The Original Nuclear Monster Unleashed in Japan


Godzilla at Fukishima 2011

In 1954, 9 years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and long before the release of atomic nightmares such as Dr Strangelove and Fail Safe, Toho, a Japanese film company produced the first and still best known blatant graphic metaphor for the nuclear monster unleashed.

The cinematic masterpiece, GODZILLA

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Special thanks in the mix to Skidmark Bob from Pop Defect Radio, Peter Bochan from Pacifica Radio in New York City, and Brian DeShazor from the Pacifica Radio Archives. We heard from Bertrand Russel, Edward Teller , Michio Kaku and miscellaneous pundit emitters.

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