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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LwPhO2qPcQ
Before we check out tea for poison, we recommend:
–Rear Window (1954 movie)
–The Boys From Brazil (1978 movie)
–Casablanca (1942 movie)
-“How Atomic Physics Helped Solve a Wine Fraud Mystery,” NPR, June 3, 2014