Nuclear energy getting attention on No Agenda podcast

No Agenda, staring Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak bills itself as “The Best Podcast in the Universe.” It is the best, most entertaining, most thought-provoking, and most professionally-produced podcast I listen to, so I cannot argue with the frequently repeated claim.

On Episode 656, recorded and released on September 28, Curry and Dvorak chatted for almost 6 minutes about nuclear matters, partially inspired by Les Corrice’s recent post on Atomic Insights titled Fukushima is not contaminating Pacific. That article originally appeared September 10th on Hiroshima Syndrome in the Fukushima Commentary section.

Here is the audio clip from the show. I hope you enjoy it and are inspired to listen regularly to the best podcast in the universe.

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