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The History of the Cold War Podcast

English, Social, 1 seasons, 164 episodes, 4 days 21 hours 18 minutes
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The History of the Cold War Podcast will cover the Cold War from the period of roughly 1945 to 1991 and the fall of the Soviet Union in bi-monthly instalments on the first and fifteenth. This Podcast will examine the Cold War from a number of different perspectives including political, diplomatic, cultural, ideological etc. This series is intended to be a grand narrative of the conflict exploring it from its early origins to its final moments and its effects on the world today. Please join us on this incredible journey as we reexamine the Cold War in light of new facts and new perspectives.
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Podcast Announcement

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02/05/202350 seconds
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*Short Cold War 2.0 - Origins Of Cold War 2.0

For the Full Episode: Jeff examines the origins of Cold War 2.0 from the perspective of the West and East. Want to skip the ads and get right to the content, become a patreon subscriber here:
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14/04/202321 minutes 37 seconds
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*Short Cold War 2.0 - Episode 13 | 3 - 23

For the Full Episode: Jeff discusses the current state of the Russian-Ukrainian War, speculates on the downed Predator Drone, the ramifications of the proposed China Peace Agreement in Europe and the Middle East, the potential Tik-Tok ban in the United States and more. Want to skip the ads and get right to the content, become a patreon subscriber here:
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30/03/202321 minutes 30 seconds
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Episode 112 - American Spy Master - Allen Dulles

In this episode we examine the life of Allen Dulles and the forces that influenced his management of the CIA in the 1950s. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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12/03/202346 minutes 20 seconds
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*Short Cold War 2.0 - Episode 12 | 2 - 16

For the Full Episode: Jeff discusses the Russo Ukraine War - including the current state, politics, force generation and more. Then he spends some time talking about the past year of the war - what he has learned about Modern Warfare and brings perspectives from past military thinkers, and finishes by touching on the current movement in East Asia, including a prediction that China will invade Taiwan in the near future. To Listen to the full Episode: www.patreon.com/coldwarpodcast
23/02/202323 minutes 12 seconds
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Movie Review 13 - Devotion

Jeff reviews the 2022 Cold War Aviation film, Devotion, starring Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell and Directed by JD Dillard. Jeff Discusses why he choose the film, the Cold War Connection, juxtaposes the film with Top Gun Maverick and more. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/02/202329 minutes 45 seconds
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*Short Cold War 2.0 - Episode 11 | 1 - 12

For the Full Episode: Jeff discusses the current State of the War in Ukraine, Convicts in the Wagner Group, Taiwan Invasion Scenarios, India's motivation in Cold War 2.0, and more. Want to skip the ads and get right to the content, become a patreon subscriber here:
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24/01/202322 minutes 39 seconds
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*Short Cold War 2.0 - Episode 10 | 12 - 15

For the Full Episode: Jeff discusses the Current State of the Ukrainian War, Putin's difficulty recruiting, Xi meeting MBS in Saudi Arabia, the rising tide of authoritarianism in the West and more. Want to skip the ads and get right to the content, become a patreon subscriber here:
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09/01/202323 minutes 26 seconds
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Review Episode 2022

Jeff discusses the past year in the podcast, discusses Cold War 2.0, talks about YouTube Channel, answers mailbag comment/questions, and for Patreon Listeners talks about 2023. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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14/12/202245 minutes 29 seconds
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*Short Cold War 2.0 - Episode 9 | 11 - 25

For the Full Episode: Jeff discusses the current state of the war, talks about historical comparisons for Ukraine's current circumstances, Xi's consolidation of power, Biden's relationship with Saudi Arabia and more. Want to skip the ads and get right to the content, become a patreon subscriber here:
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01/12/202225 minutes 9 seconds
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Episode 111 - CIA and The Golden Age Of US Intelligence 1950 - 60

In this episode we explore a high level examination of the CIA's operations in the early Cold War and its impact on the Cold War. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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07/11/20221 hour 9 minutes 41 seconds
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*Short Cold War 2.0 - Episode 8 | 10 - 20

For the Full Episode: Jeff discusses the current state of the Russo - Ukrainian War, the Azerbaijan - Armenian conflict, the 20th peoples Congress, the Iranian Women's protest and more. For the Full Episode join us at: www.patreon.com/coldwarpodcast
27/10/202226 minutes 40 seconds
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Episode 110 - The Eisenhower Presidency

In this episode we explore the Eisenhower presidency and what it meant for the Cold War and American history. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/10/202248 minutes 52 seconds
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Short* Cold War 2.0 - Episode 7 | 9 - 15

For the Full episode: Jeff discusses the Ukrainian Offensive, the Possibility of a Russian Nuclear Response, Russia Buying arms from North Korea, China's doubts about Russia, an opportunistic Saudi Arabia and more. To get the full episode, become a patreon subscriber here:
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19/09/202223 minutes 35 seconds
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Episode 109 - The European Miracle

In this episode we explore the causes of Western Europe's explosive economic growth in the 1950s in contrast to the sluggish growth of Communist regimes across Eastern Europe. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/09/202234 minutes 11 seconds
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*Short Cold War 2.0 - Episode 6 | 8 - 18

For the Full Episode Jeff will Discuss the war in Europe, Wagner Group Recruiting, the Brittney Griner prisoner swap, Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan and more, then finishes with Advisor Roundup. For the full episode join us at www.patreon.com/coldwarpodcast
25/08/202224 minutes 6 seconds
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Episode 108 - KGB 1950 - 60

In this episode we examine KGB operations from 1950-1960 focusing on operations in the developing world and against the United States. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/08/202230 minutes 48 seconds
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*Short* Cold War 2.0 - Episode 5 | 7 - 21

For the Full Episode Jeff will Discuss the war in Europe, Nato Meetings, the passing of Shinzo Abe, the meeting of Biden and MBS, threats in Space and finishes with Advisor Roundup. For the full episode join us at www.patreon.com/coldwarpodcast
27/07/202223 minutes 13 seconds
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Episode 107 - The STASI - East German Secret Police 1949 - 61

