Dukes of Hazards: The Emergency Management Podcast
By Mitch Stripling & Andrew McMahan
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An irreverent but useful podcast about disaster response, emergency management, mobilization culture, community resilience, and life in emergency operations.
||ExplicitEpisode 31: The 9/11 Water Evacuation of Manhattan||The Dukes relive a heroic day with Drs. Tricia Wachtendorf and James Kendra, authors of American Dunkirk: The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11. From the first impact on the towers, boat captains came by the dozens to rescue...||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: The Social Roots of Risk with Kathleen Tierney||Mitch and Andrew swallow the red pill with Kathleen Tierney, the former head of the Natural Hazards Center, and learn how society creates disaster risk as well as how homeland security after 9/11 made things worse, not better. Plus, the best...||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 29: Sheri Fink Talks the 2017 Hurricanes||Pulitzer-prize winning author and New York Times journalist Sheri Fink ("Five Days At Memorial") for some reason agrees to visit the Dukes! She takes us on an intense tour of health and medical lessons from the historic 2017 Coastal Storm season,...||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Women in Emergency Management||The Dukes shut up (for once) and hand things over to their crack co-hosts, Drs. Nicolette Louissaint and Samantha Montano, to discuss the personal and professional journeys of women in Emergency Management. Joined by Sarah Miller and Susamma Seeley,...||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: I AM IAEM, AM I?||The Dukes hotwash the International Association of Emergency Management (IAEM) conference and programs with a whole host of experts - Susamma Seeley, Sarah Miller, Diane Logsdon and Andrew McGuire. From Tech (Drones! Smart Cars!) to Education (Are EM...||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: How do you solve a problem like Maria? Pro tip: Drugs||The Dukes bring on Nicolette Louissaint, the Executive Director of Healthcare Ready, to talk about the Hurricane Maria disaster in Puerto Rico, the federal response to that disaster, and her organization's work helping the healthcare system...||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: What the f*** just happened? Harvey, Irma, and their lessons.||The Dukes sit down with Jeff Schlegelmilch, the Deputy Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University (whew, long title) and basically make him answer the hard questions about what happened in Hurricanes Harvey and...||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: If We're Nuked, The Government Will Save Itself, Not You||The Dukes hold forth with Garrett Graff, author of the incredible (yes, we said it) new book Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself--While the Rest of Us Die. The title really sells itself. We cover fifty...||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23: Craig Fugate Takes Us to School||Check your egos and grab your windbreakers, folks, because the former headmaster of FEMA goes with the Dukes on a rollicking tour through the last decade of emergency management, with guidance for anyone interested in emergency management, disaster...||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Lori and Alice Find Their Equilibrium||The Dukes talk the children of Katrina with Alice Fothergill and Lori Peek based on their award-winning research. It's a little heartbreaking, but the lessons are real. Plus, we score SO many points for good questions and Mitch peed with Ira Glass one..||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Rafael Lemaitre Brings Snapchat to FEMA||The Dukes talk with the former Director of Public Affairs at FEMA, Rafael Lemaitre, who dishes on communication lessons learned in crises big and small, from the tough messaging during the Flint Water Crisis to the social media campaigns of...||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: We've Seen the Future and It Will Be||We're in a new age, folks, and we need to talk about the future. THE FUTURE of emergency management, from technology to policy to community integration to threats, we cover it all to give YOU a roadmap about where to go from here. Plus, Andrew takes a..||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Flint, Michigan, really really doesn't drink the water||Mitch and Andrew walk through the Flint crisis with FSU's Brad Skillman. Plus, we find our favorite certificate program of all time (DRONES) and discover why Michael Brown may be the Forrest Gump of Emergency Management. Plus, Andrew loves America and..||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: The best Defense is Food Defense||Mitch and Andrew break down threats to our food supply with the man with the best title in the world: Pepsico's Senior Manager for Global Food Defense, Jason Bashura. From the Dalles salad bar salmonella to the Michigan salad bar mouse...||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Our Rash of Active Shooters||Suzanne Blake of MIT joins the Dukes to break down the emergency management response to active shooter incidents. Run hide fight like they do in Texas or run hide tell like they do in England? How do you notify folks in a timely manner? What's it...||2/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: David Abramson cares about the children||BECAUSE the children are our future - Mitch and Andrew talk Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy and the long term effects of disasters on children and families with David Abramson, the founding director of NYU's Program on Population Impact, Recovery, and...||9/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Emergency Management Everyday||The Dukes are back in the studio with a breakdown of how emergency management can help you survive some of the most stressful times of your life. Whether it's planning your wedding, moving, having kids, traveling abroad, looking for a job or, you...