About

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.

The USA and the USSR, along with their respective allies, fought a global struggle for economic and ideological dominance, through proxy wars in Asia and Latin America, sabotage, spying and regime change by their intelligence agencies, and a wall in the middle of Berlin.

The human race survived… that time. But did the Cold War really end with the collapse of the USSR? Or do the fundamental drivers remain today?

On this podcast we are going to explore the hard facts about the Cold War, without favoring any ideological positions, and go beyond the traditional narrative of “good guys vs bad guys”.

The first six episodes of the series are free and then the rest (apart from a few special episodes) are only available to subscribers. Have a listen to the first episodes below.

While you’re here, check out some of our other wonderful history shows below!

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LIFE OF AUGUSTUS CAESAR

After we completed the story of Julius Caesar (see below), we continued to the life of his adopted son – Octavian, aka Augustus Caesar – the first Emperor of Rome.

 

LISTEN TO EPISODE 1 NOW.

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LIFE OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT

We launched Life Of Alexander The Great in December 2014, to tell the story of the greatest empire builder in human history. This is another history podcast that combines attention to detail with lots of laughs. As of March 2016, we are 50+ episodes into the story.

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LIFE OF CAESAR

We launched Life Of Caesar in December 2013 and by July 2014 it was one of the top podcasts in the Australian and the American iTunes charts. Over 50 episodes we explored the life and career of Gaius Julius Caesar.

As one reviewer wrote:

“What if history nerds took over the morning show at the classic rock radio station? You’d probably get something like “Life of Caesar”—and it’s as big a threat to America’s youth as Howard Stern ever was.”

LISTEN TO EPISODE 1 NOW. 

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NAPOLEON BONAPARTE PODCAST

Join the President of the International Napoleonic Society, Sir J. David Markham, and Cameron Reilly, as they walk you through the entire history of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French. Was he a warmongerer or the first self-made man?

Produced between 2005 and 2008, this is one of the original history podcasts, has 60 episodes, almost 100 hours of content.

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Cameron Reilly practically invented history podcasting. In 2005 he launched the The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast. He was also the co-founder of The Podcast Network back in 2004. He likes reading about history and science, playing chess and cheesy B movies. By day he runs Motherlode, a marketing agency in Brisbane, Australia. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook or send him an email.

Ray Harris Jr. has a degree in history from James Madison University. He lives in Virginia with his family and lots of snakes. He made his podcasting bones as host of the very popular WWII Podcast. Follow Ray on Twitter and Facebook.