DEAD HAND RADIO

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DEAD HAND RADIO EPISODE 12 NUMBERS STATIONS
On this episode of Dead Hand Radio… Numbers Stations with my guest Andy Ussery. Runtime: 1:02 minutes Andy is a musician and a fellow podcaster who I met through Twitter. We were introduced through some mutual friends and found out we had some common interests including the topic of this episode. Andy’s also produced some fantastic podcast intros. This is a topic I’ve wanted to cover for quite some time. In this Andy and I get into some interesting theories and share some fascinating facts about what numbers stations are, their history, who uses them and how and are they still in use today. We also share some recordings of the most cryptic numbers stations broadcasts available. By the end of our conversation, one thing is certain… There’s a lot that is known about numbers stations, but there’s a lot that is still unknown about them, and we’re no closer to the truth about these mysterious broadcasts then we were before we started. However, it’s my hope that by listening to this episode some of you will learn something new and maybe get inspired to research the topic for yourself and see if you can come up with any new ideas or information about the subject. Dead Hand Radio is a podcast about the Cold War. It’s history and the effects it had on our culture, technology and the future of our world. This is Andrew Hall. Thanks for listening.
1:02:07
August 10, 2020
DEAD HAND RADIO EPISODE 11 ATOMICARCHIVE.COM
Dead Hand Radio is a podcast about the Cold War. It’s history and the effects it had on our culture, technology and the future of our world. WWII Ended 75 years ago after the atomic bombings of the Japanese cities Hiroshima on Aug 6 and Nagasaki on Aug 9 1945. These are the only two times in history that Atomic weapons were used against enemy targets. Though it brought the end of the most terrible military conflict ever experienced by humanity, the toll of these two attacks was tremendous. Some would argue it should have never been done, others say there was little choice and it saved lives. One thing we can all agree on, is that it should never happen again. This episode was recorded on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Trinity Test, the world's first atomic bomb. And is being released just prior to the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima, and Nagasaki. By this time in 1945 War had already ended in Europe, and the leaders of the UK, US and USSR were dividing up the spoils and redrawing borders for the nations of Europe. There was an obvious  distrust growing between the Soviet Union and their Western Counterparts and the use of Atomic Weapons by the US against Japan compounded that sentiment for Stalin. At the same time, the western allies were frustrated by the Soviet Union's interference with so-called “democratic” elections in Eastern Europe, and military posturing by the Soviets in East Germany increased tensions even more. Only through a very creative diplomatic response by the US was war averted, but nevertheless tensions continued to escalate in the years to come. There are conflicting arguments as to the beginning and ending of the cold war. Some argue that it started with the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Others say it started when the Soviet Union tested their first nuke. What’s notable is that the Cold War was centered around the proliferation of nuclear weapons on a global scale and was a precarious time in the history of humanity. As part of my journey with this podcast, I visit many online resources to increase my knowledge of the events that took place during the cold war. One of those resources, AtomicArchive.com is a website dedicated to collecting and storing information, photos and videos related to the testing and development of nuclear weapons and the events of the cold war. With an abundance of information, photographs, videos and links to additional resources Atomic Archive is an incredible resource for anyone interested in studying the history and science of the atomic bomb and the effects it has on our world. My guest for this episode of Dead Hand Radio is curator and webmaster of Atomic Archive Chris Griffith The goal of this show is to examine these and other topics, and guide listeners and guests on a journey of mind expanding contemplation. To learn. To educate. To entertain and exchange ideas with those interested. So join me, and together we’ll explore a fascinating period of history and examine some incredible advancements in weapons, technology, science, art and culture and discuss how all of it relates to the future of our world. If you or someone you know has knowledge about the cold war or any other topics we discuss on this program, please get in touch and let’s talk. It could be a great conversation for a future episode and I’m especially interested to talk with anyone who has first hand knowledge of these topics. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email, or visit DEAD HAND RADIO. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
1:18:05
August 4, 2020
DEAD HAND RADIO EPISODE 10 NATIONAL ATOMIC TESTING MUSEUM
DEAD HAND RADIO is a podcast about the Cold War. It’s history and the effects it had on our culture, technology and the future of our world. My guest for this episode of Dead Hand Radio is Joe Kent. Director of Education for the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. RUN TIME 2:00:00 The National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM) is a national science, history and educational institution that tells the story of America’s nuclear weapons testing program at the Nevada Test Site. The museum’s focus is to preserve, consolidate and make accessible to the public historical and archival records, films, photographs, testing and archeological artifacts associated with the Nevada Test Site. The museum offers public tours, educational programs, guest lectures, and book signings for the purpose of raising awareness of the Nevada Test Site and the nation's nuclear weapons testing program. Manhattan Project and the First Atomic Bombs June 1942 marks the beginning of the Manhattan Project. But prior to that a very important correspondence took place that led to the development of the program. July 16 1945 is a significant day in history. It was the day of the world’s first atomic explosion. And we’re coming up on the 75th anniversary of that date. August 1945 two more bombs were detonated, this time on civilian populated areas, resulting in massive casualties, and the surrender of the Japanese army which effectively ended the war in the Pacific. The Nevada Test Site The Nevada Test Site was Established 1951 and was host to 100 above ground and 828 underground nuclear tests were conducted between 1951 and 1992. I just found out that a distant relative of mine, Andrew Weiman worked for General Atomic at the test site and designed the high speed instrumentation necessary to measure the short-lived particles from underground nuclear tests. I was pretty excited to hear this and received a written account of some of his involvement with the test site. I haven’t read this yet, but I'm very much looking forward to it. Leading to the end of the cold war a few significant dates should be mentioned. November 1989 Berlin Wall comes down December 1991 USSR Collapses October 2nd 1992 Moratorium on Nuclear Testing went into effect. What’s the current state of the Nevada Test Site? DEAD HAND RADIO My goal is to examine these and other topics, and guide listeners and guests of the show, on a journey of mind expanding contemplation. To learn. To educate. To entertain and exchange ideas with those interested. So join me, and together we’ll explore a fascinating period of history and examine some incredible advancements in weapons, technology, science, art and culture and discuss how all of it relates to the future of our world. If you or someone you know has knowledge about the cold war or any other topics we discuss on this program, please get in touch and let’s talk. It could be a great conversation for a future episode and I’m especially interested to talk with anyone who has first hand knowledge of these topics. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email, or visit DeadHandRadio.com. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. DEAD HAND RADIO is part of the SIP Network. A group of high energy, positive minded individuals providing a resource for listeners with a variety of podcasts from entertainment and education, to motivation and inspiration for your daily routine. Visit SIPNET.US and learn more about these excellent podcasts.
1:54:08
July 16, 2020
DEAD HAND RADIO EPISODE 9 UFO INVESTIGATOR SHANE HURD​​
