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A new cold war and another history (E418)

It’s cold outside and it’s not down to the weather. There’s a new cold war looming, so why don’t we discuss the old one while we await the revelations about the next? However, that’s easier said than done when it comes to getting access to state secrets – even after the 30-year rule. Nonetheless, there’s nobody better to try than the indefatigable Tim Tate, an author and journalist who’s made more films and written more books than any of our fellow travelers on the show to date. We invited him aboard Sputnik to tell us about his latest project.

History should not be reduced to the role played by great men and women, because even great men and women have feet of clay. Greatness in the time of Covid may be difficult to find, but actor, playwright, and poet Tayo Aluko, has written powerfully about some of the people who don’t normally make it into the history books. He boarded Sputnik to tell us about one of them.