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Radio GDR. Life in the former East Germany holds an ongoing fascination for a lot of people. Join us as we learn more about the former East Germany. Radio German Democratic Republic is a podcast designed to educate and inform on the life and times of East Germany. Radio GDR is hosted by Anke Holst who grew up in the GDR and Shane Whaley, a Brit, who has had a lifelong fascination with East Germany.
 
3X AWARD WINNING PODCAST "A refreshing new take on MMA Podcasts" - iTunes Reviews Tired of those cookie cutter MMA podcasts asking the same questions with no charisma and generic voices? So are we! Pure EVil MMA was founded in 2014 and since has been nominated multiple times for best underground MMA Podcast and has made the top 15 list on multiple sites ranking the "BEST MMA PODCASTS". EVil Eddie brings his no filter style with weekly content and fresh ideas you wont hear on other shows! Wit ...
 
Global Dance Radio: is a biweekly one hour podcast showcasing the latest releases and Dj Guestmix worldwide, 60 mins of the very best new electronic dance music, melodic, techno, progressive and trance around the world, is the biweekly radio show, hosted by DJ and Producer Paul Lennar Tune into GDR Every biweekly Monday, direct from Colombia for more info: https://bit.ly/2RtXkw5 Enjoy it! Global Dance Radio: es un podcast quincenal de una hora que muestra los últimos lanzamientos y Dj Guest ...
 
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On this episode of Radio GDR the East Germany Podcast, Steve Minegar explores the lives of East Germans who, in the name of international solidarity and cooperation with fellow socialist countries, worked on behalf of the GDR in Mozambique in the 1980's. He has the distinct pleasure of being joined by Dr. Katrin Bahr, Visiting Assistant Professor o…
 
We continue the story of Bill, a US Army Intelligence Analyst with Combined Analysis Detachment-Berlin (CAD-B) from episode 127. Germany has now been re-unified and Russian troops have withdrawn from East Germany. Bill tells us of the little known story of continued US Army involvement in intelligence gathering alongside the German security service…
 
Welcome back to this weeks episode of Pure EVil MMA. On today’s program we discuss the upcoming McGregor fight and what we can expect. Also a rundown on all the latest fight news and changes we have seen in the last two weeks! Stipe vs Francis 2 Showtime Going To PFL (Good Or Bad?) TJ Dillashaw Wanting immediate Title Shot And Some MMA Drama This e…
 
When he was a boy and returned to the family home from primary school in the afternoon, Carlo Gébler would often hear the sound of typing coming from the shed at the foot of the garden. This was where his mother, the writer Edna O’Brien, sometimes went to write her novels.Later, when he lay in bed at night, Carlo would again hear the sound of typin…
 
Charlie was 19 in 1956. A trip home from work by tram ended up with him being thrust into the heart of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, a nationwide revolution against the Hungarian People's Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956. I’m in conversation with Charlie and his daughter Angela as Charlie …
 
Professor Timothy Garton Ash is a British historian, author, commentator and Professor of European Studies at Oxford University. Professor Garton Ash witnessed some of the most critical moments in the Eastern Bloc during the 1980s as these populations threw off Communist rule. He provides us with vivid details of his time in East Germany, Gdansk, P…
 
Ian Black is a former RAF Fighter Pilot with a passion for photography and motorcycles. He began his flying career with the legendary McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom in RAF Germany at the height of the Cold War. After three years flying as a navigator Ian underwent Pilot Training in 1984-1986 during which time he was awarded prizes for flying ability…
 
Michael Zdanowski was born and raised in the UK, but his interest with the Cold War goes back generations. His grandfather having emigrated from Poland to the United Kingdom during the second world war and was a distinguished member of the RAF in the battle against Germany. Michael’s interest in the Cold War prompted him to pursue a doctorate focus…
 
This is Part 2 of our conversation with Colin Munro who was the British Deputy Head of Mission in East Berlin from 1987 to 1990. In this episode we move to the monumental events of 1989 as the GDR was wrought by internal protest prior to the opening of the Wall in Berlin. It’s a fascinating account of Colin’s contacts who were giving him insights i…
 
On this special upload we take a look back at the first time the now late SERGIO THE SAVAGE DASILVA was on the program. He shares some wild stories with everyone and some amazing words of advice! REST EASY MY FRIEND YOU WILL NOW FIGHT FOR HEAVEN AGAINST THE WICKED AND EVIL IN THIS WORLD! GOD HAS GAINED A TRUE SOLDIER! " Sergio DaSilva who was recen…
 
