Saturday, April 8, 2017


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Episode 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 leak and Mitch can't stop saying Um. Also: Is Marty McFly all he's cracked up to be? 

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Episode 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 Mitch roots for Lithuania for some reason. 

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Episode 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 poisonings, from Ikea's horsemeat to the scariest Mexican food in Kansas, we cover where food defense has been, where it's going, and why we may never be able to drink iced tea again. Props to the FDA for the new "Final Rule for Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration". Okay, it could use a sexier name, but it's awesome. Finally - we inaugurate the Dukes of Hazards campaign to reinstate the Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience - Men of Cornwall stand ye steady!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Episode 17: The Dukes Solve Emergency Issue #1

Mitch & Andrew are back with Comms Specialist Sean "Storm" Sweeney to fix the biggest issue in every emergency: Communications. Did you know you cell phone won't work in a disaster? Er, did you know the government could shut down your cell service at any time? How do we make sure first responders can talk without spending a BILLION dollars on it? Plus, don't we need another Games of Thrones podcast, really? And is the NSA finally shutting us down?

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Episode 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 like to pivot to planning major media events right after a massive tragedy? We get into what you need to cover - from Family Assistance Centers to Reunification. Then, a special segment from the Special Libraries Association of New York about how to keep our knowledge safe. Also, we get it, Andrew loves Texas and Mitch reads nerdy books. 

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Episode 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 Resiliency (PIR2). Warning: It's not pretty. On the bright side: How do you get teenagers involved with disaster recovery?  Can Mitch even get his own daughter to talk to him about disasters? Also, where were you when you heard John Lennon died? Can starving actors turn the tide on hurricane evacuation? And we get fan mail from Canada!

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