Best Cold War podcasts we could find (Updated April 2019)
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In conversation with those that experienced the Cold War and those who are fascinated.
 
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Cold War Cast
Monthly
 
The history of the Cold War with Ryan Lewellin
 
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War And Conquest
Weekly
 
Dive deep into history and learn the stories too violent and crazy for the textbooks and documentaries. Sarcasm throughout but still as grounded to reality as possible. Battles, sieges, politics, and good old fashioned murder. Series are episodic, start at lowest decimal to get story in right order
 
The Cold War Podcast You've Been Waiting For.
 
The Cold War Minute Podcast brings you a daily as it happened feed on topics about the Cold War, it's belligerents, and the impact of the actions of the participants from 1945 to 1991.
 
The History of the Cold War Podcast will cover the Cold War from the period of roughly 1945 to 1991 and the fall of the Soviet Union in bi-monthly instalments on the first and fifteenth. This Podcast will examine the Cold War from a number of different perspectives including political, diplomatic, cultural, ideological etc. This series is intended to be a grand narrative of the conflict exploring it from its early origins to its final moments and its effects on the world today. Please join u ...
 
The Cold War Podcast You've Been Waiting For.
 
The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life -the words you speak, the ideas you share- can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? We’ll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we’ll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind Tides Of History, Fall Of Rome and ...
 
A true crime podcast hosted by Robin Warder
 
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Cold War Radio
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All Live Broadcasts of this show are on WHBJ-Digital Talk Here> https://www.spreaker.com/show/whbj-db Cold War Radio is an effort to ensure this period in our history is not forgotten or rewritten. The show provides analysis of current events as well as reflections into the post WWII decades. Hutch Bailie Jr. mans the Northeast Command deep down in the Bunker in his Broadcast Bunker. Support the show if you can at http://www.patreon.com/cwr you can cancel at anytime. Don't believe the Left, ...
 
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The Live Drop
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Join host Mark Valley as he ventures into the elusive world of intelligence collection and espionage to spot, assess and debrief: spies, spy catchers, analysts, diplomats and occasionally the storytellers who portray them. A new episode each week brings stories and analysis from the Cold War to the present. Drop in at thelivedrop.com
 
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The Eastern Border
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The other side of the cold war - talking about politics in the EU, history of the USSR and the Eastern European region in general. Mostly for Americans, who also happen to be history geeks. Also, we're all friends here, and have beer!
 
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SpyCast
Weekly
 
Each week, the International Spy Museum will offer a new SpyCast featuring interviews and programs with ex-spies, intelligence experts, and espionage scholars. The SpyCast is hosted by Dr. Vince Houghton, historian and curator at the International Spy Museum. Dr. Houghton specializes in intelligence, diplomatic, and military history, with expertise in the late-WWII and early-Cold War eras. The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC is the only public museum in the U.S. solely dedicated t ...
 
Did you know that Europeans used to believe that sheep grew from Mongolian trees? Have you heard about the misbegotten discovery of a new form of water in the 1960s that set off a cold war arms race? Ever seen the gleaming Las Vegas hotel that accidentally shoots heat rays at poolside guests? The Constant is an audio history of getting things wrong. From ancient science to contemporary blunders, we take you on journeys of misadventure and misapprehension, filling your brain with juicy nugget ...
 
Ambrose Bierce (1842 – 1914?), satirist, critic, poet, short story writer and journalist. His fiction showed a clean economical style often sprinkled with subtle cynical comments on human behaviour. Nothing is known of his death, as he went missing while an observer with Pancho Villa’s army in 1913/14. (Summaries by Peter Yearsley)The Ways of Ghosts: Stories of encounters with the ghosts of the dead and dying. The spirits of the dead reach out to the living, to pass on a message or to pursue ...
 
Childhood friends Cody & Paul used to sit in a small basement arguing about Star Wars. Flash forward to today and throw in craft beer and some mics, and now the debates are a little livelier, a little drunker, and everyone’s invited, because Star Wars is here until the end of time! Join Mopar Melton, Commander Cody, and the rowdiest crowd of nerds you’ll ever meet for the original 21+ Star Wars show, where you’ll feel like you’re in the room with your best friends each and every week.
 
Each week, the members of Scene-It Cast get together to recap and review the latest movies and television shows.
 
Decomposed breaks down the stories that have shaped classical music, from secrets and scandals to sheer acts of genius. Hear these stories accompanied by the symphonies, operas and other masterpieces they inspired. Hosted by Jade Simmons, a classical concert pianist and storyteller, the first season of Decomposed takes on gender expectations, Cold War propaganda and the danger of putting your personal life on the stage. Produced in partnership with Classical Minnesota Public Radio.
 