Colin Munro was the British Deputy Head of Mission in East Berlin from 1987 to 1990. Although the UK did not recognise East Berlin as part of the GDR in 1973 it established an Embassy “to” the GDR (not in the GDR) in East Berlin to provide a diplomatic presence. As Deputy Head of Mission Colin was effectively the Deputy Ambassador and was responsib…
 
I have always wondered what small-town life was like outside of Berlin in the GDR. In this episode of Radio GDR, Bill Blosen and I sit down to talk about his experiences traveling to Görlitz, a small medieval town on the East German-Polish border. Photos at www.radiogdr.com/30 He went there to visit family as a young man in the 1980s before the fal…
 
EVil Eddie returns with a BANGER In one of this years most open conversations within the MMA Scene. Staring guest co-host and big time MMA Manager of the stars including some former UFC Champions, Alex Bonwick! This episode will stand out as one of this years most entertaining, interesting and REALISTIC conversations you will hear as EVil Eddie and…
 
In this episode we talk with Col. Keith Nightingale who served in the US military from 1965 to 1993. He completed two tours of Vietnam; the first as a Senior Advisor to a Vietnamese Ranger unit and the second as a rifle company commander in the 101st Airborne. Keith used the experience of his first tour to write ‘Just another day in Vietnam’ which …
 
East Germany Podcast Host Shane Whaley's Amazon Explore review of The infamous Berlin Wall: stories of the Death Strip and a divided city tour. Shane works in the tours and activity industry hosting a podcast for tour operators called Tourpreneur. He is currently reviewing Amazon Explore which is Amazon's foray into virtual Livestream experiences a…
 
During her first visit to Poland in 1980, Dr Jacqueline Hayden met the leading members of the free trade union ‘Solidarność’, including the future president Lech Wałęsa. As a freelance journalist at that time, she reported the events in Gdańsk in August 1980, when the shipyard workers went on strike to demand the creation of Free Trade Unions. Our …
 
Sue Boyd has been the head of Australian diplomatic missions in Fiji, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Bangladesh. She also had postings at the United Nations in New York and in the former East Germany. Sue was posted to East Germany in 1976 and tells of her work, friendships, and life as a single woman in the diplomatic community of 1970s East Berlin. She r…
 
Today we speak with Ian Ballantyne, the author of “Hunter Killers”, also known as “Undersea Warriors” in the United States. Hunter Killers’ tells the incredible, true inside story of the Royal Navy’s Cold War beneath the waves. Buy the book and support the podcast here https://amzn.to/3jalire We talk about the forgotten role Royal Navy submarines p…
 
The Long Awaited Rematch of Juice vs Rhino in MMA Trivia is finally here! Going Down as one of the most INTENSE LEGENDARY EPISODES to date that will just leave you all screaming for more!!! Last month we held an MMA Trivia Tournament where we saw Juice and Rhino clear their competition out with their MMA Knowledge but only ONE MAN took home braggin…
 
Today we speak with Richard Crowder, the author of “Détente – the chance to end the Cold War”. Help support the podcast buy the book here UK listeners https://amzn.to/34yNeB2 US listeners https://amzn.to/3kHU3pO Between 1968 and 1975, there was a subtle thawing of relations between East and West, for which Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev coined the n…
 
In this episode, you will hear how Peter Keup's life was made a misery following his family's application for an exit visa. Peter discusses how his life was never to be the same again. How he was treated as a pariah by the East German state, which led to him trying to escape the GDR, getting captured, and spending time in an East German cell. He wa…
 
Guy Burgess was the most important, complex, and fascinating of The Cambridge Spies, brilliant young men recruited in the 1930s to betray their country to the Soviet Union. An engaging and charming companion to many, an unappealing, utterly ruthless manipulator to others, Burgess rose through academia, the BBC, the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6, gain…
 
At 2 a.m. on 10 March 1983, 12 year old Carmen Bugan was home alone after her father had left for Bucharest. That afternoon, Carmen returned from school to find secret police in her living room. Her father’s protest against the regime had changed her life for ever. This is her story. This is one of the most powerful stories I have recorded so far. …
 
UFC FAV NAM PHAN Shares some of the most SHOCKING STORIES we have ever heard on this program! This is an exclusive episode of Pure EVIl MMA AND FREE behind the PAYWALL! SEX IN THE RING? KUNG FU MASTER vs NAM Viral Video and how it came about Highlight of his career Future In Boxing vs MMA And PROS PICKS This episode is brought to you by HERO SOAP C…
 
In this second episode with Don Snedeker we talk to him about his time after his tour of Vietnam when he served in West Germany. From 1974 to 1986 Don served in a number of roles but most noticeably he was assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Fulda, one of the locations where it was assumed that Warsaw Pact units would attack through. H…
 