Out of all these Communist regimes the STASI or East German ministry for State Security grew to become the largest and most highly organized secret service in history - even in comparison to the feared KGB. Granted the KGB was larger but the STASI over the course of the Cold War became a much more extensive and elaborate security service. Eclipsing even the feared Gestapo of Nazi Germany. Join us for this episode as we examine The STASI.
01/07/202250 minutes 52 seconds
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*Short Cold War 2.0 - Episode 4 | 6 - 19

For the Full Episode Jeff discusses the Current State of the War, Russians making progress, Russian Propaganda, US re-clarifying Taiwan, Biden's trip to Saudi Arabia and more. Link To become a Patreon Subscriber: www.patreon.com/coldwarpodcast Link to the Website: www.historyofthecoldwarpodcast.com/
23/06/202220 minutes 40 seconds
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Episode 106 - The Two Germany's 1950 - 60 | Part 2 - West Germany

In this episode we examine West Germany in contrast to East Germany 1950-1960. We will discuss the West German economic miracle, Germany's membership in NATO and its integration with the rest of western Europe. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/06/202250 minutes 45 seconds
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Short*Cold War 2.0 - Episode 3 | 5 - 11

For the Full Episode Jeff and Dave discuss the current state of the Ukrainian War, China's challenge to the Global Economic Order, the Advisor Run Down, the death of the tank and more. Join us for the full episode at www.patreon.com/coldwarpodcast
21/05/202223 minutes 41 seconds
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Episode 105 - East Germany 1950 - 1960

In this episode we examine East Germany politically, economically and socially during the 1950s and in relation to West Germany. Additionally, we examine the first half of the Berlin crisis. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/05/202253 minutes 33 seconds
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Short* Cold War 2.0 - Episode 2 | 4 - 7-22

Join Jeff and Dave as we discuss the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine. For this Short version of Cold War 2.0 Jeff gives an update on the war as it currently stands with some analysis. For the full episode on patreon, Jeff goes in depth into the possible use of Nuclear Weapons, current Air War, Russia's Logistical Problems and more. Want the full Cold War 2.0 episode with personal opinions and in-depth analysis, become a patreon subscriber here:
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11/04/202221 minutes 13 seconds
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Episode 104 - The Warsaw Pact 1955 - 1968

In this episode we explore the early political history of the Warsaw Pact and its military posture and capabilities from the period of roughly 1955-1968 For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/04/20221 hour 9 minutes 23 seconds
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Bonus Episode - Cold War 2.0 - Episode 1

Join Jeff and Dave as we discuss the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Jeff goes in depth into the history of the relationship of the two countries. For the full episode please join us at: www.patreon.com/coldwarpodcast
17/03/202253 minutes 49 seconds
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Episode 103 - Eastern Europe From 1953 - 60

In this episode we examine the situation of Eastern Europe as a part of the Soviet Empire and its context in the early Cold War. We examine the region as a whole and some of its various regimes during the period.
01/03/202248 minutes 2 seconds
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Episode 102 - Hungarian Revolution Part 2 - Desperation

In this episode we examine the conclusion of the Hungarian Revolution. We explain the Soviet decision to use military force and its consequences for Hungary and the wider Cold War.
01/02/202253 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 101 - The Hungarian Revolution 1956 - Part One - Hope

In this episode we will examine the early days of the Hungarian Revolution. We will also examine the US initial response and the perspective of both the Hungarians and Soviets on the early Revolution.
01/01/202257 minutes 20 seconds
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Episode 100 - History of the Cold War Podcast Review

Join Jeff and Dave as they recap their first 6 years podcasting, Examine their top episodes, and more. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/12/202152 minutes 3 seconds
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Episode 99 - Prelude To The Hungarian Revolution 1956

In this episode we explore the events leading up to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. We examine Hungary's role in the second World War and how it became a Socalist state following the Second World War under the leadership of Matyas Rakosi.
01/11/202146 minutes 8 seconds
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Documentary Episode 2 - CNN Cold War Episode 1 - Comrades

Jeff and Dave Review the 1998 Documentary CNN Cold War Episode 1 - Comrades produced by Jeremy Isaacs and Pat Mitchell. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh. Remember to include hotcw for a free month for you and to help out the show. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/10/202136 minutes 40 seconds
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Documentary Review Episode 1 - Khrushchev Does America

Jeff and Dave review the 2013 Documentary Khrushchev Does America by Tim Toidze. Per IMBD: The story of the unconditional, no-holds-barred tour of America by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, leader of World Communism and America's arch nemesis, during 13 sun-filled days in the fall of 1959. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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15/09/202144 minutes 8 seconds
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Episode 98 - De - Stalinization

In this episode we examine the Destalinization's impact on the Soviet economy and society. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/09/20211 hour 4 minutes 9 seconds
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Movie Review Episode 12 - AK - 47

Jeff and Dave discuss the Russian film AK-47 released in 2020 and directed by Konstantin Buslov. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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15/08/202152 minutes 39 seconds
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Episode 97 - The East German Uprising

In this episode, we explore the events the lead up to the East German uprising. We examine how and why it happened and what it meant in context to the Cold War.
01/08/202129 minutes 48 seconds
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Episode 96 - Nikita Khrushchev

In this episode, we examine the life of Nikita Khrushchev and his rise from poverty to become the leader of the Soviet Union. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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15/07/202142 minutes 30 seconds
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Mailbag Episode 2 - Critiques And Compliments

Jeff discuss positive and negative comments he has received about the podcast over the years from listeners reaching out via email, social media or the Survey. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/07/202142 minutes 22 seconds
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Episode 95 - The Soviet Empire 1953 -1960

In this episode, we examine events in the Soviet Union from 1953-1960 and events during the Cold War from the Soviet perspective during the same period. We examine the power struggle after the death of Stalin and significant economic, social and political challenges the Soviet Union faced and how Khrushchev attempted to meet those challenges.
15/06/20211 hour 15 minutes 33 seconds
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Movie Episode 11 - The Circus (1936)

Please join Jeff and Dave for our Movie Review Episode of the 1936 Soviet Film The Circus directed by Grigori Aleksandrov and stars the famous soviet actress Lyubov Orlova. The Romantic Comedy deals with the issue of Race and juxtaposes the Western Position versus the Soviet Union.
15/04/202137 minutes 59 seconds
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Episode 94 - Philip Randolph

