Episode 1: The Cold War Part I (1945-1962)
This episode of Mr. O’Grady’s History Time Machine podcast features an overview of The Cold War from 1945 thru 1962... it explores the beginnings of the Cold War from Winston Churchill's “Iron Curtain” speech to the Berlin Blockade and the Berlin Airlift. Topics covered include: the Yalta and Potsdam Conferences; The Truman Doctrine; the Marshall Plan; NATO and the Warsaw Pact. This episode also explores the Second Red Scare of Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee; the nuclear arms race; and even ‘Duck and Cover’ drills in America. It analyzes the Space Race; Sputnik; Wernher von Braun; Yuri Gargarin; and President John F. Kennedy’s challenge to land a man on the moon in the decade of the 1960’s. The podcast concludes with a look ahead to the next episode: the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962.