Listen

News 88.9 KNPR
Classical 89.7 KCNV

member station

Atomic Man, Godzilla and Mighty Mouse are all children of the Atomic Age. Their stories all relied on nuclear fission or atomic weapons. Even superheroes like Batman and Captain Marvel were part of the atomic age. Captain Marvel even saved some people at the Nevada Test Site. The story is told in the last book written by the late Ferenc Morton Szasz. We talk with his widow, who also teaches history at the University of New Mexico, about the story of 'Atomic Comics.'
 
GUEST
Margaret Connell-Szasz, Prof of History, U of NM

Support comes from

You won’t find a paywall here. Come as often as you like — we’re not counting. You’ve found a like-minded tribe that cherishes what a free press stands for.  If you can spend another couple of minutes making a pledge of as little as $5, you’ll feel like a superhero defending democracy for less than the cost of a month of Netflix.