Jul 27 • 1HR 12M

What Makes 'Oppenheimer' Great and Why It Sucks

'Oppenheimer' is a brilliant movie that's dividing nuclear experts.

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Freelance journalist Kelsey Atherton joins Angry Planet to talk about Oppenheimer. The movie does a good, but not perfect, job with history and tends toward mythmaking. Matthew loved it and Atherton had some issues with it.In this wide-ranging conversation that covers nuclear history, our renewed atomic fears, and the people left out of the story, the two nuclear journalists dissect Hollywood’s latest blockbuster.

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