In this episode, we examine the life of Philip Randolph and his role in shaping the early Civil Rights movement. We examine his humble beginnings, his leadership of the Brother Hood of Sleeping Car Porters, his influence on Civil Rights in the 1930s and 1940s, along his decline from influence and marginalization. Please check out our sponsor for this episode and get one month free at The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/hotcw Remember to include hotcw for a free month for you and to help out the show. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/04/202129 minutes 41 seconds
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Episode 93 - W.E.B. Du Bois

In this episode, we examine the life of WEB Du Bois one of the Civil Rights leaders of the early Cold War era. Please check out our sponsor for this episode and get one month free at The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/hotcw For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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15/03/202138 minutes 24 seconds
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Episode 92 - Civil Rights 1950 - 60

In this episode, we examine the Civil Rights Movement 1950-1960. We cover the effect of the Civil rights movement on US foreign policy, the major events of the period, and how the Eisenhower administration addressed the issue. Please check out our sponsor for this episode and get one month free at The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/hotcw For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/03/20211 hour 6 minutes 30 seconds
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Episode 91 - Prelude To Civil Rights 1930 - 50

In this episode, we examine how the New Deal and the Second World II shaped the early Civil Rights Movement. We examine the decline of scientific racism and how World War II restructured American Society and the international order. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please check out our sponsor for this episode and get one month free at The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/hotcw Remember to include hotcw for a free month for you and to help out the show. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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15/02/202146 minutes 56 seconds
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Episode 90 - Segregation De Jure

In this episode, we examine what racism looked like in the rest of the United States outside of the south. We examine red-lining and US housing policy that built a virtual system of segregation in the rest of the United States. Please check out our sponsor for this episode and get one month free at The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/hotcw Remember to include hotcw for a free month for you and to help out the show. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/02/202146 minutes 50 seconds
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Episode 89 - The Jim Crow Social System

In this episode, we examine the Jim Crow social system explaining the various social customs and aspects of the system. We look at how segregation operated in practice and legal and extra-legal ways in which the system was enforced. Please check out our sponsor for this episode and get one month free at The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/hotcw For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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15/01/202133 minutes 1 second
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Episode 88 - The Rise Of Jim Crow

In this episode, we examine the failure of reconstruction and the rise of the Jim Crow legal and social system in the South. We examine the forces that brought about an end to reconstruction and how these forces worked together to create a new social system in the South. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/01/20211 hour 3 minutes 15 seconds
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Review Episode 2020

Join Jeff and Dave as they look back on 2020 and look ahead to 2021, Including what are Jeff's favorite episodes in the past year and what is he most excited about for the podcast in the future. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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15/12/202029 minutes 16 seconds
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Episode 87 - Racism

In this episode, we examine the origin and structure of racism in America. How did racism develop in America and the west and what did it look like in the early Cold War. We examine how the development of slavery led to anti-black racism in the United States and how scientific thought about race changed America's perception on race relations over time. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/12/20201 hour 24 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 86 - Introduction To The Civil Rights Movement

In this episode, we provide clarification and explanation around our upcoming series of episodes for the Civil Rights Movement For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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15/11/202015 minutes 36 seconds
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Episode 85 - Ian Fleming and James Bond

In this episode, we examine the influence the Cold War had on James Bond and Bond's influence on the wider Cold War culture.
15/10/202022 minutes 6 seconds
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Mailbag Episode 1- Hate Mail, Complaints, And Criticisms

Jeff discuss negative comments he has received about the podcast over the years.
01/10/202036 minutes 58 seconds
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1945 - 50 Cold War Quiz

Please join us for the pub quiz on the time period of 1945-50 of the Cold War, you can follow along by listening or if you're looking for an interactive, scored version of the quiz you can click on the link below. You can find the scored version here: https://www.historyofthecoldwarpodcast.com/quiz/coldwarquiz1945-50/ For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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15/09/202020 minutes 22 seconds
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Korean War Quiz

Please join us for the pub quiz on the Korean War, you can follow along by listening or if you're looking for an interactive, scored version of the quiz you can click on the link below. You can find the scored version here: https://www.historyofthecoldwarpodcast.com/quiz/korean-war-quiz/ For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/09/202020 minutes 31 seconds
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Game Review Episode 1 - Twilight Struggle

Join us for our Game Review of the popular Cold War board and video game Twilight Struggle. Jeff gives his opinions on the game play, challenge level, and how faithful it is to actual Cold War history. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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15/08/20209 minutes 39 seconds
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McCarthyQuiz

Please join us for the pub quiz on McCarthyism, you can follow along by listening or if you're looking for an interactive, scored version of the quiz you can click on the link below. You can find the scored version here: https://www.historyofthecoldwarpodcast.com/quiz/mccarthyquiz/ For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/08/202019 minutes 29 seconds
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Movie Review Episode 10 - Good Night And Good Luck

Please join us for our movie review of Good Night and Good Luck. The 2005 historical drama directed by George Clooney, centered on Edward R. Murrow's confrontation of Senator Joseph McCarthy. Our Podcast Sponsor for the Episode: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/nicholas-macgrory/the-greatest-story-ever-told For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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15/07/202047 minutes 14 seconds
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Episode 84 - The Consequences Of McCarthyism

In this episode, we explore the consequences of McCarthyism on American Society and the Cold War and its lasting effects on the United States. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/07/202021 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 83 - Senator Joseph McCarthy

In this episode, we examine the life and career of Senator McCarthy one of America's greatest rises and falls in political history. We examine his spectacular rise to power, we explore the truth to his accusations and his fall into oblivion, alcoholism, and death. Check out our sponsor podcast Physical Attraction here: http://www.physicalattraction.libsyn.com/ For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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15/06/202038 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 82 - Hollywood During The McCarthy Era

In this episode, we examine McCarthyism's effect on Hollywood and the media. We look at the HUAC hearings on Hollywood, the effects of the blacklists and labor relations leading up the hearings on Hollywood. Check out our sponsor podcast The American History podcast here: http://theamericanhistorypodcast.com/ For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/06/202041 minutes 3 seconds
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Episode 81 - McCarthyism And The Major Trials Of The Period

