Reviews
If you respect history then you might want to give them a listen
Haloisthebest123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/24/22
If you are interested in the Cold War, look no further. This is by far the best podcast on this topic. In my opinion this is the best podcast out there - period.
SAkhtar1984 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/22
Fascinating guests and topics. This has become of my weekly “absolutely, do not miss” pods. Really well produced and recorded!
kc8kbk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/22
Great podcast
CD AR via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/12/22
Very interesting and informative.
Davesdogmax via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/06/22
Recently discovered this gem , what a find, Ian has created a fascinating podcast that I can’t get enough of , slowly going through the whole lot ... I’m hooked , thank you for your hard work
cuntox1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/23/22
Having been in PACAF for my four years I didn’t have the experiences my fellows did serving in Europe. We did have a Soviet sailor somehow send from a Russian destroyer to Clark Air Base in the PI needing an emergency appendectomy. I remember everyone wanting to see him and seeing him...Read full review »
led1966 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/22
Great stuff
bjunkihk via Apple Podcasts · Finland · 05/19/22
Ian deserves a big thank you for keeping the history of the Cold War alive. Given what is happening now in Ukraine, this program is more important than ever.
Colo subscriber via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/22
A great companion on my long trips around the UK. Lots of varied and interesting guests who reveal intriguing Cold War history. Give it a listen.
DerbyBigMan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/11/22
For many of us the Cold War was a defining time in our lives, for me it was growing up in the 80s in the shadow of nuclear tensions between NATO and the Soviets. There were times we didn’t think we’d live to see the 90s! The Cold War pod brings an incredible amount of first hand accounts...Read full review »
AdeB-1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/23/22
Interesting, informative and above all a compulsive listen
Haradanandgrumpy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/16/22
Fantastically varied content, delivered professionally. Excellent audio quality. A unique insight into all things Cold War. A*
Too fat to fly via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/10/22
Thank you so much for all the work that’s gone into this podcast. My father served in West Germany for most of his military career. This podcast has brought back so many memories for him.
Junior Comp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/14/22
Wow, I’m so happy I discovered this podcast. It’s packed with really smart interviews from those who lived the Cold War on the front lines. Ian is a great interviewer and is very skilled at asking questions that bring the subject matter to life in a tangible way. I wish I had more time to...Read full review »
Jamc204 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/22
Ian, thank you very much for your work and thank you very much for the team you have behind you supporting that work. I was a soldier during the Cold War and also grew up in the Cold War. The Cold War affected me from when I was young to directly affecting me and service to my country. The part...Read full review »
fletchergrizwald via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/22
Amazing resource, the sheer number of subjects discussed is mind-boggling.
juverhbjjd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/24/22
Absolutely the most accurate telling of the Cold War from every imaginable angle. Beyond enjoyable !
RottenFeetBill via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/22
If you have the slightest interest in the Cold War, this podcast will have something for you. I’m interested in military and espionage but found the personal stories of other guest unforgettable. Ian has a brilliant style that allows the guests to flow. Highly recommended listening
Nascothornet via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/19/22
Honestly interesting!! Worth the listen and the $$
Skuby9 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/14/22
I am a fan of Cold War history and there are a lot of great interviews on here. Keep up the important work.
Dave P in CA via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/22
Superb interviews of first hand experiences. Cannot recommend highly enough for history students to broaden their perspectives. Would give 6 star review if possible 👍
Azazel_1970 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/22/22
Very interesting and detailed account, gave great insight into the risks her father took to gain greater freedom, but also the reality of refugee life in the west, and just how challenging it was to build a new life over many years after their escape. Probably the best Cold War Conversation I’ve...Read full review »
interest 123 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/19/22
The variety and detail of these first-hand Cold War accounts are vital to remembering this period! They are enjoyable to listen to, and when I leave each episode, I feel like I have more context for this period from an approachable, human standpoint. Keep going!
Goldieschlager via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/21
I really can’t say enough good things about “Cold War Conversations!” It expands upon all the stories I had heard from my grandparents and the books I’ve read over the years. I love the down to earth, unfiltered discussions that take place between Ian and his guests. I usually am listening...Read full review »
rpoteat7 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/28/21
Kudos and high praise to Ian for this fascinating oral history of the Cold War. I don't believe that anyone has specifically mentioned the huge variety of interviewees, spanning retired professionals, amateur historians, and citizen journalists who offer first-person accounts of military,...Read full review »
IntrntnlTraveler via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/21
If you want to hear firsthand Cold War stories, CWC is the BEST place to find them. This is one of the most engaging podcasts you can listen to. These moving stories really bring the Cold War to life and give this period of history a human face. Ian is an exceptional podcaster. This podcast has...Read full review »
Deus é brasileiro... via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/23/21
Brings a lot of primary sources together from such a wide range of topics. Keep up the great work Ian. Thank you
Rb+Cb via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/13/21
This is a brilliant historical podcast series, mining deep into a wide range of original Cold War stories and experiences, from ordinary, yet extraordinary, military personnel, to members of the public on both sides of the Iron Curtain, and to historical experts in specific military and...Read full review »
Stephen10031 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/21
Love this !
