It’s the fourth chapter in a podcast miniseries that looks at the fall of the Iron Curtain and the popular culture of the Cold War. To start us off, I look at what happened in Eastern Europe from June to August 1990 with a special focus on the Singing Revolution in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Then, Luke Jaconetti joins me once again to talk about the science fiction classics The Day the Earth Stood Still and Godzilla.
You can listen here:
And here are a couple of extras for you …
The song that opens and closes the show, Sheb Wooley’s “Flying Purple People Eater”:
The theme to The Day the Earth Stood Still:
The theme to Godzilla:
ABC News’ story on the Baltic Way or Baltic Chain from August 1989:
A video for an Estonian patriotic song whose title translates to “No Land is Alone.” While this is more recent than the 1980s, this was one of the “Five Patriotic Songs” that I mentioned in my look at the Singing Revolution: