A Former Top Spy Tells All

Former CIA Deputy Director John McLaughlin joined “The Carlos Watson Show.

When a Soccer Star From the Stasi’s Favorite Team Defected

Lutz Eigendorf's team was backed by East Germany's secret police.

The Mueller Thread: Iran-Contra and the Benefits of Stonewalling Congress

This scandal — not Watergate — may be the better example of what can happen when a White House stonewalls Congress.

Winning the Cold War Meant Destroying This South Carolina Town

What do you do when your nuclear family is broken up by a nuclear bomb facility?.


Real Talk Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

Your Chance to See an Abandoned Soviet Island With a Dark Past

The mysterious island of Vozrozhdeniya is a chance to see both a chilling ghost town and the site of a devastating ecological disaster.

How an American Weightlifter Tore Down the Iron Curtain

Paul Anderson, at age 22, made Soviet audiences gasp as he smashed records before their eyes.

The Mueller Thread: From Red Scorpion to Red Sparrow

Longtime American political consultant Paul Erickson has gone from anti-Soviet showrunner to suspected Russian agent.

The American President Who Screened Federal Employees for Their Loyalty

Donald Trump is not the first American president to value loyalty.

Bikers Broadcast Slovakia's New Cold War Divide

Slovakia is emerging as the next political battleground between the West and Russia.

Where the Next Cold War May Be Taking Shape

Two global powers are jostling like never before for influence over Indian Ocean islands.


When Katty Met Carlos

From the BBC and OZY comes a fresh perspective on the debate about America’s future as a nation and its relation to the world during the 2020 US election.

Showdown in Helsinki

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will sit down in the Finnish capital on Monday for their first summit meeting.

The Secret Hand Behind West Africa’s Regime Changes

Ivory Coast’s Félix Houphouët-Boigny built a successful economy but also toppled regimes and destabilized the region.

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