Gups S via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/11/21
Engaging content. Keep it coming! Simon Drought
Simon Drought via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 11/01/21
Finding this podcast has been a revelation. As someone who grew up in a military family with childhood spent in the vicinity of various Royal Naval and RAF air stations, I experienced air raid sirens in the small hours during TACEVALS and the excitement of fast jets constantly overhead. Looking...Read full review »
Buffy, Destroyer of Worlds via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/17/21
Was going to put a high rating after Johanna Stingray’s episode, but then stumbled upon the death of Stalin episode where they call China the largest country in the world. In a podcast about Russia? Are you even for real? Smh
Your VIP client from UFA via Apple Podcasts · Russia · 10/04/21
As an American who visited Berlin and East Germany after the wall came down and before reunification, and having lived in East Germany for two years immediately after reunification, I find the stories and first hand accounts of service members, Westerners, East Germans, etc fascinating and can...Read full review »
Laura Dee in AZ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/01/21
Reagarding Sue Boyd interview.. My jolly jumper.. What a doll.. What a great chat man.. I have a full crush on her Love ya guys mate John Gilbert South Australia
Sфlеми via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/18/21
So much great content and well produced. A fascinating insight often showing the perspective from the east, otherwise unknown to westerners at such an important period of time
Skjip1969 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/22/21
This podcast is brilliant. The interviewer is masterful at gently probing a very diverse range of guests. An incredible repository of history that will be of great use to future researchers. Definitely worthy of a financial contribution to keep it on air.
assflhkhr via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/13/21
Leaves one slack jawed to hear this podcast give an unchallenged platform for Anna Sebba to varnish the reputation of Ethel Rosenberg. The claims that the case was based on flimsy accusations is untrue as of the time of the trial. Furthermore, post Soviet documents make her guilt clear. Now...Read full review »
Kavala1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/10/21
Having grown up during the Cold War the stories covered here take me back to that time like no book or movie can ever get close to. These stories are priceless anecdotes and gems that are spoken straight from those who experienced it. Five Stars from me.
Dan F (UK) via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/07/21
Compelling listening and Ian’s creating such an important historical archive. Fascinating stories from an era that holds so many secrets.
BoeBus80 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/24/21
Growing up late in the Cold War and serving in Germany right after the fall of the wall, I really did not see the big picture. Ian’s podcast changed that and really opened my eyes to so many aspects of this important period. Not to mention all the books I’ve purchased and read as a result....Read full review »
Marne Ver via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/21
I stumbled upon this podcast after searching for Cold War reared shows. After listening to one episode I was hooked. The number of guests this show has and their stories is just incredible. Learning about how people lived through the Cold War is fascinating and this show explores it all. If...Read full review »
dlhansen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/01/21
Hats off to you for making such an incredible show and finding such interesting stories to tell! I love it!
tylrkd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/01/21
Ian continually finds fascinating new tales to tell from the Cold War. I thought I already knew quite a bit before I started listening to his podcast but every episode brings new understanding and new insights. I am a huge fan and support him on Patreon as well. Keep up the great work Ian.
Creasy15 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/30/21
I worked intel in the Army in Germany in the 80's so some of these stories I am familiar but plenty I am not. I really like learning more about the period and Ian does a great job of putting these stories together.Read full review »
Ghostbear via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/17/21
This podcast is truly like a window to the Cold War era! If you want to hear the stories from people who truly experienced the Cold War, Cold War Conversations Podcast is perfect for you! When I listen to the episodes it's like I'm talking to the guests, because the host asks the...Read full review »
Ivana Tucak via Apple Podcasts · Croatia · 06/09/21
Always informative, and a great resource for perspectives from service members and civilians from both sides of the iron curtain. Recommended. Has sent me down Wikipedia rabbit holes reading about incidents that I had not heard of before now!
Ronansean via Apple Podcasts · Singapore · 05/30/21
This podcast has become one of my real favorites. Ian does a great job bringing in people with a wide variety of experiences and perspectives from that period, as well as authors and historians to discuss new research and publications that continue to expand our understanding of the era.
otto.p via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/25/21
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