Episode 604: Silkwood: Plutonium and Murder?
Summary: On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we talk about the death of Karen Silkwood. Silkwood worked at the Kerr-McGhee fuel plant in Oklahoma. She made plutonium pellets for nuclear fuel, and she discovered safely issues with workers being irradiated. The weird thing is, she started to get positive hits for alpha radiation she wasn’t exposed to. It even followed her home making it into her bologna in the fridge!<br> <br> After a union meeting, while on the way to a rendezvous with a New York Times reporter, Silkwood died. She was found dead in a car crash with a stomach full of Quaaludes. Was she a sex crazed drug addict as the corporation wants people to believe? Was she murdered to silence her as many reporters believed? Why does one reporter think her assassination tied to a plutoniuum pipeline that fed the CIA, MIA, and the Mossad? How did her bologna become radioactive? So many questions…<br> <br> <br> <br> Visit Our Sources: <br> <br> <a href="https://time.com/3574931/karen-silkwood/">https://time.com/3574931/karen-silkwood/</a><br> <br> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Silkwood">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Silkwood</a><br> <br> <a href="https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/karen-silkwood-dies-in-mysterious-one-car-crash">https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/karen-silkwood-dies-in-mysterious-one-car-crash</a><br> <br> <a href="https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/reaction/interact/silkwood.html">https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/reaction/interact/silkwood.html</a><br> <br> <a href="https://www.thecrimson.com/article/1981/4/13/conspiracy-pbibt-is-a-bizarre-story/">https://www.thecrimson.com/article/1981/4/13/conspiracy-pbibt-is-a-bizarre-story/</a><br> <br> <a href="https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/karen-silkwood-the-case-of-the-activists-death-52287/">https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/karen-silkwood-the-case-of-the-activists-death-52287/</a>