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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. 

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