John Knefel recounts the panic that recently swept through Hawaii after an employee accidentally selected an incorrect menu option, sending a text alert to everyone in the state warning of an imminent missile strike. He draws parallels to the fear that gripped the world during the Cold War and calls on Congress to both limit nuclear weaponization as well as require more oversight when it comes to nuclear strikes.
Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch.
Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
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