Dead Hand Radio is a podcast about the Cold War. It’s history and the effects it had on our culture, technology and the future of our world. Occasionally I go off-topic and explore other areas of interest like esoteric knowledge, secret societies, The paranormal and UFOs also known as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena or UAP. My guest for this episode is UFO Investigator Shane Hurd Runtime = 2:08 Shane is a veteran UFO investigator who serves as the Assistant State Director for Arizona’s chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). I first encountered Shane during a presentation he gave on YouTube, about investigating UFOs. His approach to the topic and his demeanor in general are serious and no-nonsense. He seems passionate about his role as an investigator and researcher of the UFO/UAP phenomena. And as a MUFON member, he seems sincerely concerned with helping witnesses discover the truth about what they’re seeing in the skies. One of the areas Shane mentioned in his presentation, was a topic that has become quite fascinating to me in recent months and that’s why I invited him to join me for a discussion. This episode of Dead Hand Radio will cover several areas of UFOlogy including “how to get started as a researcher and how to properly investigate these phenomena”, and then we get into some UFOs and Nuclear Weapons, and try to determine what connection they have. DEAD HAND RADIO is A podcast about the Cold War. It’s history and the effects it had on our culture, technology and the future of our world. My goal is to examine these and other topics, and guide listeners and guests of the show, on a journey of mind expanding contemplation. To learn. To educate. To entertain and exchange ideas with those interested. So join me, and together we’ll explore a fascinating period of history and examine some incredible advancements in weapons, technology, science, art and culture and discuss how all of it relates to the future of our world. If you or someone you know has knowledge about the cold war or any other topics we discuss on this program, please get in touch and let’s talk. It could be a great conversation for a future episode and I’m especially interested to talk with anyone who has first hand knowledge of these topics. If you have questions or comments, drop me an email, or visit DeadHandRadio.com. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. DEAD HAND RADIO is part of the SIP Network. A group of high energy, positive minded individuals providing a resource for listeners with a variety of podcasts from entertainment and education, to motivation and inspiration for your daily routine. Visit SIPNET.US and learn more about these excellent podcasts. I’m Andrew Hall and This is Dead Hand Radio. Thanks for listening
2:10:04
July 10, 2020
DEAD HAND RADIO EPISODE 8 - UFO PODCASTER ANDY McGRILLEN
DEAD HAND RADIO is a podcast about the Cold War. It’s history and the effects it had on our culture, technology and the future of our world. Runtime 1:52:00 EPISODE 8 - UFO PODCASTER ANDY McGRILLEN  My guest today is Host of That UFO Podcast, Andy McGrillen Andy is a podcaster, Scottish by birth and currently lives in the North East part of England with his wife and two children. Aside from being a podcaster, father and husband, Andy also has a lifelong interest in UFOs and he’s interviewed many well known members of the UFO community. Andy and I met on Twitter, of course. Even though we live on different continents, the Internet being the most powerful communication medium ever, has made it possible to connect with people all around the world. When I discovered That UFO Podcast I reached out to him because of my own fascination with UFOs. After several texts, I figured there’s certainly enough Cold War related UFO incidents worth diving into on this show, and I invited him on to discuss some of these events. This episode will focus on UFOs and Aliens, and for listeners who tune in to hear about the cold war, don’t run away just yet. The cold war era had many UFO sightings and Alien encounters. In fact, the UFO phenomena actually became popular during the cold war. To start, the Roswell Incident, which occurred in 1947, involved the crash landing of an unidentified craft, in the New Mexico desert near the town of Roswell. That incident was preceded by another very well known sighting just a few days earlier by pilot Kenneth Arnold who witnessed 9 saucer shaped craft flying at unimaginable speeds in the skies of southern Washington, between Mt Rainier and Mt Adams. It was this encounter that resulted in the term “flying saucers”. These are only two of the UFO events recorded during the cold war era. And if you’re still not convinced this subject is interesting, stick around til the end for a bonus segment. And I’ll share a case that'll leave you wondering what these things are and why they’re here. Finally, I’d like to mention that I really enjoy Andy’s podcast. He takes a very professional approach to his interviews, while at the same time maintains an easy and laid back atmosphere, but doesn’t shy away from getting into sensitive areas and asking hard questions that elicit interesting responses from his guests. For these reasons I’ve invited Andy McGrillen to be my guest and discuss UFOs and the Military on this episode of Dead Hand Radio.
