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All things nukes and the threats they pose to humanity.

Nukes of Hazard Nukes of Hazard

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All things nukes and the threats they pose to humanity.

    2019 Mailbag Special Episode

    2019 Mailbag Special Episode

    For our last episode of the year, experts at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation answered listener-submitted questions on topics like how nuclear weapons are made, the situation in the Middle East, the prospects of reaching nuclear zero, and more. Host Geoff Wilson, a policy analyst at the Center, is joined by Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director.

    Music by BenSound.com.

    • 23 min
    Women in Nuclear Security

    Women in Nuclear Security

    Women have been involved with U.S. nuclear weapons policy since before there were even nuclear weapons. Yet, women are still fighting hard for their place and their voice in this community. On this special episode of Nukes of Hazard, guest host Rachel Emond talks to Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Ambassador Susan Burk, New America’s Heather Hurlburt and Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell about experiencing sexism and racism in the nuclear security field, their career paths, and potential solutions to making this field more inclusive and diverse.

    • 21 min
    The Human Cost of the Hiroshima Bombing

    The Human Cost of the Hiroshima Bombing

    Kathleen Burkinshaw's mother was 12 years old when she survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Now 74 years later, the author of "The Last Cherry Blossom" shares her mother's story and explains how remembering the human cost of nuclear weapons can help young Americans understand why this issue is still important today.

    • 31 min
    Why Don’t Americans Talk About Their Nukes Anymore?

    Why Don’t Americans Talk About Their Nukes Anymore?

    Many Americans believe the “nuclear issue” was solved when the Cold War ended. Yet, there are still 14,000 nuclear weapons around the world today in the arsenals of nine countries. The United States alone currently maintains an arsenal of more than 6,000 weapons—more than enough to end life on this planet several times over. Americans are increasingly waking up to a nuclear nightmare, fueled by bloated defense budgets, unnecessary and wasteful modernizations of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, and the unchecked power of the president to launch a weapon at will. New host Geoff Wilson sat down with Joe Cirincione, the president of Ploughshares Fund, to make the case for why nuclear issues should be a serious agenda item for all Americans.

    Music: www.bensound.com

    • 23 min
    Will the Real Godzilla Please Stand Up

    Will the Real Godzilla Please Stand Up

    Almost everyone has heard of Godzilla, even if they’ve never seen a Godzilla movie. What most people don’t know is the famous monster’s connection to nuclear weapons. Sixty-five years and 35 movies after its 1954 debut, Godzilla is still a mainstay in our summer movie rotation, but its origins have been all but erased. With nuclear tensions on the rise around the world, there’s no better time to get reacquainted with the real Godzilla. New host Geoff Wilson sits down with Godzilla experts -- Center Scoville Fellow Rachel Emond and intern Deverrick Holmes -- to discuss where Hollywood went wrong on Godzilla's nuclear past. Read the accompanying article in Inkstick: inkstickmedia.com/will-the-real-go…please-stand-up/

    • 27 min
    Bonus Episode: Ankit Panda on India's Anti-Satellite Test

    Bonus Episode: Ankit Panda on India's Anti-Satellite Test

    At the end of March, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India had successfully shot down one of its own satellites with an anti-satellite weapon. We spoke with Ankit Panda to break down the test and what it means for broader security issues in South Asia.

    Music: www.bensound.com

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

JoeCirin ,

Great use of top experts

The missile defense episode was outstanding. Clear explanation of a complex subject that blew away many of the myths. Terrific use of experts in the field. Laura Grego and Phil Coyle were superb.

c.p.t. ,

Excellent, rich analysis on all things nuclear

Very well put together and thoughtful analysis of nuclear issues. Great interviews, in depth narrative. Valuable source!

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Check out their whole catalog

It’s a good podcast for getting a working knowledge of the world nuclear situation.

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