Episode from the podcastGoing Fission

Episode 1 - Dr. Ben Heard

Released Sunday, 2nd September 2018
Good episode? Give it some love!
Going Fission is proud to present it's pilot episode.  An interview with Dr. Ben Heard.  Ben is the founder of the Bright New World, an Environmental NGO advocating for the use of nuclear power in Australia.  In this interview, we discuss his career, how his stance on nuclear power changed, his involvment with the South Australian Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, what Nuclear power can do for Australia and what barriers exist to such technology.

Ben's blog can be found at www.decarbonisesa.com, and Bright New World can be found at www.brightnewworld.org.

The full, unedited version can be found on the Going Fission Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8Fo796h1zA&t=…

Going Fission's Twitter handle is @fissiongoing.


0:00 - Theme.

1:00 - Introduction.

1:34 - Ben's start in the science of climate change.

4:06 - Path to becoming being pro-nuclear.

7:09 - Lightbulb moments.

11:11 - Starting ThinkClimate.

14:25 - What can Nuclear do for Australia?

20:35 - DecarboniseSA and it's transition to Bright New World.

28:47 - The goals of Bright New World.

34:15 - What is 140A?

38:35 - Australia and the South Australian Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission (SANFCRC).

43:38 - Is Australia heading for an Energy Crisis?

53:34 - A message for younger listeners.

56:28 - Official plug for Bright New World (and others).

59:10 - Guest recommendations.

1:00:49 - Farewell

1:00:58 - Conclusion, YouTube Plug, and additional reading.

1:01:51 - Outro Theme

Episode Reviews

This episode hasn't been reviewed yet. You can add a review to show others what you thought.

This podcast, its content, and its artwork are not owned by, affiliated with, or endorsed by Podchaser.
Rate Episode

Share This Episode

Recommendation sent

Join Podchaser to...

  • Rate podcasts and episodes
  • Follow podcasts and creators
  • Create podcast and episode lists
  • & much more

Moderator Stats

Episode Number
Podcast ID

Episode Details

1h 2m 42s
Episode Type

Episode Tags

Do you host or manage this podcast?
Claim and edit this page to your liking.