Reviews
i started listening to this podcast while doing research for a novel i’m writing about Soviet Russia. i was instantly captivated by the stories of everyday people who experienced firsthand the events i have researched and read about for years. i was absolutely humbled by the feeling that no...Read full review »
happy_camper13 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/24
I am a baby boomer who served on active duty through the later part of the Cold War and this podcast brings back so many memories and explains many of the apparently random events
asac01 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/23/24
As a history teacher I have found this podcast to be my go to resource for information on the Cold War. This podcast was extremely useful in building up details to increase student engagement during this topic.
Sburke0351 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/24
Having been born in 85, learning about the Cold War is more difficult that one can imagine. Untill I found this podcast, truly a great source of first hand knowledge and accounts that nothing any literature can equal. Thanks so much! You are a part of my daily life, and knowledge development! It...Read full review »
Cloggy1985 via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 12/12/23
Never miss an episode
Barneygumble47 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/10/23
Great topics but too much adverts. Deleting from my listening que!
MoscowTim via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/09/23
Cold War Conversations is a gem of a podcast. The host excels in finding people with extraordinary stories to tell. Sometimes terrifying, frequently humbling, always fascinating. Stories of duty. Of fear. Of hope. This is history brought to life, told by people who were there. History that can...Read full review »
Blà Bheinn via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/24/23
I was an Australian tank driver/gunner/commander on our German built Leopard AS1 MBTs during the Cold War and because we weren’t parked on the inner German border, never really felt “part of it” but this podcast puts my Cold War service in perspective. Those years of hard training against the...Read full review »
Veteran Advocate via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/07/23
This podcast has something for everyone. People who lived through the times and people that want to learn about how got to where we are. Loving it.
ApexLongimanus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/23
I love the breadth of stories covered in this podcast. Everything from nuclear submarine commanders to coming of age stories behind the iron curtain.
Über listener via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/12/23
Lovely history podcasting Thank you for Dicky Chappelle story!
NappyDresser via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/12/23
The breadth of subjects that Ian’s guests cover is huge. The only other podcast I can think of that does this is We Have Ways… for WWII. So many interesting stories- a great listen
bbjed5 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/25/23
The podcast is very compelling. Brilliant interviews that give you so much detail you could not find anywhere else. I originally started listening the the stories that interested me the most, I then found out the other stories and topics were amazing too. Now I just press play and see where the...Read full review »
Roon10 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/24/23
When I first got assigned to my unit after our school, I found myself knee deep in the cold war. TV shows had the KGB and the Russians as the number one enemy. The olympics mattered back then. In our language schools, Russian, German, Polish, Czech, Hungarian were sought after training programs....Read full review »
KulacDave via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/23
I'm a child of the 1980s and as I was growing up, my father would tell us stories of growing up and serving in the US military during the cold war. It led to my fascination with the era and appreciation for the fiction and non-fiction films, series and books that encompassed the cold war....Read full review »
Holotox via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/03/23
I'm 60, I remember climbing under our desks in grammar school to practice bomb drills. I remember as a child all the news by newspapes or the nightly news regarding the Soviet Union. The left and anyone under 40 in America that supports Socialist and Communist ideas need to understand how...Read full review »
dirkNpit via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/25/23
Ian Sanders does a magnificent job interviewing each person. He really brings out their story In a personal and uniquely intriguing Way. Find out what it was like for so many different men and women around the world who lived The Cold War! The stories that are shared are just amazing!
ICBMTim via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/07/23
If you have even the slightest interest in any aspect of the Cold War, then this is the podcast you’ll want to follow. Ian does such a great job of presenting so much subject matter, from military and espionage to music and popular culture, from Europe to Asia to the Americas, and back again....Read full review »
Wanderers_Jon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/17/23
Best podcast on cold war history
Melp2222 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/13/23
Having grown up in the Cold War period, I started listening to Ian’s podcasts some time ago. The more I heard the more interested and impressed I was. This is the only podcast that I have gone back to the first one and am listening to all of them. Provides a great insight into how things were,...Read full review »
Tim.Rice via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/19/23
This is an excellent production covering the overlooked history of the Cold War. As a Cold War veteran of USAEUR in the 1980’s its fascinating to hear others experiences, both allied and those behind the wall in the Warsaw Pact. I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s with uncles and neighbors who had...Read full review »
wiszlesucht via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/16/23
Ian does a fantastic job. He finds people from across the world and lets them tell their stories. From people involved with nuclear weapons to people escaping over the Berlin Wall and so many more. I look forward to this every week!
