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Podcast – Cam & Ray's Cold War Podcast

The Cold War Podcast You've Been Waiting For.

Last Build Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:58:50 +0000

Copyright: Cameron Reilly & Ray Harris jr

Cold War 24 – Burgess

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:58:50 +0000

This is the second of our episodes about the Cambridge Five! This week – Guy Burgess. Where the others were highly self-controlled and shunned public scrutiny, he was wildly flamboyant, openly homosexual and often embroiled in scandal because of his drunken behaviour. He had the ability to charm anyone he sought out, including Churchill, and attracted an astonishing array of...

Cold War 23 – Philby

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:07:16 +0000

This is the first of two episodes about the Cambridge Five! This week – Kim Philby, arguably the most effective spy in the history of spying. The man running British operations against the Russians in the early years of the Cold War was actually working for the Russians himself. And there was every possibility that...

Cold War 22 – Yalta (part 1)

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 22:00:28 +0000

By the time the Big Three finally met again after Tehran, it was February 1945, the US had re-taken the Phillipines. But the they were still a long way from Japan. And in Europe, they were all facing fierce crystal-meth fuelled German resistance. Plus we have Pomeranian dogs, golden fleece, a Greek revolutionary, a Jew...

Cold War 21 – The First Vietnam

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 06:37:57 +0000

Today we go back to 1898 and discuss The Philippine–American War, sometimes referred to as “The First Vietnam”. Trust us – it’s relevant to our story. Why did the United States invade the Philippines in 1898? And why did 200,000 Filipinos have to die as a result? And why did the US occupy it for...

Cold War 20 – Campbell Craig

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 07:30:15 +0000

Professor Campbell Craig is the Professor of International Relations at Cardiff University. He has held senior fellowships at Yale University, the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the European University Institute, and, most recently, at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Bristol, and has given invited lectures at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Chicago, Columbia, Cambridge,...

Cold War 19 – Bretton Woods

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 21:00:05 +0000

– A month after the opening of the second front, the Roosevelt administration organized a conference on postwar economic planning in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, at which American officials set up institutions designed to open up free trade around the world and to promote industrial development in former European colonies. – It was a gathering...

Cold War 18 – Tehran

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:54:54 +0000

Roosevelt and Churchill had their first war summit meeting in Casablanca in January 1943. The first Big Three conference was held in Tehran, Iran in November 1943. It turned out to be the most important summit of the war. In four days of meetings, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin debated the second-front question and hashed out...

Cold War 17 – Disgustingly Ugly

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:00:56 +0000

We start in August 1942. Churchill is still in Moscow, getting down with Uncle Joe. Stalin accuses the British of being a bunch of pussies, too scared to fight the big bad Nazis. To try to break up the UK/USA/USSR love nest, the Nazis dig up 3000 dead bodies of Polish generals and lay the...

Cold War 16 – Dr Peter Ellyard

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:48:47 +0000

Our guest today is Dr Peter Ellyard, a futurist, strategist, speaker and author living in Melbourne, Australia. He is known for his unique perspectives on global trends and emerging global markets. He talks to us about the role that “planetism” and the rising global middle class has on the future of the species and preventing...

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Cold War 15 – The Grand Alliance

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 23:00:19 +0000

In June 1941, the UK, USA and USSR slowly started to come together to defeat Germany and Japan. The Grand Alliance is often called the “Strange Alliance” because it united the world’s greatest capitalist state, the greatest communist state and the greatest colonial power. HOW TO LISTEN If you’re already a subscriber, you can listen...

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Cold War 14 – Ribbentrop, Molotov, Barbarossa

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:00:43 +0000

In this episode we talk about the non-aggression pact signed between Nazi Germany and the USSR in 1939, known as the Ribbentrop – Molotov Pact, and then how Hitler decided to terminate it in 1941 when he launched a surprise invasion on the USSR, known as “Operation Barbarossa”. We also talk a little of the...

