Season 2, Episode 5: The Nuke They Left Behind

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In 1961, a U.S. Air Force bomber crashed near Goldsboro, North Carolina, and the two thermonuclear bombs on board fell to the ground. Host Jeremy Markovich talks with the man who was sent to make sure those bombs didn’t explode, and finds out why the Air Force left a crucial part of the weapon behind, somewhere below the surface.


Jeremy Markovich: writer, producer, editor, host

James Mieczkowski: producer

Kimberly Simpson: digital manager

Elizabeth Hudson: editor-in-chief

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Special Thanks: Billy Reeves, Joel Dobson, Dr. Jack ReVelle