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Cold War

What was Operation Plowshare?

 What was Operation Plowshare?

America had already used two nuclear bombs to devastating effect when researchers thought "maybe we can used these bombs to dig big holes instead." That's right, atom bombs to replace bulldozers. And it worked great. See more »

The Great Nuclear Winter Debate of 1983

 The Great Nuclear Winter Debate of 1983

At the height of the Cold War, a group of concerned scientists promoted their findings on the horrific aftereffects of nuclear war and were accused of fear-mongering. But were they right after all? See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Some interesting articles on treasure hunting, true crime and nuclear winter, among others. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Neat articles on media phantasms, a brief history of olestra and plenty more for you to enjoy. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of great articles, some of them really good. Here are the best of the bunch for your enjoyment. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week Chuck and I read tons of articles and a lot of them are really good. Here are the best of the bunch from us to you. See more »

How the Berlin Wall Worked

 How the Berlin Wall Worked

It's hard to believe now, but just over 25 years ago there was a giant concrete wall separating East and West Germany. In this episode, Chuck and Josh get into the fascinating story of the Berlin Wall. See more »

What is a Numbers Station?

 What is a Numbers Station?

If you think secretly coded messages sent via short wave radio is Cold War relic, think again. Chuck and Josh are here to dispel that myth, along with many others relating to numbers stations, including why they might still be operational. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Every week we read tons of articles and a lot of them are really good. Here are the best of the bunch. See more »

How the Space Race Worked

 How the Space Race Worked

In the 1950s and 60s, the United States and the Soviet Union battled it out to see who would dominate the race for outer space. The Soviets got out to an early lead, but the U.S. would ultimately win. Learn all about the Space Race in this week's episode. See more »