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A weekly podcast on how we prepared for nuclear war.
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Atomic Hobo - Nuclear War Podcast Julie McDowall

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A weekly podcast on how we prepared for nuclear war.
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    Listeners' Letters of Last Resort

    Listeners' Letters of Last Resort

    "Finally, I am sorry, that I failed you, your crew and the country."
    Listeners sent me their letters of last resort: what would they write if they were the British PM?
    Support the pod on Patreon at www.patreon.com/atomichobo
    Leave a tip via Paypal at www.paypal.me/atomichobo
    Thank you for listening.

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    • 25 min
    Prime Ministers and the Bomb: LIZ TRUSS

    Prime Ministers and the Bomb: LIZ TRUSS

    First in a new series looking at British PMs and the Bomb. We talk decisions, submarines and madness, and whether her letters ever actually got out to sea.
    You can support the podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/atomichobo
    Or you can leave a tip via Paypal at www.paypal.me/atomichobo
    Remember to e-mail you own letter of last resort via my website at www.juliemcdowall.com

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    • 24 min
    Four Minutes of Threads, Part 21

    Four Minutes of Threads, Part 21

    Pinching prawn cocktail crisps and boozing in the graveyard. Things are grim in post-nuclear Sheffield!
    Join us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/atomichobo or leave a one-off tip for the podcast via Paypal at www.paypal.me/atomichobo
    Thank you for listening.
    Julie

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    • 25 min
    Sheffield Special - Part 3

    Sheffield Special - Part 3

    The final part of our THREADS journey to Sheffield.
    Join us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/atomichobo
    Or leave a tip for the pod at wwww.paypal.me/atomichobo
    Thank you for listening!

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    • 24 min
    Sheffield Special - Part 2

    Sheffield Special - Part 2

    Second part of our THREADS visit to Sheffield.
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    • 25 min
    Sheffield Special - Part 1

    Sheffield Special - Part 1

    The first episode from our Threads tour and podcast meet-up in Sheffield.
    Please consider joining us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/atomichobo
    Thank you for listening.
    Julie

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Gunnut81 ,

Thoroughly enjoy this podcast

Julie does a great job with this show & keeps it very interesting & informative. It is nice that this podcast covers a lot of things that just aren’t that talked about when it comes to the Cold War & nuclear war in general. The only thing I can somewhat disagree with Julie on is the movies “The Day After” & “Threads” both are amazing films & it’s probably just because I am American but I prefer The Day After, however Threads is more horrifying & also a great piece of art as well as a piece of cinematic history we can’t forget about. I could imagine how fun it would be to actually sit down & discuss those movies with her seeing as how we are both very alike when it comes to the interest in nuclear weapons & their history & purposes. I have been not as much scared but fascinated by them for years after a very vivid & scary dream about nuclear war that made me decide to study the subject and peaked my interest & this podcast helps me get my fix.

Gman Brad ,

My newest favorite!

I watched Threads again and afterwards my search for more information about it led me to this wonderful podcast. The host is an very charming young lady with a great accent who takes a deep dive into all aspects of nuclear war. Her research is meticulous without ever being boring or preachy. Give it a try - you won’t be sorry!

ineffffableme ,

One of the best podcasts out there!

Riveting! The host makes an extremely difficult topic (difficult bc of complexity and emotional component) accessible and fascinating. Extraordinarily well researched. This is a real gem

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