Welcome to Episode 12 of Cold War Conversations. Today’s guest is someone I’ve been trying to speak to for some time as his story is a particularly fascinating one. We’re chatting with Mark Reeder a musician and music producer who has been involved in the Berlin and international music scene since 1978, starting as Factory Records … Read moreEpisode 12 – “My Stasi file is as thick as a phone book”
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.