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Podcast Profile: The Atomic Bomb

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7 episodes
2021
Median: 39 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy


Description (podcaster-provided):

The Atomic Bomb podcast describes the history leading to the discovery of the atomic bomb, as well as its role in World War 2. We also examine the science behind the understanding of the atomic nucleus, how it enables the release of atomic energy, as well as the design and function of nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. We follow the stories of some of the scientists involved – their discoveries, tragedies, and adventures. Lastly, we consider the geopolitical impact that nuclear weapons have made on the world.
Credits and Licensing Information:
Written, presented, and edited by Lane Votapka
Additional edits by Gary Votapka
Original logo and banner by Inova Enterprise.
If you enjoyed this podcast, please consider subscribing or making a donation at https://buymeacoffee.com/lvotapka or by engaging in discussions at my Thinkspot page: https://www.thinkspot.com/forum_type/lane-votapka/author/4WtDOo/author/4WtDOo.
Music:
"Americana", “Black Vortex”, “Crusade”, “Eastern Thought”, “Egmont Overture”, “Evening Melodrama”, “Fanfare for Space”, “Five Armies”, “Full On”, “Gaslamp Funworks”, “Gregorian Chant”, “Hero Down”, “Industrial Revolution”, “Oppressive Gloom”, “Return of Lazarus”, “Stormfront”, “Tempting Secrets”, “The Descent”, “The Pyre”, “The Sky of Our Ancestors”, “Thunderbird”, “Unlight” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Sound Effects:
“Atomic Explosion and Sub Rumble”
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“Radio Noise 2”
ERH ( https://freesound.org/s/30335/ )
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“Super 8 mm projector”
Eelke ( https://freesound.org/s/256647/ )
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“Bullroarer Flyby”
Benboncan ( https://freesound.org/s/91384/ )
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“Windy farming land NL 160310_0872”
klankbeeld (https://freesound.org/s/339699/)
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“Bf-109 Flyby”
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“ModelAHorn”
daveincamas (https://freesound.org/s/43801/)
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“Geiger Counter”
johnnythesalesman (https://freesound.org/s/423291/)
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“Applause 1”
FunWithSound (https://freesound.org/s/381355/)
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“Gun-Pistol(one shot)”
Shades (https://freesound.org/s/37236/)
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“Crowd Screaming, A”
InspectorJ (https://freesound.org/s/421852/)
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“Alien Breath 2”
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“hissing_gas”
Taberius ( https://freesound.org/s/327534/ )
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“dot matrix printer”
azumarill (https://freesound.org/s/485468/)
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“thunder”
xerana (https://freesound.org/s/199638/)
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Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ History of atomic bomb discovery • Role in World War 2 • Science of atomic nucleus and energy release • Nuclear reactors and weapons design • Key scientists' stories • Geopolitical impact of nuclear weapons

"The Atomic Bomb" podcast delves deeply into the historical, scientific, and geopolitical dimensions of atomic bomb technology. The show spans from the early 20th century scientific discoveries that laid the groundwork for nuclear fission, all the way through to the role of atomic weaponry during and after World War II. Key scientific milestones are explored, including the understanding of the atomic nucleus, the principles of nuclear chain reactions, and the development of nuclear reactors and weapons.

Throughout the episodes, the podcast highlights the contributions of prominent scientists such as Albert Einstein, Leo Szilard, Lise Meitner, and J. Robert Oppenheimer, portraying their discoveries, challenges, and personal stories. The show provides a chronological narrative of the political and military events that led to the creation and use of the atomic bomb, including the Manhattan Project and the eventual dropping of the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Additionally, the podcast examines the broader consequences of nuclear weaponry, particularly the Cold War era's strategic standoffs and the concept of Mutually Assured Destruction. This era is characterized by ideological conflicts and the looming threat of nuclear annihilation, driving global efforts to maintain peace and stability.

The series also addresses the ethical and moral questions surrounding the use of such devastating technology and its impacts on warfare and international relations. It reflects on how the presence of nuclear weapons has reshaped global power dynamics and the continuous struggle to manage and control nuclear proliferation.

Listeners can expect a comprehensive exploration of the multiple facets of atomic bomb history, enriched by detailed scientific explanations and historical context. The show is meticulously produced, with credits and licensing information provided for various contributors, music tracks, and sound effects used throughout the episodes.


Episodes:
Episode Image The Atomic Bomb | Mutually Assured Destruction | Final Episode
2021-Mar-21
39 minutes
Episode Image The Atomic Bomb | Unconditional Surrender | Episode 5
2021-Mar-14
47 minutes
Episode Image The Atomic Bomb | Destroyer of Worlds | Episode 4
2021-Mar-07
42 minutes
Episode Image The Atomic Bomb | Gone Critical | Episode 3
2021-Feb-28
39 minutes
The Atomic Bomb | The Damned Scientist | Episode 2
2021-Feb-21
31 minutes
The Atomic Bomb | Nuclear Chain Reaction | Episode 1
2021-Feb-15
34 minutes
The Atomic Bomb | Preview
2021-Feb-15
3 minutes