Dr Martin D. Brown, Associate Professor of International History at Richmond, has just recorded a new podcast about his research into James Bond which has been produced by Dr Luca Trenta, Associate Professor in International Relations, Swansea University.

While Dr Brown’s main area of research is the Cold War and Diplomatic History, he has a strong interest in James Bond and the world around one of fiction’s most famous characters. He is currently co-editing a book for Routledge  entitled: The Bondian Cold War: the transnational legacy of a cultural icon.

The podcast explores Bond novels (Ian Fleming’s ones and beyond), the field of ‘Bondology’ and the cultural turn in intelligence studies, the symbiotic relationship between fiction and international politics, and, of course, the popularity of Bond and its consequences.

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The enduring appeal of the James Bond franchise continues with the planned release of the next James Bond film, No Time To Die, on 8 October.   It had originally been due to hit screens in April 2020. The film is the 25th instalment in the Bond franchise, and marks Daniel Craig’s final appearance as British secret service agent 007.