The Atomic Bombshell: The Mynx Devlin Chronicles

Hosted ByR. Lee Procter, Hazel Matthews & Skyler DeWolfe

A 10-part audio drama podcast exploring the astonishing life 
and tumultuous times of film noir goddess and 
50s exploitation queen Clara “Mynx” Devlin—
the woman J. Edgar Hoover called 
“The Most Dangerous Woman Alive.”

The Atomic Bombshell: The Mynx Devlin Chronicles is a podcast serial like no other. This 10-part documentary series pours through the journals and scrapbooks of Hollywood actress and film noir goddess Clara “Mynx” Devlin to tell her story in her own words.

Discover never-heard-before audio artifacts, including scenes and trailers from Mynx’s films, radio transcriptions from breathless journalists like Walter Winchell, and archival newsreel sound, including the complete record of Mynx’s infamous testimony in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC). Hear from the people who loved her and hated her.

What makes this podcast so compelling is the integration of two storylines. The first is Mynx’s outlandish movie life that tracks the evolution of exploitation filmmaking in the mid-20th century. The second is Mynx’s personal life: the poignant saga of a woman who searches for love, battles fate, and suffers horrific misfortune as she fights to find happiness.

You’ll laugh and cry, often at the same moment.

All Episodes

Episode 10: Sweet Atom Bomb, Genius of Desire

Soul retrievals, mysteries solved, the missing two years in Mexico with a mysterious goddess-healer, and Mynx’s final healing and redemption.

Episode 9: The Loves of Mynx Devlin, Part 2

Mynx reveals her greatest love: Francois Truffaut, the famous auteur of New Wave Cinema. They fall in love as they make a film, but an insanely jealous producer ruins everything yet again.

Episode 8: The Loves Of Mynx Devlin, Part 1

Mynx tells all – how she saved the world TWICE for her lover, the most powerful man in the world, and then had a torrid rendezvous with a co-star, the most famous rock star in the world.

Episode 7: Jail Bait Baby!

Mynx runs away from home and gets cast in a sordid grindhouse exploitation classic, and promotes it in a wild cross-country carny-ride.

Episode 6: Hell-Bent For Kicks!

Mynx makes eighteen classic drive-in movies and exploitation films and jumps at an impulsive marriage proposal. But a stunning revelation will leave you breathless…and change everything.

Episode 5: The Sin Is Blasphemy! The Penalty Is Death!

Mynx is on the run. Exiled in Mexico and thrust into the Cuban revolution, she meets a notorious surrealist Spanish surrealist director and becomes the mistress of a charismatic, soon to be world famous rebel leader.

Episode 4: Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been

Betrayed, with once chance to save herself! It’s the time of the Red Scare and HUAC. Mynx Devlin makes a fateful choice that renders her an outcast and receives a gift from beyond the grave that offers a glimmer of hope.

Episode 3: A Tale Told By An Idiot

Mynx Devlin goes on an emotional roller-coaster ride. She’s a box office sensation working with Howard Hughes and Sam Fuller, she’s abandoned by her sponsor, she relishes a night of forbidden love, and she makes an epic cinematic catastrophe that ends in epic betrayal.

Episode 2: Rocket to Stardom

Mynx Devlin goes from starlet to star in the most unlikely way possible. Her breakthrough film noir movie roles make her the hottest star in Hollywood.