Podcast: The Bomb

This seven episode podcast from 2020 explores the ethical dilemmas faced by the nuclear physicists that where involved in the discovery of nuclear power for use in a weapons all the through there first deployment, as well as the attempts to stop them from ever being used by the US.

The episodes closely follow the various dilemmas and attempts by Leo Szilard who first convinced the US to develop a nuclear weapons program, and later fiercely but unsuccessfully petitioned against it’s use as an offensive weapon, accepting backlash both in his career as well as financially.

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