Cold War

Episode 64 – A Tale of Two Generals

In this episode, we examine the fall of MacArthur and the rise of General Matthew Ridgway. We explore the events of the Korean War in the Spring of 1951 through their inverse relationship. Reviewing the change to us strategy in the period, China’s failed to push to win and the US counterattack to retake Seoul….

Episode 37 – United Nations 1945 – 50

In this episode we examine the founding of the United Nations and its role in the early Cold War. How did the League of Nations and World War II shape the UN ? Learn how the Soviet Union got three votes in the general assembly whereas other nations were limited to one. Moreover, we examine…

Episode 27 – Kashmir – The First Indo-Pakistan War

In this episode we explore the first clash between India and Pakistan in the mountains of Kashmir. What was so important about this region and why did India and Pakistan fight a war over it ?  How did the Kashmir conflict become involved in the wider Cold War and how did the conflict shape the…

Episode 16 – KGB

In this episode learn about the origins of the KGB. How did the Soviets develop so many spies and sources ? who were the spies in the Roosevelt administration ? How did the Soviets steal the A-bomb ?            

Episode 12 – 1948 Election Part II

In this episode we will be examining the Southern reaction to Truman’s Civil rights program, we will look at the Progressive party and what went wrong? We will also take a closer examination of the Republican party and their primary election  

Episode 12 – 1948 Election Part 1

In this episode we will be exploring the 1948 election. What were the issues? who were the players? What were the American politics of the period and how would all of this affect the Cold War? And What are the Similarities and differences between today and 1948?

Episode 11 – Berlin Airlift – Part II

Join us for part two of the Berlin Airlift. Learn about the logistics of the airlift and the politics involved. Find out who opposed the airlift and why?  What was the happening in the city at this point?  Finally, we review how the airlift affected the Cold War and do some counterfactual history talking about what the…

Episode 10 – Cold War In The Mediterranean Part III

Join us in this episode as we examine a rarely looked at aspect of the Cold War, the cold war perspective from the perspective of Mediterranean. In this episode we will look at Albania, Greece, and Turkey. Why did Albania want to side with Stalin over Tito? Why did Greece not fall in the communist…

Episode 10 – Cold War In The Mediterranean Part II

Join us in this episode as we examine a rarely looked at aspects of the Cold War, the cold war perspective from the perspective of Mediterranean. In this episode, we will look at Italy including the CIA’s involvement in the new republics elections. We’ll also take a look at Yugoslavia and effects of the massive…