In the last two weeks, the eruption of Kīlauea, a shield volcano on the Big Island of Hawai'i, has forced roughly 2,000 residents to evacuate, destroyed around 40 structures, and even caused several serious injuries. We are joined by Dr. Janine Krippner to explore the vast world of volcanology. While the Kīlauea event has been devastating, it is our hope that it can bring hazard communities together to learn from one another. Therefore, this podcast is a first step toward learning about the similarities and differences between the volcanology and meteorological communities. Stay tuned because we are talking all about volcanoes, social media, and risk communication on this new episode of Weather Hype!

Thanks to Jared Smith from the Carolina Weather Group Podcast for his help with this episode's Weather Ready Nation preparedness message for Spring weather. For more information, please visit

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Modifications were made for the Introduction and transition music "Baby, I'm Bad Weather" by Toussaint Morrison: and "Abandoned City" by Scott Holmes: as well as "Rain and Thunderstorm at Lallgarh Palace, Bikaner" by Samuel Corwin: and "Sunglasses" by Loyalty Freak Music: