Super Critical Podcast hosts Tim Westmyer and Gabe are lucky to have so many awesome guests join the show. Some are nuclear policy specialists or experts in their fields. Others are just awesome people bringing their unique perspectives to the discussions.

Special shoutout to former podcast host Joel for getting the show launched right out of the silo!

Nuke Policy Specialists and Other Experts

Sebastian Brixey-Williams (@seb_bw), Co-Director of the think tank BASIC

Tim Collins (@WarAndCake), PhD. Candidate, Kings College London

Jon Duke (@VortexAeroMedia), Specialist media services for aerospace & defense

Rachel Emond (@Rachel_Emond), Scoville Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation

Michael C. Horowitz (@mchorowitz), Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Meghan McCall (@Nuclear_Ginger_), Formerly of Ploughshares Fund

Chris Mirasola (@cmirasola1), Lawfare

Luis Navarro, Eurasia Program Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Manu Saadia (@Trekonomics), author of Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek

Will Saetren (@WillSaetren), Project Lead, Nonproliferation, CRDF Global

Stephen I. Schwartz (@AtomicAnalyst), Former Editor of The Nonproliferation Review

Lucy Steigerwald (@lucystag), Contributing Editor,

Pranay Vaddi (@PranayVaddi), Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Tristan Volpe (@TeeAndersVolpe), Assistant Professor, Defense Analysis, Monterey School of International Studies and Nonresident Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Geoff Wilson (@NuclearWilson), Political Director, Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation

Jamie Withrone (@JamieWithorne), Research Assistant, Center for Nonproliferation Studies


Regular (but Really Cool) Guests

Alex #1

Alex #2

Boris (@bmelnikov)


Diana (Tim’s sister!)


Eric Gascho (@EricGascho)

James Finnegan



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Podcast Co-Hosts

Gabe (current)

Joel (Original Co-Host)