When I first started listening to the podcast, I could not imagine how dropping atomic bombs could be justifiable. After listening, I could better understand the reasoning or "logic" behind dropping the bombs. I do not support these decisions, but I would have to be in their shoes to understand. One phrase that stood out to me was the part in Harry Truman's diary entry that talked about Japanese civilians being "acceptable collateral damage". It's so sad that human beings were considered the collateral damage of the bomb. The author of the podcast mentioned that that the fire raids in Japan during WW2 were killing a lot more people than the bombs, and that it was more "logical" to drop a bomb that would result in killing less people in total, and end the war sooner. This helped me understand why the bombs were dropped in the first place. I was very surprised about how much historical context the author used, and how detailed the podcast was. Overall, it was very interesting but very sad.