After covering the Iraq War and the Cuban Revolution, in season three Blowback co-hosts Brendan James and Noah Kulwin now turn to the Korean War. Subscribe now! Listening details below.

It’s both an origin story of America's anti-communist crusade and the first bloodbath of the not-so-Cold War. Season three spans the dawn of America’s empire in the Pacific, through the Japanese occupation of the Korean peninsula, onto the devastating conflict that broke out in 1950. Revolutions, civil war, and a cast of characters from Kim Il-Sung to Mao Tse-tung to General Douglas MacArthur.

As a matter of fact, that war in Korea never ended. The only way to understand how, and why, is to go back to the beginning.

The entirety of season three — ten main narrative episodes, ten bonus episodes — is available all at once to Blowback subscribers, for the price of $24.99. Subscriptions are now available here:

In addition to getting all of season three at once, Blowback subscribers receive:

  • Immediate access to an ad-free catalog of past seasons
  • Extra music / demos / extended cuts from the show's soundtrack by The Great Vorelli
  • Unique discount codes for upcoming Blowback posters / artwork

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“A gripping, thorough account” - Gizmodo

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“A rich history” - Podcast Review

Technically not true crime” - Newsweek

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