(Eric Molinsky)

Be afraid. Be very afraid. That’s what Ron Rosenbaum has to say about an issue most of us would like to think we left behind with the Cold War: A nuclear end-of-days. He speaks with Vox Tablet’s Sara Ivry about his new book, How the End Begins: The Road to a Nuclear World War III, on next week’s podcast. It’s not a topic that naturally offers up a lot of yucks, but they did manage one moment of levity:

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Also coming up next week in Tablet Magazine: An excerpt from Rosenbaum’s book.