This is the history of Iran podcast episode 4.

Part 4 in our series looks on the History of Iran and the Next War looks at the decade following the Islamic Revolution of 1979. We look at the severing of Iranian relations with the west, the Iran-Iraq War, and chaos and atrocities unleashed by the Ayatollah Khomeini and the end of Iranian relations with the western world.

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Episode 192: The Islamic Republic of Iran Is Born – The History of Iran and the Next War Part 4

This podcast series on the History of Iran and the Next War is now available exclusively to my Patreon subscribers. You can download the first episode in the series for free here.

Look at the additional blog posts today to see some of the videos and images referenced in this podcast episode about the “human wave” attacks and “child soldiers” of the Iran-Iraq War as well as the Ayatollah Khomeini’s bizarre funeral.

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JB Shreve is the author of "How the World Ends: Understanding the Growing Chaos." He has been the host of the End of History podcast since 2012. He has degrees in International Relations and Middle East Studies. His other books include the Intelligence Brief Series. Regular posts and updates from JB Shreve are available at