153 episodes

If you were alive from 1945 - 1990, the Cold War was an ever-present reality. We grew up being told that the world could end any minute - and you probably wouldn't know it was coming until it hit. On this series we're going DEEP on the Cold War - why it happened, how it happened and where it left us. As with our other hit podcast series, this show contains heavy doses of bad language, irreverent humour and singalongs.

Cam & Ray's Cold War Podcast Cameron Reilly & Ray Harris

    • History
    • 4.6 • 56 Ratings

If you were alive from 1945 - 1990, the Cold War was an ever-present reality. We grew up being told that the world could end any minute - and you probably wouldn't know it was coming until it hit. On this series we're going DEEP on the Cold War - why it happened, how it happened and where it left us. As with our other hit podcast series, this show contains heavy doses of bad language, irreverent humour and singalongs.

    “Empire By Invitation”

    “Empire By Invitation”

    European recipients of the Marshall Plan funds were quite clear to the USA that they needed help keeping the socialists down and out of their countries. And the USA recognized that its own economic welfare rested on the revival of Europe. Funding a pro-capitalist European recovery was a matter of national self-interest.

    • 47 min
    The Creation of NATO

    The Creation of NATO

    We want to take a break from Korea to talk about the creation of NATO. Obviously relevant with the whole Ukraine situation. And it took on a new kind of mission during the Korean War. But let’s go back and look at where it came from.

    • 47 min
    The Double Life of Katharine Clark

    The Double Life of Katharine Clark

    Today we're talking to Katharine Gregorio, author of "The Double Life of Katharine Clark, The Untold Story of the American Journalist Who Brought the Truth about Communism to the West". Clark was her great-aunt, a foreign correspondent who, while posted in Belgrade in the mid-1950s, befriended Milovan Djilas, the former heir apparent to Tito in Yugoslavia and author of the classic "Conversations with Stalin", which Clark helped get published in the West, at great risk to herself and her husband.

    • 31 min
    Taiwan Part 4

    Taiwan Part 4

    This is part four of our recent chat about the history of China and Taiwan with James Shone, a teacher who has lived and worked in Taiwan for over a decade. He’s recently started a podcast about the history of Taiwan - https://taiwanthroughtime.com/.

    • 36 min
    Fugitives by Danny Orbach

    Fugitives by Danny Orbach

    Dr. Danny Orbach is an Associate professor in general history and East Asian studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His new book, Fugitives, is a history of Nazi mercenaries during the Cold War

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Taiwan Part 3

    Taiwan Part 3

    This is part three of our recent chat about the history of China and Taiwan with James Shone, a teacher who has lived and worked in Taiwan for over a decade. He’s recently started a podcast about the history of Taiwan - https://taiwanthroughtime.com/.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Sфlеми ,

Re: the life of Reilly

John Gilbert

Syd Swans ,

Every episode has a twist and turn - not necessarily for the better

Cam & Ray give you everything they have in their in depth podcasts (that always go over time). In their smut-laden humoresque way, they will take you through pivotal moments in the Cold War and spend inordinate time taking you down various holes (such as on Anti-homosexual laws in England from 1800’s whilst talking abou famous British spies). My family put me onto them and they are worthy a listen, if not for the fuller picture of recent history but for Ray’s laugh! Give it a go.

Reyfar ,

Fun and informative.

This is an awesome podcast I've been listening to for years. Cam and Ray's greatest strength, besides staminia, is really helping you feel and understand the perspective and motivations of these great figures during the cold war. Plus you get a bunch of awesome anecdotes to tell your friends.

I recommend the now recent episode Obrad where Cam chats a guy who grew up in Tito's Yugoslavia.

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