Tornado Talk Series Debuts

A unique new podcast series focusing on tornadoes is now available.

KSAL Radio’s weather partner, The Storm Report Radio Network, has launched Tornado Talk.   The weekly show features interviews with storm chasers, storm victims, scientists, and interacts with listeners by phone so they may share their tornado stories.

Tornado Talk is available for download online at, also on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, the Tune-In Radio app, on Android and via RSS feed. It’s also available under the weather tab on this web page.

Tornado Talk is hosted by The Storm Report and KSAL meteorologists Dan Holiday and Jennifer Narramore, who are both heard on radio stations from coast-to coast delivering daily weather forecasts and severe weathrr coverage.

“Even if you’ve never seen a tornado, you know someone who has,” said Holiday.   “This is the perfect platform to connect people fascinated with severe storms.   At the same time, when tragedy strikes, we can reach out to listeners and assist those who are affected.”

Narramore who co-produces Tornado Talk says, “We love putting these stories together.   It provides our listeners with vivid images of the events we are covering from the meteorologists and storm spotters. Some of them are so moving and inspiring.”

The show’s fourth episode looks back at the deadly tornado that tore through Joplin, Missouri, on May 22, 2011.   Guests on Tornado Talk include Jeff Piotrowski, a storm chaser who tracked the twister right into the city and Meteorologist Mike Smith who authored the book, “When the Sirens Were Silent”.   Area residents Steve Scott, Bobby Wilkerson and Rebecca Smith discuss how they were affected by the storm.

Past Tornado Talk episodes include the devastating Dixie Alley tornado outbreak in April, 2011, the Greensburg, Kansas EF-5 tornado and a twentieth anniversary tribute to the movie, Twister.