1:52:05
June 24, 2020
DEAD HAND RADIO EPISODE 7 - ARTIST AUTHOR J. EDWARD NEILL
Dead Hand Radio is a podcast about the Cold War. It’s history and the effects it had on our culture, technology and the future of our world. Runtime 48 minutes. My guest on this episode is Artist / Author J Edward Neill Also known as Jeremy he currently resides in Atlanta GA and spends his days painting, writing and enjoying time with his son. I first became aware of Jeremy on Twitter where he posts images of his paintings almost daily. The dark style and color palette of his artwork are what first caught my attention and that’s when we started to chat. I later found out he is an author and his writing varies among several different genres including science fiction, horror and philosophy. I think he’s even written some high fantasy. In this interview we discuss Jeremy’s influences, what inspires him and what are some of his aspirations for the future. He shares some stories about his childhood that lend insight into his creative outlet, and talks about the things that are truly important to him. The one thing we didn’t discuss was the Cold War and for that I have to apologize. Nevertheless it’s a fascinating discussion with a very talented, highly imaginative and creative individual, and I hope you enjoy. Join me for this episode of DEAD HAND RADIO, and together we’ll explore this fascinating period of history and examine the incredible advancements in weapons, technology, science, art and culture and discuss how all of it relates to the future of our world. My goal is to explore these topics with the audience. To learn. To educate. To entertain and exchange ideas with those interested. If you or someone you know has knowledge about the cold war or any other topics we discuss on this program, please get in touch and let’s talk. It could be a great conversation for a future episode and I’m especially interested to talk with anyone who has first hand knowledge about these programs. Likewise, if you have questions or comments to help improve the show, drop me an email DEADHANDRADIO@GMAIL.COM, hit me on Twitter @DEADHANDRADIO, or leave me a VOICE MESSAGE that may be included in an upcoming episode. DEAD HAND RADIO is available on all podcast platforms including; iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart, YouTube and Podchaser R63x69kyS34BnENSRH6D DEAD HAND RADIO has partnered with a powerful group of podcasters to form a new podcasting network called S I P Network or Slightly Irregular Podcast Network... SIP Network is a group of high energy, positive minded individuals providing a resource where listeners can get easy access to a wealth of entertainment, education, and positive input for your daily routine. Check out SIPNET.US for more info and listen to all of these great shows.
48:27
June 10, 2020
DEAD HAND RADIO EPISODE 6 - PHOTOGRAPHER CINDY VASKO
Photographer Cindy Vasko is my guest on This is episode of Dead Hand Radio. Runtime = 1:25 Cindy’s photography is focused on abandoned buildings and urban exploration, but she also shoots a lot of nature and wildlife photography, specifically macro photography is fantastic. I first became aware of Cindy’s work through Twitter, which she posts on quite often. She is one of a handful of other urbex photographers with whom I interact with on a regular basis and Cindy has authorized 9 books to date. And for that reason, this episode will focus on urban exploration, photography and to a lesser degree publishing.  DEAD HAND RADIO is a podcast about the Cold War and its effects on our culture, technology and the future. So join me, and together we’ll explore this fascinating period of history and examine the incredible advancements in weapons, technology, science, art and culture and discuss how all of it relates to the future of our world. My goal is to explore these topics with the audience. To learn. To educate. To entertain and exchange ideas with those interested. If you or someone you know has knowledge about the cold war or any other topics we discuss on this program, please get in touch and let’s talk. It could be a great conversation for a future episode and I’m especially interested to talk with anyone who has first hand knowledge about these programs. Likewise, if you have questions or comments to help improve the show, drop me an email DEADHANDRADIO@GMAIL.COM, hit me on Twitter @DEADHANDRADIO, or leave me a VOICE MESSAGE that may be included in an upcoming episode. DEAD HAND RADIO has partnered with a powerful group of podcasters to form a new podcasting network called S I P Network or Slightly Irregular Podcast Network...  SIP Network is a group of high energy, positive minded individuals providing a resource where listeners can get easy access to a wealth of entertainment, education, and positive input for your daily routine. Angry Dad Podcast - Fitness & Motivation Back In Time Podcast - Movies and Entertainment Dead Hand Radio - Cold War History, Technology and the Future Fave Five From Fans - Favorite Five Lists of just about Everything  From the Wastes - Post-Apocalyptic & Dystopian Fiction with a dash of Sci-Fi Paranormal Pativity - All things paranormal and unexplained Terrible Terror Podcast - Horror Movie Reviews and walk-thrus The Podcast From Another World - Horror and Scifi Film discussions  Check out SIPNET.US for more info and listen to all of these great shows.