In this episode of the East Germany Podcast - Radio GDR we go on a journey of Rock and Pop Music of East Germany. Our good friend John-Paul Kleiner (GDR Objectified) is in the East Germany podcast host chair for this one. He is joined by Dr Edward Larkey, an expert on GDR music and author of Rotes Rockradio. John Paul turns his hand to DJ'ing as he…
 
START YOUR WEEK WITH A GLOBAL DANCE RADIO ON APPLE & GOOGLE PODCAST! Containing all the latest Global Dance Radio broadcasts in full, following this playlist will make sure you never miss any new (and old!) Progressive, Melodic Techno and Techouse releases. The Global Dance Radio playlist on Facebook Fan page is updated every Sunday and is your one…
 
It's understandable that, with the onset of a global pandemic, commentators have looked to the past for comparisons. But Dr Seb Falk is concerned that with the easy headlines about the mortality rate or the economic damage, or even the positive transformations inspired by plagues of the past and particularly in his field, the Black Death of the med…
 
Today we’re speaking with Barry Mullen who was a Navigator on the legendary Royal Air Force bomber, the Vulcan. Barry served during the 1970s and candidly shares his experiences. He tells us about his time at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus during the Turkish invasion as well as detail of his mission scenarios, both conventional and nuclear, escape and evas…
 
In this bonus episode, we talk again with Paul Grant, author of "Coercion" the fourth book about the Schultz family who live in Berlin. His books are set at the end of the Second World War and the start of the Cold War. Coercion is set in 1962 against the backdrop of the Berlin Wall while it is still barbed wire and a fragile wall. Escape attempts …
 
START YOUR WEEK WITH A GLOBAL DANCE RADIO ON SPOTIFY! Containing all the latest Global Dance Radio broadcasts in full, following this playlist will make sure you never miss any new (and old!) Progressive, Melodic Techno and Techouse releases. The Global Dance Radio playlist on Facebook Fan page is updated every Friday and is your one-stop stream sh…
 
This episode is dedicated to our friend Neil Tooley who sadly passed away last week. In this episode of we explore the world of East German movies and DEFA, the studio that produced them. I know nothing about East German-made movies so in this episode we are joined by two East German Cinema buffs to find out more. I was delighted when Jeffrey Babco…
 
This is the first of two episodes we have following Don Snedeker’s experiences through the Cold War. In this episode, we hear about his time in Vietnam and the book he has written entitled "The Blackhorse in Vietnam: The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam and Cambodia, 1966–1972”. Don was born in Brooklyn New York but followed his Father’s po…
 
START YOUR WEEK WITH A GLOBAL DANCE RADIO ON SPOTIFY! Containing all the latest Global Dance Radio broadcasts in full, following this playlist will make sure you never miss any new (and old!) Progressive, Melodic Techno and Techouse releases. The Global Dance Radio playlist on Facebook Fan page is updated every Friday and is your one-stop stream sh…
 
Today’s episode is brought to you by Osprey publishing and we’re speaking with Michael Napier, the author of “In Cold War Skies – NATO and Soviet airpower 1949-89”. Michael also flew the Tornado during the Cold War and served during the 1980s at 14 Sqn and 31 Sqn at RAF Brüggen in West Germany where he talks about nuclear QRA, low-level training in…
 
This is part 2 of our chat with Jack Barsky who spent ten years as an undercover KGB agent in the United States. He is the longest surviving known member of the KGB illegals programme that operated during the Cold War. In this episode we talk about his first days in the US, his mission and how he managed build his cover enabling him to live and wor…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Pure EVil MMA Podcast. On todays program EVil Eddie is joined by special guest BIG MARCEL DORFF (@BigMarcel24) who you all know as the guy who breaks fight announcements and news on Twitter for almost a decade now! There is so much to discuss within the MMA scene that has gone down since we last were in studio bet…
 
If you’ve seen the TV drama series, “The Americans” you’ll be fascinated by this episode. Albrecht Dittrich was an East German graduate student and a true believer in the Communist cause when he was recruited by the KGB in 1970. He spent ten years as an undercover KGB agent in the United States. He is the longest surviving known member of the KGB i…
 
In 1988, a reluctant 10 year old American boy, Eric Friedman moved to East Berlin. His father Frank was granted a Fulbright grant to lecture at Humboldt University. Eric shares his experiences living in East Germany in his memoir The Ghosts of East Berlin, he shares some of those memories with us here on the East Germany Podcast Radio GDR…
 
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