144 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
    • 4.1 • 123 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.

    Ret. U.S. Major Danny Sjursen

    Ret. U.S. Major Danny Sjursen

    Taking a short break from our CIA series this week to talk to retired U.S. Major Danny Sjursen. Danny was a U.S. Army strategist and history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge. These days he’s an outspoken critic of American imperialism.



    Danny talks to use about his journey from being your typical post-9/11 U.S. soldier wanting revenge, to the war critic that he is today. We also talk about the nature of the military-industrial complex, the so-called “West Point Mafia”, Trump’s military track record, Biden’s pick for Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, and what might happen if Trump tries to declare martial law.



    Follow Danny at @SkepticalVet and check out his podcast “Fortress on a Hill,” co-hosted with fellow vet Chris “Henri” Henrikson.

    • 1 hr 34 min
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    #144 – The 1929 Riots

    #144 – The 1929 Riots

    In the early 1920s, violence between Muslims and the Jews continued to escalate. Because they didn't trust the British to defend their interests, the newly formed (and illegal) Jewish self-defense organization, the Haganah, was formed.  Churchill came to visit Palestine - and made things worse.  Without a doubt, the British military continued to favor the Arabs. General Sir Walter Congreve, commander of British forces in the Middle East, said in October 1921: “In the case of Palestine [the sympathies of the Army] are rather obviously with the Arabs,… the victim[s] of the unjust policy forced upon them by the British Government.”

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #143 – Fascist Jews

    #143 – Fascist Jews

    In the early 1920s, violence between Muslims and the Jews continued to escalate. Because they didn't trust the British to defend their interests, the newly formed (and illegal) Jewish self-defense organization, the Haganah, was formed.  Churchill came to visit Palestine - and made things worse.  Without a doubt, the British military continued to favor the Arabs. General Sir Walter Congreve, commander of British forces in the Middle East, said in October 1921: “In the case of Palestine [the sympathies of the Army] are rather obviously with the Arabs,… the victim[s] of the unjust policy forced upon them by the British Government.”

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #142 – The Unjust Policy

    #142 – The Unjust Policy

    In the early 1920s, violence between Muslims and the Jews continued to escalate. Because they didn't trust the British to defend their interests, the newly formed (and illegal) Jewish self-defense organization, the Haganah, was formed.  Churchill came to visit Palestine - and made things worse.  Without a doubt, the British military continued to favor the Arabs. General Sir Walter Congreve, commander of British forces in the Middle East, said in October 1921: “In the case of Palestine [the sympathies of the Army] are rather obviously with the Arabs,… the victim[s] of the unjust policy forced upon them by the British Government.”

    • 52 min
    #141 – Dirty Idle Wasters

    #141 – Dirty Idle Wasters

    When the British finally captured the Middle East from the Ottomans in October 1918, under the command of General Edmund Allenby, with the support of TE Lawrence and his Sharifians, Hussein and Faisal, the British immediately tried to walk back on the Sykes-Picot agreement.  They figured they did all the hard work, so f**k the French. 

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

appleknockerPD ,

Factual Cold War history w humor..

If you want to hear the factual reasons for the beginnings of the “Cold War”. Cameron Reilly & Ray Harris (through facts & humor) more than I received in the one class in masters school!! If “naughty” words or possible acts of historical persons bothers you, either chill, go with the flow or don’t expose yourself to such horrors of a Cold War with nuclear weapons & some unusual “jokes” & history is no fun in a completely dry format..

Louis Leggieri ,

Awesomeness

This is a response to the negative reviews regarding slurs, joke, delivery, etc:

Listen to the disclaimer in the first episode...LOL

Awesome show guys. The content would be boring without your unique delivery.

-LFL

Winnifred W ,

Absolute Pigs

I’m blown away that these men have a platform to gleefully spread their misogyny - not to mention the casual anti-semitism. They think their thoughts on Judaism are facts and can’t recognize their own bias - odd for historians, I would think. But their hatred for women is so much bigger and, I’ll add, terrifying to hear, as a woman. So sad - just wanted some history! Jesus.

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