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Super Critical Podcast
In this episode, we ring in the holidays with the Weird Al Yankovic song, Christmas at Ground Zero. What does this 1986 jingle tell us about nuclear war? How does Weird Al repurpose Duck and Cover propaganda footage from the Cold War for his holiday melody? Is “dreaming” about a white Christmas technically a nightmare if it is snowing radioactive fallout? Tim Westmyer (@NuclearPodcast) and returning special guest Kevin answer these questions and more.
Here is the song on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t039p6xqutU
Before the next song on the nuclear war playlist comes on, we recommend checking out:
•We Will All Go Together When We Go, Tom Lehrer
•Amish Paradise, Weird Al, 1996
•Santa with Muscles, 1996 movie with Hulk Hogan
•The Night They Saved Christmas, TV movie 1984
•Running with Scissors, 1999 Weird Al
•Bad Hair Day, Weird Al, 1996
•Blue Christmas, Willie Nelson
Here is a clip of Kevin playing the song on his ukulele: https://twitter.com/NuclearPodcast/status/1205942558058303488
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