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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

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.

    #138 – Intervening In Foreign Elections

    #138 – Intervening In Foreign Elections

    Americans were SHOCKED to discover that Russia had interfered in their 2016 Presidential elections. How dare they interfere with the democratic process of a sovereign nation! Of course, those same Americans probably have no idea that their own country has, according to the research done by my guest today, done the same thing over 80 times since the end of WWII.



    Today I interview Dov H. Levin Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong about his research on what he calls his Partisan Electoral Intervention by the Great Powers dataset (PEIG). It shows how many times the USA and USSR/Russia intervened in foreign elections in the years 1946 - 2000.

    • 51 min
    #133 – The Creation Of Israel

    #133 – The Creation Of Israel

    • 1 hr
    #127 – Syngman Rhee

    #127 – Syngman Rhee

    • 1 hr 22 min
    #125 – The Berlin Blockade

    #125 – The Berlin Blockade

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #118 – Red Scare Part 4

    #118 – Red Scare Part 4

    The Red Scare continues. In 1939, Martin Dies Jr claimed that the Justice Department was investigating 2,850 known communists in government and that FDR had ordered a purge of all those named. But it was all a disinformation campaign launched by Hoover. The President hadn’t ordered a purge – but he HAD secretly ordered Hoover […]

    • 1 hr
    #115 – Red Scare Part 1

    #115 – Red Scare Part 1

    The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) was created in 1938 to investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees, and those organizations suspected of having Communist ties. HUAC is best remembered for the Alger Hiss case and the Hollywood blacklists. But the American fear of socialism and communism pre-dates HUAC […]

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

N0H1570ry ,

Not Bad For A Yank & An Ozzy

As with the other Cam and Ray podcast series, this one is enjoyable to listen to due to the not-too-serious attitudes and funny comments from the hosts.
At the same time it’s fascinating thanks to the amount of detail and research that goes into it (the story of the hospital on the island just off the coast of Hiroshima right after the atomic bombing was especially poignant and it’s great that the unreal experiences real people had to go through are being told).

Can’t wait to get premium as soon as I can and listen to all the other episodes.

Jeffmb77 ,

They’ve done it again!

Bit late to the party with this one, but there’s no prizes for coming first..... Ray....
I have merrily meandered through several of Ray and Cam’s delightful podcasts, with the mesmerising Life of Caesar pod being a firm favourite! Quite frankly, the hard truth is yet again delivered here. They pick apart the often fabricated blanket Western view of the Cold War, to deliver a concise and unbiased look at the real meat on the bones of the subject. True to Cam’s tried and tested methods, we are treated to a deep and thorough dive into the countries, and players, involved in the biggest ever game of chicken... With daring greater than Hoover turning up to work in his favourite pink stilettos, Ray ‘the pimp of Virginia’ Harris, and the cunning linguist Cam-bam-thank-you-ma’am, fearlessly tear through the rubbish we were taught at school, to deliver a Vegas-style pants down exposure of the real truth...
Are you ready to get Cold....?

Gaius Valarius Crispus ,

Refreshing!!

It’s an absolute pleasure to hear the Cold War spoken about without the anti-Soviet, pro-Western biased that I’ve heard all my life!!
As in depth, maybe more so as it’s more recent and there’s more information available than the ancient history podcasts, but no less as funny, or musical.
I must warn you before you subscribe, that if you do there a very likely chance you’ll end up in some government list somewhere. And come World War III, we may all be round up into camps. But we can always gather together and talk history 👍🏻😂

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