Cam & Ray's Cold War Podcast
By Cameron Reilly
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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.
||ExplicitCold War 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,||12/20/2016||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!||12/16/2016||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||12/8/2016||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,||12/1/2016||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||8/19/2016||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,||8/4/2016||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,||7/28/2016||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.||7/21/2016||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!||7/17/2016||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,||6/30/2016||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.||6/23/2016||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.||6/16/2016||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,||6/1/2016||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.||5/26/2016||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||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCold War 5 – FDR Part Two||Part Two of our mini-biography of FDR.||5/4/2016||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,||4/23/2016||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.||4/9/2016||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||3/31/2016||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!||3/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Cold War Wizards
The always entertaining Podcasting duo of Ray Harris and Cam Reilly have managed to do it again. In there last history podcast dealing with the now more than ever relevant 20th century struggle for dominance between the good ole USA and the crafty commies, the podcast vets never fail to deliver a masters level discussion of the topic while keeping things just as light and comical as the previous Caesar and Alexander shows. Fair and balanced with tons of laughs to boot.
There is just no going wrong with these and especially this podcast.
Hilarious & informative
Love these guys, especially Cam!!!
I was born in Moscow in 1976 and immigrated to the us in 79' and never heard the entire back story of the Cold War! All the stories from my relatives are pretty scary and makes me thank G-D I live in the good old USA. This podcast is very informative and these guys are also extremely funny. A must listen for anyone who wants to hear the truth from all sides and not just "our side". Can't wait to see what's next!!! I also listened to every episode of the life of ceaser podcast!! Keep up the great work and please ray you have to step it up a notch cam is making you look like a sidekick.
OH NO THEY DI'INT!
Hold on to your butts, people; Ray and Cam are comin' for the Cold War. After years of complaints that they cannot help but draw parallels between ancient history and current events, (that's basically the point of history, btw, numbnuts), Cam and Ray have finally said "**** yo couch!!" to the haters and set a podcast within their own lifetimes, on a topic whose direct impact is undeniably still unfolding. Unleash the full wrath of Cam and let the semi-literate hatemail commence!