Atomic Hobo - Nuclear War Podcast
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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N.E.A.R.15:24In the 1960s, America considered the N.E.A.R. system: a little black box you plug into the wall which acts as a personal air raid alarm.
Atomic Wonderland24:03It's 1951 and Churchill is back in Downing Street - but is he living in "atomic wonderland"?You can support the podcast and get extra episodes here https://www.patreon.com/atomichobo?fan_landing=true&view_as=publicYou can make a one-off donation to the podcast here https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/atomichoboAnd you can buy my book here https://linktr.ee/attackwarningredThank you.
Sorry We Missed You!22:21Clement Attlee's efforts in 1950 to make America promise to consult Britain before launching the nukes.<a href="https://www.patreon.com/atomichobo?fan_landing=true&view_as=public">Join my Patreon here and get extra podcast episodes.</a><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Attack-Warning-Red-Julie-McDowall/dp/1847926215/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1VSGDARI5MZZ2&keywords=attack+warning+red+julie+mcdowall&qid=1693414023&sprefix=%2Caps%2C122&sr=8-1"> Buy my book, ATTACK WARNING RED!, here </a>
Ted Turner's Doomsday Video27:18The short video recorded by CNN which would be broadcast if nuclear war started.You can buy my book, ATTACK WARNING RED here: https://linktr.ee/attackwarningredAnd you can support the podcast and get extra episodes at Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/atomichobo?fan_landing=true&view_as=public
Four Minutes to Midnight - 1981 BBC lecture46:41In 1981, Protect and Survive Monthly claimed they had been "attacked" in a BBC lecture. I found the lecture, and analyse it here. You can find it on YouTube at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqAocgZUpDo&t=641sYou can buy a copy of my book, ATTACK WARNING RED: HOW BRITAIN PREPARED FOR NUCLEAR WAR here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Attack-Warning-Red-Julie-McDowall/dp/1847926215/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1P6X47W5Y5L0Q&keywords=attack+warning+red+julie+mcdowall&qid=1692017642&sprefix=%2Caps%2C114&sr=8-1And you can join my Patreon here www.patreon.com/atomichoboThank you for listening.
The Growling Bombers23:45The arrival in Britain of the B-29s in 1948.
The Bloody Union Jack on Top of It!18:19Britain's decision to build their own atomic bomb.You can listen to my book on Radio 4 here https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/series/m001p1ky
Four Minutes of Threads, Part 2631:22Standard life - for all of your life!Rat-trading, pylon-snapping, dog-barking, umbilical cord-chewing, starving, freezing Threads!Remember my book, ATTACK WARNING RED, goes out on Radio 4 this week, every day, as Book of the Week. Get in on radio, iPlayer, or on the BBC Sounds app. And if you like it, you can buy it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Attack-Warning-Red-Julie-McDowall/dp/1847926215/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1YA0PURH07HLA&keywords=attack+warning+red+julie+mcdowall&qid=1690147483&sprefix=%2Caps%2C92&sr=8-1
Project Sunshine, Part 223:54The secret plutonium experiments carried out in Cold War America.You can buy Attack Warning Red: How Britain Prepared for Nuclear War here: https://linktr.ee/attackwarningredThank you for listening.Julie