About Inside Skunk Works
75 years ago in Burbank, California, engineer Kelly Johnson devised an operational concept so unique it is still celebrated today. As the birthplace of many revolutionary technologies – from America’s first fighter jet to the classified programs of today – Skunk Works® sets the precedent for how our most critical and difficult problems are solved. This podcast brings to light the dark, classified world of the secret Lockheed Martin organization. First-hand accounts and stories passed down from generation to generation within the walls of Skunks Works are made public for the first time. And yes – we’ll talk about compact fusion!
Produced by Theresa Hoey & Claire Whitfield, Artwork by Becca Smith
Where to Listen:
Episode 2: They Gave Him a Tent
Episode 3: Arrowhead
Ben Rich is pictured in the cockpit of the F-117 Nighthawk.
Ben was Kelly Johnson’s successor of the Skunk Works upon Kelly’s retirement.
Episode 4: Hat Trick
Photo of the First Hover of the X-35B
Episode 5: Not Today
Episode 6: Crashing is Success
Episode 7: It Changes Everything