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Radioactive Boy Scout, Snap 720 - Nuclear Family

August 5th, 2016

Episode 596 of 703 episodes

David was a high school kid who thought that he could change the world by pioneering the development of nuclear energy. But he didn’t want to wait until graduation -- David figured he'd start his nuclear reactor at the age of 15. Ken Silverstein is an investigative journalist based in D.C. He wrote the book, The Radioactive Boy Scout, upon which this story is based. Thanks also to Harper’s Magazine and Emile Klein for this story. Producer: Stephanie Foo

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