||9/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Brandon Greenberg Explains It All||Mitch and Andrew drink Shandies and break down all things tech+disaster with Brandon Greenberg of @disasternet. You may already have had your last avocado, thousands of people are sifting through pictures of Nepal right now, and Facebook urges you to...||5/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Nepal, Drones, and 9/11 Mental Health||In this episode, special guest Jack Herrmann joins Mitch and Andrew for a compelling hour that looks at the response characteristics of the Nepal earthquake (including Facebook's new status check), why we suck at cybersecurity and the curious case of...||4/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Four Hurricanes, Six Weeks||Mitch's old (er, youthful) compadre Mark O'Neill comes on the show to discuss the historic Florida hurricane season of 2004. Plus, megacyclone Pam hits Vanuatu, the iWatch tracks us all, you have to believe in climate change to get FEMA money (no word..||3/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Trains Derail and Will Forte drinks Margaritas||The Dukes break down the Lac Magantic train disaster (although Mitch can't pronounce it) and compare it to the recent West Virginia train derailment. Plus, Austin in 1960 may be better at civil defense than we are and it turns out Ebola is stll...||3/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Ebola Exports ICS and Aaron Sorkin calls us un-American||We run through the story of Ebola in Liberia, and the latest on modelling trends for the disease. Plus, Loma Prieta cancels baseball and bring class issues to emergency response and the Sony Cyberattack sends an office back to 1992. Also, Andrew...||12/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: #Ebola (Many people will die if I don't find this monkey) #Ebola||The Dukes come back from summer break to take on Outbreak, Ebola, Brooklyn in the 1890s, Disaster Innovation and Earthquake-proofing. Pop quiz: What kind of extreme weather kills the most people? Also, does the fact that Martha Stewart loves drones...||8/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Are you a good tweet or a bad tweet?||We play Good Tweet / Bad Tweet with emergency social media guru Jim Garrow and dig into the science of Firenadoes (along with their even scarier horizontal cousin). Plus, Andrew continues to be obsessed with drones, Ikea makes shelters so good...||5/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - The South Korean Ferry, How to get an EM job, and FEMA is funny.||We're back after a vacation (we promise never to leave you again) and we take on Texas fire codes, a minute-by-minute breakdown of the South Korean Ferry Disaster, and Socialist Flood Control. Plus, a listener asks how to get into emergency...||5/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Chemical Spills begat Disaster Movies begat Tommy Lee Jones||Would better Incident Command keep Hollywood from destroying America? Listen to The Dukes to find out. Plus, we break down the West Virgina Chemical Spill, and game how good an Emergency Manager Tommy Lee Jones REALLY is. Also: earthquakes, the...||4/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - That is Rad, Bro. Rad.||The Dukes talk the Oso mudslide, Fukushima three years later, and Craig Fugate (our idol) and his Waffle House index! Plus, a review of Broad City's Hurricane Wanda episode and a brand new listener question about everybody's favorite topic: How To Get..||3/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Interview from the Philippines (Plus, Andrew rolfs.)||We go in depth with Alex Theran, a worker with All Hands Volunteers, on the impact and recovery from Typhoon Haiyan (called Yoland in the Phillippines) - and why karaoke may sometimes help more than ICS. Plus, drones, Vladimir Putin, and a 30,000...||3/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Water, Olympics and Pompeii||Advice, news, analysis, terrible British accents.||2/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - We get it started in here.||First episode of this emergency management podcast! We do a disaster news roundup, What's in your Go Bag, OMGIAP (our emergency management advice) and a review of This is the End, a movie about the end of the world.||1/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Good advice in good humor
This is a great show. Well worth your time.... While I know these two guys which may increase the humor content, it will be fun for everyone. Get in a few laughs and also gain some good emergency management knowledge. Both have strong backgrounds and bring a ton of smarts to the subject.
Brilliant, Humorous and Resourceful
We will all experience something in our lives at some point that will require someone who has put a lot of thought into a situation. We, the laymen and women, are the first line of defense and it's important to understand how these emergency management systems work. It's much easier to be a team player if you know the rules of the game.
While I work in what might seem to be a completely unrelated field I am responsible the well being and safety of mass amounts of unsuspecting people. They don't even know what I have done for them to ensure their safety. For me to get better at my job I have been studying Emergency Mgmt has somewhat of a cause and effect sequence. If I do my job correctly, emergency management should never come into existence. However accidents happen in my field and while they don't happen on the local, regional, national or international scale as broken down in the podcast- the lessons taught can be equally applied.
Mitch and Andrew someohow take boring, mundane subjects and make them fun and exciting. Great senses of humor and really interesting topics. Definitely worth a listen!!