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Real Time 1960s, a podcast created and hosted by Joe Rubenstein, explores the history of that decade -- politics, culture, entertainment, sports -- in real time. Follow us at facebook.com/realtime1960s

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Real Time 1960s, a podcast created and hosted by Joe Rubenstein, explores the history of that decade -- politics, culture, entertainment, sports -- in real time. Follow us at facebook.com/realtime1960s

    Bay of Pigs, pt. 2: Invasion and Aftermath [Ep. 10]

    Bay of Pigs, pt. 2: Invasion and Aftermath [Ep. 10]

    In this second installment of a two-part episode, host Joe Rubenstein takes an in-depth look at the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion and its many repercussions.

    What You’ll Learn:

    What went wrong [1:44]
    Supporters and detractors [9:06]
    When & why RFK became the de facto V.P. [12:32]
    When & why JFK installed a taping system [13:11]
    CIA plans to assassinate Fidel Castro [17:03]
    What JFK knew about those plans [21:38]
    JFK’s political mop-up strategy [26:25]
    Why JFK’s poll numbers went up [31:22]

    • 38 min
    Bay of Pigs, pt. 1: Planning Stages [Ep. 9]

    Bay of Pigs, pt. 1: Planning Stages [Ep. 9]

    In this first installment of a two-part episode, host Joe Rubenstein explores the evolution of the C.I.A. plan to invade Cuba and topple Premier Fidel Castro.
    What You’ll Learn:
    • A 1954 model for the Bay of Pigs invasion [1:43]
    • The increasing friction between the U.S. and Castro [6:16]
    • How Cuba impacted the 1960 presidential campaign [15:31]
    • A fresh look at JFK’s foreign policy approach [21:34]
    • The pressure on JFK to invade Cuba [24:38]

    • 28 min
    Movies: King of Cool, pt. 2 | Steve McQueen [Ep. 8]

    Movies: King of Cool, pt. 2 | Steve McQueen [Ep. 8]

    In this second installment of a 2-part episode, host Joe Rubenstein discusses 3 of Steve McQueen's best films of the ‘60s -- Nevada Smith (1965), The Sand Pebbles (1966), and Bullitt (1968) -- and then ranks his top 10 films overall. Tons of behind-the-scenes trivia and analysis.

    What you’ll learn about:

    Nevada Smith [1:25]
    The Sand Pebbles [10:06]
    Bullitt [23:26]
    McQueen’s top 10 films overall [38:38]

    • 43 min
    Movies: King of Cool, pt. 1 | Steve McQueen [Ep. 7]

    Movies: King of Cool, pt. 1 | Steve McQueen [Ep. 7]

    In this first installment of a two-part episode, host Joe Rubenstein explores the action-packed early life of Steve McQueen and discusses 3 of his best films of the '60s: The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, and The Cincinnati Kid.

    What you’ll learn about:

    First crossover star [0:49]
    Troubled youth [5:26]
    Merchant Marine, Marine Corps [12:16]
    NYC [16:28]
    Marriage, Hollywood [20:45]
    Wanted: Dead or Alive [23:35]
    The Magnificent 7 [26:20]
    The Great Escape [33:01]
    The Cincinnati Kid [40:27

    • 50 min
    Adolf Eichmann, pt. 2: Capture and Judgment [Ep. 6]

    Adolf Eichmann, pt. 2: Capture and Judgment [Ep. 6]

    In this final installment of a two-part episode, host Joe Rubenstein tells the story of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann's capture by Israeli operatives in Argentina and the Nazi war criminal's trial, sentence, and execution.

    What you’ll learn about:

    The plan to kidnap Eichmann [2:13]
    Capturing, holding, transporting him to Israel [6:58]
    Trial, testimony, sentence [19:15]
    The 1942 Lidice massacre [27:34]
    Execution [33:28]
    '60s books, films, shows about WWII & the Holocaust [42:04]

    • 50 min
    Adolf Eichmann, pt. 1: Crimes and Flight [Ep. 5]

    Adolf Eichmann, pt. 1: Crimes and Flight [Ep. 5]

    In this first installment of a two-part episode, host Joe Rubenstein explores the life and crimes of Holocaust organizer Adolf Eichmann and the effort to bring him to justice.

    What you’ll learn about:

    Eichmann’s early years [1:03]
    Two critical junctures that massively accelerated the Holocaust [3:20]
    Eichmann’s 4-stage genocidal process [7:07]
    How Eichmann evaded detection in postwar Europe [14:43]
    Eichmann’s two big mistakes in Argentina [20:40]
    Background on the Israeli capture team [3

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

MadSiss Productions ,

Refreshing and Remeniscent

What a great podcast! Very reminiscent of old school radio stories with great modern sound and the ability to draw you in and make you not want to stop listening. I'm super happy that I stumbled upon it. Keep up the great work guys!

Big Brother B ,

Reminds me of when I was a kid...

...and my parents would get cassette tapes and we’d listen to audio dramas on long trips. But ya know, this show is for adults :) enjoyed the heck out of the ones I’ve listened to so far, and looking forward to more.

Bitsyboorud ,

Enchanting

A really fun way to experience stories you might have already read. Fabulous actors, incredible sound production-you can tell all involved are seriously passionate about the product, and it kicking butt! A joy to spend time with, and can’t wait for MORE!

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