Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB

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Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB will share the stories of our staff and highlight the exceptional work that is being done to advance transportation. Each episode will feature an interview with NTSB staff. We’ll delve into their transportation career history, discuss interesting investigations or reports that they have worked on, and share how their expertise improves safety. New episodes will be available every other Thursday.

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Episode 30: Member Jennifer Homendy
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, Member Jennifer Homendy shares highlights from her first year at NTSB and the transportation safety improvements she hopes are accomplished in 2020. Member Homendy was first featured on the podcast shortly after she began her tenure as the 44th Member of the NTSB in Episode 20.   Member Homendy’s … Continue reading Episode 30: Member Jennifer Homendy
Jan 16, 2020
Episode 29: Tempe, Arizona, Uber Vehicle and Pedestrian Crash
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, Highway Crash Investigators, Ensar Becic and Mike Fox, talk about the 2018 collision between a vehicle controlled by a developmental automated driving system and a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. We explore the findings and safety recommendations that came out of the investigation, as well as the strengths and limitations … Continue reading Episode 29: Tempe, Arizona, Uber Vehicle and Pedestrian Crash
Dec 05, 2019
Episode 28: School Bus Safety Week
This week is National School Bus Safety Week. The theme this year is “My School Bus, The Safest Form of Student Transportation.” School Bus Safety Week is a public education program hosted by the National Association of Pupil Transportation, National School Transportation Association and the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, designed … Continue reading Episode 28: School Bus Safety Week
Oct 21, 2019
Episode 27: Rail Safety Week
This week is Rail Safety Week. The theme this year, “Stop Track Tragedies,” provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the need for rail safety education and calls attention to ways to stay safe near highway-rail grade crossings and railroad rights-of-way. In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Member Jennifer Homendy and Ruben … Continue reading Episode 27: Rail Safety Week
Sep 23, 2019
Episode 26 – Silver Spring, Maryland, Apartment Building Explosion Investigation
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Rachel Gunaratnam, a Hazardous Materials Accident Investigator in the NTSB Office or Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Investigations and Frank Zakar, a Senior Metallurgist in the NTSB Office of Research and Engineering, about the natural gas-fueled explosion, on August 10, 2016, in Silver Spring, Maryland. Rachel … Continue reading Episode 26 – Silver Spring, Maryland, Apartment Building Explosion Investigation
Jun 27, 2019
Episode 25 – Adam Gerhardt
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, we have a conversation with Adam Gerhardt, an Air Safety Investigator in the NTSB Office of Aviation Safety. Adam shares with us how he got interested in aviation and the journey he took to get to the NTSB. Get the latest episode on Apple Podcasts , on Google Play, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast platform. To … Continue reading Episode 25 – Adam Gerhardt
Apr 11, 2019
Episode 24: Sleep Awareness Week
This week is Sleep Awareness Week. The theme this year, “Begin with Sleep,” highlights the importance of good sleep health for individuals to best achieve their personal, family, and professional goals. In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Mary Pat McKay, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer; Jana Price, PhD, Senior Human Performance Investigator, … Continue reading Episode 24: Sleep Awareness Week
Mar 14, 2019
Episode 23 – Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, we have a conversation with Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg. Vice Chairman Landsberg shares with us his passion for safety education and training, his past work to improve aviation safety and the path he has taken to become an NTSB Board Member.   Get the latest episode on Apple Podcasts , … Continue reading Episode 23 – Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg
Mar 07, 2019
Episode 22 – NTSB 2019-2020 Most Wanted List
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Nicholas Worrell, Chief of Safety Advocacy and Chris O’Neil, Chief of Media Relations, in the NTSB Office of Safety Recommendations and Communications, about the NTSB Most Wanted List.     To learn more about the NTSB Most Wanted List visit: www.ntsb.gov/mostwanted   Get the latest episode … Continue reading Episode 22 – NTSB 2019-2020 Most Wanted List
