Reviews
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
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 · 05/24/21
Thank you Ian Well put together show
Omgchar via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/16/21
Thanks Ian for continuing with your great podcast series. Informative, enjoyable, and well produced.
SMonttana via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/14/21
Great podcast! First hand testimonies are a top source of information.
Llorenç Mas via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 05/06/21
Many off us lived through the Cold War; growing up, or raising families & wondering if would ever turn “hot”; or even serving in the armed forces with the understanding that ‘today might be the day’. However, younger adults have little to no knowledge about that period of recent history, and...Read full review »
TravelSprout via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/21
I enjoy the different interviewees that are part of the show. There are a wide range of experiences described giving me a broader understanding of this fascinating period. Recently I listened to #173 on the apartheid era in South Africa. This episode was outstanding. I learned so much. Thank you.
Cenizo99 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/01/21
This is a terrific podcast. The history is fascinating and it is conveyed through engaging conversations with interesting guests with real life knowledge and experience. The host skillfully elicits the best from his guests. (He also happens to have a great accent.) If you are fascinated with...Read full review »
mfreel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/21
Guys, thanks a lot for this great podcast. It’s really the last moment to record all the memories of those who experienced it first hand. You are keeping the history of the Cold War alive!
AndrewWrobel via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/17/21
This is one of the best podcasts on the Cold War that I’ve ever come across. I particularly enjoy the episodes regarding the GDR life and times. One of the episodes I would highly recommend was the one in which they interviewed Bridget Kendall about her book. Ms Kendall was a correspondent for...Read full review »
Freddie1964 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/16/21
Whether you are already a Cold War nerd (“George, have you ever been to Poznan?”) or a neophyte, Ian’s Podcast is an invaluable resource for understanding this period. Ian’s lovely interviews with a huge variety of subjects illuminates the strange cross-section of geography—the Iron Curtain—with...Read full review »
MJ Milano via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/12/21
A fantastic and well presented podcast. I really enjoy hearing the personal stories as it brings a lot of life to the history of the Cold War.
seetheelephant via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/11/21
I came across this podcast after searching for Cold War material. Although there were several good options, this one stood out as its brilliantly researched and has input from so many angles of this era, with contributions from extremely interesting people who often had first hand experience in...Read full review »
Ian Barton 16 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/09/21
Great insight into the Cold War from all sides m. Highly recommended. Some really cool/funny/sad stories. 5star pod.
Stuartywatp via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 04/07/21
I came across Cold War Conversation accidentally when listening to another podcast. I listen to the Gary Power's episode and was was struck by the engaging and informative nature of the story telling, the episodes about the GDR are particularly interesting and educational. I'd certainly...Read full review »
Gary Bootle via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/06/21
After a visit to Berlin , walking the tarmac of Tempelhof airfield and seeing in my minds eye the airplanes from the airbridge land, I became more interested of what happened there in the after-war period. I found these pod-casts of “Cold War Conversations” and I am really very much impressed by...Read full review »
marcelinoperegrino via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 04/05/21
I stumbled across Cold War Conversations on Twitter and started listening to a few of the podcasts. I was hooked after the first one. They explore all aspects of the Cold War from spying to the ordinary person on the street to the historian or politician all covered in an interesting way.
Mazski via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/30/21
Really enjoy the interviews on this podcast. Great program with knowledgeable and entertaining guests
Jeffcatwinters via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/21
This is a must for any cold war fan out there - it covers all aspects of the cold war, both stuff that is known and stuff that we never heard before😉👍 Keep up the good work!
Anonymous101v via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 03/27/21
KAT
This is a great podcast. The guests are wonderfully entertaining and the topics are always very interesting. A definite must listen for anyone interested in history and geo-military politics from days past. Ian is the perfect host- a great interviewer, always gracious, and a true...Read full review »
KT-2021 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/21
Great stories and fascinating to hear other angles and experiences from the Cold War. Fascinating contrasts with my own Cold War experiences in the Royal Navy albeit towards the end of the period in the mid-80’s. This culminated with a visit to Murmansk/Severimorsk as I think the first Royal Navy...Read full review »
beam_2 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/22/21
Discovered this series during lockdown and for anyone interested in this genre it’s a great listen - interviews are great and extra details add real depth to the stories
LangebaanSunset via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/22/21
This is an excellent collection of memories of the Cold War from an extraordinary range of people who experienced it from a variety of vantage points. Some of those interviewed are well-known, but the great majority are people that I would never have come across otherwise, and it is so valuable...Read full review »
RossGill1976 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/21/21
Incredible stories
lilmonimoni via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/21/21
I love the gaps filled in the knowledge I have of the Cold War with these brilliant episodes. It adds so much to the preservation of the topic. Thank you for creating this!