In this episode, we examine two of the major trials of the period the Hiss hearings and trials and that of the Rosenbergs. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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15/05/202025 minutes 19 seconds
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Episode 80 - The Role Of Civil Society In Shaping McCarthyism

In this episode we examine the role that civil society took in shaping McCarthyism. Examining how it affected peoples day to day lives and the social institutions behind the movement. Check out our sponsor podcast History or His Story podcast here: https://historyorhisstory.com/ For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/05/202023 minutes 12 seconds
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Episode 79 - The Role Of Government In Shaping McCarthyism

In this episode, we look at the role of the American government both at the federal and local levels in shaping McCarthyism. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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15/04/202035 minutes 16 seconds
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Episode 78 - The Second Red Scare And The American Communist Party

In this episode, we examine the growth of Marxist parties in the United States and the role these parties played in the early Cold War and the US government's crackdown on the American Communist party during McCarthyism. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: 
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01/04/202052 minutes 58 seconds
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Episode 77 - McCarthyism And The Second Red Scare

In this episode, we outline Mccarthyism, talking about the movement's major players, events and consequences for the Cold War and the United States specifically. For pictures for this episode and more go to our website at: https://www.historyofthecoldwarpodcast.com/ Want to skip the ads and get right to the content, become a patreon subscriber here: https://www.patreon.com/coldwarpodcast
15/03/202020 minutes 42 seconds
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Episode 76 - Tibet - The Struggle For Heaven

In this episode, we explore the complex and fascinating history of Tibet in the early Cold War. We explore China's history with Tibet and its desire to incorporate Tibet into China. We also examine India's complex relationship with China over Tibet and the CIA's attempt to build an insurgency in the region.
29/02/20201 hour 13 minutes 11 seconds
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Episode 75 - Marshal Peng

In this episode, we examine the life of Chinese Marshal Peng Dehuai. The overall Commander of Communist forces in the Korean War.
01/02/202025 minutes 23 seconds
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Movie Review 9 - Operation Chromite

Jeff and Dave discuss the 2016 Korean action film Operation Chromite directed by John H. Lee and starring Lee Jung-jae, Lee Beom-soo, and Liam Neeson.
15/01/202040 minutes 44 seconds
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Episode 74 - General MacArthur

In this episode, we provide a quick review and background to the life and importance of General MacArthur to the events of the early Cold War
01/01/202034 minutes 50 seconds
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Episode 73 - Kim Il Sung - The Dear Leader

In this episode, we review the life of Kim Il Sung the leader of North Korea during the Cold War. We briefly examine his early life, his rise to power and the rule of his nation. 1946-1994
01/12/201950 minutes 13 seconds
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Episode 72 - Syngman Rhee

In this episode, we examine the life and the political career of Syngman Rhee the first president of South Korea. We look at his early life as a revolutionary, his political leadership of South Korea during the early Cold War and his fall from power in 1960.
15/11/201944 minutes 6 seconds
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Episode 71 - The Two Koreas 1953 -60

In this episode, we chart the development of the two different Korean society after the Korean war from 1953-1960. We look at their political, economic and social development during the period and the contrast between the two societies.
01/11/20191 hour 2 minutes 10 seconds
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Interview Episode 4 - Agents Unknown

Jeff interviews Micheal Reiter and John Murphy of the movie Agents Unknown. What was it like to make the film? What makes Agents Unknown different from other Vietnam era documentary films? What do the film makers hope to accomplish with this documentary? Mike and John discuss these questions and more. Get to know more about the film from the links below: www.agentsunknown.com twitter: agentsunknown00 Amazon US (shortened links): http://a.co/d/h26nEMy Amazon UK (shortened links): http://tinyurl.com/y23k62np Tubi TV: https://tubitv.com/movies/488578/agents_unknown Pluto TV: https://pluto.tv VUDU (available soon): https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/home Top 10 Films review: https://www.top10films.co.uk/52907-review-agents-unknown-may-alter-your-perception-of-the-vietnam-war/ links accurate as of 10/14/19
15/10/20191 hour 2 minutes 17 seconds
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Movie Review Episode 8 - Pork Chop Hill

Jeff and Dave discuss the American Korean War Film Pork Chop Hill directed by Lewis Milestone. The film focuses on the trench warfare in the later Korean War and gives Jeff a good backdrop to discuss that phase of the war.
01/10/201943 minutes 13 seconds
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Movie Review Episode 7 - The Bridges At Toko - Ri

Jeff and Dave discuss the 1954 american film The Bridges at Toko Ri directed by Mark Robson
15/09/201949 minutes 58 seconds
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Episode 70 - Korean War At Sea

In this episode, we review the maritime aspect of the Korean war. We examine the different roles Navies performed during the war and how the Korean War influenced thoughts around Naval power in the decades to come.
01/09/201938 minutes 33 seconds
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Episode 69 - Air War In Korea | Rain Of Fire

In this episode, we review the end of the air war in Korea. We examine the effectiveness of the strategic and political bombing campaign against North Korea in the final year of the war. We also review technological developments to come out of the air war in Korea and the war's influence on the American air war strategy in the wider Cold War.
15/08/201935 minutes 21 seconds
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Episode 68 - Air War in Korea The Eagle and the Dragon

In this episode, we review the surprise introduction of the MIG 15 and the battle for air superiority in the new jet age. The US Air force attempts to stop the flow of supplies and reinforcements south and switches to night bombing after heavy losses. The air force also faces HR issues as a result of the war longer than expected.
01/08/201958 minutes 57 seconds
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Episode 67 - Air War in Korea | Great Expectations

In this episode, we review the early air war in Korea from June to November 1950. We examine US air force strategy before the war, the air force's strained relations with the Army and Navy, along the with challenges the air forced faced in the opening months of the war.
15/07/201948 minutes 55 seconds
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Movie Review 6 - Tae Guk Gi

Jeff and Dave review the 2004 South Korean film Tae Guk Gi : The Brotherhood of War by Kang Je - Gyu
01/07/20191 hour 4 minutes 56 seconds
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Episode 66 - Armistice and Epilogue

In this episode, we review the last year of the war in Korea. How both sides attempted to influence the armistice talks through military actions. We also examine the accusation that the United States used biological weapons, the final negotiations of the war and the consequences of the war on the wider Cold War and our lives today.
15/06/20191 hour 7 minutes 51 seconds
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Episode 65 - Stalemate and Negotiations

