135 episodes

A weekly podcast on how we prepared for nuclear war.
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Atomic Hobo Julie McDowall

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    • 4.7 • 241 Ratings

A weekly podcast on how we prepared for nuclear war.
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    Purple Fire

    Purple Fire

    The bombing of Nagasaki
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    • 24 min
    Kokura's Luck

    Kokura's Luck

    The flight of Bockscar from Tinian to its rendezvous point, and then onwards to the primary nuclear target: Kokura. Why did the city escape nuclear destruction that day?
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    • 21 min
    A Vixen on a Feather Bed

    A Vixen on a Feather Bed

    The series of 'minor' nuclear experiments in Australia known as Vixens. They were small and sub-critical, but threw contamination over the Maralinga test site.
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    • 26 min
    Four Minutes of Threads, Part XII

    Four Minutes of Threads, Part XII

    Another four minutes of the greatest nuclear war film. In this week's segment, the bomb drops. Attack Warning Red!
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    • 37 min
    Willy Wonka's Nuclear Factories

    Willy Wonka's Nuclear Factories

    What sweet treats lay within Britain's buffer depots?
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    • 19 min
    Sound An Alarm

    Sound An Alarm

    The 1971 film 'Sound An Alarm', looking at the work of the UKWMO.
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
241 Ratings

241 Ratings

Royster75 ,

Excellent apocalyptic fun

Love this podcast - followed from the start.

Hross42877 ,

Excellent listening

Atomic Hobo has reignited my fascination of all things nuclear. Julie is great at making this extremely frightening topic interesting, relatable and funny.

jackealston ,

Brilliant

It’s a subject that I thought I would have no interest in but I am hooked because of the podcasters enthusiasm knowledge and intoxicating voice

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