Audra J Wolfe is writer, editor, and historian based in Philadelphia. With a background in both science and history her work specifically focuses on the role of science during the Cold War, a period when science held a special place in maintaining and projecting state power. Now if you’d like to support us with a … Read more50 – Freedom’s Laboratory – The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science
We welcome back Mark Baker from episode 9 where we spoke about his time in 1980s Czechoslovakia. Mark is a freelance journalist & travel writer living in his adopted hometown of Prague. I really recommend his blog which can be found here. Mark has lived in Central Europe for more than two decades and seeks out … Read more55 – Why Preserve Communist Architecture?
In this episode we welcome author Paul Grant whose excellent Berlin trilogy is set in Berlin during World War 2 and the Cold War. Before we start I’d like to thank all our Patreons who are supporting the podcast with their monthly donations starting from a £1 or a dollar. Just head over to coldwarconversations.com … Read more46 – The Berlin Trilogy – Author Interview
Welcome to Episode 31 of Cold War Conversations. We speak with Doctor Grace Huxford, author of the Korean War in Britain – Citizenship, Selfhood and Forgetting. Grace’s book is available on this link with a 50% discount using discount code PODCAST before 16th Nov 2018. The Korean War was known as the “forgotten war”, but … Read more31 – The Korean War in Britain
Welcome to Episode 9 of Cold War Conversations. Mark Baker is an independent journalist and travel writer who’s lived in Central Europe for more than two decades. I heartily recommend his travel website www.markbakerprague.com which is an eclectic mix of stories about his adopted hometown of Prague and stories from when Central Europe was the “Eastern … Read moreEpisode 9 – Cloak & Dagger in Prague
Welcome to Episode 8 of Cold War Conversations where we talk about the armoured fighting vehicles of the Warsaw Pact. Russell Phillips has written several books on Warsaw Pact military equipment and our conversation is an interesting exchange covering the evolution in design, tactics and the deployment of Warsaw Pact armoured forces should the Cold War … Read moreEpisode 8 – Warsaw Pact Armoured Fighting Vehicles
Welcome you to episode 6 of Cold War Conversations where we talk to about the relatively little known Uprising of 1953 in East Germany. A lot of focus is on the fall of the Berlin Wall, but it can be argued that the Uprising of 1953 sowed the seeds for the eventual demise of the … Read moreEpisode 6 – The 1953 East German Uprising with Dr Richard Millington
<Welcome to Episode 3 of Cold War Conversations where we hear about the strange world of football in East Germany and even if you are not interested in football it’s a fascinating chat. Craig McCracken runs the website, Beyondthelastman.com, described as 20th century football writing and nostalgia in a skilled and cultured groove. One of … Read moreEpisode 3 – The Strange World of Football in East Germany with Craig McCracken
In Episode 7 we welcome award-winning author David Young who has written the Stasi Child – Karin Müller series of crime thrillers set in East Germany in the mid 1970s. The series begins in 1975 with Stasi Child, David’s critically-acclaimed debut which was an official Top Twenty paperback bestseller in The Bookseller, won the CWA … Read moreEpisode 7 – Interview with Stasi Child Author David Young
A series of podcasts chatting to those who lived through and experienced the Cold War first hand and those that are fascinated by the period.