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The Bomb

BBC World Service

The story of the atomic bomb. Told through the scientists and spies who changed history. Season 1 follows the scientist who discovers the destructive possibilities of harnessing nuclear power. It leads to the race to beat the Nazis to the first atomic bomb. Season 2 tells of a brilliant scientist who lives a double life, stealing atomic secrets for the Soviet Union. Season 3 is coming soon.


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4.6 out of 5 stars from 3.4k ratings
  • Sad, agonizing attempt at revising history

    This podcast is a disgrace to Leo Szilards legacy . He was a brilliant man whose genius greatly benefited our world today. This podcast is a sad, pathetic attempt of a 12 year old girl to revise history and make her grandfather seem like a man who desperately wanted to stop the atomic bomb from being used. Reading between the lines It is obvious that her great grandfather, Leo Szilard was far more interested in getting credit and monetary benefit from his work, rather than “saving the world”. ... more

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    United Statesa year ago
  • Please more of these types of podcast

    idk how much work goes into a masterpiece like this or the „lazard heizt“ but keep the good work up! thank you BBC

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    Germanya year ago
  • WOW.

    This is incredible. Unbelievably information I don’t think I’ve ever heard. I feel bad for Leo Szilard, once he realized it was possible he desperately wanted to keep it for good and it was all taken away and he was left broken. Fuchs is an interesting character

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago
  • Loved every minute. Season 2 is even more gripping than season one

    Made with love and respect to the actual people and history. And did you know that the brilliant physicist Max Born was Olivia Newton John’s grandfather?

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    Netherlandsa year ago
  • Amazing, very interesting piece of history, narrated in a very engaging way

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