Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray…Can Billy Joel help us disentangle one of the most complex yet relatively unexplored periods in modern history? Investigating the fraught nature of American, Korean and Cuba-Soviet Union relations from 1949 – 1991, We Didn’t Start The Fire is a history podcast with a lyrical twist.
Each episode, a new line from Billy Joel’s seminal song is used to unravel a different topic at heart of this catalytic moment in time. Co-hosted by broadcaster, writer and YouTuber Katie Puckrik, former host of Channel 4’s The Word, and Tom Fordyce, the pair will be assisted by a different guest expert every week, from specialist academics to pop culture aficionados. Join them as we connect the dots between American cinema starlets and the rise of communism in East Asia...
The Secret History of Flight 149 tells one of those stories that makes you go “wait, what?” It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood movie; a plane full of holidaymakers leaves London Heathrow in August 1990, stops to refuel in Kuwait just as the Iraqi army is invading, and the passengers and crew all […]Read more
“Love the podcast it’s just like sitting and chatting with friends” ………That’s exactly how we wanted listeners to FEEL when we first created The Sam and Billie Show – part of a big gang. With zero judgement, relatable conversations and loads of laughs. And just over four months later, the podcast has hit a million […]Read more