WeatherBrains 826: That’s Called Being Stupid

WeatherBrains Episode 826 is now online (November 15, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

This week we welcome two friends of the podcast.  Dr. John Knox, who is a Professor at the University of Georgia, and Nick Walker, Retired On-Camera Meteorologist from The Weather Channel.

This week’s guest WeatherBrain is a Dr. Peter Thuesen, a Professor of Religious Studies and Adjunct Professor of American Studies at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). A historian of American religion, he is author, most recently, of Tornado God: American Religion and Violent Weather (Oxford, 2020), which received the 2021 Christianity Today Book Award for History/Biography.

Our email officer Jen is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners. Reach us here: email@weatherbrains.com

Picks of the Week:

Jen Narramore – Jeanetta Jones Memorial Service

Rick Smith –  Out this week

Neil Jacobs – Out this week

Troy Kimmel – Corinth MS Tornado 19 April 1970

Kim Klockow-McClain – Turn, Turn, Turn by the Byrds

Bill Murray – FOGHORN

John Knox – God and the Tornado Documentary

James Spann – Winds of Fury, Circles of Grace: Life After the Palm Sunday Tornadoes by Dale Clem

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Snow Squall Awareness Week – NWS State College Tweet  

Peter Thuesen – What New Yorkers Need to Know About Tornadoes

Nick Walker – NWS Seattle Tornado Warning

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Rick Smith, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Jen Narramore, Dr. Neil Jacobs, and Dr. Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating podcast about weather.

WeatherBrains 825: CATastrophe

WeatherBrains Episode 825 is now online (November 8, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is Travis Farncombe, one of the executive producers on the film Thirteen Minutes . He is also an avid storm chaser.

  • Pre-Show Shenanigans: (00:00-5:00)
  • Welcome Travis Farncombe!!! (9:00)
  • Chasing Responsibly (17:00)
  • Travis’ Biggest Chases in the US and How Canadian Chasing is Different (21:28)
  • Highways and Hailstones (30:55)
  • Canadian Weather Service and the Weather Network (36:02)
  • 13 Minutes Movie Discussion (41:15)
  • That One Time Travis Was Not Safe During a Chase! (1:17:00)
  • A Storyline from the Movie Similar to Something that Happened to James this Year (1:20:25)
  • Any boos boos in the movie? (1:25:15)
  • Distribution of the movie in theatres and on demand (1:27:10)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (1:33:07)
  • This Week in Tornado History with Jen (1:35:40)
  • Email Segment (1:36:40)
  • National Weather Round-Up (1:41:00)
  • Picks of the Week! (1:42:45)

Our email officer Jen is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners. Reach us here: email@weatherbrains.com

Picks of the Week:

Jen Narramore – November 10 2002 Van Wert Tornado Trooper video

Rick Smith – Advice from Meteorologists on Dealing with Storm Anxiety

Dr. Neil Jacobs – Techniques and skills of indigenous weather and seasonal climate forecast in Northern Ghana

Troy Kimmel – Live Weather Cam: Saipan (Northern Marianas – north of Guam)

Kim Klockow-McClain – The Local Economic Impact of Natural Disasters

Bill Murray – Cyclone phase evolution: Analyses & Forecasts

James Spann – Weather balloon data shows troposphere getting thicker, pushing tropopause higher over past 40 years

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Out this week

Travis Farncombe – Northern Tornadoes Project

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Rick Smith, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Jen Narramore, Dr. Neil Jacobs, and Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.