Engaging, informative, educational, entertaining, varied.
I stumbled upon this podcast while looking for episodes on brutalism and the space race back in November. Having studied modern history in school, and also having a interest in aircraft from the Cold War era, in addition to a love of Berlin I began to pick other episodes, and became well and truly hooked. From a critics perspective this podcast uses a lot of primary sourcing, which I find uniquely engaging. The different viewpoints aren’t always what you would expect and overall there is a focus on the human aspect of the era, which makes many anecdotes relatable to the listener so you are able to gain a level of understanding harder to achieve from history books (at least from my poorly read point of view) It has also significantly increased the pile of books I want/have bought but haven’t read yet. All in all, I’ve not listened or subscribed to many podcasts, but as of this year I am supporting this one as it has a large historical value that swells as more episodes are released, and as such I see this as somewhat more worthwhile than others for that reason alone. What keeps me interested is Ian’s engaging and erudite manner and delivery and as such I will be keeping up to date. The more people that do this the more this will develop! Keep up the good work!
dbanbery via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/16/20
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I’ve become addicted to these shows. Some really strong interviewees that bring the whole Cold War era to life. Absolutely fascinating and well-presented with a neutral stance in an engaging, honest and often humorous style.
ID007Dougie via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/27/19
Am only a third of the way through the series but have heard enough to know that this is a fascinating record of real people’s experiences of this important period in history. Those stories are from the East and the West, from civilians and from those in the services. The interview format makes...Read full review »
Tree_Fella via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/08/20
I enjoy the different interviewees that d the show. There are a wide range of experiences described giving me a broader understanding of this fascinating period. Thank you.
Cenizo99 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/20
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