1:25:35
May 25, 2020
DEAD HAND RADIO EPISODE #5 - EVAN @ FROM THE WASTES
This is Dead Hand Radio. My guest today is Podcaster, Blogger and avid collector of Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Books, Evan @FromTheWastes Evan is also a Veteran of the Cold War and according to his bio on social media… He’s a Father, a husband and an old soldier. A child of the 70’s who grew up on a dairy farm.  It doesn't get much more blue collar than that.  Evan’s Podcast FromTheWastes includes interviews with writers, artists and many other creative people. While the focus of his show is mainly on the dystopian and post-apocalyptic genre, he’s recently started hosting a roundtable discussion called Trek Talk, which he inherited from another podcaster and friend of Dead Hand Radio, Phantom Dark Dave.  DEAD HAND RADIO is a podcast about the Cold War and its effects on our culture, technology and the future. So join me, and together we’ll explore this fascinating period of history and examine the incredible advancements in weapons, technology, science, art and culture and discuss how all of it relates to the future of our world. My goal is to explore these topics with the audience. To learn. To educate. To entertain and exchange ideas with those interested. If you or someone you know has knowledge about the cold war or any other topics we discuss on this program, please get in touch and let’s talk. It could be a great conversation for a future episode and I’m especially interested to talk with anyone who has first hand knowledge about these programs. Likewise, if you have questions or comments to help improve the show, drop me an email DEADHANDRADIO@GMAIL.COM, hit me on Twitter @DEADHANDRADIO, or leave me a VOICE MESSAGE that may be included in an upcoming episode. DEAD HAND RADIO has partnered with a powerful group of podcasters to form a new podcasting network called S I P Network or Slightly Irregular Podcast Network...  SIP Network is a group of high energy, positive minded individuals providing a resource where listeners can get easy access to a wealth of entertainment, education, and positive input for your daily routine. Angry Dad Podcast - Fitness & Motivation Back In Time Podcast - Movies and Entertainment Dead Hand Radio - Cold War History, Technology and the Future Fave Five From Fans - Favorite Five Lists of just about Everything  From the Wastes - Post-Apocalyptic & Dystopian Fiction with a dash of Sci-Fi Paranormal Pativity - All things paranormal and unexplained Terrible Terror Podcast - Horror Movie Reviews and walk-thrus The Podcast From Another World - Horror and Scifi Film discussions  Check out SIPNET.US for more info and listen to all of these great shows.
1:49:04
April 27, 2020
DEAD HAND RADIO SPECIAL REPORT #2
This is DEAD HAND RADIO This Special Report celebrates the first full month of doing the podcast. I’m having a great time bringing you these episodes and it’s exciting to know that more people are listening, which means there’s plenty more to come.  This short 7 minute episode is dedicated to all the listeners and those who support this podcast.  It’s great to connect with so many people who have similar interests as I do. And It’s encouraging to know that people actually find value in the topics I cover on this show. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement. It would most certainly be a lot less interesting to do this, if nobody was listening. Remember, DEAD HAND RADIO is now available on all podcast platforms including: Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and more. Be sure to check out the next episode of DEAD HAND RADIO as we continue exploring the Cold War and its impact on our world, our culture and the future. If you'd like to join the conversation and be a guest on a future episode, just get in touch with me on Twitter @DEADHANDRADIO or By email at deadhandradio@gmail.com Or if you’d like to leave me a voice message, that may be included in a future episode… Go to https://anchor.fm/deadhand/message Thanks for listening to Dead Hand Radio
07:41
April 13, 2020
DEAD HAND RADIO EPISODE #4 - HEATHER @ EXPLORATION PROJECT
This is DEAD HAND RADIO Now available on all podcast platforms including: Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and more. My guest on this episode is Heather @ExplorationProject Heather is an “Adventure Blogger” an explorer, and photographer. Her website and social media activity are focused on positivity and inspiration and she’s extremely well liked due to her positive attitude and uplifting posts on Twitter and Instagram. I first became aware of Heather through an online literary magazine, called Barren Magazine, which we both contributed to. One of her photos was selected as the “Cover” for that month and instantly got my attention. So I followed her as I did many creative people from Barren Magazine around that time. Since then, Her work has stood out because of her positive outlook and friendly personality and we’ve been exchanging posts ever since. Most of Heather’s photography consists of landscapes, wildlife and her dog Marco, but what first attracted me to her photography was those abandoned structures. And the way she always includes something informative and entertaining with her posts. This episode will focus on being positive, the importance of getting outdoors and exploring the world around us, and generally being a curious observer in life in order to stay sane in an insane world.  Aside from everything else I mentioned, Heather is a native of Canada, she loves the outdoors, hiking, and traveling, and lives with her husband and her dog Marco. She’s also an inspiration to me and I’m excited she accepted my invitation to come on this podcast. If you'd like to join the conversation: You can connect with me on Twitter @DEADHANDRADIO You can email me at deadhandradio@gmail.com Or if you’d like to leave me a voice message, that may be included in a future episode… Go to https://anchor.fm/deadhand/message Andrew Hall signing off. 