Set in 19th century Russia, The Brothers Karamazov (Russian: Братья Карамазовы) is the last novel written by the illustrious author Fyodor Dostoyevsky who died a few months before the book's publication. The deeply philosophical and passionate novel tells the story of Fyodor Karamazov, an immoral debauch whose sole aim in life is the acquisition of wealth. Twice married, he has three sons whose welfare and upbringing, he cares nothing about. At the beginning of the story, Dimitri Karamazov, ...
 
History to War Games podcast is devoted to bringing the history to the listener and the visual spectacle of historical units on the tabletop.
 
Present day readers live in a world that's emerged from the Cold War and the endless rivalry of the Super Powers but this book goes back and traces the origins of the conflict and mutual antagonism between nations. Kim by Rudyard Kipling is set against the background of the Great Game as it was called the tug-of-war between Britain and Russia for the control of Central Asia. The novel's action takes place during the Anglo-Afghan Wars of 1839-42. The novel's sweeping narrative, the depth of c ...
 
In 2016, a rival foreign power, Vladimir Putin’s Russia, launched an attack on the United States of America. What we now know is that American intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia planned and executed a campaign to undermine our democracy and to affect our Presidential election. For President Trump, Russia is a complicated subject. But this podcast isn't about Donald Trump's complications with Russia, nor is it about Republicans and Democrats. One of the dangers in the hyper part ...
 
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2038
Weekly
 
What will life look like in 2038? Twenty years from now is not the stuff of science fiction, but it still sounds like it: flying driverless cars, an internet cold war, a Chinese world order. Given the pace of change we are currently living through, the world really could look dramatically different from today. Remember, twenty years ago, social media and iPhones and the Tea Party did not exist, Barack Obama had just started dabbling in state politics, the Clinton administration was loosening ...
 
A History of the United States. A podcast charting the history of the United States of America from the foundation of Jamestown to the end of the cold war, covering political, military, economic, social and cultural history.
 
The Cold War Podcast You've Been Waiting For.
 
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Jordan, Jesse GO!
Weekly
 
What is the dumbest show you can imagine? This award-winning show may be dumber. It has no content. No format. Yet it's going on ten years of delighting hundreds of thousands of people. It's been an iTunes editors choice, and Rolling Stone picked it as one of the world's best comedy podcasts. It's light in the dark, comfort in the cold and a penguin in the pants (long story). Join hosts Jesse Thorn (NPR's Bullseye) and Jordan Morris (Comedy Central's @Midnight) and a celebrity guest on a rau ...
 
A fascinating discussion of current national and international security issues. I interview experts on different subjects. More often than not, the discussion ends with a heated (but friendly) debate between me and my guest. So far we have covered issues ranging from the future of NATO, violence and law enforcement in Mexico, defense policy in Canada, the US and Mexico, North Korea, cybersecurity, organized crime, PUTIN, afghanistan... you name it we have covered it or will eventually do so. ...
 
Podcast dedicated to all that served in Berlin, Germany from 1945 to 1994. US Army, UK Forces, French Forces, and Soviet Forces were allies in post World War II Germany. This is our story.
 
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Hollywood & Crime
Monthly
 
Hollywood and Crime is a ground-breaking true crime series about the most infamous murders in Tinseltown history. In The Black Dahlia Serial Killers, host Tracy Pattin investigates the sensational unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short. Known as the Black Dahlia, Short was a star-struck young woman whose body was found completely severed at the waist in January 1947. Many remember her tragic story, yet few know that more than a dozen other women died in similar circumstances around that same tim ...
 
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Warped
Weekly
 
On this show, join Matt, Shawn, and friends as they make their way through every Star Trek episode ever aired - IN ORDER - and listen to a unique audio commentary track that can be enjoyed alongside your favorite (and least favorite) episodes. Shawn will graciously count down the start of each episode. This way, you can watch along with us at home on your TV or other streaming video device. Never before has it been so easy to faithfully simulate real world time-wasting with your friends whil ...
 
In 2016, a rival foreign power, Vladimir Putin’s Russia, launched an attack on the United States of America. What we now know is that American intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia planned and executed a campaign to undermine our democracy and to affect our Presidential election. For President Trump, Russia is a complicated subject. But this podcast isn't about Donald Trump's complications with Russia, nor is it about Republicans and Democrats. One of the dangers in the hyper part ...
 
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Cold Readings
Daily+
 
We perform a public-domain movie script that we haven't read and have barely vetted, exactly according to the author's vision.
 
Beam Saber is a game about the pilots of powerful machines in a war that dominates every facet of life. They are trying to do their time and part, and get out physically and mentally intact. The organizations that perpetuate the War through all of known space are too incomprehensibly huge to take down. There is no “winning” the War, there is only surviving it. These are their stories.
 
