Episode 23: Watchmen


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In this episode, who watches the Watchmen? Spoiler alert: we did and got super critical about the nuclear war plots of the Watchmen comics and movie. What will keep us from moving the Doomsday Clock to midnight? How would the Cold War play out if Nixon had a walking nuclear superhero? Does Dr. Manhattan make house calls? Tim Westmyer and special guest Luis Navarro answer these questions and more. Before we meditate our way through the multiverse, we recommend checking out: -Doomsday Clock Timeline, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, https://thebulletin.org/timeline -Richard Bensam (editor), Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen (2011) -H. Bruce Franklin (editor), Countdown to Midnight: Twelve Memorial Stories about Nuclear Warfare (1984) -Atomic Café, documentary, 1982 -Command and Control, documentary, 2016 -Zero Days, documentary, 2016 -Captain America: Nomad, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomad_(comics) Check out our website, SuperCriticalPodcast.com, for more resources and related items. We aim to have at least one new episode every month. Let us know what you think about the podcast and any ideas you may have about future episodes and guests by reaching out at on Twitter @NuclearPodcast, GooglePlay, SoundCloud, TuneIn, Stitcher Radio, Facebook, SuperCriticalPodcast@gmail.com, and YouTube. Enjoy!

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