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Press the Button

By Ploughshares Fund

An engaging podcast on nuclear policy and national security, Press the Button is co-hosted by defense experts Michelle Dover and Tom Collina of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation. This weekly podcast features top officials and experts discussing the latest developments on Iran, North Korea, nuclear weapons, military budgets and foreign policy. Press the Button offers diverse views on one of the most important issues of our time: preventing nuclear war. Have a question about nuclear issues that you’d like to hear answered on the podcast? Email us at pressthebutton@ploughshares.org.

  1. 1.
    Talk About the Perfect Weapon10/19/2020
    47:17
  2. 2.
    Ask Me Anything (About the Bomb)10/13/2020
    35:00
  3. 3.
    Banning the Bomb10/06/2020
    44:51
  4. 4.
    Forgotten Bombs: US Nukes in Europe09/29/2020
    35:27
  5. 5.
    Security in the Real World09/22/2020
    38:29
  6. 6.
    The Age of Nuclear Entanglement09/15/2020
    40:06
  7. 7.
    Madam President09/08/2020
    22:10
  8. 8.
    Bomb Talk09/01/2020
    30:05
  1. 9.
    Cold War 2.008/25/2020
    32:54
  2. 10.
    Beyond New START08/18/2020
    48:26
  3. 11.
    The Politics of Pentagon Spending08/11/2020
    28:38
  4. 12.
    Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World08/04/2020
    10:33
  5. 13.
    Echoes of the Bomb08/04/2020
    31:39
  6. 14.
    Nukes in the Newsroom07/28/2020
    30:56
  7. 15.
    Crossing the DMZ07/20/2020
    40:39
  8. 16.
    75 Years Since Trinity07/14/2020
    36:14
  9. 17.
    The Button07/07/2020
    34:59
  10. 18.
    The Long Goodbye06/30/2020
    37:39
  11. 19.
    National Security in the “Post-Policy” World06/23/2020
    50:16
  12. 20.
    We Need to Make Change06/16/2020
    45:39
  13. 21.
    American Upheaval06/09/2020
    48:33
  14. 22.
    The Science of Nuclear Explosions06/02/2020
    56:26
  15. 23.
    A New National Security Strategy05/26/2020
    42:56
  16. 24.
    The End of the World as We Know It05/19/2020
    47:39
  17. 25.
    The Anthropocene Pandemic05/12/2020
    44:58
  18. 26.
    Masks Over Missiles: New Rules for Pentagon Funding05/05/2020
    43:21
  19. 27.
    How Blocking Immigration Hurts US National Security04/28/2020
    40:28
  20. 28.
    Organizing in a Time of Pandemic04/21/2020
    40:00
  21. 29.
    Fixing the Holes in Our Social Contract04/14/2020
    50:57
  22. 30.
    COVID-19, Iran and US National Security04/07/2020
    44:20
  23. 31.
    We're All In This Together03/31/2020
    35:52
  24. 32.
    Muck, Suck, and Truck03/24/2020
    43:24
  25. 33.
    The WiLL to Win03/17/2020
    42:06
  26. 34.
    The Diplomat’s Big Win03/10/2020
    41:51
  27. 35.
    Ending the Military Spending Spree03/03/2020
    46:07
  28. 36.
    Nuclear Insecurity02/25/2020
    39:38
  29. 37.
    Exploding Budgets02/18/2020
    45:28
  30. 38.
    Crafting a Feminist Foreign Policy02/11/2020
    38:56
  31. 39.
    All Good Things02/04/2020
    27:29
  32. 40.
    100 Seconds to Midnight01/28/2020
    32:27
  33. 41.
    Breaking Down Breakout01/21/2020
    38:23
  34. 42.
    The One Reason to Have Nukes01/14/2020
    47:30
  35. 43.
    Special Feature: Bill Press Pod01/09/2020
    31:57
  36. 44.
    War Is Not A Spectator Sport01/07/2020
    34:57
  37. 45.
    The Nuclear Decade in Review12/30/2019
    35:44
  38. 46.
    Can the NPT Survive?12/24/2019
    44:24
  39. 47.
    Madam Secretary12/17/2019
    36:46
  40. 48.
    Hollywood and the Bomb12/10/2019
    39:36
  41. 49.
    Tough Lessons: Advice for the Next President12/03/2019
    42:48
  42. 50.
    Fuel to the Fire11/26/2019
    42:59
  43. 51.
    The Gender Champions11/19/2019
    38:17
  44. 52.
    The Bomb Squad11/12/2019
    35:12
  45. 53.
    From A to Zia11/05/2019
    36:46
  46. 54.
    The Chairman’s Choice10/29/2019
    30:14
  47. 55.
    Frontlines of Impeachment10/22/2019
    36:13
  48. 56.
    Turkey Troubles10/15/2019
    39:27
  49. 57.
    The Nuclear Philanthropist10/08/2019
    40:45
  50. 58.
    The Impeachment Edition10/01/2019
    37:32
  51. 59.
    Nobody Calls Me Chicken09/24/2019
    39:41
  52. 60.
    War Hawk Down09/17/2019
    47:48
  53. 61.
    Hans Kristensen of the Federation of American Scientists in conversation with Joe Cirincione. Early Warning with Leon Ratz of the Nuclear Threat Initiative.09/10/2019
    40:23
  54. 62.
    Barbara Slavin of the Atlantic Council speaks with Joe Cirincione. Early Warning with Ploughshares Fund Director of Policy Tom Collina.09/03/2019
    45:50
  55. 63.
    Lynn Rusten of the Nuclear Threat Initiative in conversation with Joe Cirincione. Early Warning with Matt Korda of the Federation of American Scientists.08/27/2019
    40:49
  56. 64.
    William Hartung of the Center for International Policy in conversation with Joe Cirincione. Early Warning with Jessica Lee of the Council of Korean Americans.08/20/2019
    41:18
  57. 65.
    Robert Malley, President & CEO of International Crisis Group, speaks with Joe Cirincione. Early Warning with Jessica Sleight of Global Zero.08/13/2019
    40:26
  58. 66.
    Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Why We Need a ‘No First Use’ Policy08/06/2019
    36:03
  59. 67.
    Smriti Keshari, award-winning director and artist, speaks with Joe Cirincione. In the Silo explores Lovely Umayam's arts collective Bombshelltoe. 07/30/2019
    35:22
  60. 68.
    Alex Wellerstein, historian of science and creator of NUKEMAP, in discussion with Joe Cirincione.07/23/2019
    42:05
  61. 69.
    Suzanne DiMaggio, Senior Fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, in conversation with Joe Cirincione.07/16/2019
    37:09
  62. 70.
    US Representative Anthony Brown interview; Early Warning with Mary Kaszynski and Catherine Killough07/09/2019
    37:43
  63. 71.
    Jon Wolfsthal, Director of the Nuclear Crisis Group and Former Special Assistant to President Obama, in conversation with Joe Cirincione.07/02/2019
    44:21
  64. 72.
    Daniel Ellsberg, writer, activist, and former US military analyst, joins Joe Cirincione in conversation.06/25/2019
    38:16
  65. 73.
    Ben Rhodes, former Deputy National Security Advisor and current Pod Save The World Co-Host, joins Joe Cirincione for a special in-depth conversation.06/18/2019
    41:03
  66. 74.
    Donté Stallworth, NFL wide receiver-turned national security policy wonk joins Joe Cirincione in conversation.06/11/2019
    43:22
  67. 75.
    Eric Schlosser, investigative journalist and author of Command And Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, in discussion with Joe Cirincione.06/03/2019
    36:10
  68. 76.
    Beatrice Fihn of Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons in discussion with Joe Cirincione.05/27/2019
    31:15
  69. 77.
    US Senator Chris Van Hollen interview; Early Warning with guest analyst Erica Fein, Advocacy Director of Win Without War.05/20/2019
    37:37
  70. 78.
    Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman interview; Early Warning with guest analyst Kelsey Davenport, Director of Nonproliferation Policy at the Arms Control Association.05/13/2019
    30:44
  71. 79.
    Maggie Feldman-Piltch of #NatSecGirlSquad interview; In The Silo with Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas, Rep. Ted Lieu, Ben Rhodes, Yasmeen Silva and Kennette Benedict.05/06/2019
    33:01
  72. 80.
    Leah Greenberg, Indivisible co-founder and one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2019 in discussion with Joe Cirincione.04/29/2019
    32:36
  73. 81.
    An interview with Ned Price, Director of Policy and Communications with National Security Action.04/22/2019
    33:17
  74. 82.
    An interview with Dr. Carol Cohn. Setting of the Doomsday Clock with Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.04/16/2019
    37:06
  75. 83.
    Trailer04/11/2019
    2:16

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