crisscrossing Science Episode 39: Nuclear Winter

In this episode, Chris Gaiser (professor of biology at Linfield College) and Mike Crosser (professor of physics at Linfield College) invite author John Coster-Mullen to discuss the technology behind the first atomic weapons that were dropped above Japan during World War II. We learn about the design differences between the bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki and why these differences mattered. This episode references content discussed in Episode 24, which explains how nuclear power works.