In this episode, we explore China's last offensive to win the war and the opening of negotiations between the UN forces and the Communists. We also examine the contentious issue of POWs and how the issue extended the war.
01/06/201948 minutes 19 seconds
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Episode 64 - A Tale of Two Generals

In this episode, we examine the fall of MacArthur and the rise of General Matthew Ridgway. We explore the events of the Korean War in the Spring of 1951 through their inverse relationship. Reviewing the change to us strategy in the period, China's failed to push to win and the US counterattack to retake Seoul. Additionally, we cover the US political and social upheaval caused by the sack of MacArthur and its minor constitutional crisis.
15/05/201951 minutes 39 seconds
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Episode 63 - China rolls the Iron Dice

This episode we examine China's decision to take a series of gambles in response to the US. First Mao gambles on entry into the war, shocking the Americans and pushing them back to the 38th, followed by Mao's gamble that the weight of Chinese forces could push the Americans off the Korean Penisula.
01/05/20191 hour 3 minutes 55 seconds
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Episode 62 - America Rolls the Iron Dice

In this episode, we examine MacArthur's gamble at Inchon and the reversal of UN fortunes from retreat and defeat to attack and victory. We also examine the US decision to invade North Korea.
15/04/201955 minutes 45 seconds
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Episode 61 - Korean Blitzkrieg

This episode we examine the opening moves of the Korean War. The US enters the war and brings the issue to the United Nations. While North Korea attempts a Blitzkrieg campaign to win the war before the US arrives in sizeable numbers to stop them.
01/04/20191 hour 8 minutes 29 seconds
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Episode 60 - Who Started the Korean War?

In this episode, we examine the question of who started the Korean War. Was it a clever trap laid by the Americans to justify defense spending in the Cold War? A CIA backed plot that went wrong or a series of mistakes and musculation by the superpowers which resulted in war?
15/03/201952 minutes 28 seconds
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Episode 59 - Prelude to the Korean War

Re-Recorded. Join us as we began our examination of the Korean War. In this episode, we outline a brief history of Korea leading up to the outbreak of the Korean War. We also examine how the failed US occupation contributed to the origins of the war.
15/02/201958 minutes 55 seconds
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Movie Review 5 - On the Beach

Jeff and Dave review the 1959 film On the Beach directed by Stanley Kramer
15/01/201953 minutes 10 seconds
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Movie Review 4 - Failsafe

Jeff and Dave review 1964 Sidney Lumet movie Failsafe.
02/01/201942 minutes 25 seconds
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Movie Review 3 - Dr. Strangelove

Jeff and Dave discuss the 1964 Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove
15/12/201857 minutes 28 seconds
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Movie Review 2 - The Cranes Are Flying

Join Jeff and Dave as they review the 1957 Soviet classic The Cranes are Flying by Mikhail Kalatozov.
01/12/20181 hour 6 minutes 45 seconds
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Movie Review Episode 1 - Death of Stalin

Join Jeff and Dave as they review the dark comedy Death of Stalin.
15/11/201855 minutes 19 seconds
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Cold War Recap 1945 - 1950

A recap of the first 57 Episodes and the first 5 years of the Cold War.
01/11/201850 minutes 22 seconds
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Episode 57 - Cold War at Sea 1945 - 50

In this episode we examine how Navies developed over the first five years of the Cold War. We examine the Navies, ships, events and technology of the period.
15/10/20181 hour 4 minutes
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Episode 56 - Air Power 1945 -50

In this episode we examine the development of air power 1945-1950. We examine from a high level the aircraft, events and air forces of the period.
01/10/201838 minutes 35 seconds
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Episode 55 - Land Warfare 1945 -50

In this episode we examine the weapons, strategy and tactics of the first five years of the Cold War. We look at advances in armor warfare and Guerrilla Warfare. We also examine tank development, the development of the AK 47 and more.
15/09/201848 minutes 54 seconds
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Episode 54 - Sino Soviet Alliance

In this episode we examine the rise and fall of the Sino-Soviet Alliance. One of the most important alliances of the Cold War. We explore how and why the alliance came to be and why it eventually split. We examine the role of its silent partners in the alliance the Nations of Eastern Europe and how America and Great Britain responded to the alliance.
01/09/201855 minutes 29 seconds
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Episode 53 - Mao 1893 - 1949

In this episode we review the life of Mao Zedong one of the most controversial leaders of the twentieth century. Examining his life from his childhood and youth to his rise to power in the Chinese Communist Party.
15/08/20181 hour 1 minute 14 seconds
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Episode 52 - Chinese Civil War

In this episode we will examine the Communist victory over the Nationalists explaining how and why the Communists won. We will also examine the critical role that the United States and Soviet Union played in the closing stages of the war and how the Chinese Communist victory effected the wider Cold War and the shape of our world today.
01/08/201857 minutes 45 seconds
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Episode 51 - The War of Resistance - China in World War 2

In this episode we review the importance and impact of the Second Sino Japanese war and the larger impact of World War II on the Chinese Civil War. We examine how the Communists used the war to their advantage and how the war crippled the Nationalists and laid the foundation for the Chinese Communist victory in 1949.
15/07/20181 hour 10 minutes 28 seconds
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Episode 50 - China - Chinese Civil War 1923-1937

In this episode we examine the start of the Chinese Civil War between the Nationalists and The Chinese Communist Party. We also examine the rise of the two faction leaders Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek. We review the exile of the Chinese Communists to the wilderness of Yan'an and the Nanjing Decade of Nationalist control of China.
01/07/201844 minutes 6 seconds
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Episode 49 - China - Prelude to the Chinese Civil War

In this episode we will be examining the events leading up to the Chinese Civil War. The decline of the Qing Empire and China's century of Humiliation. We explore the reasons why China declined as the leading power in the world and the political instability to led to the creation of both the Nationalist Party and the Chinese Communist Party.
15/06/201828 minutes 3 seconds
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Episode 48 - Japan - Occupation

