Clear Skies Ahead Podcast

Learn about careers in meteorology and beyond. Join the American Meteorological Society (AMS) as they talk to experts working in weather, water, and climate sciences.


Full description: Clear Skies Ahead: Conversations about Careers in Meteorology and Beyond is a podcast series produced by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Hosted by staff from the AMS Department of Career Development, this podcast series gives listeners the opportunity to step into the shoes of an expert working in weather, water, and climate sciences.

Release Schedule: We release podcasts every other week on Tuesdays.

Length: 20–30 minutes per episode.

Audio Trailer: Please find our trailer here.

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Welcome to Clear Skies Ahead!

October 22, 2019

In this first "teaser" episode of Clear Skies Ahead, learn all about the American Meteorological Society's newest podcast and meet some of the professionals working in weather, water, and climate sciences that you'll get to know in future episodes. Subscribe today in your podcatcher of choice! Our first full episode drops Tuesday, 29 October 2019.

Episode 1: Jen Henderson, Social Scientist, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science

October 29, 2019

Our first full episode of Clear Skies Ahead features Jen Henderson, an interdisciplinary social scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) in Boulder, Colorado.

Episode transcript

Episode 2: Jim Kurdzo, Radar Meteorologist, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

November 12, 2019

Our second episode of Clear Skies Ahead features Jim Kurdzo, a radar meteorologist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Episode transcript

Reach out

Join the American Meteorological Society (AMS)! With AMS, you'll be part of a vibrant community of almost 13,000 members who share knowledge, improve technology, promote understanding, and disseminate science to ensure that our planet can thrive.

Contact: Please reach out to us at with your feedback. We welcome your ideas for other atmospheric and related science careers you would like to learn about.

About the Team

JASON EMMANUEL (Co-Host) is the Career Services Coordinator at AMS, where he oversees the certification programs for CBMs and CCMs, facilitates AMAs and Career Corners in the AMS Community, and edits and mixes this podcast. Prior to this, he was the copy editor for AMS's Journal of Physical Oceanography and Journal of Climate. In his free time he’s usually either playing piano, writing, or rock climbing.





KELLY SAVOIE (Co-Host) is the Director of Career Development at the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in Boston where she oversees all career development activities including podcasts, webinars, the career center website, certification programs, AMAs, virtual career fairs, and other initiatives. Growing up in New England, she enjoys swimming, hiking, cycling, and winter sports.







BRANDON CROSE (Executive Producer) is the American Meteorological Society's Digital Content Creation Manager, where he shepherds all sorts of digital initiatives into life, including this very podcast! He is also a published author (Applause, Smith and Kraus, Hallmark), theatre educator, and audio dramatist (The Ordinary Epic). Twitter: @brandoncrose