70 – In deepest secrecy: Cold War Dutch submarine espionage

  During the Cold War, six Dutch submarines secretly gathered intelligence about the Soviet Navy. Only a handful of people outside the Royal Netherlands Navy were aware of these operations, as they were not NATO operations. Thanks to  our latest financial supporters Victor Osprey, Joe Collins, Eric Telander and Andrew Tyler  who are helping us … Read more

66 – Liberation Square

  Gareth Rubin is an author and journalist and today we’re talking to him about his latest novel, Liberation Square set in a Soviet occupied UK in the 1950s. Buy the book on this link and support the podcast Thanks to  our select band of supporters who are helping us financially for the price of … Read more

59 – The Trans Siberian Railway

  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 … Read more

44 – Chasing Bears Part 1 – RAF intercepts of Soviet aircraft

  Nick Anderson is a former RAF Phantom jet fighter pilot. We discuss flying in the Cold War and in detail how the RAF would have responded to a nuclear attack. We also talk about how QRA (Quick Reaction Alert)  worked and hear details of a number of missions Nick flew intercepting the Soviet  Tupolev Tu-95 … Read more

35 – The man who owns a Soviet Submarine

Welcome to Episode 35 of Cold War Conversations. Thanks to Wayne Sherwood who left another 5 star review on Itunes. Your reviews on itunes, or alternative podcast platforms as well as your posts on social media helps raise the profile and helps us get new guests. Today we talk with John Sutton who owns a … Read more

26 – Professor Sergei Khrushchev Interview – Part 2

Welcome to episode 26 of Cold War Conversations in partnership with The Cold War Museum This is part 2 of my conversation with Professor Sergei Khrushchev the son of Nikita Khrushchev who led the Soviet Union 1953 to 1964. Before we start I would again like to thank all those who are supporting the podcast … Read more

25- Professor Sergei Khrushchev Interview – Part 1

Welcome to episode 25 of Cold War Conversations in partnership with The Cold War Museum Now it’s not every day that I get to speak the son of a Soviet Premier on the podcast, but today I’m delighted to speak with Professor Sergei Khrushchev the son of Nikita Khrushchev who led the Soviet Union as … Read more

23- Gary Powers & the 1960 U2 Incident

      Welcome to episode 23 of Cold War Conversations. Today’s episode is the first in a new partnership we have formed with the Cold War Museum. We speak with Gary Powers Junior. His father piloted the U2 spy plane shot down over the Soviet Union. Powers’ U-2 was shot down on May 1, … Read more