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Press the Button

Aug 6, 2019

74 years after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a special episode of Press the Button analyzes the events and rationale that led to the only instances of nuclear weapons being used in combat. Using clips of recent interviews, Joe Cirincione takes a deeper look at the bombings, and what they mean in the context of modern-day calls to implement a ‘No First Use’ policy that would make it the official policy of the United States to never start a nuclear war. Also, Early Warning nuclear news analysis with Joe, Michelle Dover, and Kingston Reif of the Arms Control Association.

Impending Boom, Blue Sizzle - Madness Paranoia, Departure - Ghostpocalypse, and Constance - The Descent by Kevin MacLeod are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (