How Thomas Jam Pederson made the jump from the IT industry to molten salt reactors 2) How Copenhagen Atomics is bringing new nuclear technology paired with a new industry business model 3) Challenges of operating a nuclear-based business in a country that has outlawed civil nuclear 4) Why both open source and patented designs are beneficial to the nuclear startup community


Ep 348: Jeff Chamberlin - U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration

1) Jeff Chamberlain reflects on the early initiatives to secure vulnerable nuclear materials post-9/11 2) Role of the US National Nuclear Security Administration in nonproliferation and export control 3) Strategies for converting highly enriched uranium nuclear reactors to use LEU fuels 4) Exploring the latest NNSA resource for industry and academia: US Nuclear Nexus


Ep 347: Jean-Michel Hoorelbeke - Andra

1) Jean-Michel Hoorelbeke’s path to a nuclear energy career through his mining engineering education 2) How France’s Underground Research Laboratory verified the feasibility of the nuclear waste geological repository 3) The progression of Cigéo from the research phase to the industrial phase 4) Remaining research for France’s nuclear waste storage & disposal plans


Ep 346: Thomas Branche - Assystem

1) Thomas' career trajectory from public service to private industry 2) The many roles Thomas has played at Assystem across many different geographies 3) Private industry's role in accelerating the clean energy transition throughout Europe 4) Thomas' vision for the future of nuclear energy around the world


Ep 345: Kamen Kraev - NucNet

1) Kamen Kraev's path to journalism and how he ended up writing about nuclear energy 2) The history of NucNet, one of the world's leading nuclear publications 3) Communications challenges within nuclear energy and what communications professionals can do to help 4) Kamen's hopes for the future of nuclear as an energy source


Ep 344: Madeleine Archer - Sellafield Ltd.

1) Madeleine's path to nuclear, starting with her industrial placement year at Sellafield 2) Madeleine's previous roles managing operations at Sellafield's sludge packaging facility and fleet maintenance facilities 3) How Sellafield uses flasks to transport nuclear waste inside and outside of the site 4) Madeleine's role managing Sellafield's COVID-19 response and maintaining operations throughout the pandemic


Ep 343: Rory O'Sullivan - Moltex Energy

1) Rory O'Sullivan's early career working in construction and on a wind farm 2) Rory's introduction to molten salt reactors and his early work researching this technology 3) A look at Moltex's technology including WATSS which provides the ability to recycle nuclear waste 4) Rory's vision for future deployment of Moltex reactors in Canada


Ep 342: Sylvie Bermann - World Nuclear Exhibition

1. Sylvie Bermann's background as the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom, France, and Russia. 2. A deep dive into the 2021 World Nuclear Exhibition and GIFEN's role in hosting the event. 3. A look at the WNE Awards Ceremony, including the first-ever WNE Fellow Award 4. Sylvie Bermann's vision for the future of nuclear energy in France and around the world


Ep. 341- WNE 2021: Introduction

Titans of Nuclear host Jadwiga Najder and producer Olivia Columbus provide an in-depth look at the 2021 World Nuclear Exhibition.


Ep 340: Emmet Penney - Nuclear Barbarians

1) Emmet Penney’s philosophical journey to nuclear energy & what changed his mind along the way 2) A comparison of strategies for nuclear power plant build-out in the US 3) How to replace coal power with nuclear and why deregulation is the key first step 4) Challenges in culture & communication in the nuclear space


Ep 338: Andy Prendergast - GMB

1) Andy Prendergast introduces the GMB general union and its role in UK’s nuclear industry 2) Strategies for closing and maintaining the skills gap needed to build new nuclear 3) UK’s projected job growth related to nuclear technology export 4) How the GMB is advocating for nuclear’s long term impacts on skilled careers, the UK economy, and global climate change