Jonathan Strickland, Hot Topic, Executive Producer discussed on TechStuff
Hey, there in welcome to tech stuff. I'm your host, Jonathan Strickland. I'm an executive producer and how stuff works in the love or things. Though, maybe not this next topic. Maybe I should say. I love most things tech. It's time for another classic episode, and this particular topic is a pretty tough one. It's about how nuclear weapons work, and it's not a topic that I necessarily wanted to jump on and and cover. But I feel it's an important one. Nuclear weapons are frequently part of a discussion about global events and global politics. And so I thought it would be useful to revisit this classic episode where we talk about exactly how these weapons work. So enjoy today, we wanted to talk about a subject that is is pretty terrifying. We're talking about nuclear weapons. Yes, yes. Clear new killer. He was I, I was teasing him about this before and he said that I'd better not. So I'm not gonna say nuclear. I mean, other than just in. And one. One of the reasons I wanted to talk about this today is because if Ben in the news a lot lately, of course, Iran is rumored or depending on whom you have more than rumored to be working on nuclear weapons program. And you know, that's been a a busy top. I was about to say, hot topic. Let's not go there lately, and I thought, well, you know, why don't we? We've never really talked about the technology. That makes nuclear weapons possible. Yeah. And while I'm not particularly fond of things that cause death and destruction, the the actual bombs themselves, how they make them work is kind of interesting. When important stuff. I mean, you know, there's a lot. There are a lot of discussions about nuclear arms races. You know, we had a a famous nuclear arms race between the Soviet Union and the United States during the Cold War, right? Which started to look like things were going to to improve where you know both nations were starting to dismantle a lot of their nuclear weapon programs. But then you've got other countries like China and India and Pakistan, and other countries that are the have either have a nuclear weapons program or developing North Korea's. Another good example, they either have an a fully fledged out nuclear weapons program or they're working on it, and it adds a lot of concern because these weapons potentially pack an enormous punch, and it's the kind of weapon that you know most weapons, you use them and then the that immediate moment, the aftermath. That's that's all you're dealing with. And the aftermath. Generally, you know not not something that is perpetual right. You might have to do some massive cleanup or whatever, but that's it, nuclear weapons are different and that the aftermath can be as destructive or maybe not as destructive but but destructive on their own beyond the initial blast. Right. So plus, plus it's possible that the the effects of the nuclear blast Ken carry across the terrain to places that the has as we'll find out in our discussion that people may not necessarily have been planning on being affected..