Feb 14, 2019
Episode 21 – Concan, Texas Investigation
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Kenny Bragg and Rafael Marshall, Senior Human Performance Investigators, in the NTSB Office of Highway, about the collision of a pickup truck and medium-size bus, on March 29, 2017, near Concan, Texas. Kenny and Rafael talk about the circumstances of the crash, the probable cause, and … Continue reading Episode 21 – Concan, Texas Investigation
Dec 20, 2018
Episode 20 – Member Jennifer Homendy
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, we have a conversation with Board Member Jennifer Homendy. Member Homendy shares with us her passion for transportation safety, her past work to improve rail, pipeline, and hazardous materials safety and the path she has taken to become an NTSB Board Member.   Get the latest episode on … Continue reading Episode 20 – Member Jennifer Homendy
Dec 06, 2018
Episode 19 – Chairman Sumwalt
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Chairman Robert Sumwalt about Thanksgiving holiday travel and ways to keep you and your loved ones safe whether traveling by air, land, or sea. To learn more about the NTSB investigation of the gas explosions and fire in Lawrence, Massachusetts, visit: https://ntsb.gov/investigations/Pages/pld18mr003.aspx. Get the latest episode … Continue reading Episode 19 – Chairman Sumwalt
Nov 20, 2018
Episode 18 – Graettinger, Iowa Accident Investigation
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Mike Hiller, Railroad Accident Investigator, Joe Gordon, Rail Safety Investigator, and Paul Stancil, Hazardous Materials Accident Investigator, in the NTSB Office of Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Investigations, about the derailment of a Union Pacific Railroad ethanol train, on March 10, 2017, near Graettinger, Iowa. To … Continue reading Episode 18 – Graettinger, Iowa Accident Investigation
Nov 08, 2018
Episode 17 – Erik Strickland
It’s been one year since we launched our Behind-the-Scene @NTSB podcast.  As we reflect on the last year and the 16 episodes we’ve shared with listeners so far, we decided to sit down and talk with our podcast host, Erik Strickland. In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, Erik Strickland, a transportation safety specialist in the … Continue reading Episode 17 – Erik Strickland
Nov 01, 2018
Episode 16 – Gloria Noguera
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we chat with Gloria Noguera the Administrative Officer in the NTSB Office of Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Investigations. Gloria shares with us her transportation journey from Colombia, South America, to an FAA control tower in New Jersey, and now at the NTSB. Get the latest episode on Apple Podcasts , on Google Play, Stitcher, or your … Continue reading Episode 16 – Gloria Noguera
Oct 25, 2018
Episode 15 – NTSB Summer Interns
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we chat with some of our summer interns—Keely, a junior at Virginia Tech; Lauren, a junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Tim, a senior at the University of Maryland & Alexander, a junior at the University of Michigan. They’ll share how they discovered opportunities at the NTSB and what they … Continue reading Episode 15 – NTSB Summer Interns
Oct 11, 2018
Episode 14- Dennis Jones
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we have a great chat with the Managing Director of the NTSB, Dennis Jones. Dennis has been with the Agency for a few years and has held different positions from intern to aviation field investigator to supervisor to chief and now the Managing Director. He shares with us his … Continue reading Episode 14- Dennis Jones
Apr 05, 2018
Episode 13- Jana Price
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we get to chat with Senior Human Performance Investigator, Dr. Jana Price.  March is Sleep Awareness Month and Dr. Price is an expert in the field of fatigue….so we were lucky to have the chance to chat with her. We all know what sleep is important, but it shouldn’t … Continue reading Episode 13- Jana Price
Mar 22, 2018
Episode 12- Leslie McClam
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we get to chat with Career Development Advisor Leslie McClam. She shares with us how she got started at the Agency and the creative programs she has been involved with to support staff development. We learn that every Agency needs a Leslie! She discusses how lifelong career development is … Continue reading Episode 12- Leslie McClam
Mar 08, 2018
Episode 11- Joey Rhine
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we have a chat with Rail Investigator Joey Rhine. Joey shares how he got interested in railroads and the journey he took to get to the NTSB. He also discusses a few of the investigations he’s been apart of, including the 2015 BNSF derailment in Heimdal, North Dakota. Get the … Continue reading Episode 11- Joey Rhine
