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The Cold War Cast is a project by Ryan Lewellin to chronicle the history of the Cold War with a strong emphasis on telling the story through the pop culture of the era (films, books, art, music, etc.).   The podcast begins with the roots of communism and will go beyond the formal end of the Cold War into the present day and how the Cold War currently shapes geopolitics, attempting to cover about everything in between.

Ryan Lewellin is not an academic, but rather a layperson who considers himself a “Cold War aficionado”.    Even though he wasn’t even out of elementary school when the Cold War formally ended, the history and the popular culture of that era left a big impact on him.