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Episode 6 - The South Korean Ferry, How to get an EM job, and FEMA is funny.

Dukes of Hazards: The Emergency Management Podcast

Release Date: 05/09/2014

Episode 31: The 9/11 Water Evacuation of Manhattan show art Episode 31: The 9/11 Water Evacuation of Manhattan

Dukes of Hazards: The Emergency Management Podcast

The Dukes relive a heroic day with Drs. Tricia Wachtendorf and James Kendra, authors of American Dunkirk: The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11. From the first impact on the towers, boat captains came by the dozens to rescue hundreds of thousands of survivors in under nine hours. If you don't know this story, you should. Plus: Andrew learns the Texas Chicken Maneuver and, yes, Mitch cheated. ALSO, we swear (but only about New Jersey).

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Episode 30: The Social Roots of Risk with Kathleen Tierney show art Episode 30: The Social Roots of Risk with Kathleen Tierney

Dukes of Hazards: The Emergency Management Podcast

Mitch and Andrew swallow the red pill with Kathleen Tierney, the former head of the Natural Hazards Center, and learn how society creates disaster risk as well as how homeland security after 9/11 made things worse, not better. Plus, the best congressional testimony of all time (seriously) and how one stroke of a President's pen hurt the professionalization of emergency management. Also, which FEMA Director would be which Marvel Avenger? and we ALMOST get Mitch's Wifi password on the air.

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Episode 29: Sheri Fink Talks the 2017 Hurricanes show art Episode 29: Sheri Fink Talks the 2017 Hurricanes

Dukes of Hazards: The Emergency Management Podcast

Pulitzer-prize winning author and New York Times journalist Sheri Fink ("Five Days At Memorial") for some reason agrees to visit the Dukes! She takes us on an intense tour of health and medical lessons from the historic 2017 Coastal Storm season, including stops in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Plus, we learn how Sheri first got obsessed (er, interested) in disasters in the Balkans, and why she always asks her interviewees about their last drills but never goes to see disaster movies.

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Episode 28: Women in Emergency Management show art Episode 28: Women in Emergency Management

Dukes of Hazards: The Emergency Management Podcast

The Dukes shut up (for once) and hand things over to their crack co-hosts, Drs. Nicolette Louissaint and Samantha Montano, to discuss the personal and professional journeys of women in Emergency Management. Joined by Sarah Miller and Susamma Seeley, we cover everything from first mentors to being the only woman in the room to why every single middle age white guy needs to explain things to you and check in about your hair. Really? No worries: We have an Improvement Plan on the way, and mostly no F-bombs. 

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Episode 27: I AM IAEM, AM I? show art Episode 27: I AM IAEM, AM I?

Dukes of Hazards: The Emergency Management Podcast

The Dukes hotwash the International Association of Emergency Management (IAEM) with a whole host of experts - Susamma Seeley, Sarah Miller, Diane Logsdon and Andrew McGuire. From Tech (Drones! Smart Cars!) to Education (Are EM degrees worth it?) to Healthcare (Yes, there are healthcare emergency managers), we catch you up on all the latest issues in your global network. Also: we take a look at the culture of emergency management, which is working to diversify, but still has a ways to go. 

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Episode 26: How do you solve a problem like Maria? Pro tip: Drugs show art Episode 26: How do you solve a problem like Maria? Pro tip: Drugs

Dukes of Hazards: The Emergency Management Podcast

The Dukes bring on Nicolette Louissaint, the Executive Director of Healthcare Ready, to talk the Hurricane Maria disaster in Puerto Rico, the federal response, and her work helping the healthcare system to recover. Spoiler alert: It's all about comms and logistics. Plus, Nicolette can do wicked things with bombs, Andrew plans to rule IAEM and Mitch realizes he has no idea what silicon is (trust us, it's relevant). And, yes, we totally forgot to cover the US Virgin Islands, but we feel really bad about it.

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Episode 25: What the f*** just happened? Harvey, Irma, and their lessons. show art Episode 25: What the f*** just happened? Harvey, Irma, and their lessons.

Dukes of Hazards: The Emergency Management Podcast

The Dukes sit down with Jeff Schlegelmilch, Deputy Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness (whew, long title) and basically make him answer the hard questions about what happened in Hurricanes Harvey + Irma - and why. From the Cajun Navy to Florida's traffic jams, we've got you covered, including evac decisions, prepositioning, healthcare response and why whole community doesn't work without the WHOLE community. Plus, Mitch is obsessed with Jon Snow.

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Episode 24: If We're Nuked, The Government Will Save Itself, Not You show art Episode 24: If We're Nuked, The Government Will Save Itself, Not You

Dukes of Hazards: The Emergency Management Podcast

The Dukes hold forth with Garrett Graff, author of the incredible (yes, we said it) new book Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself--While the Rest of Us Die. The title really sells itself. We cover fifty years of Cold War continuity planning, complete with underground bunkers, massive evacuation plans, overly complicated command/control protocols - and a huge crop of best practices (and lessons learned) that are still valuable today. Plus, Andrew really loves Nicholas Cage and there are some acronyms even Mitch can't pronounce. Dig yourself in; this...

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Episode 23: Craig Fugate Takes Us to School show art Episode 23: Craig Fugate Takes Us to School

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Check your egos and grab your windbreakers, folks, because the former headmaster of FEMA goes with the Dukes on a rollicking tour through the last decade of emergency management, with guidance for anyone interested in emergency management, disaster response, or just how to build a great team. Plus, Mitch mansplains Craig's own idea back to him, Andrew designs a new windbreaker, and President Obama really thinks someone is doing a heckuva job. Also, yes, the University of Florida rules at all sports. 

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Episode 22: Lori and Alice Find Their Equilibrium show art Episode 22: Lori and Alice Find Their Equilibrium

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The Dukes talk the children of Katrina with Alice Fothergill and Lori Peek based on their award-winning research. It's a little heartbreaking, but the lessons are real. Plus, we score SO many points for good questions and Mitch peed with Ira Glass one time. 

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More Episodes

We're back after a vacation (we promise never to leave you again) and we take on Texas fire codes, a minute-by-minute breakdown of the South Korean Ferry Disaster, and Socialist Flood Control. Plus, a listener asks how to get into emergency management, FEMA puts the funny back into the PSA and we watch the drones that are watching us - with special guest Dr. Jordan Pascoe. Go Dukes!