The Cold War Vault History Podcast

EP15: News, Missiles, and Radioactive Shrimp

EP15: News, Missiles, and Radioactive Shrimp

Some interesting Cold War related stories that came across my desk this week. Some scary and some strange, but I hope all will be thought provoking and interesting. We begin with a retro look at some British Cold War civil defense advice, touch on the current state of North Korea, and end with a look under the sea at some radioactive shrimp.

The original “Protect and Survive” booklet distributed by the Home Office, UK.

The original “Protect and Survive” booklet distributed by the Home Office, UK.

A lucky sat image of the North Korean missile launch.

A lucky sat image of the North Korean missile launch.

One of the deep sea creatures from the Carbon 14 study. Here’s a link to the rather dumbed-down Smithsonian article:  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/particles-cold-war-nuclear-bomb-testing-found-amphipods-mariana-trench-180972078/

One of the deep sea creatures from the Carbon 14 study. Here’s a link to the rather dumbed-down Smithsonian article: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/particles-cold-war-nuclear-bomb-testing-found-amphipods-mariana-trench-180972078/

EP16: Cold War on Ice, Part 1 - "Operation Bluejay"

EP16: Cold War on Ice, Part 1 - "Operation Bluejay"

EP14: Chernobyl and the Russian Woodpecker

EP14: Chernobyl and the Russian Woodpecker