Jonny Whitlam via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 02/26/23
I recently discovered this podcast and it has become my favorite show. It’s very informative and interesting.
dsramfam via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/23
Lately I’ve been looking for a good history podcast, especially modern history. I came across the episode about the 22yo British man sent to East Germany for work. He gives a detailed first-hand account of his experience in the GDR, and then goes on to describe his different experiences elsewhere...Read full review »
J. Bonham from Tennessee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/08/23
Ian perfectly crafts a show that is interesting, fascinating, well paced and with some amazing guests. To be able to have interviews with former spies, astronauts, pilots, the son of Gary Powers to folk who lived the Cold War owing to where they were geographically born is credit to the integrity...Read full review »
Routemaster_fan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/05/23
Im a Cold War Historian. Er udannet historiker med speciale i den Kolde Krig. En framragende podcast som godt nok nørder en del fagligt set men i fordybelsen finder man de nye vinkler og spændende detaljer som jo inspirerer til dybere granskning. Fortjener stor faglig ros. Poul Erik Lauridsen...Read full review »
Adenauercoldwarman? via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 01/05/23
I have always been fascinated by the Cold War and this compendium of interviews is a treasure trove, expertly compered by Ian. Thank you very much !
IrlamGreen via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/05/23
Really fascinating first-hand stories from the Cold War period. If, like me, you have an interest in the Cold War, then don’t miss this podcast series. 10/10
Baz42195 via Apple Podcasts · Czech Republic · 12/31/22
… we mightn’t be so lost today. Since stumbling upon Cold War Conversations, my Netflix is unwatched, the books on my nightstand are gathering dust, and I’ve not been to the pub in a while. In the last week alone I’ve listened to 30 hours worth of fascinating first person accounts and detailed...Read full review »
Moi085 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/20/22
So good I wish they’d rebuild the Berlin Wall so we can have more stories! I wish this podcast was around 20 years ago when I was at school, I’d have been a Cold War professor by now!
adamjfisher71 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/14/22
I was only in the TA, but the lates podcast takes me back to the 80,s in Saracens and fox APC’s. Discussing things like smells and normal human activities like going to the toilet. This makes this podcast so good
John W1959 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/10/22
This podcast has lots of interesting stories on the Cold War and Ian has interesting guests on all the time, he really is very informative about subject matter, the guest he has on are so interesting . I would recommend this to all people interested in the Cold War or like me lived through the...Read full review »
Henslme via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/09/22
This is one of the best podcasts out there. A wide variety of subjects, big and small, but always with the time allowed for the somewhat personal questions and the long answers. I love to hear the expert pause to remember or catch a breath after telling the story of some gruesome event in a...Read full review »
Martin Taesler via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 08/23/22
Fascinating subject matter and insight week after week, but that’s not why this is a five star review. Cold War Conversations has been my favourite indie podcast for quite a while now, for one main reason; presenter and producer Ian Sanders understands the value of when to talk and when to...Read full review »
Benny2Ts via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/13/22
Fascinating history during the period the U.S. and its Western allies faced an existential enemy. Unfortunately , a lot of this history has been obscured by the conflicts in Vietnam and the Middle East. Able Archer and the F-111 pilot interview are two episodes you don’t want to miss.
2AD via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/24/22
This show is in my top 5 podcasts. I fancy myself as something of a history buff, and learn something (usually multiple somethings) from EVERY episode. Bravo!!
Mairs1976 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/22
Ms.
Riveting history of the Cold War era, well researched, engaging, unique and interesting interviewees. Always look forward to the next episode. Kudos and keep going. Cheers
Aslifisas via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/20/22
Really enjoy almost all the episodes, but 1July 2022 is just an awful audio presentation. Please perfect the sound.
suzieque55 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/02/22
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
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