Ding Dong Darkness Time

DDD: Axis and Allies and Meth

August 02, 2022 Allison Dickson
Ding Dong Darkness Time
DDD: Axis and Allies and Meth
Show Notes

In 1944, a Finnish ski patrol soldier named Aimo Koivunen outran a Soviet platoon after this unit was besieged in the Laplands. It was a testament of extreme human will and endurance, and it wouldn't have been possible without... methamphetamine.

Yes, you read that right. Listen on to learn more about Aimo's harrowing journey, and how meth and other amphetamines have played a vital role in militaries and wars across the globe.

This is the first episode of the show-within-the-show, and we hope you enjoy these strange and/or interesting tales as they upload weekly, both between and during regular seasons of Ding Dong Darkness Time!

Additional Info:
The Crazy Crystal Meth Adventure of a Finnish Soldier: https://medium.com/exploring-history/the-crazy-crystal-meth-adventure-of-a-finnish-soldier-1cae54a1238f

Show Credits:

Graphics -- Nathaniel Dickson: http://ndickson.com
Intro Music -- Spencer Morelock
Background Music -- Ken Dickson

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