In this episode were going to examine how the actual occupation of Japan unfolded versus how it was planned by the Americans and anticipated by the Japanese. We examine how the US ran Japan and established a new Japanese government. The rise of PanPan culture in post war Japan and the state of life in early post war Japan.
01/06/201859 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 47 - Japan - Prelude to Occupation

In this episode the factors that influenced the thinking around the American occupation of Japan, the plan around the occupation and the lead up to the occupation. Looking at the events that unfolded before the Americans arrived and the opening ceremonies of the Occupation. We also look at both American and Japanese concerns in the build up to the occupation and the state of Japan socially, politically and economically at the start of the occupation.
15/05/201848 minutes 30 seconds
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Episode 46 - Japan - The Decline of the Imperial Empire

In this episode we examine the events leading up to the occupation of Japan. We review the forces which created Imperial Japan and the forces which led to its down fall in world war II.
01/05/201852 minutes 10 seconds
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Interview Episode 3 - Joes Segal from Wende Museum

Joes Segal, Chief Curator of the Wende Museum, joins Jeff to discuss the Wende Museum and Joes own historical work which focuses on art and culture and he provides many interesting insights on art during the Cold War. Join us for this fascinating look into cultural aspects of the Cold War. The Wende Museum, located in Los Angeles, centers around preserving Cold War art, culture, and history from the Soviet Bloc countries and is considered a must see for any Cold War fan visiting Southern California. Wende Museum: www.wendemuseum.org
15/04/201844 minutes 14 seconds
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Episode 45 - The Power of the Mafia

In this episode we are going to cover the growth of the mob's power and influence in the American economy and politics despite the end of prohibition and the Great Depression. We will look at efforts by law enforcement and politicians to contain the mob and the Mafia’s growing and often complex relationship with the government during the period of the Cold War.
01/04/201850 minutes 15 seconds
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Episode 44 - Rise of the Mafia in the United States

In this episode we explore the origins of the American mafia and its influence on American politics in the early 20th century. We examine how immigration, prohibition and events in Europe led to the rise of American organized crime and how the Italian Mafia came to dominate the American underworld.
15/03/201832 minutes 51 seconds
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Interview Episode 2 - Odd Arne Westad FBA

Arne Westad, ST Lee Professor of US-Asia Relations at Harvard University, joins Jeff to discuss his new book The Cold War: A World History and weighing in on important questions surrounding the cold war. Join us for a discussion with one of the pre-eminent scholars of the Cold War and a great influence for the founding of this show.
01/03/201821 minutes 11 seconds
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Episode 43 - Soviet Spy Master Lavrentiy Beria

In this episode we explore the complex cut throat politics of the Soviet Union and Beria's subsequent rise and fall from power. We explore his early life and his role in Soviet politics. His role in World War II and his influence on the Cold War and the Soviet Union along with his personal life.
15/02/201851 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 42 - American Spy Master J. Edgar Hoover

In this episode we examine the life of J. Edgar Hoover and his subsequent rise and fall in American politics. We look at the questions surrounding his sexuality. We examine the rumors around his racial background, was Hoover part black? We also explore his ties to the Mob and why he claimed that the Mafia was a hoax.
01/02/201857 minutes 57 seconds
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Episode 41 - FBI or Federal Bureau of Investigations - in the early Cold War

In this episode we examine the origins of the FBI and the rise of J Edgar Hoover in American politics. We will also look at how the Cold War started for the FBI in 1917 and continued into the inter-war years. Finally, we chart the rise of the surveillance state in the United States and how Hoover helped to stoke the flames of the Second Red Scare.
15/01/20181 hour 23 minutes 33 seconds
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Episode 40 - NSA in the Early Cold War

In this episode we explore the origins of the NSA in the early Cold War. When did the US start to monitor Soviet communications Traffic ? Learn about Signals Intelligence's complex relation with US democratic institutions and how work on breaking soviet codes influenced the development of the computer.
01/01/201850 minutes 45 seconds
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Episode 39 - CIA - Early Cold War

Join us as we explore the origins of the CIA and its influence on the early Cold War. How was the CIA different from MI6 or the KGB ? Learn how Washington Politics influenced the structure and growth of the CIA. Finally learn about the early clandestine missions of the CIA in the early years of the Cold War.
15/12/20171 hour 2 minutes 44 seconds
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Episode 38 - World Bank and International Monetary Fund

In this episode we examine the creation of the IMF and World Bank. Why were these institutions formed ? How did these institutions shape the post Cold War World ? What was the Bretton woods system and how did it effect the world economy in the first half of the Cold War ?
01/12/201748 minutes 33 seconds
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Interview Episode 1 - Daniele Bolelli from History on Fire Podcast

Join us in for our first interview with Daniele Bolelli host of the History on Fire Podcast. We talk a little about what’s new with the History on Fire and get Daniele’s views on the Cold War. We talk about the ideology of the period. His experience growing up in Italy during the Cold War and his views on some of the big debates in the Cold War community. Check out History on Fire at http://historyonfirepodcast.com/
15/11/201746 minutes 55 seconds
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Episode 37 - United Nations 1945 - 50

In this episode we examine the founding of the United Nations and its role in the early Cold War. How did the League of Nations and World War II shape the UN ? Learn how the Soviet Union got three votes in the general assembly whereas other nations were limited to one. Moreover, we examine the thoughts behind why the UN is structured the way it is. Why do only five nations have Vetoes ? Why are some nations treated different from others ? Why is the UN almost helpless in stopping Civil wars and atrocities ?
01/11/201757 minutes 29 seconds
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Episode 36 - The First Arab- Israeli War - Cold War in Middle East

In this episode we examine the First Arab-Israeli war in the context of the Cold War. How did an Israel so outnumbered achieve victory? What was the Soviet Union's role in the war? How did the war effect the Cold War?
15/10/20171 hour 7 minutes 59 seconds
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Episode 35 - The Iran Crisis 1945-50 - Early Cold War in the Middle East

In this episode we examine the early Cold War in the Middle East from a general perspective and examine the first Crisis in the Middle East the Iran Crisis. Learn about the politics of the region ? How did the US become involved in the region and how were the nations in the region influenced by the early Cold War?
01/10/201722 minutes 10 seconds
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Episode 34 - Soviet Gulag

