Cam & Ray's Cold War Podcast
By Cameron Reilly & Ray Harris
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If you were alive from 1945 - 1990, the Cold War was an ever-present reality. We grew up being told that the world could end any minute - and you probably wouldn't know it was coming until it hit. On this series we're going DEEP on the Cold War - why it happened, how it happened and where it left us. As with our other hit podcast series, this show contains heavy doses of bad language, irreverent humour and singalongs.
||Explicit#32 – Fidel Castro Part 4||Part four (!!!) of our “quick” biography on Fidel Castro, using the New York Times’ obituary, breaking it down, line by line, to uncover the propaganda. And we’re making these Castro episodes free to guests.This is absolutely the last part,||20 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 31 – Fidel Castro Part 3||Part three (!!!) of our “quick” biography on Fidel Castro, using the New York Times’ obituary, breaking it down, line by line, to uncover the propaganda. And we’re making these Castro episodes free to guests. And yes – there is a part four!||16 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 30 – Fidel Castro Part 2||Part two of our “quick” biography on Fidel Castro, using the New York Times’ obituary, breaking it down, line by line, to uncover the propaganda. And we’re making these Castro episodes free to guests. HOW TO LISTEN If you’re already a subscri||8 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 29 – Fidel Castro||With the recent death of Fidel Castro, we decided to take a quick detour from our linear narrative to jump ahead in time and talk about one of the major figures, not only of the Cold War, but of the 20th century. A hero to many,||1 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 16 – Dr Peter Ellyard||Our guest today is Dr Peter Ellyard, a futurist, strategist, speaker and author living in Melbourne, Australia. He is known for his unique perspectives on global trends and emerging global markets. He talks to us about the role that “planetism” and th||19 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 15 – The Grand Alliance||In June 1941, the UK, USA and USSR slowly started to come together to defeat Germany and Japan. The Grand Alliance is often called the “Strange Alliance” because it united the world’s greatest capitalist state,||4 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 14 – Ribbentrop, Molotov, Barbarossa||In this episode we talk about the non-aggression pact signed between Nazi Germany and the USSR in 1939, known as the Ribbentrop – Molotov Pact, and then how Hitler decided to terminate it in 1941 when he launched a surprise invasion on the USSR,||28 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 13 – The Great Terror||Today’s episode starts off with part 4 of our series on economics, where we look at the role of the media, and then launches into Stalin’s “Great Terror”. And we finish answering a question from a listener about Brexit.||21 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 12 – Doug La Follette||Our first guest on the Cold War series is Doug La Follette, Secretary of State of Wisconsin! Here’s some background. – Doug is the Secretary of State of Wisconsin a position to which he was first elected in 1974!||17 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 11 – Economics Pt 3||Part 3 of our three-part series on economics and war, where we drill down into the various ways companies profiteer from war and how it stimulates the economy via “Military Keynesianism”. On the suggestion of my wise friend Tony Kynaston,||30 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 10 – Economics Pt 2||Part 2 of our three-part series on economics and war. Still talking about trade and access to foreign markets. We look at the CIA’s overthrow of the Iranian government in 1953, the Marshall Plan and the Open Door policy.||23 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 9 – Economics Pt 1||This is going to be the first in a series of episodes where we talk about economics and war. I know – economics is a scary boring subject, but it’s really just the study of how people make and spend money.||16 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 8 – Mansplaining Capitalism||Okay so we’re still talking about IDEOLOGY. On our last episode we didn’t get time to get into talking about CAPITALISM, so that’s what we’re doing on this episode. We talk a little about the history of capitalism, try to define it,||1 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 7 – Socialism||Welcome Premium Subscribers! Thanks for your love and support and the occasional reach-around. We want to tickle you in all the right places. On this episode, our first premium episode, we continue talking about IDEOLOGY. SOCIALISM v CAPITALISM.||26 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 6 – The First Red Scare||This is part one of a few episodes that will explain the military, ideological and economic conflicts and tensions between the US, UK and USSR before the Cold War. In this episode, we look at the “Polar Bear Expedition” and the first “Red Scare” i||20 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 5 – FDR Part Two||Part Two of our mini-biography of FDR.||4 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 4 – FDR Part One||Part One of our mini-biography of everyone’s favorite wheelchair pilot, FDR. His family background (opium traders), his rise, his polio, his affairs, his reforms, his ballsy attitude, his assassination attempt,||23 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 3 – The Man Of Steel||Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili aka STALIN. Unlike Churchill and Roosevelt, Joseph wasn’t born into the elite classes of society. His father was a cobbler; his mother, a housemaid. As a young man, he trained to become a priest, but it didn’t take.||9 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 2 – Enter Churchill||Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was a fascinating character. His reputation as a “great man”, as the brave British wartime leader who defeated the Nazis, hides his reputation before and after WWII – a racist who enjoyed participating in “a lot o||31 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 1 – Series Introduction||Where your intrepid hosts set off on the audio journey of a lifetime and introduce the series. If you like our intro music, it’s by the very great Jofre Horta Antoniou!||24 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Amazing & Educational;
“I am a cold war survivor!”
