A NSFW LONG-FORM PODCAST ABOUT

THE COLD WAR

The US vs the USSR.

From 1945 until 1991, the world’s two superpowers played a dangerous game of nuclear brinkmanship that very nearly brought human civilisation to an end. How did it start? Why did it start? How did it end? Did it end? These are the questions we are exploring in detail. 

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#125 – The Berlin Blockade

#125 – The Berlin Blockade

The fault of the Berlin Blockade is often laid at the feet of Stalin. But the truth is a little more complicated. By 1948, the situation in Germany was still messy. The Four Powers (USA, USSR, UK, France) in control of Germany couldn't agree on a path forwards. Russia...

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Latest Episode

#125 – The Berlin Blockade

#125 – The Berlin Blockade

The fault of the Berlin Blockade is often laid at the feet of Stalin. But the truth is a little more complicated. By 1948, the situation in Germany was still messy. The Four Powers (USA, USSR, UK, France) in control of Germany couldn't agree on a path forwards. Russia...

read more

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#124 – Freedom Under God

#124 – Freedom Under God

In 1951, the American Congregational minister James Fifield and his team of geniuses came up with a brilliant idea. To mark the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, they proposed to hold a massive series of events devoted to the theme...

#123 – The Apostle to Millionaires

#123 – The Apostle to Millionaires

After Father Coughlin was shut down, another anti-Communist Christian leader rose in his place - James Fifield aka "The Apostle to Millionaires", aka "St. Paul of the Prosperous" aka "the Thirteenth Apostle of Big Business". Unlike Father Coughlin, Fifield was happy...

#122 – Father Charles Coughlin

#122 – Father Charles Coughlin

Today we talk more about Christians who opposed the New Deal. In the 30s there was a guy called Father Charles Coughlin, a Canadian-American Roman Catholic priest based near Detroit. Commonly known as “the radio priest", he was one of the first political leaders to...

#121 – Truman’s Hysteria

#121 – Truman’s Hysteria

In 1950 Harry Truman complained about a “great wave of hysteria” sweeping the nation - the Red Scare. He should know. He was really largely responsible for creating it. Between the launching of his "loyalty program" in March 1947 and it's finish in December 1952, some...

Welcome To The Cold War Podcast!

This show is different from most other history podcasts in the following ways.

1. There are TWO OF US. This is a conversation, not a lecture.

2. It’s LONG FORM. Which means we will take hundreds of episodes to tell a story. If you want a quick overview, this is not the show for you!

3. It’s NSFW. While we take the history very seriously, we also know that learning is more effective when you’re having fun. Sometimes (okay, quite often) “having fun” for us translates as bad language and dirty jokes. Let’s face it – this history is violent and sexy. This is NOT a child-friendly show, nor is it safe for work.

4. We sometimes CHARGE MONEY. We do this for a living and put a lot of time and effort into making our content. So some of our episodes are free and some require a paid subscription. Feel free to listen to the free ones and then, if you like them, register to listen to the rest.

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★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by nicknamesaretaken671 from Australia on July 7, 2019 

After listening to an informative, fact based cold war podcast I was looking for deeper analysis. Hello Cam & Ray!! Having come across this in 2019 I have had a lot of catching up to do. Doing a podcast a day (at normal speed) has made me laugh to the point I had to pull over. Listening to these guys, well mostly Cam, has been extremely enlightening. I had completely forgotten about Stalins musical exploits. The Yalta confernce…. no detail was missed over what was probably 612.7 hours of podcasting gold. No stone was left unturned including a double podcast on the political and social implications of the serviette rings at the first dinner, the in-depth discussion on the interior colour scheme of the plenary session meeting room and not play back Cams awesome Russian, American and English accents. Seriously this is worth the paltry investment. If you don’t know what part Count Dracula, a lemon tree and Chucky D played in rolling out the Cold War sign up now.. Sorry the rating only goes up to 5. Raf 
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★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by Mick6678 from Australia on March 13, 2019 

Ever wonder why things are the way they are? What have world leaders been up to for the last hundred years? Cam and Ray have made me laugh and made me think about the motivations that shaped 20th Century history. With copious research and minute detail juxtaposed with a surprising number of dick jokes you’ll be glad you took my advice and gave it a listen! Favourite podcast ever. 
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Cold War Podcast

★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by appleknockerPD from United States of America on March 7, 2019 

If you want to hear the factual reasons for the beginnings of the “Cold War”, Cam and Ray start at the beginning. How WWII and the effects of political powers that changed after the war. If you don’t want to hear any negative comments about the United States, don’t listen to this podcast. However; if you are willing to accept not only the good things and the bad things your country has done or still doing around the globe, chill out and enjoy this podcast….. 
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