Sport in the Cold War

My latest podcast discovery is this series from the Wilson Center (sic), an American organisation established as a memorial to President Woodrow Wilson.  One of the many projects of the centre is a history of the Cold War and a series of podcasts explores the role of sport international relations during this period.

British radio presenter and producer Vince Hunt is the voice that guides us through key events. Each podcast involves an interview with an academic who selects an event or a historical document that illustrates a connection between sport and the Cold War.  The selection of topics is fascinating and there is sufficient time to explore each theme, episodes are about 20 minutes each.  Vince Hunt is a skilled interviewer; he is able to ask questions which clarify without interrupting historians who know what they are talking about and who are skilled at making their topics interesting.

This series of podcasts is in my hinterland.  What’s in yours?




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