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An engaging podcast on nuclear policy and national security, Press the Button is co-hosted by defense experts Joe Cirincione and Michelle Dover of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation. This weekly podcast features top officials and experts discussing the latest developments on Iran, North Korea, nuclear weapons, military budgets and foreign policy. Press the Button offers diverse views on one of the most important issues of our time: preventing nuclear war.

Have a question about nuclear issues that you’d like to hear answered on the podcast? Email us at pressthebutton@ploughshares.org.

Press the Button Ploughshares Fund

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    • 4.9, 49 Ratings

An engaging podcast on nuclear policy and national security, Press the Button is co-hosted by defense experts Joe Cirincione and Michelle Dover of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation. This weekly podcast features top officials and experts discussing the latest developments on Iran, North Korea, nuclear weapons, military budgets and foreign policy. Press the Button offers diverse views on one of the most important issues of our time: preventing nuclear war.

Have a question about nuclear issues that you’d like to hear answered on the podcast? Email us at pressthebutton@ploughshares.org.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

EuphoniusWail ,

Countdown to Armageddon

Apart from climate change, there is no greater existential threat than the use of nuclear weapons. Press The Button is a weekly deep dive with leading experts about the nature of the nuclear threat and what scholars, lawmakers, think tanks, governments and civic organisations are doing to (hopefully) reduce the threat. Organized by the Ploughshares Fund, Press The Button sometimes feels too close to the Beltway, but its heart is in the right place. I eagerly await each episode, and gain knowledge and enlightenment from each. Thank you to the producers!

@MarkTFitz ,

Mark Fitzpatrick

The “7-minute warning” news updates are crisp and informative, plus a weekly reminder of how little time a president may have to decide on a nuclear launch order. The interviews are insightful and inspiring. Then there’s Joe’s effervescent enthusiasm. What more could you ask for in a Podcast? (This is my first Podcast review. Did I press the right button?)

Kingston from Kingston ,

Kingston Reif

An engaging and creative podcast featuring expert analysis of key developments in nuclear weapons policy, interviews with high-profile policymakers and opinion shapers, and more. A must-listen.

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