Cold War Australia Dead Hand Radio 16


My guest for this episode is Steve Campitelli better known on Twitter as (ST Campitelli) . Steve is a writer of science fiction and post-apocalyptic stories.

He lives in Australia where he is an educator and a family man. I first met ST on Twitter and we’ve been exchanging post-apocalyptic tweets for a couple years.

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On this episode of Dead Hand Radio, ST and I talk about his experiences as a child of the 70s, growing up during the cold war and what that was like living in Australia.

We also talk about his writing and how it was influenced by events that he experienced during the cold war such as the Vietnam war, the destruction of the Berlin wall and the reunification of Germany and ultimately the collapse of the Soviet Union.

It’s an interesting journey inside the mind of a post-apocalyptic writer and I hope you enjoy this episode.

DEAD HAND RADIO is A podcast about the Cold War. It’s history and the effects it had on our culture, technology and the future of our world.

My goal is to examine these and other topics. To learn. To educate. To entertain and exchange ideas with those interested.

So join me, and together we’ll explore a fascinating period of history and examine some incredible advancements in weapons, technology, science, art and culture and discuss how all of it relates to the future of our world.

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I’m Andrew Hall and This is Dead Hand Radio.

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