#14 – Ribbentrop, Molotov, Barbarossa

#14 – Ribbentrop, Molotov, Barbarossa

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...
#13 – The Great Terror

#13 – The Great Terror

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...
#12 – Doug La Follette

#12 – Doug La Follette

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...
#11 – Economics & War Pt 3

#11 – Economics & War Pt 3

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”. On the suggestion of my wise friend Tony Kynaston, we’re making this...