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Nuclear Weapons and the Illusion of Safety

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The 1945 Trinity explosion, the world's first nuclear detonation.

When it comes to nuclear weapons, there’s one big question: how do you use or possess them without being destroyed by them? Journalist Eric Schlosser joins us to explore the near misses that almost answered that problem in the worst possible way.

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Tuesday, investigative journalist Eric Schlosser joins us to discuss the illusion of safety when it comes to how we manage nuclear weapons. Think about that: the most dangerous weapons on the planet may not be safely managed. A single mistake, accident, or miscalculation could lead to nuclear war. Schlosser has dug deep into how America manages its nuclear arsenal, and he’ll join us to explore the near-catastrophic errors of the nuclear arms race and what they can tell us about the future.

Eric Schlosser is an investigative journalist. He has written for Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker. He’s the author of books Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness, and, most recently, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Incident, and the Illusion of Safety [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible].