| February 15, 2018

A Podcast for Casual Weather Conversation

WeatherHype is a podcast started by two besties who love weather and its connections to people every single day. We wanted to provide an avenue where we could talk about important weather/ society-related stories and educate listeners in a very informal, unstructured way, all while getting a little side-tracked and having some fun! WeatherHype is a bi-weekly podcast and can be found on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Blubrry, or your favorite podcast app! Interested in a specific episode, things discussed during that episode, or bonus content? Check out our website at or follow us on Twitter at @WeatherHype

Castle Williams: Currently a second year Ph.D. Student in the Department of Geography at the University of Georgia. He holds both a Bachelor of Science and Masters degree in Geography (with an emphasis and certificate in the Atmospheric Sciences), as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia. His overall research interests include examining how we communicate weather terminology and hazards to the public, as well as increasing the amount of interdisciplinary projects within the atmospheric sciences. Further, his research interests span into weather-related decision making and the societal impacts of weather. Send Castle a tweet (@WxCastle) or visit his website

Minh Phan (@WxMinh): Recent graduate of the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at East Carolina University. Minh has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography with a Certificate in Atmospheric Science from the University of Georgia. Minh’s interests include the atmospheric sciences and the nexus between meteorology, communication, and social sciences. Other interests include risk and hazard communication, vulnerability of minority and disadvantaged populations to extreme weather. Minh’s master’s thesis focuses on mobile weather applications on smartphone devices and understanding how people interpret, perceive, and utilize this information on a daily basis. Minh has engaged in a variety of research endeavors, with topics in biometeorology, social media utilization and tornado debris, and perception of probability of precipitation. Minh recently finished an appointment with the National Park Service, where he helped develop a Science and Climate Change Communication Network for the Northeast Region of the National Park Service.

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