In this episode, I visit a long-forgotten former top secret nuclear weapons storage facility (Medina Base) in San Antonio, Texas located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. In November 1963, more than 209 high explosive shells for nuclear weapons detonated, sending the steel doors of the igloo flying high into the air and landing several thousand feet away. The explosion created a massive crater and could be felt from many miles away. Many thanks to the public affairs team at Joint Base San Antonio.

Special thanks to the Outrider Foundation and Jubitz Family Foundation for providing funding to plan, film, and edit my pilot episode. To learn more about nuclear weapons, visit


Newspaper image credit: San Antonio Public Library, CSU DIGITAL LIBERAL ARTS HUB


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