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Things That Go Boom

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Real conversations with real people about tough topics – like nuclear weapons, women in the military, North Korea, and K-Pop. It’s foreign policy for the rest of us, hosted by defense analyst (and former rodeo queen) Laicie Heeley.

Real conversations with real people about tough topics – like nuclear weapons, women in the military, North Korea, and K-Pop. It’s foreign policy for the rest of us, hosted by defense analyst (and former rodeo queen) Laicie Heeley.
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United States

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PRI

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Real conversations with real people about tough topics – like nuclear weapons, women in the military, North Korea, and K-Pop. It’s foreign policy for the rest of us, hosted by defense analyst (and former rodeo queen) Laicie Heeley.

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English


Episodes

What Shakespeare can teach us about PTSD

2/12/2018
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We don’t always talk about the things that scare us most. First, Ally Harpootlian's grandmother Betty kept a secret life of poetry locked away. Then, a whole new way to look at Shakespeare - and his relationship to war. Stephan Wolfert tells Laicie how he helps veterans open up and talk.

Duration:00:27:02

What happens when the military thinks outside the box?

2/5/2018
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How Nancy Sinatra’s #1 hit, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," became a military anthem. Then, a bunch of students at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) try to change the world — and eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons — with design.

Duration:00:28:04

Home Security

1/29/2018
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In this episode, Laicie explores white nationalism, the Haitian revolution, and the impacts of nuclear weapons production on the Navajo Nation – and goes all the way back to America’s founding to ask, “What is this thing we call national security? And who does it protect?” Turns out, there’s no easy answer.

Duration:00:22:18

The Bear

1/22/2018
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Two true stories about nuclear false alarms. Plus, what deterrence has to do with being an eleven-year-old boy, and a deeper dive into the Trump administration’s assault on diplomacy.

Duration:00:23:18

Trailer

12/11/2017
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One year ago, Donald J. Trump became the President of the United States. Since then, it seems like the world has exploded. North Korea, Russia, Charlottesville. The threats are all around. Enter Things That Go Boom, a new podcast from PRI and Inkstick Media. Hosted by Laicie Heeley, Things That Go Boom digs deeper into US foreign policy and the ins, outs, and whathaveyous of what keeps us safe. Full episodes coming January 22, 2018!

Duration:00:02:52