241 Literary Battle Royal 2 – The Cold War (U.S. vs. U.S.S.R.)

Sputnik! Cuba! Glasnost and perestroika! In this follow-up to the very popular England vs. France literary battle royal, Jacke and Mike choose up sides and imagine the Cold War being fought by each nation’s greatest authors. Enjoy!

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Music Credits:

“Sweeter Vermouth” and “Bad Ideas” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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2 thoughts on “241 Literary Battle Royal 2 – The Cold War (U.S. vs. U.S.S.R.)”

  1. Hi Jacke,

    really enjoyed the episode! Kinda feel like the USSR should have won but maybe I’m biased because I like Dostojewski 🙂 Here’s an idea: How about a German literature vs. Spanish literature? This would also include Swiss and Austrian authors on the German side and Latin American authors. I feel like the German side is really strong with Goethe, Schiller, Mann, Hölderlin, Handke, Frisch and lots of other greats, but I would love to see you argue for the Spanish side 🙂

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