After a critically-acclaimed retelling of the Iraq War, season two of Blowback presents the unlikely story of the Cuban Revolution: America’s Cold War crusade brings the world to a nuclear-tipped showdown between the Kennedy brothers, Fidel Castro, the Soviet Union, the CIA, and the Mafia. Co-hosted by Brendan James and Noah Kulwin, season two is a 10-part account of how the United States tried and failed to thwart the creation of a socialist government less than a hundred miles to its south.
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Season two includes 10 bonus episodes, featuring exclusive interviews, extras, and side-quests. Season one, about the Iraq War, remains available wherever you get your podcasts.
Praise for season one of Blowback:
“A gripping, thorough account” - Gizmodo
“Painstaking detail” - AV Club
“Filled with meticulous consideration” - IndieWire
“It should be required listening” - Uproxx
“A necessary resource” - Jacobin
“A rich history” - Podcast Review
“Technically not true crime” - Newsweek
“Meticulously researched and assembled” - O, The Oprah Magazine
Co-host, producer, and editor Brendan James is a writer, musician, and former producer of the hit podcast Chapo Trap House.
Co-host Noah Kulwin is a reporter and editor who has written for The New York Times, New York, The Drift, The Outline, Jewish Currents, VICE News, and elsewhere.
Our theme song is “World Destruction” by Time Zone.
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