Natasha Bajema

is creating is producing a travelogue show about nuclear weapons in the U.S.

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About Natasha Bajema

Radioactive RoadTrippin’ (R&R) is a travelogue show produced for distribution on YouTube. R&R tells my story as a disillusioned nuclear weapons expert hitting the road for 365 days, traveling across the United States in a truck camper with my two dogs, and hoping to find a way to make a midlife career transition into TV and film production. Along the way, I'll visit more than 65 historical and current sites of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex, chat with locals and experts about the risk of nuclear war, and document my life-changing journey.

My name is Natasha Bajema, aka @WMDgirl on Twitter. I'm a longtime national security expert, futurist, published fiction author, and podcast host. I’ve been an expert on national security issues for over 20 years, specializing in WMD, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and emerging technologies. I’ve spent more than ten years working for the National Defense University where I taught an elective course to senior military officers on WMD and film and led a multi-year initiative on emerging technologies and WMD. I am currently the Founder and CEO of Nuclear Spin Cycle, a start-up company focused on producing creative content with national security impact. For my day job, I am the Director of the Converging Risks Lab at the Council on Strategic Risks.

R&R will be both entertaining and fun, featuring the great outdoors and capturing the twists and turns of my once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The components about nuclear weapons will be designed around these three critical aspects:

PROXIMATE – Nuclear weapons seem abstract to most Americans—something far away, somewhere out there, and separate from their daily lives. What if we could make nuclear weapons proximate for regular Americans through active geolocation? Could we show them their geographic nuclear realities in a way that would transform their thinking, stimulate a conversation, and empower people to take action to reduce the risk of nuclear war?

PERSONAL – Stories are transformative when an audience can step into the shoes of dynamic and relatable characters to experience the story for themselves. This provides the audience with an opportunity to change their mindsets. What if we could make nuclear weapons personal through stories about the mid-life crisis of a nuclear weapons expert? On one hand, an epic, life-changing, cross-country journey, living in a camper with two dogs surrounded by the beauty of great outdoors illustrates what is truly at stake should nuclear war ever occur. This approach also provides an entry point to regular Americans across a broad political spectrum to learn about nuclear weapons and their risks.

PRESENT – The growing gap in the historical knowledge of nuclear weapons has led to complacency about the risks of nuclear war amongst younger generations of Americans. Many compelling stories have been lost in history books and real life stories buried in the consciousness of a passing generation. What if we could bring these stories back into the present by retelling them and explaining their implications for today’s context.

If you become a patron, you'll supporting the production costs for my show, bring my vision for raising awareness to life, and gain access to behind-the-scenes content. As a bonus, you'll get to follow the production of the graphic novel adaptation of my recent technothriller, Rescind Order. I’m reconfiguring the storyline to attract young adult audiences and bringing my alter ego, WMD Girl, to life as a superhero. Her superpowers include extensive knowledge about nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons and flying. Her belt has a special buckle with a range of capabilities for preventing casualties and destruction caused by weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The graphic novel will be produced as a full-color hardcover, paperback, and ebook in 2022.

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