COLD WAR

Around the World

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

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

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.
Around the World

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.
True Stories

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.
OZY TV

The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.
True Stories

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?.
News + Politics

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.
True Stories

The American President Who Screened Federal Employees for Their Loyalty

Donald Trump is not the first American president to value loyalty.
The New + the Next

Bikers Broadcast Slovakia's New Cold War Divide

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

Showdown in Helsinki

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

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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The Weekender

OZY Tribe members near and far provide delicious recommendations for your valuable weekend time.
Around the World

Where the Next Cold War May Be Taking Shape

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

Crashing Through the Berlin Wall in a Train

Harry Deterling had the ultimate escape pod when it came to getting out of East Berlin.

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