In every James Bond 007 movie there's not only a great story, but there's rich real life history. This podcast is dedicated to not only talking about the movies, but telling the real life history that inspired the movie. Its my love of James Bond and my love of history combined into one podcast.
Episode 18 - Dr. No
Join myself and special guests Kyle and Daniel as we dive into Dr. No, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Bay of Pigs Invasion, Socialism and the impact of Castro today. Fun watch, a lot of interesting views and stories from a time when James Bond was as always 5 minutes into the future with his missions. One of the best Bond films of all time, and the one that started it all so it is poignant that my first journey into YouTube begins with Dr. No as well.
Episode 17 - Moonraker and the Space Race
Join myself and Mr. Kyle Yobs as we talk about the movie EVERY Bond fan has an opinion on. We talk about Sputniks, Mickey Mouse, the current state of the education system, Jaws, children's books, beating the Russians, losing to the Russians, sending dogs to space, Elon Musk, and all the joys that Moonraker brings, and some of the not so joyous parts. A fun episode with good conversation and some great soundtracks to go with it
Episode 16 - The Living Daylights - A Defection Story
Come listen as myself and Chris Hunt from British Bond Addict talk about Timothy Dalton's first outing as Bond, The Living Daylights. We had a blast chatting Bond and going into Daniel Craig's Foghorn Leghorn accent. After we go into a crazy ass story about a real life defection that happened in the 60's that started with clapping cheeks, and ended in a deadly kidnapping. It's a fun episode, full of laughs and full of really interesting topics.
Special Update and Announcement Moving Forward and Contest Giveaway
Just a quick update about what's been going on and to put out an offer to listeners of the show to participate in episodes of Quantum of History themselves. Listen in and check out a contest coming soon, and how to be a contributor to the podcast!
Episode 15 - Die Another Day
Where else can you hear about Dennis Rodman, Madonna, Ellen Degeneres, Harvey Weinstein, Jeffery Epstein, Kevin Smith, James Dolan, The Knicks, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Superman, Halle Berry's boobs, Kim Jung Un, while hearing explosions, and history talk? The answer to that question is ONLY HERE!! Listen to episode 15 as myself and Jason Kim talk about Die Another Day, about Korea before WWII, after, hear the story of how his grandparents fled North Korea, the state of Korea now and where Korea is in the future. A really fun, episode with sooooo much crammed into a 38 minute podcast. Listen, enjoy and as always stay positive.
Episode 14 - Tomorrow Never Dies Part II - Hong Kong Transfer
One of the most unique and interesting exchanges of a foreign land in history, come listen as we talk about how Hong Kong went from China, to Britain, and back to China again. Coming on to help me is Thomas Felix Creighton who has been living in China near Hong Kong for years now. His insights and my immaturity will help make for a fun listen.
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Ian Fleming and soviet condoms
Ian Fleming risked his spy cover to smuggle Soviet condoms
Hedonistic Bond creator was almost outed as a spy on the Russian border for smuggling Soviet condoms
16 August 2020 • 2:28am
The numerous seductions of James Bond rarely get in the way of his mission. But his hedonistic creator Ian Fleming was almost outed as a spy on the Russian border for smuggling Soviet condoms, new research has revealed....
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Adding depth to the Bond films
A fun podcast that delves deeper into the stories that we know so well as Bond fans. Donny the host researches a topic from a different film each week. Although the basis of his podcast may seem serious he keeps it fun, lighthearted and easy to digest. His curiosity for all things reminds me somewhat of Bond’s creator Fleming. He regularly brings in guest speakers from the Bond fan community to help him with his research. I look forward to future episodes. Thank you Donny.