Then Again

E109 James Bond and the Cold War

with Dr. Phillip Guerty

6 months ago

Episode Notes

The names Bond, James Bond. The iconic spy working for MI 6 under the code name 007 has fascinated audiences for more than half a century. While James Bond is a fictional character and none of the books or movies are based on true historic events, the Bond films parallel what's happening in our world. Many of the Bond films have the backdrop of the Cold War and tap into American fears of sabotage and interference from the Russians.

In this podcast, Marie speaks with Dr. Phillip Guerty, Associate Professor of History at the University of North Georgia and lifelong Bond fan, about what the franchise can tell us about our perceptions of the Cold War and how it permeates through pop culture.

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