The Bigger Picture: Episode 5 – How One Unlikely Man Saved The World

On the Bigger Picture this week, Caleb Franz tells the story of one unlikely Soviet officer who faced the trial of his life one night, literally deciding the fate of the world. With the current geopolitical climate between the US and North Korea we face today, it’s important to remember just how close we came in the Cold War to actual Nuclear annihilation. This is the story of Soviet officer Stanislov Petrov and how his “gut instinct” saved the world.