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Popular podcast with a Woodsworth connection

Program Office
November 15, 2022
SNAFU podcast by Ed Helms

This month is the 40th anniversary of a little-known near-nuclear accident called the War Scare of 1983. To mark the event, Dr. Beth Fischer (Associate Professor, Teaching Stream at Woodsworth College) has been part of a podcast project hosted by actor/comedian Ed Helms (The Office, The Hangover).

The eight-episode podcast series - called "SNAFU" - follows the true story of a 1983 NATO exercise that nearly triggered a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union in early November, 1983. It's a story rife with superpower name-calling, espionage, horrifying mistakes and double agents!

Beth Fisher 2019

Dr. Fischer, who was awarded a Nobel Fellowship for her research on the Cold War and its impact on contemporary global affairs, was a natural fit for this history podcast centered on the Cold War era.

You can hear Dr. Fischer in Episode 1 at 38:08. Learn more about this top-ranking history podcast and listen to episodes online.

SNAFU logo by FilmNation. 

College News

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Inaugural Woodsworth College Alumni Panel Event!

March 20, 2023

On Thursday, March 2, the Woodsworth College Students’ Association (WCSA) hosted the Woodsworth College Alumni Panel in partnership with the Woodsworth College Alumni Association (WCAA). During this event, they welcomed four alumni panelists to share their career journeys with our students.