Fallen Walls Open Curtains Episode 6

It’s the sixth 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 December 1990 to February 1991 with a special focus on the role that the Soviet Union played in Operation Desert Storm. Then, Andrew Leyland joins me to take a look at Britain’s most famous super spy, James Bond.

You can listen here:

Apple Podcasts:  Pop Culture Affidavit

Direct Download 

Pop Culture Affidavit podcast page

And here are a couple of extras for you …

Some pieces on the Soviet Union’s role in Desert Storm …

CNN: “The Gulf War” — Moscow’s Role

Foreign Affairs: “Moscow and the Gulf War”

The “gun barrel” opener to From Russia With Love …

The James Bond theme by John Barry …

“007” by John Barry, which was an alternate Bond theme ultimately used in From Russia With Love

“From Russia With Love”, the theme song performed by Matt Monro, which was used over the ending of the film of the same name …

“Nobody Does it Better”, the theme to The Spy Who Loved Me, performed by Carly Simon. The song was nominated for the Best Original Song Oscar for 1977 but lost to “You Light Up My Life” by Debbie Boone.

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