Feb 22, 2018
Episode 10- Mike Hamilton
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we have a chat with Safety Recommendation Specialist Mike Hamilton. Mike’s specialty is safety recommendations related to Rail, Pipeline, and Hazardous Materials. He gives a glimpse of his passion and interest in the railroad and shares how he has traversed the United States over a dozen times by rail! … Continue reading Episode 10- Mike Hamilton
Feb 08, 2018
Episode 9- Jennifer Morrison
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we get to chat with Supervisory Highway Accident Investigator, Jennifer Morrison. She shares with us how she became interested in vehicles and the path she took from breaking down an engine to supervising a team of trained investigators. In the episode, Jennifer mentions a few crashes she’s investigated and … Continue reading Episode 9- Jennifer Morrison
Jan 25, 2018
Episode 8- Sean Payne
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we have a fun conversation with Mechanical Engineer, Sean Payne. He shares with us his passion for aviation and how he found his way to the NTSB. His simple job description is that he’s one of the “black box” guys, and  has worked on investigations in all modes, including … Continue reading Episode 8- Sean Payne
Jan 11, 2018
Episode 7- Eric Weiss
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we get to chat with Public Affairs Specialist Eric Weiss. He shares with us how he has always had a passion for transportation and how that passion brought him to the NTSB. Get the latest episode on Apple Podcasts or on Google Play. And find more ways to listen here: https://www.blubrry.com/behind_the_scene_ntsb/
Dec 28, 2017
Episode 6- Stephanie Matonek
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, we chat with Transportation Disaster Assistance Specialist, Stephanie Matonek. She discusses how she found her passion for the work that she does as part of the TDA team and path she took to get to where she is now. She also has a piece of interesting NTSB history … Continue reading Episode 6- Stephanie Matonek
Dec 14, 2017
Episode 5- Nathan Doble and Ivan Cheung
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, we chat with Transportation Research Analysts, Nathan Doble and Ivan Cheung. They share the professional journeys they took to get to the NTSB and discuss their latest report, Reducing Speeding-Related Crashes Involving Passenger Vehicles.  Get the latest episode on Apple Podcasts or on Google Play. And find more ways to listen here: https://www.blubrry.com/behind_the_scene_ntsb/
Nov 30, 2017
Episode 4- Clint Johnson
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, we chat with Clint Johnson, Chief of the Alaska Regional Office, in the Office of Aviation Safety. We discuss the importance of general aviation to the communities in Alaska and the impact of the work done by the NTSB. Clint also shares how he became an Aviation Investigator … Continue reading Episode 4- Clint Johnson
Nov 16, 2017
Episode 3- Member T. Bella Dinh-Zarr
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, we have a conversation with Board Member Bella Dinh-Zarr. Member Dinh-Zarr shares with us her passion for safety and the path she has taken as a public health scientist who is focused on how transportation safety can prevent injuries and fatalities. Get the latest episode on Apple Podcasts or on Google … Continue reading Episode 3- Member T. Bella Dinh-Zarr
Nov 02, 2017
Episode 2- Member Christopher Hart
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, we chat with Board Member Christopher Hart. He shares how he got interested in aviation and the path that led to a pilot’s license and law degree. Join us as he shares his unique experience of serving as a Board Member in the 90’s and then again in … Continue reading Episode 2- Member Christopher Hart
Oct 19, 2017
Episode 1- Chairman Robert Sumwalt
In our first “real” episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, we chat with Chairman Robert Sumwalt and find out what got him interested in aviation. This interest turned into a passion not just for aviation, but for all transportation. We also talk about his views on leadership and how it can apply to creating strong safety … Continue reading Episode 1- Chairman Robert Sumwalt
Oct 05, 2017
Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB
Welcome to the introductory episode of the newest advocacy tool from the National Transportation Safety Board! Behind-the-Scene @NTSB will be an opportunity for our agency to share the stories of our amazing staff and highlight the exceptional work that is being done to advance transportation. Each episode will feature an interview with NTSB staff. We’ll delve into … Continue reading Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB
Sep 18, 2017