Recording the stories of the Cold War before they are lost...
China 1949 (165)
China in 1949 was a tumultuous year that saw the dramatic collapse of Chiang Kai-shek's 'pro-Western' Nationalist government, overthrown by Mao Zedong and his communist armies, and the foundation of the People's Republic of China.
The Happy Traitor - The Life of Soviet Spy George Blake (164)
Interview with acclaimed author and journalist Simon Kuper, has written The Happy Traitor, the story of British spy and Soviet Union double agent George Blake, the last major British traitor of the Cold War.
From Foe to Friend - the British Army in Cold War Germany (163)
Foe to Friend is a major exhibition at The National Army Museum in London that follows the lives of British soldiers in Germany over the past 75 years. Enjoy an expert visit as Cold War Conversations co-host James takes you on a tour with lead curator, Dr Peter Johnston
On Her Majesty's Nuclear Submarine Service (162)
Commodore Eric Thompson MBE served from the first days of the Polaris missile boats until after the end of the Cold War.
Advanced English studies in Moscow during the 1970s and 80s (161)
Vadim was at school in Moscow during the 1970s and 80s where he attended an Advanced English Studies School.
US Army Intelligence gathering in the unified Germany (160)
tells us of the little known story of continued US Army involvement in intelligence gathering alongside the German security services, the BND.
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Great job! Love these history memorabilia. Let’s hope the twenty first century will show more humanity and trust.
Ian is so knowledgeable of his topic. His interview and conversational style not only brings out the pertinent history and content, but also the character of those involved in sharing their personal stories.The questions are great, and answers are always fascinating. Podcast is well produced and very educational. I learn something new in every podcast. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking for a fun way to discover cold war history through first hand accounts of featured guests. Cold War Conversations is well worth listening in on!
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Subscribe and listen to CWC. Ian Sanders has nailed this one. His content brings to life aspects of the Cold War, the GDR, The USSR, NATO, ordinary life and extraordinary lives during this tumultuous period. Ian captures the feel of the period, entertains and educates us with his insight, warmth and sly humor. A+++++