Hiroshima? Overkill and Megalove (08/20/1963)

August 7, 2020, 11:00 pm

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Atomic cloud over Hiroshima (from Matsuyama) — 509th Operations Group [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Tonight, an annual WFMT tradition dating back many decades, and one of the many radio plays Studs Terkel created in partnership with Jim Unrath. Based on Norman Corwin’s prose poem Overkill and Megalove, the program responds to the bombing of Hiroshima and explores the madness of war that leads to the obliteration of the human species.