The Cold War Vault History Podcast

EP10: The Otters of Amchitka, Part 1

EP10: The Otters of Amchitka, Part 1

The first part of a series on the birth of the environmental movement and how it ties in with nuclear testing in Alaska and the conservation of sea otters. As a historian of science, with a focus on environmental science, this story has always fascinated me. Not only does it have implications for environmentalism, but it plants the seeds of serious mass protest that agitate for the end of the Cold War. Otters! Who knew?

A wonderfully restored film of the Long Shot test in 1965. AtomCentral has done amazing work with film restoration.

This is a comprehensive book, and one of the only to cover this era in Alaskan history. Unfortunately, the book feels incomplete because Dr. Kohloff passed away near its completion. I have tried to expand on his work in my own scholarly articles.   http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/KOHAMC.html

This is a comprehensive book, and one of the only to cover this era in Alaskan history. Unfortunately, the book feels incomplete because Dr. Kohloff passed away near its completion. I have tried to expand on his work in my own scholarly articles.

http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/KOHAMC.html

EP11: Fearmonger Fridays - "Terrorism vs. Apocalypse"

EP11: Fearmonger Fridays - "Terrorism vs. Apocalypse"

EP09: Fearmonger Fridays - "India and Pakistan and Kashmir, Oh My!"

EP09: Fearmonger Fridays - "India and Pakistan and Kashmir, Oh My!"