Real Dictators

Real Dictators is the new podcast series hosted by Paul McGann that explores the hidden lives of history’s tyrants. New episodes every Wednesday. Follow Noiser Podcasts on Twitter for updates on our shows.


episode 29: Francisco Franco Part 4: Fascist Firebrand to Cold War Warrior

The White Terror continues as Spain’s self-proclaimed strongman assumes power in Madrid. Herding his defeated enemies into concentration camps, Franco uses them to realise huge architectural projects, including the Valley of the Fallen. Declaring the start of a ‘glorious’ new era, ‘El Caudillo’ commissions a movie to tell the story of his own life. Die-hard Republican rebels continue to resist the Nationalists in the mountains. Meanwhile, in the aftermath of World War Two, Franco seeks to re-brand his regime, as he sets about winning over a brand-new ally: the United States.

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 2021-06-02  35m