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Award-winning real stories of the Cold War told by those who were there. Every week we interview an eyewitness of the Cold War. Across soldiers, spies, civilians, and others, we aim to cover the whole range of Cold War experiences. Hosts Ian Sanders, James Chilcott, and Peter Ryan bring your ears into the heart of the Cold War. Reading a history book is one thing, but hearing a human voice, with every breath, hesitation and intonation brings a whole new dimension to understanding what it was ...
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The 'on this day in history' podcast, with a new episode every single day. Featuring historical events that range from the Roman Empire to the World Wide Web, HistoryPod proves that there is always something to be remembered 'on this day'. Written and presented by Scott Allsop, creator of the award-winning www.mrallsophistory.com
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After 25 years at the Late Night desk, Conan realized that the only people at his holiday party are the men and women who work for him. Over the years and despite thousands of interviews, Conan has never made a real and lasting friendship with any of his celebrity guests. So, he started a podcast to do just that. Deeper, unboundedly playful, and free from FCC regulations, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend is a weekly opportunity for Conan to hang out with the people he enjoys most and perhaps fin ...
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Welcome to the Swift History podcast with your host, Mason! In this podcast, you will learn about cool facts from all over the world, and throughout history! Explore the trenches of WWI, and the great failure that was the Emu War, this is a swift and easy way to learn some facts!
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Musician Chris Robinson feels confused about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Chris sits down with Conan to discuss skyrocketing to fame in his early 20s with The Black Crowes, working artistically with his brother Rich Robinson, turning the unreal real through music, and his newest album "Happiness Bastards." Plus, Conan receives some custom posters …
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The Edict of Worms condemned Luther’s writings as heretical and prohibited their publication, distribution, and possession within the Holy Roman Empire. The edict effectively excommunicated Luther from the Catholic Church and sought to suppress the spread of his ideas and ...By Scott Allsop
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In this fascinating interview, Patrick D. Joyce recounts his unique experience growing up as the son of a U.S. diplomat during the Cold War. Living in the diplomatic community of the Soviet Union, Nicaragua, and Cuba, Patrick shares vivid memories of his father's career as a Soviet and linguistic expert, who rose to become Deputy Ambassador at both…
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Actor John C. Reilly feels f***ing stoked about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. John sits down with Conan to chat about the Clown Ministry, his most iconic roles, nourishing souls with his live show Mister Romantic, and relating to chimpanzees. Plus, Conan takes live audience questions about his taste in smoothies, starring in a Bollywood movie, and …
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Warning: This episode does cover the subject of suicide. If you need help please use these links: UK https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/ Rest of the World https://findahelpline.com/i/iasp Tilo shares his raw and powerful testimony of a young man conscripted into the East German military at the height of Cold War tensions. …
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After Germany's invasion of the USSR, Stalin begin actively seeking to improve relations with capitalist powers in order to focus on the war effort against the Axis forces so made the decision to dissolve the Comintern as a gesture of goodwill towards the Western ...By Scott Allsop
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Comedian and actor Paul Scheer feels sanguine about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Paul sits down with Conan to discuss his new memoir Joyful Recollections of Trauma, creating his own fake video store while at school, awkward celebrity encounters, and working a celebrity impersonator into his wedding ceremony. For Conan videos, tour dates and more v…
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David McKay is a former Cold War special forces officer and author of Bubbleheads, SEALs and Wizards: America's Scottish Bastion in the Cold War. His book highlights the Scottish bases' significant role in supporting the US military over three decades. David brings his expertise into play, examining this intriguing story by reaching out to more tha…
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The Treaty of Windsor was negotiated by King John I of Portugal and John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster, on behalf of the English king Richard II and remains in force. This makes it the longest-lasting diplomatic treaty in recorded history, and even served as the basis for Portuguese assistance to Britain during the Second World ...…
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Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish feels exuberated about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Tiffany sits down with Conan once again to discuss her new memoir I Curse You With Joy, her surprisingly scandalous association with the movie Face/Off, working background on every show imaginable, re-investing in South Central LA properties, and more. For Con…
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Essential services such as transportation, utilities, and communication networks were severely disrupted by the General Strike and the Conservative government, led by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, was forced to declare a state of emergency and mobilise troops to maintain order and provide essential ...…
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Tilo offers an engaging and personal account of growing up in East Berlin before the fall of the Berlin Wall. He begins by describing his early childhood in a rundown building in Prenzlauer Berg before moving to a new prefab neighbourhood in Lichtenberg. Tilo’s grandfather on his mother’s side was a pastor in the Lutheran church and second in comma…
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Conan sits down with musician Brian Setzer for a deep dive conversation about his trademark blend of rockabilly and big band as well as the songs that inspired him. Follow along with the full list of songs here: Somethin’ Else (Eddie Cochran) Be Bop A-Lula (Gene Vincent and The Blue Caps) She Loves You (The Beatles)…
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The Penny Black allowed letters weighing up to half an ounce (14 grams) to be delivered for one penny, regardless of the distance travelled. This made sending mail more accessible and affordable, leading to a significant increase in postal traffic and the growth of the postal ...By Scott Allsop
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Comedian Taylor Tomlinson feels thrilled about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Taylor sits down with Conan once more to discuss her late-night show After Midnight, practicing reading off a teleprompter, useless advice from Stephen Colbert, and why entertainment is the best field for a workaholic. Plus, Conan goes behind the scenes of his viral Hot On…
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Bill Woodman is a former US Navy nuclear missile submarine commander, who shares his rich experiences from joining the US Naval Academy in 1964 to commanding two SSBN submarines, the USS James Monroe and the USS Alabama during the Cold War. Bill opens up about his initial aspirations, rigorous training at the Naval Academy, and his challenging inte…
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