First Person: The Atomic Bomb

First Person: The Atomic Bomb Human Voices Wake Us

An episode from 8/4/22: Tonight, listen to my four-part episode on the atomic bomb, from its development, to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and after. I draw almost entirely from the words of those who were there. The full text of the quotations used here can be found in the blog versions of these podcasts.

The books, documentaries, and poems used to make these episodes are:

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