Christ___ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/15/21
Excellent show with interviews from first-hand sources and authors on a wide range of topics. Forget your boring history book and tune in to the conversation.
Take part in history via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 03/06/21
Great job! Love these history memorabilia. Let’s hope the twenty first century will show more humanity and trust.
PJboston via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/21
Mr.
Ian is so knowledgeable of his topic. His interview and conversational style not only brings out the pertinent history and content, but also the character of those involved in sharing their personal stories.The questions are great, and answers are always fascinating. Podcast is well produced and...Read full review »
WaterMarkArchive via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/28/21
Subscribe and listen to CWC. Ian Sanders has nailed this one. His content brings to life aspects of the Cold War, the GDR, The USSR, NATO, ordinary life and extraordinary lives during this tumultuous period. Ian captures the feel of the period, entertains and educates us with his insight,...Read full review »
MileHiFly via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/21
Each episode is very engaging and enjoyable. It’s great to listen to real life stories from the people who experience all this first hand and lived through it. This podcast is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Cold War history and the host does a great job letting the each guest...Read full review »
tommy1583 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 02/17/21
A superb collection of stories and recollections, covering all aspects of the period. Absolutely fascinating insights from people who were there, great insights and anecdotes in every episode. Ian’s conversations are well delivered in a relaxed style that draws me in and paints pictures in my...Read full review »
craig56997 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/07/21
Excellent nice enjoyed everyone
Bruce & Dodge via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/02/21
I can't express how much I love this podcast. Ian does a wonderful job and finds such a wide variety of guests. We've heard about life behind the Iron Curtain in almost every Warsaw Pact country, as well as having high level journalists, diplomats and military personnel share their...Read full review »
tmcomstock76 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/21
Wonderful first-hand accounts of the Cold War - a treasure trove !
Sybdyibo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/31/21
My favorite podcast, first person accounts from the Cold War. Great guests. Tons of great stories. Highly recommended!
Stoat80 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/21
When memories of the events fade, when your own past begins to turn into history, when decades have gone by, it is fantastic that stories with a great bandwidth are being told and collected, as it happens here by Ian Sanders for the Cold War Conversations Podcast. It is important to collect this...Read full review »
Berlin Wall Shadows via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/29/21
For any history buff, this podcast is a must-have. The quality of the guests and the subjects are unrivalled
@patrickdeudon via Apple Podcasts · France · 01/17/21
For a history buff with family behind the Iron Curtain this podcast gives depth and texture unavailable anywhere else on the Cold War experience on the ground from first-hand sources. If youre intrigued by Eastern Europe, Soviet, European history, military, spy craft or just how we got to today...Read full review »
Latvian 007 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/21
As a self confessed history fanatic I can safely say this is the definitive place for your Cold War history needs. From the quality of guests featured, the frequency of instalments to the well researched and knowledgable host there is no greater place on the internet to get ones Cold War era...Read full review »
S.Lakin via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/02/21
Many of the events of the Cold War were largely unknown to the general population. Cold War Conversations has ensured that the stories can now be told and be an important historical source for future researchers into what, hopefully, will remain a unique period of time.
Ancient submariner via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/26/20
Can’t recommend this highly enough to anyone interested in Cold War history. The range of interviews is fantastic and every episode teaches you something new and different about this period.
Stpbrown via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/23/20
Like your pod cast. Was 1972 In TA reserve trained NBC warfare. 1974 hitch hiked to Berlin went through Check Point Charlie . 1986 spent month in Hungary talked to many East Germans.Sept 1989 took my wife around Europe. Got train Munich to Berlin. On train in DDR border guard gave me a second...Read full review »
Infidel Atheist via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/11/20
Fascinating site for those of us that grew up in this shadow. As a teenager , in the early 80’s I flew on holiday with family to the former Yugoslav airport in Split on a glass nosed Tupolev 134 . Landing there to see Mig jets parked and guards with automatic weapons....I was hooked . I have...Read full review »
Faye Dingaway via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/10/20
Job to take all this in - fascinating, amusing and gripping - a brilliant series which I’ve introduced a few friends to
Syb 1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/09/20
I have a mad obsession with the Cold War history. Finding this has given me the hit I need. Ooo yeah. Not just the history but the man or woman who lived it. Loved the pilot who flew the sr 71 black bird. I would recommend this if your passion is Cold War. Downloaded and listen listen...Read full review »
Cold war Gav via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/05/20
This is a very enjoyable podcast that brings oral history to the field of Cold War history.
gte439u via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/30/20
These interviews are utterly fascinating into life during the Cold War. I’m guessing for anyone aged under 40, they probably have no idea about what life was like at that time, so it’s great these stories bring the big events and facts to life from a human perspective rather than history book...Read full review »
Romford stu via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/29/20
Fascinating perspectives of the Cold War and its aftermath.
Louth23 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 11/26/20
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