1:09:00
April 9, 2020
DEAD HAND RADIO EPISODE #3 - PHANTOM DARK DAVE
This is DEAD HAND RADIO Now available on all podcast platforms including: Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and more. My guest today is Phantom Dark Dave Dave is a podcaster, screenwriter, filmmaker and actor, but he might best be known for his two podcasts, Dave’s Pop Culture Podcast (which is now a YouTube channel) and The Podcast From Another World, where he talks about all things pop culture, including movies and comic books.  In fact Dave has spent his whole life idolizing films, especially those of the Horror genre and he’s written a couple of his own movies. He’s tried his hand at acting and directing and rumor has it he’s even worked  with Troma films. And He’s won a few awards as a filmmaker.  Dave and I first met through our mutual friend Evan @FromTheWastes on Twitter and we’ve been talking about collaborating on something ever since.  In fact, the more we talk, the more we find that we have in common which is one the reasons I invited Dave to come on. This episode goes quite a bit off-topic from what it usually focuses on, but Dave has been such a source of inspiration to the podcast that I insisted and he accepted. Aside from everything else I mentioned, he’s a father, he lives in Texas with his cat (Kick) and he’s an all around decent human being. He’s also one of the people responsible for me starting this podcast. DEAD HAND RADIO is currently exploring the Cold War and its impact on our world, our culture and the future of. So join me on this episode of DEAD HAND RADIO. If you'd like to join the conversation: You can connect with me on Twitter @DEADHANDRADIO You can email me at deadhandradio@gmail.com Or if you’d like to leave me a voice message, that may be included in a future episode… Go to https://anchor.fm/deadhand/message Andrew Hall signing off. 
54:18
April 4, 2020
DEAD HAND RADIO EPISODE #2 - B.K. BASS
This is DEAD HAND RADIO Now available on all podcast platforms including: Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and more. My guest for this episode is BK Bass. BK is a former Army Veteran with years of experience in the field of NBC Decontamination. If you don’t know what NBC is, you’ll definitely want to check out this episode of DEAD HAND RADIO. I first met BK on Twitter and learned about his work as a writer, publisher and world builder, when I interviewed him for my blog Creating Awesome. I’ve also read some of his books, and one of his recent books What Once Was Home, is a post-apocalyptic story about an alien invasion. Without saying too much, this story is not what you think. It’s an outstanding story and I highly recommend it. For this interview, BK joins me to talk about some issues that this podcast is focused on, and that is Nuclear war, Chemical and Biological weapons of mass destruction, they’re effects and how they’re employed in battle. DEAD HAND RADIO is currently on a run of exploring the Cold War and its impact on our world, our culture and the future of wars and BK’s experience in the military is quite relevant to this podcast. So join me on the next episode as we dig deeper into the cold war, on DEAD HAND RADIO. If you'd like to join the conversation: You can connect with me on Twitter @DEADHANDRADIO You can email me at deadhandradio@gmail.com Or if you’d like to leave me a voice message, that may be included in a future episode… Go to https://anchor.fm/deadhand/message This is Andrew Hall signing off. Thanks for listening.
1:07:30
March 21, 2020
DEAD HAND RADIO - SPECIAL REPORT #1
In this special report I just want to give a shout out to the listeners of this podcast as a show of how much I appreciate everyone who listens. Thank you so much.
04:34
March 18, 2020
DEAD HAND RADIO EPISODE 0 - WHAT IS THE DEAD HAND?