“Max Brand”, the most used pseudonym of Frederick Schiller Faust (1892-1944), is best known today for his western fiction. Faust began in the early twentieth century selling his stories to the pulp magazines, writing in many genres under numerous pseudonyms. He is probably best known as the creator of the character Destry. His novel Destry Rides Again has been filmed several times, most notably the 1939 version starring James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich. Also his character Dr. Kildare which ...
 
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Stop/Rewind
Weekly
 
Stop/Rewind is a podcast about the pop culture and politics of the 1990s, that curious decade between the Cold War and 9/11. Each week we attempt to make sense of the decade, and our ongoing nostalgia for it, by looking at its film, television, music, and politics.
 
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Discovery
Weekly
 
Explorations in the world of science.
 
The Americans After Show recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of FX's The Americans.Show Summary: Philip and Elizabeth Jennings are two KGB spies in an arranged marriage who are posing as Americans in suburban Washington, D.C., shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected president. The couple have two children, Paige and Henry, who are unaware of their parents' true identities until they tell Paige after some time has passed. The complex marriage becomes more passionate and genuine each day but ...
 
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Seeing by Moonlight
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Kirkus Reviews - "A complex thriller that offers new revelations up until the very end. The book’s science-fiction element drives the major plot twists, but the most engaging scenes are those in which readers learn the real relationships and histories between the characters." 1941 On the eve of America’s entry into World War II, Nazi Germany is developing a new weapon of unprecedented power, one that will give them ultimate victory over all the nations of the world. But the war turns against ...
 
Every episode, "I Will Fight You" brings you a Cold Hard Fact, usually about cartoons, comics, and movies. Join Annie, Kit, and Maq, hosts of "The Jem Jam," as they turn opinions into facts like "Skeletor should be your role model" and "Everybody is really bad at being William Riker and Han Solo." Updates about every 6 weeks.
 
Mongol Invasions, Napoleonic Wars, Diadochi Wars, Rome and the Cold War. Every part of your life -the words you speak, the ideas you share- can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories? We’ll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our world. Hosted by David Schroder for Kings and Generals.
 
THE COLD WAR FOR PSYCHIC DOMINION HEATS UP!Ken Inman experienced an exhilaration beyond his wildest imagination. He had made contact! Excitedly he listened:“We’ve been watching your development—we’re here to help you take the next step. Open up. There’s nothing to fear.”Spine-tingling action follows this incredible breakthrough in mind research. Opening doors to the unlimited vistas of the mind, the Archons share their gift of psychic power, promising a new era of peace. But then governments ...
 
Greg Wisniewski, Joshua Howsam and occasional guests from around the baseball World talk about everything you want to know about the Blue Jays and noteworthy developments in the game, with a little bit of added fun.
 
Tune in for a more conversational discussion of history with historian Mark Bielski and his guests. We all know there was a war and who was president, but what about the spies, the intrigues, the deceptions and the backstories? What about learning about the occasional farcical or comedic decisions made by serious figures and their sometime tragic results? By telling the untold tales of our past, Mark Bielski is committed to making history come alive for future generations.
 
A rewatch podcast of the 90's cartoon Beast Wars! Join the War and Beast Podcast Crew and their guests as they discuss what makes this show so memorable.
 
A podcast about two idiots, trapped on a Cold War-era Russian space station, discussing movies because... *shrug*
 
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Trends Like These
Weekly
 
Two internet friends talking about internet trends! Travis McElroy (MBMBaM, Adventure Zone, Bunker Buddies) and Brent Black (Brentalfloss, With Lyrics Video Series) bring you all the latest trends from Facebook, Twitter and all over the Internet!
 
Beam Saber is a game about the pilots of powerful machines in a war that dominates every facet of life. They are trying to do their time and part, and get out physically and mentally intact. The organizations that perpetuate the War through all of known space are too incomprehensibly huge to take down. There is no “winning” the War, there is only surviving it. These are their stories.
 
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Today we’re talking about the period between about February 1951 through July of 1953 of the Korean War, characterized by a stalemate at the 38th Parallel and negotiations between the two camps. We’ll cover that period and why talks were held up real quick and then go into some of my mile-high observations on the legacy of the Korean War. Enjoy ...…
 
In this episode we speak with Mark Wiegers who travelled on the Trans-Siberian Railway in the late 1980s. His story tells of trouble with officialdom, the unexpected kindness of strangers and the beauty of a Soviet Union on the cusp of major change. Mark has taken a stunning set of photos on his journey which you can view below. I really recomm ...…
 
In this episode, we examine MacArthur's gamble at Inchon and the reversal of UN fortunes from retreat and defeat to attack and victory. We also examine the US decision to invade North Korea.
 
