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

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    • 4.9 • 69 Ratings

A weekly podcast on how we prepared for nuclear war.
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    Four Minutes of Threads, Part XIV

    Four Minutes of Threads, Part XIV

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    • 29 min
    Miss Nagasaki

    Miss Nagasaki

    The beauty contest which took place in Nagasaki in 1946, and what it tells us about public perception of the Bomb.
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    • 19 min
    Xmas Special - NUCLEAR WINTER with Dr Steve Arnold

    Xmas Special - NUCLEAR WINTER with Dr Steve Arnold

    A special episode for Christmas about the chilly, smoky misery of nuclear winter. With Dr Steve Arnold of Leeds University, an expert in atmospheric chemistry.
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    • 43 min
    Four Minutes of Threads, Part XIII

    Four Minutes of Threads, Part XIII

    Reaching the most awful four minutes of the film. Michael? Michael!
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    • 32 min
    SPOTLIGHT, Part 2

    SPOTLIGHT, Part 2

    The nuclear news from January 1981, taken from the 'Spotlight' section of that month's Protect and Survive Monthly magazine.
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    • 26 min
    SPOTLIGHT, Part 1

    SPOTLIGHT, Part 1

    Looking at the 'Spotlight' news section from nuclear war prep mag, Protect and Survive Monthly. What was happening in Jan 1981?
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 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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