On Episode 48, our resident Cold War expert, Malcolm, is in the hotseat to discuss whether we are in the midst of a new Cold War (drawing upon his recent contribution to this BBC article – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43546340).
Before we tackle the present day, we cover the old Cold War – what was it? when did it peak? who won? And what amount of credit does Ronald Reagan deserve for ending the long conflict?
We then turn our attention to the present day to consider the rise of Russia in the modern world and the role of Vladimir Putin.
Finally, Malcolm supplies his top three film and television recommendations for those wanting to understand the Cold War and its implications.
Thanks again for listening and we’ll be back with a new guest next month.
Mark and Malcolm