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Super Critical Podcast

Tim Westmyer

Super Critical Podcast
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In this episode, we see how many scientists in the desert it takes to build an atomic bomb by watching the 1989 movie “Fat Man and Little Boy.” How did scientists and the military both collaborate and clash in the pursuit of the first nuclear weapon? What was the role of women scientists in this endeavor? Could you actually buy a condo in Manhattan even if you had the budget of the atomic bomb project? Tim Westmyer (@NuclearPodcast) and special guests/nuke experts Erin Connolly (@Erin_Conn17) and Kate Hewitt (@BlondNukeGirl) from Girl Security answer these questions and more.

Before we started eating our Pentagon cakes, we recommend:
-Day One, 1989 TV Movie
-Robert Serber, The Los Alamos Primer: The First Lectures on How to Build the Atomic Bomb, 1992
-Richard Rhodes, The Making of the Atomic Bomb, 1986
-Denise Kiernan, Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, 2014
-John Hersey, Hiroshima, 1946
-Kate Brown, Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, And The Great Soviet And American Plutonium Disasters, 2015
-HighlyEnriched.com (coming soon)

Check out our website, SuperCriticalPodcast.com, for more resources and related items. We aim to have at least one new episode every month. Let us know what you think about the podcast and any ideas you may have about future episodes and guests by reaching out at on Twitter @NuclearPodcast, GooglePlay, SoundCloud, TuneIn, Stitcher Radio, Facebook, SuperCriticalPodcast@gmail.com, and YouTube.