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Bomb shelters! CND! Radioactive teeth! Nuking the Carolinas! Banned BBC output! 

All this and more in the potentially unlucky episode 13 of American History Too!

Includes bonus attempt by me to gain pop-culture relevance points. I fail badly as my much younger co-host displays even less awareness of terrible current pop music.
On the thirteenth episode of American History Too! we embark on our very first sequel – picking up where episode six left off in our discussion of Nuclear Fallout. Why did one researcher collect thousands of baby teeth and why are her results quite ter...
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Regarding The War Game, I found it (and a number of other Peter Watkins' films) on DVD at a local independant video store.  I realize that I'm lucky to be living in a town that still has video stores, but it is possible to get Peter Watkins' films (legally) on DVD.
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On the American History Too! podcast we like to stick to safe, non-controversial topics.

So this week, we cover the JFK assassination. Well, nothing can go wrong with that discussion!

Oh, and it was Oswald. On his own.
On episode eleven of American History Too! we delve into one of the most chilling moments in US history – the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22nd, 1963.  To aid us in the voyage through fear, conspiracy, and legend we are joined ...
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I somehow missed that you're doing a podcast, Malcolm. I'll have to give it a try.
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The connections between McCarthyism and the anti-vaccination movement. It's probably not quite what you think.
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Some conclusions after a semester of teaching about nuclear issues during the Cold War. TL:DR = some good things (role-play, enthusiasm, engagement), some bad things (layout of course, reading, expectations).
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Castle Bravo! The Strath report! Duck and cover! Heisenberg (no, not the guy from Breaking Bad)! Yes, it's the latest American History Too! podcast. This time, we talk about why and when nuclear fallout became a thing.
On the sixth episode of American History Too! we leave the tawdry goings-on of the Gilded Age far behind and for this cheery Christmas special we examine the subject of Nuclear Fallout in the context of the early Cold War (1945-1960).  Malcolm, who spec...
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Excellent! I shall have a catch-up session later today.
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Tweed! Carnegie! Hayes! Nast! Connery! What? Sean Connery? What's he doing in a podcast on Gilded Age America?

You'll just need to listen and find out.
On the fifth episode of American History Too! we dive into a time period that, economic history aside, often gets lost in historical discussion – The Gilded Age.  We parse out the main issues of the era such as the end of Reconstruction and the establis...
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So, you might have seen that our American History Too! podcast logo is a bit, well, amateurish. Mainly because Mark and I have absolutely no graphic designs skills at all. Nothing. Nada.

Given that the podcast is getting a little more popular, we'd like to have a better logo that doesn't look it was done in a Paintshop Basics For Five Year Olds class. Trouble is – as I noted above – we are rank incompetents in this area.

I know that there are a lot of skilled graphic designers out there. So, I was wondering if anyone would be willing to create a logo for us? I realise that this is isn't as simple as it sounds, and is a big ask considering that our budget amounts to £0.00.

If you'd be willing to help a couple of impoverished, early career academics out, then please do get in touch.
Pulling back the curtain on all the great debates and controversies of American History....
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+Ted Ewen Thanks for the heads up.
+jon hodgson That's very kind, but please don't spend any more than a handful of minutes on it!
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It's episode 9 of American History Too! This time, Mark and I discuss the Second Red Scare, the Lavender Scare, and Joe McCarthy.

Is it even useful to think about this as the era of McCarthyism? Should it really be Hooverism? And why has the persecution of gays and lesbians during this time gone relatively unremarked until recently? We (attempt to) answer all these questions and more!
On episode nine of American History Too! we turn our attention to a period in American history that has become indelibly linked to one man: the Second Red Scare and Senator Joseph McCarthy. But is McCarthy the be all and end all of anti-communism? What inf...
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Putin, Polonium, and media scare quotes: how Metro's ridiculous front page conflates assassinations and nuclear war.
This post was inspired the coincidence of two things, one good, one depressingly bad. Firstly, I thoroughly enjoyed re-reading Gabrielle Hecht's excellent article 'The Power of Nuclear Things' (the...
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+Matt Machell And how amazingly prescient you were! Anyone might think I'm a bit predictable...
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This time on The Atomic Age, absolutely no mention at all of nukes or nuclear history. After the recent sad death of the great actor Billie Whitelaw, I finally got round to jotting done some notes on a film in which she plays a small but significant role. That film also happens to be one of my favourite British movies of the post-war period: Hell Is A City.
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Sadly, not a post about dodgy 1980s hair-rock bands and their keyboard-driven brand of musical twattery. No, it's about the last class of my Nuclear Cold War course and our discussions about the end of the Cold War.
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+Tim Jensen A considerable amount of Soviet theorising about nuclear war was predicated on the experience of World War 2: that the USSR could absorb massive damage and still come out fighting. Their civil defence structures and attitudes were, by and large, based on being able to cope with a nuclear attack. As I commented, Chernobyl proved that the ability to cope with even a fraction of what would have occurred during wartime was just not there.

Soviet citizens were desperately ill-informed about nuclear war and nuclear weapons. The first Soviet film to feature nuclear war was not produced until 1986. Official secrecy surrounding nuclear testing (particularly at Semipalatinsk), led to local millenarian-apocalyptic Christian cults growing up in the surrounding areas. They interpreted thunderous noise and fires in the sky as heralds of the end of the imminent end of the world.
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Week 9 of the nuclear Cold War course. Only two more weeks of teaching to go!

This time round, we looked at one of my own particular research interests: the intersections between American and British nuclear non-proliferation policy, the Pakistani nuclear weapons programme, transnational religious communities, and the paradigm of the 'Islamic bomb'.

#coldwarhistory   #nuclearhistory   #pakistanhistory  
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+Neil Smith Agreed. the same goes for when I'm doing a class on the Cold War for our American history pre-honours course. I always end up talking far too much!
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