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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

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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.

    #149 – The Soviet Bomb

    #149 – The Soviet Bomb

    It’s commonly thought in the West that the Soviet Union stole all of the secrets for building a bomb from their spies in the West. Not exactly correct. When nuclear fission was discovered in Berlin in December 1938, the Soviets were as quick to react as the West. But their economy wasn't as strong, and they had many more problems to contend with, so it didn't get a high priority. And then 4 million Germans invaded. On this episode we being to tell the story of the Nobel Prize-winning Soviet scientists who lead the work.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #147 – Jewish Terrorism

    #147 – Jewish Terrorism

    After The Peel Commission recommending moving hundreds of thousands of Palestinians off their land by force, the Arab Revolt re-emerged with hundreds of terrorist attacks during 1937-38 against the British and Jews - and even against Arab collaborators. The British cracked down and deported many of their leaders. Irgun, the Jewish militant group, met this threat with their own terrorism. Hitler used the situation to score propaganda points against the Jews and the British.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #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

    Although you may not think of Israel as part of the Cold War paradigm, it’s played such a huge role in American foreign policy, and we have to cover it. It’s also played, and continues to play, a huge role in the story of oil, which is, of course, a huge part of the Cold War story. Because, as you know, the Cold War was all about economics. In this episode, we give a quick overview of anti-Semitism and the creation of the State of Israel. In our next episodes we're going to go deep into the story of Zionism. 

    • 1 hr
    #129 – Who Started The War?

    #129 – Who Started The War?

    • 1 hr 33 min
    #127 – Syngman Rhee

    #127 – Syngman Rhee

    • 1 hr 22 min

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Ray and Cam from Life of Ceaser, Life of Alexander, The Renaissance Times & The BS Filter present you the cold war. Like the detail in their other series there is backstory galore. 76 hours in and they have only just got to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They take a break from the narative story to detail certain aspects, provide bios of the main players and conduct some awesome interviews. Great music, lots of laughs and detailed knowlege of the subject combine to make this one, my favorate download. So listen to the free episodes and then open your wallet because the tiny monthly cost a is totally worth it.

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Brilliant series. Well written, very funny and informative. While you need to stump up some $$ to listen to it I can thorouhly reccomend it - well worth the price of admisison.

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