134 episódios

Listen to those that experienced the Cold War and those who are fascinated. Featuring many untold stories of the military and civilian experience never recorded before.

Cold War Conversations Ian Sanders

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Listen to those that experienced the Cold War and those who are fascinated. Featuring many untold stories of the military and civilian experience never recorded before.

    My father was a Stasi spy... (134)

    My father was a Stasi spy... (134)

    Werner Stiller’s spectacular defection to the West in 1979 inflicted one of the Cold War’s most serious blows to the Stasi.

    • 1h 1m
    Following the Former Iron Curtain (133)

    Following the Former Iron Curtain (133)

    Tim Phillips travelled the route of the former Iron Curtain from deep inside the arctic circle to the meeting point in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey. On his journey, he explored both the surviving traces of the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall.

    • 1h 10 min
    Czechoslovak hockey star defects to Canada (132)

    Czechoslovak hockey star defects to Canada (132)

    Vashi Nedomanský is the son of Czech former legendary ice hockey forward Václav Nedomanský aka “Big Ned” who is best known as the first ice hockey player to defect to North America to play.

    • 1h 10 min
    Robert - The anti Cold War activist (131)

    Robert - The anti Cold War activist (131)

    Robert Perschmann describes himself as an anti-Cold War activist. His political views started when interview with a Soviet journalist which was broadcast on PBS radio (the US equivalent of the BBC) which was the catalyst for an almost one-man campaign to reduce tensions between the two superpowers.

    • 1h 8 min
    Susan - An American teaching English in East Germany (130)

    Susan - An American teaching English in East Germany (130)

    Susan Morrison is Professor of English at Texas State University. In the late 1980’s she taught in Rostock in the former GDR and then lived in West Berlin but frequently crossed back into the East to teach and meet friends

    • 1h 22 min
    The KGB tried to recruit me (129)

    The KGB tried to recruit me (129)

    Hans de Vreij is a Dutch journalist at the United Nations in Geneva and was the subject of attempted recruitment by the KGB to develop an ‘agent of influence’ to disseminate Soviet points of view.

    • 57 min

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