Super Critical Podcast - Overthinking Nuclear Weapon Pop Culture

Episode #64: A Carol for Another Christmas

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Note: we originally planned this episode to be release mid-December 2021 but a combo of sick kid + forgetting the SD card before traveling for holidays messed up that plan. Enjoy! In this episode, we found a bootleg DVD in our stocking of the 1964 TV movie A Carol for Another Christmas, which retold the classic Christmas Carol story but with nuclear war. What was the public diplomacy mission of this pro-UN film? How does isolationism and international engagement theories suggest doing with the problem of nuclear weapons? Does the Ghost of Christmas Future know when the last two books in A Song of Ice and Fire come out? Tim Westmyer (@NuclearPodcast) and podcast co-host Gabe answer these questions and more. Before we get in our crash couches and jump the ship, we recommend: -Scrooged (1988 movie) -We’re Doomed! (2019 board game) -“Time Enough at Last” and “No Time Like the Present,” Super Critical Podcast episode #47 Check out our website,, 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, Spotify, SoundCloud, TuneIn, Stitcher Radio, Facebook, [email protected], and YouTube. Enjoy!