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
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 · 05/04/23
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
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
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
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