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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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    • 4.9 • 95 Ratings

A weekly podcast on how we prepared for nuclear war.
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    Sweden - Part 2

    Sweden - Part 2

    Are the Swedish brave enough to take surstromming into their shelter?
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    Introductory music: No More Forevers by IX. By kind permission of IX.
    Further music: SCP-x3x (I am Not OK)" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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    • 49 min
    Sweden - Part 1

    Sweden - Part 1

    The Soviets tried to call the Baltic "the sea of peace" but Sweden had a few objections. Especially as any disruptions to the Baltic "peace" seemed to be coming from the Soviets, not the Swedes.
    In this episode we look at how Sweden's position on the Baltic, uncomfortably close to the Soviet Union, drew her into the Cold War and nuclear tension even though she was a neutral state.

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    • 36 min
    Four Minutes of Threads, Part 28

    Four Minutes of Threads, Part 28

    We reach the penultimate episode!
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    • 32 min
    Fallout Shelters in US Schools

    Fallout Shelters in US Schools

    Back in the archives this week. We look at a US civil defence booklet from 1969 about fallout shelters in schools.
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    • 50 min
    1953: Churchill in Bermuda

    1953: Churchill in Bermuda

    Churchill and Eden head to Bermuda for a conference with Eisenhower.
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    • 29 min
    No Nukes and Kisses

    No Nukes and Kisses

    Churchill sails across the Atlantic to meet Eisenhower - the new US President. But even though they are allies and friends from the war, there will be no nukes and kisses from Ike.
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 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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