By Minh Phan & Castle Williams
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WeatherHype is a podcast started by two besties who love weather and its connections to people every single day. We wanted to provide an avenue where we could talk about important weather-related stories and educate listeners in a very informal, unstructured way, all while getting a little side-tracked and having some fun too!
||CleanEpisode 37: The NAS Report: Social Science, Weather, and Beyond||On this new episode of WeatherHype we are breaking down the recently published National Academies of Science (NAS) report on the integration of social and behavioral sciences within the Weather Enterprise. As a podcast who frequently discusses social s.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36: Conflict of Interest: The Future of NOAA||Remember last episode when we got super political? Well, get ready for some more politics. And this time, we’re diving into President Trump’s nomination of Barry Lee Myers for the new administrator of NOAA,||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35: Analyzing Irma and the Politics in Puerto Rico||We are back after a month of travel to discuss our active hurricane season in the Atlantic, and specifically to break down Hurricanes Irma and Maria. On this episode, we provide our personal perspectives of experiencing Hurricane Irma and talk about gu.||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34: Hurricane Harvey in Progress||As the devastation in Southeast Texas and Louisiana continues to unfold, we wanted to capture the many ideas, opinions, and thoughts that have been circulating around on social media from both the meteorology community and the public.||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33: Biometeorology and Personal Weather Monitoring (w/ Evan Kuras)||What's up, Hypesters?! We are back in full swing, and starting August off with our good friend Evan Kuras! On this show, we dive into the world of biometeorology and personal weather monitoring. This episode has something for everyone!||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32: Weather on the Go!||On Episode 32, Minh and Castle discuss new research into how the communication landscape is changing for where people acquire weather forecast information. Previous studies have shown that local television was the dominant source,||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: Too Hot For Takeoff||Welcome back to Weatherhype! After a brief hiatus, Minh and Castle are back with the most recent weather headlines. On this episode, we discuss the recent heatwave in the Southwest U.S. and its impact on travel. More importantly,||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUntil next month...||With our crazy summer schedules, we will be taking a quick break to get settled into our summer plans. Let the suspense begin! Expect new episodes back in Late June/Early July! Until then, feel free to keep tweeting us, leaving us reviews,||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: Pilot: Then and Now||What's up, Hypesters! Can you believe it's been a year since we started the podcast?! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we are unlocking the WeatherHype vaults to release the never before heard pilot episode.||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: Recapping the March for Science||It was a wet and dreary April 22 for the thousands of scientists and science supporters who gathered in Washington D.C. to voice their concerns and opinions on the Trump Administration's war on facts and scientific knowledge.||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Welcome to #WxTwitter (w/ Dakota Smith)||So many of us use social media sites for networking and communicating with one another, and the meteorology community is no different, adopting Twitter as a platform for engagement. Using the hashtag #wxtwitter,||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: March Madness, Avocados & Harry Potter||After an amazing National Weather Podcast Month in March, Castle and Minh are ready to take it a little easy for April. Thesis and manuscript writing are making things hectic for these guys, but no worries, they're not neglecting WeatherHype :) -||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: Hitting the Slopes (w/ Kyle Nelson)||Welcome back to National Weather Podcast Month (#NWPM)! Ready to hit the slopes?! We are extremely excited to have Kyle Nelson (@WxKyleNelson) on the show! He is a meteorologist, professional ski patroller, and natural hazards educator.||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: An Upward Salute to Narrative Communication (w/ Dakota Smith)||WeatherHype is proud to be one of several great weather and science-themed podcasts participating in the first annual National Weather Podcast Month (#NWPM). On this week's episode, we have Dakota Smith (@weatherDak), the co-host of The Weather Junkies,||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: See a Flash, Dash Inside! (w/ Jennifer Saari & Trevor Boucher)||We teased the 'See a Flash, Dash Inside' campaign in Season 1, however, on this episode we follow up with two important people who helped start the campaign! We are joined by Jennifer Saari (NWS Huntsville) and Trevor Boucher (NWS San Antonio) to disc.||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Science in the Trump Era||It has been a wild couple of weeks since the inauguration of President Trump, and it doesn't look so great for scientists and the science community. We break down some of the early executive orders and directives that have really impacted many of our f.||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: How to Survive AMS 2017||We're back for Season 2! As we gear up for AMS 2017, we thought it would be fun to talk about some of our previous experiences, provide some tips/tricks for attending the conference, and give you some opportunities to check out while you are in Seattle.||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21: Cheers to 2017!||Are you ready for some good, old-fashion fun?! On this reunion episode of sorts, Castle and Minh take a stab at a live session and look back on the first season of WeatherHype! We talk about our favorite episodes, weather events,||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: It's A Wonderful Flight (w/ Emily Wilson)||Ok, so we might have stretched the title of our last full episode in 2016, but we wanted to make it relevant to the holidays...! Join Castle, Minh, and our special guest, Emily Wilson (@emwilson27 on Twitter), as we talk about weather and aviation.||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: December Potpourri||On Episode 19, Castle and Minh discuss an article by Meteorologist James Spann (ABC 33/40 - Birmingham and WeatherBrains Podcast), where he writes about the many frustrations relating to his viewers' lack of geographical awareness and his interactions .||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: The Future of NOAA Weather Radio (w/ Dr. Tyra Brown & Dr. Laura Myers)||Welcome to WeatherHype! This week on the podcast, we are joined by Dr. Tyra Brown and Dr. Laura Myers to talk all about NOAA Weather Radio. We start off by providing a brief overview of the current product, where you can find it,||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Can Weather Rig the Election?||We've heard for a while now that weather can affect elections, but are there facts and research to back up that claim? In Episode 17, we do a little digging and find some interesting literature that discusses how inclement weather plays a role in peopl.