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The History of the Cold War Podcast will cover the Cold War from the period of roughly 1945 to 1991 and the fall of the Soviet Union in bi-monthly instalments on the first and fifteenth. This Podcast will examine the Cold War from a number of different perspectives including political, diplomatic, cultural, ideological etc. This series is intended to be a grand narrative of the conflict exploring it from its early origins to its final moments and its effects on the world today. Please join us on this incredible journey as we reexamine the Cold War in light of new facts and new perspectives.

The History of the Cold War Podcast will cover the Cold War from the period of roughly 1945 to 1991 and the fall of the Soviet Union in bi-monthly instalments on the first and fifteenth. This Podcast will examine the Cold War from a number of different perspectives including political, diplomatic, cultural, ideological etc. This series is intended to be a grand narrative of the conflict exploring it from its early origins to its final moments and its effects on the world today. Please join us on this incredible journey as we reexamine the Cold War in light of new facts and new perspectives.
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Irvine, CA

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The History of the Cold War Podcast will cover the Cold War from the period of roughly 1945 to 1991 and the fall of the Soviet Union in bi-monthly instalments on the first and fifteenth. This Podcast will examine the Cold War from a number of different perspectives including political, diplomatic, cultural, ideological etc. This series is intended to be a grand narrative of the conflict exploring it from its early origins to its final moments and its effects on the world today. Please join us on this incredible journey as we reexamine the Cold War in light of new facts and new perspectives.

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Episodes

Movie Review Episode 7 - The Bridges At Toko - Ri

9/14/2019
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Jeff and Dave discuss the 1954 american film The Bridges at Toko Ri directed by Mark Robson

Duration:00:51:29

Episode 70 - Korean War At Sea

8/31/2019
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In this episode, we review the maritime aspect of the Korean war. We examine the different roles Navies performed during the war and how the Korean War influenced thoughts around Naval power in the decades to come.

Duration:00:40:03

Episode 69 - Air War In Korea | Rain Of Fire

8/14/2019
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In this episode, we review the end of the air war in Korea. We examine the effectiveness of the strategic and political bombing campaign against North Korea in the final year of the war. We also review technological developments to come out of the air war in Korea and the war's influence on the American air war strategy in the wider Cold War.

Duration:00:37:21

Episode 68 - Air War in Korea The Eagle and the Dragon

7/31/2019
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In this episode, we review the surprise introduction of the MIG 15 and the battle for air superiority in the new jet age. The US Air force attempts to stop the flow of supplies and reinforcements south and switches to night bombing after heavy losses. The air force also faces HR issues as a result of the war longer than expected.

Duration:01:00:42

Episode 67 - Air War in Korea | Great Expectations

7/14/2019
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In this episode, we review the early air war in Korea from June to November 1950. We examine US air force strategy before the war, the air force's strained relations with the Army and Navy, along the with challenges the air forced faced in the opening months of the war.

Duration:00:50:25

Movie Review 6 - Tae Guk Gi

7/1/2019
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Jeff and Dave review the 2004 South Korean film Tae Guk Gi : The Brotherhood of War by Kang Je - Gyu

Duration:01:06:27

Episode 66 - Armistice and Epilogue

6/14/2019
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In this episode, we review the last year of the war in Korea. How both sides attempted to influence the armistice talks through military actions. We also examine the accusation that the United States used biological weapons, the final negotiations of the war and the consequences of the war on the wider Cold War and our lives today.

Duration:01:09:21

Episode 65 - Stalemate and Negotiations

5/31/2019
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In this episode, we explore China's last offensive to win the war and the opening of negotiations between the UN forces and the Communists. We also examine the contentious issue of POWs and how the issue extended the war.

Duration:00:49:50

Episode 64 - A Tale of Two Generals

5/14/2019
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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. Additionally, we cover the US political and social upheaval caused by the sack of MacArthur and its minor constitutional crisis.

Duration:00:53:10

Episode 63 - China rolls the Iron Dice

4/30/2019
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This episode we examine China's decision to take a series of gambles in response to the US. First Mao gambles on entry into the war, shocking the Americans and pushing them back to the 38th, followed by Mao's gamble that the weight of Chinese forces could push the Americans off the Korean Penisula.

Duration:01:04:55

Episode 62 - America Rolls the Iron Dice

4/14/2019
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In this episode, we examine MacArthur's gamble at Inchon and the reversal of UN fortunes from retreat and defeat to attack and victory. We also examine the US decision to invade North Korea.

Duration:00:57:15

Episode 61 - Korean Blitzkrieg

3/31/2019
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This episode we examine the opening moves of the Korean War. The US enters the war and brings the issue to the United Nations. While North Korea attempts a Blitzkrieg campaign to win the war before the US arrives in sizeable numbers to stop them.

Duration:01:09:44

Episode 60 - Who Started the Korean War?

3/14/2019
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In this episode, we examine the question of who started the Korean War. Was it a clever trap laid by the Americans to justify defense spending in the Cold War? A CIA backed plot that went wrong or a series of mistakes and musculation by the superpowers which resulted in war?

Duration:00:53:58

Episode 59 - Prelude to the Korean War

2/14/2019
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Re-Recorded. Join us as we began our examination of the Korean War. In this episode, we outline a brief history of Korea leading up to the outbreak of the Korean War. We also examine how the failed US occupation contributed to the origins of the war.

Duration:00:57:03

Movie Review 5 - On the Beach

1/15/2019
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Jeff and Dave review the 1959 film On the Beach directed by Stanley Kramer

Duration:00:53:10

Movie Review 4 - Failsafe

1/1/2019
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Jeff and Dave review 1964 Sidney Lumet movie Failsafe.

Duration:00:43:26

Movie Review 3 - Dr. Strangelove

12/14/2018
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Jeff and Dave discuss the 1964 Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove

Duration:00:57:58

Movie Review 2 - The Cranes Are Flying

12/1/2018
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Join Jeff and Dave as they review the 1957 Soviet classic The Cranes are Flying by Mikhail Kalatozov.

Duration:01:07:15

Movie Review Episode 1 - Death of Stalin

11/15/2018
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Join Jeff and Dave as they review the dark comedy Death of Stalin.

Duration:00:56:19

Cold War Recap 1945 - 1950

10/31/2018
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A recap of the first 57 Episodes and the first 5 years of the Cold War.

Duration:00:51:22