In this episode we discuss the infamous Soviet Gulag system. Did they serve a useful purpose? How harsh were the conditions? Why did they form in the first place? How do the Gulags compare to modern prison systems? We will answer these questions and more.
15/09/20171 hour 4 minutes 6 seconds
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Episode 33 - The Soviet Empire 1944 - 1953

In this episode we examine the Soviet Empire during the early Cold War. What was the politics of the early Cold War ? What was happening in Eastern Europe and what was the Soviet Perspective of the early Cold War.
01/09/20171 hour 19 minutes 36 seconds
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Episode 32 - Ho Chi Minh | General Giap - Cold War Biography

Join us this episode as we take a closer examination of Ho Chin Minh and General Võ Nguyên Giáp early lives leading up to the First Indo-China War. We look at Ho’s early life overseas and his rise to power in the communist party and how he subsequently lost influence. Learn why Giap hated the French and his early life as a revolutionary.
15/08/201734 minutes 51 seconds
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Episode 31 - French Indo China War 1951-1954

In this episode the war in Indo-China intensifies. A new French general arrives to take command and the fighting escalates. What really happened at Dien Bien Phu ? How close did the Americans come to using atomic bombs to save the French and how did the French ultimately lose the war ?
01/08/20171 hour 16 minutes 3 seconds
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Episode 31 - French Indo-China war 1945-50

In this episode we examine the first part of the struggle for Vietnamese Independence. What was France's strategy in the post war to recolonize Indo-China. How did Britain play a role in starting the Vietnam war ? How did America come to aid the French in this struggle and become involved in Vietnam ?
15/07/20171 hour 9 minutes 2 seconds
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Episode 30 - France - Late French Empire 1945-56

In this episode we examine the late French Empire and its place in the Cold War and the growing decolonization movement . What was France's plan for its empire in the post war world ? How did issues in domestic French politics affect the empire and wider Cold War ? What happened with France's minor holdings in Morocco, Madagascar and Tunisia ? Learn all this more !
01/07/201758 minutes 19 seconds
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Episode 29 - Hayek - Road to Serfdom

In this episode we examine the controversial book Road to Serfdom. Who was Hayek and what was the book Road to Serfdom all about ? How was the work viewed in the early cold war and how would it go on to effect the late Cold War ?
15/06/201740 minutes 50 seconds
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Episode 28 - Malaysia - The Malayan emergency Part II 1952-1960

Join us as we examine the second half of the Malaya Emergency 1952-1960. The Malayan Emergency is a forgotten chapter in the Cold War often overshadowed by The French Defeat in Indo-China and the Korean war. Its also a chapter in the Cold War where the United States and the Soviet Union played little or no role. So how did the British achieve victory in Malaya ? Why Couldn't the MCP achieve victory ?
01/06/201750 minutes 30 seconds
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Episode 28 - Malaysia - Malayan Emergency Part 1 1948 - 1951

In this episode we examine the early Malayan emergency. What did the emergency mean for the wider cold war?
15/05/20171 hour 3 minutes 52 seconds
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Episode 27 - Kashmir - The first Indo - Pakistani War

In this episode we explore the first clash between India and Pakistan in the mountains of Kashmir. What was so important about this region and why did India and Pakistan fight a war over it ? How did the Kashmir conflict become involved in the wider Cold War and how did the conflict shape the future of both nations and the wider region? Learn all this and more !
01/05/201739 minutes 22 seconds
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Episode 26 - India - The decline of the British Raj and rise of India

In this episode we examine the Indian movement for independence, the decline of the British Raj and early Cold War India and Pakistan. Why couldn’t Britain retain control of India, why didn’t India a strong democratic nation become an American ally in the Cold War. Finally, how and why did Pakistan become an ally of the United States? Learn all this and more!
15/04/20171 hour 12 minutes 57 seconds
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Episode 25 - 1984

In this episode we examine our first cultural artifact from the Cold War the novel 1984. We will look at connections between 1984 and the Cold War. Who was George Orwell and what inspired him to write 1984 ? What are the similarities between Orwell's 1984 and what happened in the Cold War ? Moreover, we examine the how this novel written in the Cold War influences us today.
01/04/201735 minutes
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Episode 24 - British Intelligence 1945 - 50

In this episode British Intelligence in the early Cold War. What was happening beyond the Cambridge five ? What were Britain’s objectives vs the United States?
15/03/201735 minutes 57 seconds
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Episode 23 - The Late British Empire 1945 - 55

Join us as we examine the late British Empire in the Cold War. What was Britain’s position in the early Cold War? How did the British Empire try to stay relevant in the early Cold War? Did the Cold War ultimately hurt or help the British Empire ?
01/03/201735 minutes 41 seconds
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Episode 22 - The Rise of Indonesia 1945-49

Join us as we examine the the decline and fall of the Dutch East Indies and the Rise of Indonesia. How did small Holland come to rule a large island chain on the other side of the world ? Why did the Dutch East Indies fall and why didn't Communism spread to Indonesia like in Korea and Vietnam ? Learn all this and more!
15/02/201732 minutes 37 seconds
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Episode 21 - Decolonization

How did Europe come to dominate the world? Why did Europe global dominance end ? How did the process of decolonization tie into the Cold War ?
01/02/201748 minutes 4 seconds
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Episode 20 - The Two Germanys 1945 - 1953

Join us as we examine the early history of East and West Germany. Why was Germany divided after the second World War? Why Couldn’t the Allies and Soviets come to an agreement about Germany ? Why did Germany become a central front in the Cold War ?
15/01/201739 minutes 25 seconds
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Episode 19 - Cold War in Scandinavia 1945-70

Join us as we examine the Cold War in Scandinavia. Why didn't Finland join the Warsaw Pack ? Was Sweden a truly neutral state or a NATO satellite ? Were US nuclear arms secretly stored in Iceland and Greenland ?
01/01/201755 minutes 32 seconds
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Episode 18 - Cambridge Five

Join us this episode as we examine the Cambridge spy ring. Who were the Cambridge five ? Why did they betray their country and social class ? What was their impact on the early Cold War ? Learn all this and more!
15/12/201625 minutes 35 seconds
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Episode 17 - Soviet Atomic Bomb

