5 episodes

Set against the backdrop of the Cold War, Atomic Dreamland Podcast Series charts Australia's flirtation with the atomic bomb - from hosting the British nuclear tests and secret fallout testing involving animals and humans to a controversial attempt to develop its own nuclear arsenal.
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Atomic Dreamland Peter Butt

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Set against the backdrop of the Cold War, Atomic Dreamland Podcast Series charts Australia's flirtation with the atomic bomb - from hosting the British nuclear tests and secret fallout testing involving animals and humans to a controversial attempt to develop its own nuclear arsenal.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Ep1. Ground Zero

    Ep1. Ground Zero

    As the Cold War takes hold, Australia becomes the first country to offer itself up as a site for atomic testing of another nation.
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    • 23 min
    Ep2. Fallout

    Ep2. Fallout

    Secret animal experiments chart nuclear fallout across the continent and spark war between the physicists and biologists.
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    • 22 min
    Ep3. Spies and Bones

    Ep3. Spies and Bones

    When the biologists suggest that the milk supply has been contaminated with Strontium 90, the physicists establish a secret program to test the bones of dead babies and children.
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    • 23 min
    Ep4. The Push for the Bomb

    Ep4. The Push for the Bomb

    As Britain and America retreat from Asia, Australia's leading nuclear physicist devises a bold, but controversial plan to arm the country with home grown nuclear weapons.
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    • 20 min
    Ep5. Lifeboat

    Ep5. Lifeboat

    At Jervis Bay 200km from Sydney, the bulldozers move in to prepare the foundations for Australia's first full-scale nuclear reactor. What is its true purpose?
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    • 15 min

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