AN ENERGETIC, KALEIDOSCOPIC HORN O' PLENTY 

STARLORDS PODCAST

EXPLORING VICTORIES FOR HUMANITY

In all its forms, the lack of resources leads to hunger, poverty,  violence, environmental damage, and unrealized potential. Fusion forms part of addressing this grander challenge to realize a global society liberated from scarcity.

 

Starlords is an illuminating exploration with interviews, book reviews, and debates centered around fusion and building abundance in diverse ways to expand human potential. Guiding you on this adventure through the technology, culture, and psychology of thriving are your hosts Dr. Melanie Windridge and Randall Volberg who take the leisurely scenic view with whimsical diversions and listener questions from you.

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Melanie Windridge

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Randall

Volberg

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Melanie Windridge is a Director of the Fusion Industry Association and a plasma physicist with a PhD in fusion energy from Imperial College London. She works as a consultant with science and technology start-up businesses, including Tokamak Energy in fusion,  and in education.  An expert in the aurora and in fusion energy, she likes to combine her scientific knowledge and experience with her love of adventure to promote a better understanding of science through writingpublic lectures, science festivals, videos and television. Melanie is an award-winning science author of Star Chambers: The Race for Fusion Power. Follow her adventures at melaniewindridge.co.uk.

Randall is Director of Development for Fuse Energy and Adjunct Fellow of the American Security Project. Previously, he spent over 20 years as a serial startup entrepreneur with three-years of experience funding and managing a fusion research project. He has been an active participant in the fusion community bridging stakeholder relationships with government, private and public fusion projects, energy utilities, advocacy groups,  venture capital, national labs, and academia. Randall is a certified Project Management Professional from Caltech and has been an advocate for fusion since he wrote a class report on it at the age of eight.

INTRODUCTION TO STARLORDS

  • Introduction to Starlords
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  • Randall Volberg
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EPISODES

EPISODE 1 - Short & Sweet

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Melanie and Randall launch this short, inaugural podcast by answering:

1. How did you come to fusion?

2. Why did you launch this podcast?

3. What is most exciting to you about fusion?

Plus the bonus mystery question!

EPISODE 2 - Do What Scares You

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Melanie returns from her epic adventure to the summit of Mount Everest and shares her experience of overcoming the various challenges and accomplishing her scientific mission, with a tie-in to how it relates to fusion.

Grit

The Power of Passion

and Perseverance

by Angela Duckworth

Science of the Summit Series - Dr Melanie Windridge

Oxygen systems and Safety on Everest

Institute of Physics

Yiruma, (이루마) - River Flows in You

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