100 episodes

A weekly podcast on the Korean War

Korean War Podcast Paul Kendrick

    • History
    • 4.6 • 62 Ratings

A weekly podcast on the Korean War

    Kennedy and Vietnam

    Kennedy and Vietnam

    Event in Vietnam and Laos in 1961.  A biography of President Kennedy.  President Kennedy greatly increases the number of American military personnel from less than  thousand to over sixteen thousand by November 1963 in order to help the South Vietnamese Government to resist the Viet Cong revolt in the country.

    • 21 min
    Viet Cong

    Viet Cong

    Events in Vietnam and Laos in 1959 and 1960.  In 1959 the National Liberation Front is formed by the Communist they became commonly known as the Viet Cong with aid from North Vietnam the Communist revolt in the South becomes much more serious.  The corruption of South Vietnamese President Diem's brother and sister in law shocks the nation.

    • 20 min
    Republic of South Vietnam 1955 - 1958

    Republic of South Vietnam 1955 - 1958

    In this first of twenty episodes dealing with Vietnam between 1955 to 1965.  I look at the history of South Vietnam up to 1958 and its leader President Diem, for a short the country seemed stable but the underlying problems within Diem regime was clearly there.  Lack of land reforms, corruption and a Government that favoured the minority Catholic community.

    • 20 min
    Introduction

    Introduction

    Season six of this podcast season begin on Saturday September 4th.  It will deal with the military and political events in Vietnam and Laos between 1955 and 1965.  From the end of the First Indochina War to intervention of American ground in 1965.

    • 6 min
    The Civil War in North Yeman

    The Civil War in North Yeman

    This episode deals with the Civil War in North Yemen and the final years of Nasser's rule in Egypt and the two subjects are highly interconnected because seventy thousand Egyptian troops would sent to the country to fight an unwinnable guerrilla war against the Royalist forces.  Nasser would die in 1970 his reputation much lower than it had been ten years earlier.

    • 21 min
    Congo 1960 - 1965

    Congo 1960 - 1965

    This episode deals with the Civil War in the Congo between 1960 and 1965 following independence from Belgium.  It became a proxy war of the cold war with the United States and the Soviet Union supporting different political factions in the Congo.  A biography of Mobutu who would become the dictator of the Congo for over thirty years from 1965.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

ludwig van beertoven ,

This podcast rules!

Well researched and lean podcast detailing fascinating post 1945 history. If you love a good true story from recent history, give it a try.

SZQ TourGuide ,

Great detailed information!

Well researched, step-by-step history for anyone who wants to know many of the facts!

Three_degrees_off_center ,

Solid Treatments of Important Subjects

After devoting 68 twenty-minute episodes to the Korean War, this podcast published substantial series on the First Indochina War (1945-1954) and the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960). It will, moreover, soon begin a series on the Indonesian Confrontation (1962-1966.)

As it now deals with much more than its eponymous subject, the podcast has adopted the secondary name of "When the Cold War Went Hot."

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