About the Show

Welcome to The History of the Cold War Podcast.

In case you were wondering who were the fine folks bringing you the show, we’ve provided the following section.

_DSC8518Hello, my name is Jeff Hogue and I’m the host of the show.

I have always had a lifelong obsession with history and understanding how ideology, politics, technology and economics have shaped the world. I have BA in history from Niagara University and a Masters Degree in History from California State University: Long Beach.  My research in history primarily focused around the pre-modern and modern world from roughly 1492 to 2000.

I am a historian of the old-school Leopold Von Ranke method. My goal as challenging as it is to try and give you an understanding of what happened and how it happened to the best of my ability. Although, I might from time to time give different perspectives or play devil’s advocate – I want you the listener to make your own ethical and political conclusions about what happened. I do not and will not share my political, ideological or religious beliefs on this show.

As a school of history we are a dying breed. Most historians these days come from different schools of thought that promote a certain set of ideological and political beliefs before they examine a subject. That’s not to say they are bad historians or their work is flawed. It’s a comment on the lack of historical perspectives available today. If you enjoy this historical approach that I have taken in this show, please consider donating through our website through Patreon, five dollars a month or whatever amount you feel is appropriate. Your donation will help keep this genera of history alive.

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Dave Forse, producer.  I consider myself a technophile who works in data and is having a lot of fun making podcasts (for podphiles: we record in Garageband with an Audio Technica ATR-2100 and a Mackie PROFX8V2 Mixer (thanks to our listeners!)). My background includes a BA in Political Science from Long Beach State, an MBA from EM Lyon, and a Post Grad in Data Science from UCI.

For those curious – the music for the intro/outro of the show is Dance of the Knights by Prokofiev


This series will cover the cold war from the period of roughly 1945 to 1991 and the fall of the Soviet Union.  This Podcast will examine the Cold War from a number of different perspectives including political, diplomatic, cultural, ideological, etc. This podcast is intended to be a grand narrative of the conflict exploring it from its early origins to its end and its effect on the world today.

So Please join us on this incredible journey as we reexamine the Cold war in light of new facts and new perspectives.