Mark was fortunate to have a chance to speak with Ambassador Rudy Perina** has a storied 34 year career in the US Diplomatic Corps. He’s a sought after Charge d’Affaires at US embassies around the world with a history of service in some of the Cold War hotspots like Moscow, Yugoslavia, and Berlin. We discuss the role of diplomacy in a changing ...…
 
Rob interviews Greg from Little Wars TV. Find their videos on YouTube. We discuss Cold Wars and the going ons of the Hobby.
 
Our friend Javier joins us to discuss Adam Sandler's breakout films, Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore. We talk the dumb guy hero fantasy, sexual desire, and why the villains are the only good characters.
 
Find the new season of Hollywood & Crime, "The Dating Game Serial Killer" exclusively on Luminary. Listen now by clicking right here!
 
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During the mid-1930s, the FBI’s public relations department had effectively changed the image of its agents from accountants into action heroes; and its director, from a bureaucrat into an American icon. They pushed stories about heroic G-men facing off against violent foes, gunning them down in self-defense. And the press ate it up. But in Apr ...…
 
November 15, 1928. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. 29-year old Glen Hyde and his 22- year old wife, Bessie, decide to spend their honeymoon taking a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon down the rapids of the Colorado River and hope to attain a new speed record. Shortly after stopping at the home of a photographer named Emery Kolb, the Hy ...…
 
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SPY Executive Director Chris Costa sat down with the former Commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Commander, U.S. Forces - Afghanistan (USFOR-A)
 
Richard Strauss and his wife Pauline de Ahna are often described as artist and muse. But you’ve never met a muse like Pauline. One of Strauss’ greatest musical masterpieces was ripped straight from the most scandalous moment of their marriage.
 
Josh Gondelman (Dancing on a Weeknight, Desus and Mero) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of why Jesse is feeling like a big winner at the moment, the way Josh and Jordan go about finding petsitters when they're out of town, and the newest throuple to capture our heart. Plus, Josh's new album, Dancing on a Weeknight came out this week! If ...…
 
Wondery’s I, Survivor is back for a brand new season, along with six new stories of resilience and survival. You’ll hear from those who fought back against all odds, including Terra Newell (Dirty John), Tommy Caldwell (Free Solo), and more. Subscribe to I, Survivor at wondery.fm/isurvivor
 
The Apocalypse fails to appear. A doctor goes to disturbing lengths to end masturbation. A millionaire spends his fortune dynamiting the sky. Breakfast is changed forever. The Constant is back. Check out our new Patreon, to help fund the show and get all kinds of neat bonus stuff: https://www.patreon.com/theconstant. And be sure to visit our ne ...…
 
(Recorded April 22, 2019) This episode Jackson from Bored and Annoyed joins Kenny, Kova and Spoiler Steve to talk about three new releases and two throwbacks! 00:01:15 - Intro, Weekend Box Office Numbers, The Curse of La Llorona 00:52:48 - Thriller 01:17:21 - Someone Great 01:23:00 - Coach Carter & Thor: Ragnarok Send us emails and feedback to ...…
 
The Apocalypse fails to appear. A doctor goes to disturbing lengths to end masturbation. A millionaire spends his fortune dynamiting the sky. Breakfast is changed forever. The Constant is back. Check out our new Patreon, to help fund the show and get all kinds of neat bonus stuff: https://www.patreon.com/theconstant. And be sure to visit our ne ...…
 
Hans Rustad, Sri Lanka, Christianity Under Siege, Romney
 
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Carlo Rovelli is a theoretical physicist who became a household name when his book Seven Brief Lessons on Physics became an unexpected international bestseller. His concise, and poetic, introduction to the laws and beauty of physics has sold more than a million copies. He’s also a pioneer of one of the most exciting and profound ideas in modern ...…
 
This week we look at more things going wrong for the British as they try take Louisbourg.
 
Star Wars Celebration is over and we are all now depressed. Topics: Celebration Chicago recap (pt1) including... The Rise of Skywalker The Mandalorian Jedi: Fallen Order Did someone say 'craft beer'? Delivered to your door? With minimal effort? Check out Tavour for amazing craft beer deals that are hand-picked by YOU, and then dropped off on yo ...…
 
A ranking of all sources used to make the Crusader State series and plans for the future of the show... the title kinda did say it all.
 
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Greg and Josh go over the first successful week of the Blue Jays' 2019 season. They discuss the success and risk factors for Freddy Galvis' early season surge, Justin Smoak's emergence as an on-base threat, some odd baserunning and clutch fielding, the returns to prominence of Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Stroman and potential for regression, Trent ...…
 
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