Uranium Film Festival – Frame from long-suppressed U.S. Government film
taken on-the-ground in Nagasaki after A-bomb blast on August 9, 1945.
This film footage focuses on the human aspect of nuclear holocaust and is used in films by both of today’s Nuclear Hotseat guests.

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This Week’s Featured Interviews:

With the International Uranium Film Festival running online May 20-30 – and free – we bring you interviews with two of the filmmakers.  A third interview will run on next week’s show, #518. Register to watch at: www.UraniumFilmFestival.org.  Click on the Rio 2021 link.

The two films and directors featured on this week’s show are:

  • In My Lifetime: The Nuclear World ProjectDirector Robert E. Frye is an Emmy award-winning producer of network news programs and independent documentaries for over five decades. Starting in the ’60s the Emmy and Peabody Award winner worked in New York City; Toronto; Washington, D.C.and London. His credits at ABC News include Executive Producer of “Good Morning America” and “ABC World News Tonight” with Peter Jennings; senior Producer at CBC’s Weekend, and as an independent producer of several films for public television which include “In My Lifetime”  At the age of 81, Frye said, the obligation of his generation is to tell the story of nuclear weapons, to make clear the indescribable damage they have caused and their potential to end life on the planet entirely.  We spoke on Friday, May 14, 2021.
  • LINK to The Nuclear World Project.

Albert Einstein (l) and Leo Szilard.  Screen shot from
part of the International Uranium Film Festival


  • ATOMIC COVER-UP – Director Greg Mitchell is the award-winning author of a dozen books including 2020’s “The Beginning or the End: How Hollywood–and America–Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” His previous books on the atomic bombings were “Hiroshima in America“ (with Robert Jay Lifton) and “Atomic Cover-up.” He has served as chief adviser to several documentaries, including “Original Child Bomb,” screened at Cannes and winner of the top prize at API/Silverdocs,  His current film, ATOMIC COVER-UP, was released in April, 2021. We spoke on Saturday, May 15.

On-the-ground footage of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, some of it never before seen, along with narration from the men who shot that film.  All part of ATOMIC COVER-UP, a film by Greg Mitchell, part of the International Uranium Film Festival.

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness): 

Sloppy reporting, sloppy editing, bogus story – the depths to which some “reporters” will go to get out an eye-catching story on TEPCO’s release of radioactive water from Fukushima into the Pacific ocean!  

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