1. On this inaugural episode of the HoNESt Podcast, we introduce this challenging new research project and some core members of the team. Topics include: the goal of the project, how it came together, the methods and approaches that will be used, and the whys and hows of the complex relationship between nuclear energy and society. Guests include: Mar Rubio (Universidad Publica de Navarra), Karl-Erik Michelsen (Lappeenranta University of Technology), Jan-Henrik Meyer (University of Copenhagen), John Whitton (University of Central Lancashire), Josep Niubo (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Robert Bud (Science Museum), and Wilfried Konrad (Dialogik).
2. This is episode 2, covering the question of “How to conduct such a large body of research”, “How to achieve the goal better understanding society and nuclear energy” in the academic world we would call this “the methodology episode. In this episode we hear from: Jan-Henrik Meyer - University of Copenhagen , John Whitton - University of Central Lancashire, Karl-Erik Michelsen - Lappeenranta University of Technology, Mar Rubio-Varas - Universidad Pública de Navarra, Matthew Cotton - University of Sheffield.
3. One of the most important ways to examine and understand the history of nuclear energy and society is to focus on key events that have shaped this relationship. Within each country case we can find specific events that had a lasting effect on how nuclear energy is viewed by the public, the government, and other significant actors. In this episode of the Honest Podcast we will learn about some of those events and how they would shape the perception and acceptance of nuclear energy. Featured on this program: Robert Bud, Science Museum of London Mar Rubio, Universidad Publica de Navarra Astrid Mignon Kirchhof, The Deutsches Museum Eric Berkers, Eindhoven University of Technology Gábor Palló,Technical University of Budapest Aisulu Harjula, Lappeenranta University of Technology
4. On this edition of the HONEST podcast we explore the legacy of Chernobyl in terms of how it changed the relationship between nuclear energy and society in the context of: Sweden, Italy, East Germany, Poland and the Soviet Union. Guests on this podcast include: Arne Kaijser, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm Luigi Piccioni, University of Calabria Julie Ault, University of Utah Paul Josephson, Colby College This programme was recorded in the context of the Conference "Chernobyl – Turning Point or Catalyst? Changing Practices, Structures and Perceptions in Environmental Policy and Politics (1970s-1990s)", which took place in Berlin between the 2nd and 3rd December 2016. Co-organised by HoNESt's Jan-Henrik Meyer - in cooperation with Marianne Zepp and Christoph Becker-Schaum of the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation, Berlin. Partners of this conference were the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, the Centre for Metropolitan Studies Berlin and the Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam.