In this episode, we called our sommelier for advice on the best atomic alcohol to drink while watching the Alfred Hitchcock movie Notorious (1946) telling a spy romance story that discovers uranium ore stashed in a wine bottle owned by ex-Nazis hiding out in Brazil. How did Hitchcock introduce the first major atomic MacGuffin plot device so soon after the reveal of the Manhattan Project? What could a rogue element do with uranium ore hidden in a wine cellar? Why don’t the ex-Nazis hide the uranium in a bottle of Wild Turkey because nobody would ever want to look closer at that bottle. Tim Westmyer (@NuclearPodcast) and co-host Gabe answer these questions and more.

Full movie online here:

Before we check out tea for poison, we recommend:

Rear Window (1954 movie)

The Boys From Brazil (1978 movie)

Uranium Glass

Casablanca (1942 movie)

-“How Atomic Physics Helped Solve a Wine Fraud Mystery,” NPR, June 3, 2014

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