||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: So Emotional||This week on WeatherHype, we are discussing the communication challenges that were brought up during Hurricane Matthew. We start with a discussion on the variety of fear and emotional appeals that occurred during the event. From Dr. Rick Knabb's message||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Hurricane Matthew: A Personal Perspective||From the days leading up to the storm's impact on the Georgia coast, meteorologists all around the southeast were already gearing up for what would be one of the most dangerous hurricanes in recent memory. A mandatory evacuation order was issued for al.||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Lightning Delay (w/ Josh Eachus)||On this episode of WeatherHype, we are joined by WBRZ meteorologist Josh Eachus to discuss the challenges associated with lightning risk communication. We discuss his recent Weather Social blog post on the topic,||10/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: The Funniest Guy in Weather (w/ Nick Kosir)||Nick Kosir, the morning meteorologist at FOX46 in Charlotte, North Carolina has a unique take on delivering the weather to thousands of viewers in the Tar Heel State. Nick didn't always want to be a weatherman,||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: I've Got 99L Problems...||On this week's episode of WeatherHype, we're talking all things Tropical in the Atlantic and Pacific. However, we're going to emphasize the buzz and communication challenges associated with the 99L --> TD9 --> Tropical Storm Hermine --> Hurricane Hermi.||9/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Deluge in the Bayou||The devastating floods in Louisiana have destroyed thousands of homes and have left thousands of families homeless. But why is there such little coverage on the biggest natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy (2012)?||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: #Rio2016 (Breezy in Brazil)||Welcome to the Olympic Games! On this episode of WeatherHype, we breakdown the opening ceremony of the Olympics and their decision to focus on climate change. Was it a good idea? Then we discuss the high winds that occurred on two different days in Rio.||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Lightning Round||On this week's episode of WeatherHype, we are talking all about Lightning and Lightning Safety. We start off by discussing several lightning deaths and injuries that have recently been in the news, followed by a look at the statistics/demographic infor.||7/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: There's a (Weather) App for That||- - On this week's episode of WeatherHype, we jump into the world of smartphone weather applications and break down both the positive aspects and challenges associated with using weather information that is readily available in the palm of your h...||7/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Home-field Advantage||This week's episode of WeatherHype is all about weather and sports. We discuss a metric used for describing extreme heat and sports, called wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT). Then we move on to discussing altitude, baseball, and climbing.||7/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Thrill of the Chase (w/ Noah Brauer & Nick Gilmore)||On this week's episode of WeatherHype, we're discussing the art of storm chasing with two meteorologists who have both had an opportunity to go out in the field. Noah Brauer, a graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder, and Nick Gilmore,||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Color Confusion||On this week's episode of WeatherHype, we're talking all about color and the weather enterprise. We touch on an event that uses three different colors to convey a Severe Thunderstorm Watch, discuss the prioritization of NWS products on weather maps,||6/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Before and After the "Outbreak"||On this week’s episode of WeatherHype, we break up the podcast into two different parts as we take a look at the late-April, 2016 severe weather outbreak. We provide context on how the outbreak was communicated prior to the event unfolding and post.||5/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: April Smorgasbord||On this week’s episode of WeatherHype, we talk about the major weather headlines in April. From the change to the NWS text products, to the NWS experimenting with periscope, to the Houston floods, and communicating severe weather information to passe.||5/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Is Consistent Communication the Key? (w/ Molly McCollum)||On this episode of WeatherHype, we are joined by guest broadcast meteorologist Molly McCollum to discuss the consistency of broadcast graphics and their impact on communication. We discuss some pop culture topics,||5/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: Say My Name||WeatherHype is a podcast started by two besties who love weather and its connections to people every single day. We wanted to provide an avenue where we could talk about important weather-related stories and educate listeners in a very informal,||5/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Hyped about this podcast!
I’m the kind of chick who often freaks out whenever there is a severe weather warning, weather outbreak, or any other kind of major announcement involving the weather. I love this podcast because it addresses how meteorologists can constantly be altering the way they communicate in order to accurately and effectively prepare the public for potentially dangerous situations. Minh and Castle do an excellent job at educating their listeners about weather lingo. In just 4 episodes, I’ve learned so much about various types of weather announcements in regards to what they really mean, how they came to be that way, and how the weather community has advanced in their scientific and psychosocial understanding of the formation of weather and how it affects it’s consumers (aka everyone). I appreciate all of their random weather related facts and life stories, like how storms are named and how history can explain why people have such false assumptions about the weather. They also keep it amusing by bringing in their own personal stories about funny life things that happen to them. It’s nice that they can speak intelligently but also simply enough for all us non-weather peeps. I can tell these two are constantly thirsting for knowledge and that is a special passion to carry… I’ll be a lifetime listener! Keep up the good work!
Communication is Key!
As someone who works everyday at messaging climate impacts and coastal resilience efforts to the public, I appreciate listening and learning ways that Minh and Castle talk about communicating hard science to the general public. In the age of social media, it's super important how you message and connect to the general public, and this podcast is great at combining the social science with the technical side of meteorology. Keep up the great work, guys! And GET HYPED!
Educational and Entertaining
I listen to quite a few weather podcasts, and Weather Hype is quickly becoming my fave! Castle and Minh are great hosts who discuss current & relevant weather topics in a way that is educational but not too technical for those with non-weather backgrounds. I also really enjoy the fun banter between them! Listening to their podcasts really makes me feel like I'm involved in a chat about weather and current events with old friends. Join the hype y'all!