During the Cold War, the persistent threat of nuclear war was a part of everyday life. Today, with rising tensions with North Korea, the Iran nuclear deal in question, and the United States government announcing plans to build new nuclear weapons, that old fear is creeping back again.

In this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we’ll hear stories about The Bomb, from people who saw what it could do with their own eyes.

Released on April 27, 2018.

Like the music in this episode? Support the artists:
“Gathering Stasis” by Blue Dot Sessions from the album Onesuch Village
“04:33” by Nils Frahm from the album Late Night Tales: Nils Frahm
“An Ending, a Beginning” by Dustin O’Halloran from the album Late Night Tales: Bonobo
“Milo” by Fredrik from the album Trilogi
“A Girl Only Prettier” by Christopher Bowen from the album $9.99 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)