You’re Listening to DEAD HAND RADIO. Available on all podcast platforms including Anchor.fm, Apple Podcast, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and many more. What is the Dead Hand? Starting in the late 1940s and through the 1990s the US and the former USSR were embroiled in a cold war. Several times throughout the tumultuous decades, these two great nations and their allies nearly escalated into an all out thermonuclear war that could wipe out civilization several times over and leave planet Earth a barren wasteland for thousands of years. In the 80’s during the Reagan administration, the US implemented The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), also known as Star Wars. This Space Based Missile Defense Platform was intended to force the USSR to exhaust their military budget in an attempt to end the cold war. In response the Soviet war machine went into full on MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) Mode and did something no one expected. Enter the Dead Hand The Dead Hand is a Soviet era doomsday device that was created in response to the massive build up of the US nuclear arsenal. It's designed to launch a counter offensive strike against the US and their allies in the instance that Russia is destroyed by a first strike. While many skeptics say the dead hand is a myth, there are some experts who would argue, and even some eyewitnesses who have come forward and claim that the dead hand is real. What’s even more concerning is that it may still be active... DEAD HAND RADIO was created to focus on issues of existential threats to life on earth. If you’ll join me, together we’ll begin our journey with a trip through the cold war, nuclear weapons and the future of warfare. Afterall, the history of human civilization is the history of war. Some episodes will be solo, where I’ll deliver a monologue based on a thesis I’ve prepared for that episode. Other episodes will include guests who can bring specific knowledge and expertise on different areas. My goal is to explore these topics with the audience. To learn. To educate. To entertain and exchange ideas with those interested. And to present factual information about the world we live and the precarious nature of our human existence. So my invitation to you, is take this ride with me and together we’ll find out where it goes. If you or someone you know has a comment or question about, or would like to contribute to the conversation, please contact me. You can email me at deadhandradio@gmail.com or connect with me on twitter @deadhandradio Thanks for listening.
03:27
March 16, 2020
DEAD HAND RADIO EPISODE 1 - Marshall Barnes
THIS IS DEAD HAND RADIO My guest for this show is Marshall Barnes, a Research and Development Engineer. Marshall is an inventor, a musician and a brilliant thinker. He has written several papers on many fascinating topics which offer a widely different opinion on some quite controversial topics. Suffice it to say that Marshall defends his views unequivocally and is willing to engage in open debate with anyone who disputes his findings and conclusions. This is one reason why I felt compelled to interview Marshall for this podcast. Also, I find Marshall’s work highly relevant to the topic of this podcast. His work and his arguments offer a viable solution that could, If funded and implemented correctly, potentially solve every possible existential threat to life on this planet. His solution… Time Travel to the past. I realize this idea seems quite radical, and potentially even ludicrous, but I urge you to hear his argument before passing judgement. During our conversation Marshall and I discussed his hypothesis in great detail. He argues that escaping the Earth to go into space is a huge waste of time, money and resources. He believes his solution to be far more economical and potentially more viable. Specifically he proposes to send groups of human settlements back in time to the year 12KB4 or 12,000 years ago. Roughly 10k BC which is around the end of the last ice age. Unfortunately, the interview didn’t go quite as planned and we experienced some technical difficulties right at the beginning of the conversation. This resulted in a less than ideal audio quality and required parts of the interview to be omitted from the episode. I mention this because I don’t want you to expect crystal clear audio and then two minutes in get frustrated and leave before you’ve heard the whole conversation. So please be patient, listen with an open mind and try to enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed creating it for you. Whether you agree or disagree with Marshall’s views, he certainly has some unique ideas about the world we live in and the potential calamities we’re faced with, especially in these uncertain times. Marshall and I continued our conversation for a while longer and got into some other things, but the parts I’ve shared are definitely the most relevant to listeners of this podcast, and I felt it best to keep the episode under 1 hour. If you’re interested in hearing the whole conversation, please let me know. My sincere thanks to Marshall for allowing me to spend this time with him, and sharing his insight and knowledge with me and all of you. Anyone interested in learning more about Marshall’s work, I encourage you to read his papers at Academia.EDU, and follow him on Twitter @Paranovation.
52:10
March 14, 2020
DEAD HAND RADIO - FRIDAY THE 13th IT BEGINS
Announcing the official launch date of DEAD HAND RADIO
04:00
March 12, 2020