The Masters of Disaster: The Winds of the World

The Times podcast: Our Masters of Disasters know it’s windy out there. They also know there are no masters of wind, at least this year.

In the wind industry, there are two groups of hands-on professionals who work their magic year in, year out, creating gusts that kill hundreds of people each year. There is no doubt the first group, the ones on the ground, are the experts. You know them by the fact that the weather industry has a name for them — “The Masters of Disaster.”

We talked to the guys who set the wind for New England this year — “The Winds of the World” — to get the inside story on what makes them so good at their job. We also talk to some of the other experts in the wind industry who know better.

These guys who can predict a hurricane or snowstorm: They were born and raised in the wind business. They understand how much of a factor human beings are to the weather. They have been living in our wind zone for a long time.

And this year in particular? We’ll spend most of the week asking them about the weather of New England. We’re going to have a lot of fun. Tune in.

As usual, the best way to get the full details about the show is to listen to the episode. We’ll tell you, in no particular order, who we’re talking to, what they’ve said, and the fun stuff they said.

The interview with The Masters of Disaster

You can hear the episode on Slate this Friday and we’re on Twitter:

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So if you want the official, “real” scoop, you’re going to have to listen to the episode, but you can follow along with it on Slate by following the links on the left side of the page.

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