In this episode we learn about the origins of the Soviet atomic bomb. How much did Soviet espionage help in building the Soviet atomic industry ? Why didn't Germany produce an atomic bomb in world War II ? How did Soviet development of the atomic bomb change the course of the Cold War ? Learn this and more in our latest episode!
01/12/201645 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 16 - KGB

In this episode learn about the origins of the KGB. How did the Soviets develop so many spies and sources ? who were the spies in the Roosevelt administration ? How did the Soviets steal the A-bomb ?
15/11/201647 minutes 38 seconds
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Episode 15 - NATO

Join us as we explorer the origins of NATO and its early years. Why did nations such as Norway and Germany want to join NATO ? What were NATO's early war plans and what was its stance around nuclear weapons ? What were the early political challenges that NATO faced and how has this shaped the current alliance ? Learn all this and more in our latest episode
01/11/201627 minutes 49 seconds
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Episode 14 - Tito | Bevin

In this episode we will look at early leaders of the cold war. Who were they and what made them tick: Tito and Bevin.
15/10/201637 minutes 44 seconds
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Episode 13 - Molotov | Forestall

This episode we examine the lives of two of the most influential bureaucrats of the early Cold War Molotov Soviet Foreign Minister and James Forestall the first US secretary of defense. We will examine their meteoric rises to power in the 1920s and 1930s and their subsequent falls from power in the late 1940s. Including Forestalls controversial descent into madness and suicide.
01/10/201637 minutes 54 seconds
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Episode 12 - 1948 Election Part III

In this episode were going to examine what was going with the Democrats and their convention. We will look at the rise of the dixiecrats in the South as a fourth party. The election itself and the aftermath…what happened to all these characters ? We will also talk about how the election affected the United States and the wider Cold War.
15/09/201626 minutes
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Episode 12 - 1948 Election Part II

In this episode we will be examining the Southern reaction to Truman’s Civil rights program, we will look at the Progressive party and what went wrong and why did it fail to attract more Americans? We will also take a closer examination of the Republican party and their primary election
01/09/201630 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 12 - 1948 Election Part 1

In this episode we will be exploring the 1948 election. What were the issues? who were the players? What were the American politics of the period and how would all of this affect the Cold War? And What are the Similarities and differences between today and 1948?
15/08/201631 minutes 39 seconds
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Episode 11 - Berlin Airlift Part II

Join us for part two of the Berlin Airlift. Learn about the logistics of the airlift and the politics involved. Find out who opposed the airlift and why? What was the happening in the city at this point? Finally, we review how the airlift affected the Cold War and do some counterfactual history talking about what the Soviets could have done different.
01/08/201628 minutes 29 seconds
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Episode 11 - Berlin Airlift Part I

Join as we explore Berlin in post 1945 and how and why the Berlin blockade started ? Why did the Soviets blockade the city and what did they hope to achieve ? Find out this and more!
15/07/201630 minutes 4 seconds
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Episode 10 - Cold War In The Mediterranean Part III

Join us in this episode as we examine a rarely looked at aspect of the Cold War, the cold war perspective from the perspective of Mediterranean. In this episode we will look at Albania, Greece, and Turkey. Why did Albania want to side with Stalin over Tito? Why did Greece not fall in the communist sphere of influence? How did Turkey come to be part of NATO? We explore that those topics and many others in this episode.
01/07/201626 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 10 - Cold War In The Mediterranean Part II

Join us in this episode as we examine a rarely looked at aspect of the Cold War, the cold war perspective from the perspective of Mediterranean. In this episode we will look at Italy including the CIA's involvement in the new republics elections. We'll also take a look at Yugoslavia and effects of the massive losses due to World War II.
15/06/201635 minutes 41 seconds
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Episode 10 - Cold War In The Mediterranean 1945 -50 Part I

In the next couple of episodes we will take a look at the early cold war perspective of The Mediterranean States. In this episode in particular will set the stage for the perspective of France and Spain, detailing their post war perspectives and how they were shaped by their recent histories. #coldwar #history
01/06/201634 minutes 24 seconds
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Episode 9 - Marshall Plan

Join us as we examine the Marshall Plan and why it was deemed necessary after World War II. What were Americas motives? What were the affects? See how that one policy had a major impact on the Cold War and the world today.
15/05/201633 minutes 6 seconds
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Episode 8 - America Re - Arms 1945 - 50

America Re-Arms from 1945-50
01/05/201631 minutes 13 seconds
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Episode 7 - Capitalism Part III

In this episode we examined the social and cultural system of Western Capitalism. How was Capitalism structured in the Cold War and what were its origins?
15/04/201627 minutes 46 seconds
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Episode 7 - Capitalism Part II

In this episode we examined the social and cultural system of Western Capitalism. How was Capitalism structured in the Cold War and what were its origins?
01/04/201633 minutes 29 seconds
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Episode 7 - Capitalism Part I

In this episode we examined the social and cultural system of Western Capitalism. How was Capitalism structured in the Cold War and what were its origins?
16/03/201633 minutes 54 seconds
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Episode 6 - Truman | Attlee

In this episode we will look at early leaders of the cold war. Who were they and what made them tick: Truman and Attlee.
02/03/201630 minutes 49 seconds
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Episode 5 - Joseph Stalin

In this episode we will be looking at the early leaders of the cold war. Who were these men and what made them tick. Part 1 - Stalin
17/02/201632 minutes 5 seconds
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Episode 4 - Who Started the Cold War?

Who Started the Cold War? Could the Cold War have been avoided? Find out in episode 4 of The History of the Cold War Podcast
03/02/201628 minutes 53 seconds
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Episode 3 - Communist Ideology

We examine Communist Ideology before and during the cold war
20/01/201624 minutes 52 seconds
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Episode 2 - Geopolitical roots of the Cold War

Geopolitical roots that would define the Cold War
06/01/201628 minutes 29 seconds
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Episode 1 - Ideological roots of the Cold War

*Revised Episode 1 - The ideological roots of the Cold War. We explore the three major theories that led to the Cold War.
20/12/201522 minutes 35 seconds
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Episode 0 - Introduction of the host and the podcast

*Revised Episode 0 The History Of The Cold War Podcast - Episode 0. A brief Background about myself and an outline of the series.
19/12/20157 minutes 20 seconds