What is the Dead Hand?

Starting in the late 1940s and through the 1990s the US and the former USSR were embroiled in a cold war.

Several times throughout the tumultuous decades, these two great nations and their allies nearly escalated into an all out thermonuclear war that could wipe out civilization several times over and leave planet Earth a barren wasteland for thousands of years.

In the 80’s during the Reagan administration, the US implemented The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), also known as Star Wars. This Space Based Missile Defense Platform was intended to force the USSR to exhaust their military budget in an attempt to end the cold war. In response the Soviet war machine went into full on MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) Mode and did something no one expected.

Enter the Dead Hand

The Dead Hand is a Soviet era doomsday device that was created in response to the massive build up of the US nuclear arsenal. It’s designed to launch a counter offensive strike against the US and their allies in the instance that Russia is destroyed by a first strike.

While many skeptics say the dead hand is a myth, there are some experts who would argue, and even some eyewitnesses who have come forward and claim that the dead hand is real.

What’s even more concerning is that it may still be active…


DEAD HAND RADIO was created to focus on issues of existential threats to life on earth.

If you’ll join me, together we’ll begin our journey with a trip through the cold war, nuclear weapons and the future of warfare. Afterall, the history of human civilization is the history of war.

Some episodes will be solo, where I’ll deliver a monologue based on a thesis I’ve prepared for that episode. Other episodes will include guests who can bring specific knowledge and expertise on different areas.

My goal is to explore these topics with the audience. To learn. To educate. To entertain and exchange ideas with those interested.

And to present factual information about the world we live and the precarious nature of our human existence.

So my invitation to you, is take this ride with me and together we’ll find out where it goes.

If you or someone you know has a comment or question about, or would like to contribute to the conversation, please contact me.

You can email me at deadhandradio@gmail.com or connect with me on twitter

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