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Cold War 13 – The Great Terror

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:13:14 +0000

Today’s episode starts off with part 4 of our series on economics, where we look at the role of the media, and then launches into Stalin’s “Great Terror”. And we finish answering a question from a listener about Brexit. HOW TO LISTEN If you’re already a subscriber, you can listen to the full show in...

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Cold War 12 – Doug La Follette

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:06:02 +0000

  Our first guest on the Cold War series is Doug La Follette, Secretary of State of Wisconsin! Here’s some background. – Doug is the Secretary of State of Wisconsin a position to which he was first elected in 1974! – And he’s been the SoS pretty much ever since then, with a short break...

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Cold War 11 – Economics Pt 3

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:00:22 +0000

Part 3 of our three-part series on economics and war, where we drill down into the various ways companies profiteer from war and how it stimulates the economy via “Military Keynesianism”. To summarise the last three episodes, here are some of the main ways war is good for business: 1. It’s good for companies selling weapons, both...

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Cold War 10 – Economics Pt 2

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:51:44 +0000

Part 2 of our three-part series on economics and war. Still talking about trade and access to foreign markets. We look at the CIA’s overthrow of the Iranian government in 1953, the Marshall Plan and the Open Door policy.   HOW TO LISTEN If you’re already a subscriber, you can listen to the full show...

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Cold War 9 – Economics Pt 1

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:28:40 +0000

  This is going to be the first in a series of episodes where we talk about economics and war. I know – economics is a scary boring subject, but it’s really just the study of how people make and spend money. In this episode we’re going to argue that economics (money) was a significant factor...

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Cold War 8 – Mansplaining Capitalism

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 22:59:18 +0000

Okay so we’re still talking about IDEOLOGY. On our last episode we didn’t get time to get into talking about CAPITALISM, so that’s what we’re doing on this episode. We talk a little about the history of capitalism, try to define it, and discuss how the United Kingdom’s imperialist control over 25% of the world’s...

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Cold War 7 – Socialism

Thu, 26 May 2016 22:13:49 +0000

Welcome Premium Subscribers! Thanks for your love and support and the occasional reach-around. We want to tickle you in all the right places. On this episode, our first premium episode, we continue talking about IDEOLOGY. SOCIALISM v CAPITALISM. TWO IDEOLOGIES ENTER, ONE IDEOLOGY LEAVES. Or something like that. What are they? How are they different?...

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Cold War 6 – The First Red Scare

Sat, 21 May 2016 04:34:42 +0000

This is part one of a few episodes that will explain the military, ideological and economic conflicts and tensions between the US, UK and USSR before the Cold War. In this episode, we look at the “Polar Bear Expedition” and the first “Red Scare” in the US. Warning – this will be our last free...

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Cold War 5 – FDR Part Two

Wed, 04 May 2016 11:04:54 +0000

Part Two of our mini-biography of FDR.   

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Cold War 4 – FDR Part One

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 13:01:06 +0000

Part One of our mini-biography of everyone’s favorite wheelchair pilot, FDR. His family background (opium traders), his rise, his polio, his affairs, his reforms, his ballsy attitude, his assassination attempt, his concentration camps and how incredibly fucked America was when he was sworn in. In 1933, the US was in dire straits. Three years into the Great...

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Cold War 3 – The Man Of Steel

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 04:49:11 +0000

Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili aka STALIN. Unlike Churchill and Roosevelt, Joseph wasn’t born into the elite classes of society. His father was a cobbler; his mother, a housemaid. As a young man, he trained to become a priest, but it didn’t take. Soon afterwards he discovered the writings of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias Lenin, and joined the Russian...

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Cold War 2 – Enter Churchill

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:04:41 +0000

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was a fascinating character. His reputation as a “great man”, as the brave British wartime leader who defeated the Nazis, hides his reputation before and after WWII – a racist who enjoyed participating in “a lot of jolly little wars against barbarous peoples” and who even his peers thought had extremely...

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Cold War 1 – Series Introduction

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 04:08:37 +0000

Where your intrepid hosts set off on the audio journey of a lifetime and introduce the series. If you like our intro music, it’s by the very great Jofre Horta Antoniou!

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