...with category "cold-war"  

The Kremlin Princess: Lana Peters, Stalin’s American Daughter

Svetlana Iosifovna Stalina, the most famous defector of the cold war, was born in luxury, in the Kremlin and led an extraordinary, tumultuous life. She died destitute at a care home in Wisconsin.

Oct. 19, 2022

In this episode we tell the incredible story of Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, born Stalina and later known as Lana Peters. If you like our content, please become a patron to receive our two exclusive premium episodes each month, as well as our public episodes ad-free. Bor ...

Genocide: Sponsored by the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company

We're talking about the real life version of Andre Baptiste: Charles Taylor, former "lord of war" and president of Liberia, who struck a deal with the Firestone Tire company to fund his bloody political revolution.

Aug. 31, 2022

Charles and Chuckie Taylor left a swath of death and destruction through the country of Liberia in the 1980s and 1990s, which culminated in both of them being run out of political office and tried and convicted of war crimes. This is a preview of a premium episode, if you like our content please ...

The Merchant of Death: Who is Viktor Bout?

A translator and spy turned international arms dealer, Viktor Bout is to be part of a proposed prisoner swap between the US and Russia for the return of Americans Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan.

Aug. 10, 2022

Griner was found guilty on drug smuggling charges by a Russian court, and convicted to 9 years in a penal colony after 1 milligram of cannabis oil, prescribed by her American doctor, was found in her vaping pen in her luggage in Moscow. The charges are obviously a political play by Putin in response to Ukraine sanctions. If you like ou ...

The Nuclear Chicken War

How frozen chicken led us down the path to environmental catastrophe.

June 14, 2022

This is a preview of a premium episode! If you like our content, please become a patron to get more bonus episodes like this one, and all of our public episodes ad-free as well. In the 1950s, Senator Fulbright from Arkansas politely told a gathering of NATO countries that he would ...

Dyatlov Pass – Mystery Solved

What really happened to the Dyatlov hikers?

March 13, 2022

In 1959 a group of Russian hikers disappeared in the Ural mountains. Months later their bodies were found, showing signs of mutilation, exposure to strange chemical substances, and exposure to radiation. We examine a new theory in this episode that we think solves this decades-old Russian mystery, involving the US Cold War spying fligh ...