Hay author Bridget Ashton is the subject of a new podcast about her book Cold War, Warm Hearts

Newly out on 9 December, this sprightly interview lasts 45 minutes.  Media organisation, Cold War Conversations, is run by historian Ian Sanders, who hosts and produces the podcast.

Cold War Conversations pulls in 110,000 listens every month.

Sanders interviews people who have stories and recollections about life during the Cold War.

He discovered Bridget’s book and found it particularly interesting because of her personal stories that go as far back in time as the 1960s, which is unusual.  

Cold War, Warm Hearts focusses on Bridget's solo travels behind the Iron Curtain in the late 1960s.

The podcast host was amazed that she travelled alone, on foot, with virtually no money, behind the Iron Curtain.

Ian Sanders told The Brecon & Radnor Express: "Bridget was an absolute pleasure to interview and we had a lot of fun recording as you will hear!  When I discovered her book Cold War, Warm Hearts I couldn't put it down.

"Bridget's tales of hitchhiking across Cold War Eastern Europe are just the sort of unknown stories the Cold War Conversations Podcast specialises in and  I'm delighted we can share her stories with our huge global audience."

This free podcast can be heard at https://coldwarconversations.com/episode352/

Cold War, Warm Hearts is available at North Books in Hay-on-Wye and can be ordered through other local bookshops as well as online.  

Cold War Conversations Podcast website: https://coldwarconversations.com/