Well worth the wait I have been going to bed early for five weeks so it would come sooner.
The Journey Begins
Another excellent podcast from, Ray and Cam, the masters of punk history podcasting.
This time it’s The Cold War, contemporary history for which they can not only rely on their own memories and experiences as primary sources, they are bound to become playmakers as the story continues to unfold.
The cold war is not over. While the Praetorian Guard, Alexander The Great’s vast spy network and the Gestapo may only survive in the history books, the CIA, FBI, MI6, French Resistance, Mossad, Stasi and the KGB all live on, in one form or another. They still have many agents, double agents, sympathisers, lawyers, guns and money and nothing much to do except exercise soft power. They will all soon have bulging dossiers on Ray and Cam.
As the podcast evolves to become The Cold War’s definitive, revisionist, journal of record, Ray and Cam will need to withstand every technique of influence, persuasion and threat these organisations have perfected. This is epitomised in the acronym MICE - Money, Ideology, Compromise and Ego.
Ray and Cam, be careful. Expect the CIA to offer you fast cars, luxury holidays and paper bags full of dark money to influence the editorial direction of this great narrative. You must resist.
Expect an invitation to dinner from Bob Geldoff or Bono as they seek to influence your mind, or an invitation to share the finest Cuban cigars with Fidel Castro for the same, yet opposite, purpose.
Beware, at your next Vegas trip, the Kim Philby characters, hiding in plain sight, seeking to flatter you and be your friend and patron.
Then there will be the official denials, the deflections, the personal attacks and the PR spin.
There will be threats to family and friends, letters with white power in them and bombs threat. Finally, when all this fails, you will be stalked by a silent assassin. Be very careful.
Be very wary of why, exactly, you are being awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Peace Prize. What are “they” wanting in return? Don’t compromise.
From all sides of the conflict, there will be disaffected Cold War warriors with secret documents, hidden in dusty attics, just waiting for a channel they can trust to be the new “deep throat”. This podcast is it. There will be explosive revelations in encrypted emails from Edwin Snowdon and Julian Assange with more twists than a John Le Carre novel. These revelations will become known as “The Podcast Papers” and “Reillygate”.
I look forward to the tell-all interviews with Daniel Ellsberg, Tony Blair, Henry Kissinger, Richard Perle, Donald Rumsfeld, Karl Rove, Mikhail Gorbachev, Vladimir Putin, Rupert Murdoch, Bob Dylan and Nena, as they all seek to spin the story their way.
And, above all, Ray and Cam, you must be prepared to resist the seductions of the next Mata Hari, or Mandy Rice Davies. These spy agencies will be ruthless in their efforts to compromise you.
Great Stuff; by Rusty Nuts of SA
Excellent educational History Podcast with lots of humour, tangents, and the odd rant about the current state of the World and how history keeps on repeating itself. PS, dont listen if you are highly strung, oversensitive, super opinionated, nationalistic or think you know it all already. Just take it for what it is, Entertainment, that puts a smile on your face and helps you get through your day. Well done Cam & Ray