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Ian Sanders

With life long interest in military history I have produced various history-related web sites down the years. Cold War Conversations came about following discussion with my good friend Shane Whaley who publishes the Spybrary Podcast and the Radio GDR Podcast. We talked about our joint interest in the Cold War generally and lack of english audio information available and thus Cold War Conversations was born.
Recent episodes featuring Ian Sanders
Dean Reed Eastern Bloc Music Star Episode 1
Ramona Reed’s father was Dean Reed an American actor, singer, songwriter, director, and Socialist who became a huge star in Latin America and the Eastern Bloc.Now if you like the podcast you can help to support us for the price of a couple of coffees a month. You’ll be helping to cover the show’s increasing costs and keep us on the air, plus you get the sought after CWC coaster too.Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/If that’s not your cup of tea, you can also help us by placing a written review on Itunes. This helps to raise our profile and get new guests on the show.So back to today’s episode – Ramona was born in 1968 and gives insight into his life via private correspondence, but also what it was like to be the daughter of such a huge Eastern Bloc star. We welcome Ramona to our Cold War conversation…We have further photos and information on this episode in our show notes at https://coldwarconversations.com/episode97/ Support the show
Tales of my Father
Today has been a difficult day. My Dad has just died. It was expected, but these things hit you nonetheless.He was a good father, a good man with many varied interests including art, photography, and history. All of which he passed onto me. In particular, it was history, which has ultimately resulted in this podcast.I hope my listeners will indulge me today as this episode is not about the Cold War but is a recording I made of a chat I had with my Dad way before I had any thought of Cold War Conversations, or maybe this chat was the genesis – who knows?It would be nice if it was and a fitting tribute, but anyway here’s me and my Dad chatting about his experiences during World War 2.We welcome Graham Sanders to our Cold War Conversation… More photos are on this link https://coldwarconversations.com/episode96/Support the show
Alexander - A Conscript in the Soviet Navy
Alexander ‘Sasha’ Goncharov was born in Leningrad but early in this life moved to Ukraine.  After leaving school he was drafted into the Soviet Military and was based in Sevastopol where he worked in Naval Aviation servicing anti-ship weapons systems.  At the end of this period, Sasha decided to stay in the military to make it a full-time career.  He was sent to Moscow where he trained as a full-time linguist.  He was posted to Syria and Libya facilitating interactions between local forces and their Soviet advisors. Now if this podcast was a magazine you wouldn’t mind paying a few quid or dollars a week  so I’m asking you to support us for the bargain price of $3 a month. In the last few weeks John Newlove and Mike Hart have joined in helping to cover the show’s increasing costs and keep us on the air, plus they’ve got the sought after CWC coaster too.Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/So back to today’s episode – Alexander left the Russian military as a Lt Colonel and is the Co-Organiser of an Anglo-Russian charity which looks to bring Russians who fought in World War II to the UK to visit. We welcome Lt Colonel Alexander Goncharov to our Cold War conversation...There’s further information on this episode in our show notes, which can also be found as a link in your podcast app. https://coldwarconversations.com/episode95/If you like what you are hearing please leave reviews in Apple podcasts and share us on social media.Can’t you wait for next week’s episode?  Do visit our facebook discussion group where guests and listeners continue the Cold War Conversation. https://www.facebook.com/groups/coldwarpod/Support the show
The Berlin Wall - Frederick Taylor
Our interview today is with Frederick Taylor, the author of one of my favourite books on the Berlin Wall. Using official history, archive research and personal stories he has produced one of the definitive books on the Berlin Wall.BUY THE BOOK AND SUPPORT THE PODCAST HERENow if you like the podcast you can help to support us for the price of a couple of coffees a month. You’ll be helping to cover the show’s increasing costs and keep us on the air, plus you get the sought after CWC coaster too.Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/So back to today’s episode - James speaks with Fred who provides some great accounts of his personal experiences in Berlin as well as the story of the Berlin Wall and its eventual destruction. We welcome Fred Taylor to our Cold War conversation…There’s further information on this episode in our show notes, which can also be found as a link in here your podcast app. https://coldwarconversations.com/episode93/If you like what you are hearing sign up to our email list at https://coldwarconversations.com/Support the show
Gillian - A US Student at the opening of the Berlin Wall
We speak again with Gillian, who was our guest in episodes 42 & 48. Gillian was in Berlin the night of 9th November 1989 and describes what she saw.Now if you like the podcast you can help to support us  for the price of a couple of coffees a month. You’ll be helping to cover the show’s increasing costs and keep us on the air, plus you get the sought after CWC coaster too.Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/So back to today’s episode – Gillian gives us the viewpoint of a US student in Berlin on that pivotal night on 20th Century history. She tell us of her first discovery that this was going to be a night to remember and the sights and sounds of that night. We welcome Gillian back to our Cold War conversation…We have further photos and information on this episode in our show notes which will show as a link in your podcast app. https://coldwarconversations.com/episode92/Support the show
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99
Podcast Count
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Total Airtime
3 days, 16 hours