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Inside Skunk Works

19 EpisodesProduced by Lockheed MartinWebsite

Inside Skunk Works is back for its second season! Building on the history of the Skunk Works® shared in Season 1, this podcast uncovers our future focused innovations through first-hand accounts of test pilots, engineers and designers. Rapidly developing disruptive technologies, brainstorming out of… read more

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Introducing Inside Skunk Works

February 19th, 2018

1:21

75 years ago in Burbank, California, engineer Kelly Johnson devised an operational concept so unique it is still celebrated today. As the birthplace …

Absolute Definition of Power

March 11th, 2018

32:01

It was a time when computers were in their infancy. They were incredibly expensive and enormous with less processing power than an iPhone. Using …

They Gave Him a Tent

March 25th, 2018

32:30

In 1943, the Germans were already using jet technology in combat. The United States military leadership was frantic for a jet fighter of their own to …

Arrowhead

April 9th, 2018

38:30

Radar-guided missiles were an ever-growing threat to aircraft throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s. As they say, “necessity is the mother of invention,” …

Hat Trick

April 23rd, 2018

29:12

For many years fighter jets were specifically designed for individual military branches. In the 1990s, U.S. military leadership decided it would be …

Not Today

May 6th, 2018

32:39

Before the F-117 and the SR-71 there was an aircraft that began to experiment with stealth - an aircraft that does so many things well, it’s still flying today.

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Crashing is Success

May 21st, 2018

32:19

Skunk Works® engineers have a willingness to take on projects most others don’t because the chances to succeed are too small or too difficult.

For …

It Changes Everything

June 4th, 2018

31:17

In the midst of an energy revolution, a small team at the Skunk Works® is trying to solve a massive problem. Will they make compact fusion a reality?

A Low Rumble

June 17th, 2018

30:00

Advancing technology allows aircraft to go faster and faster, but there is still one barrier that prevents the public from traveling faster than the …

Introducing Inside Skunk Works: Season 2

April 25th, 2019

1:10

Are you ready for season 2? We’re covering conceptual design, hypersonics, unmanned systems, and much more.

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Visioneers

June 17th, 2019

30:19

Skunk Works® designs the aircraft of the future. Ever wonder how?

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Wolf Pack

July 1st, 2019

40:16

The X-35 and the YF-22 set the precedent for a new kind of jet fighter. We're outlining the evolution of 1st generation jet fighters to 5th …

Trusted with Secrets

July 15th, 2019

21:05

Without security, the Skunk Works® wouldn’t exist. Security Integrator, Ward Albin, discusses some of his most challenging experiences operating in …

Dull, Dirty, Dangerous

July 29th, 2019

37:15

In 1962, Kelly Johnson led a small team to design and develop a supersonic drone. Meet today's leaders of Skunk Works® unmanned systems and learn about what we're working on today.

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Dutch 51

August 14th, 2019

33:05

The first pilot to fly the SR-71, a pilot with more flight test hours at Mach 3 than any other, and a protégé of legendary aircraft designer Kelly Johnson – this is his journey that changed the world. His name is Bob …

Faster & Faster

August 27th, 2019

29:03

Skunk Works® is in the business of going fast. More than a mile per second fast. What does it take to fly at hypersonic speeds?

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Sea Shadow

September 13th, 2019

30:50

In the 1970s, Skunk Works® stealth technology was proving so successful, that Ben Rich began looking for new potential applications. From this search …

Clementine

September 30th, 2019

25:44

A spy story involving CIA cover stories, the Red Fleet, Skunk Works® engineers, and a famous, eccentric American billionaire.

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Prove It

October 16th, 2019

34:36

Aircraft design begins with an idea, but you can’t fly an idea. Just as the Wright brothers proved air travel is possible, Skunk Works® engineers must prove the impossible, is possible.

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