39 minutes | Oct 1st 2020

Will superweapons keep humanity safe -- or destroy it?

The protagonist of Raised by Wolves is a loving parent, a devout atheist -- and the most powerful weapon mankind has ever known. But how close are we to creating such a doomsday device right now? Are weapons of mass destruction just Cold War relics gathering dust in old missile silos, or is total death still a fear that mankind ought to worry about? On the latest episode of Raised By Wolves: The Podcast, host Holly Frey and nuclear weapons expert Pavel Podvig examine the history of WMDs, the nuclear arms race, and whether disarmament is possible within our lifetimes -- or if we’re all just going to blow each other up. Raised By Wolves creator Aaron Guzikowski also stops by, describing how his own childhood fears of nuclear war factored into the almost supernatural role of the series’ ultimate weapon, the Necromancer.

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