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The Russian Pod- Stories from Russia is a podcast about Russian history, culture, and traditions from someone who lived in Russia, someone who visited, and someone who has never been. Join us as we discuss Russian food, fairy tales, current events, Russian holidays, movies filmed in Russia and the Soviet Union, and more. Follow us on Twitter @TheRussianPod

The Russian Pod- Stories from Russia is a podcast about Russian history, culture, and traditions from someone who lived in Russia, someone who visited, and someone who has never been. Join us as we discuss Russian food, fairy tales, current events, Russian holidays, movies filmed in Russia and the Soviet Union, and more. Follow us on Twitter @TheRussianPod
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The Russian Pod- Stories from Russia is a podcast about Russian history, culture, and traditions from someone who lived in Russia, someone who visited, and someone who has never been. Join us as we discuss Russian food, fairy tales, current events, Russian holidays, movies filmed in Russia and the Soviet Union, and more. Follow us on Twitter @TheRussianPod

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Episodes

Russian Games

6/14/2019
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Ryan, Amie, and Leysan talk about different games and toys that children in the Soviet Union enjoyed in late 80s and early 90s.

Duration:00:42:04

Russian Idioms

5/17/2019
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We are back from a very long break! We are sorry for being away for so long and hope this episode about very strange Russian idioms will make up for our long absence. When does a lobster whistle on a mountain? Is a toad strangling you? Follow Amie and Ryan as they try (and fail) to decipher the meaning of Russian idioms Try to play along and see if you can guess any of the idioms correctly!

Duration:00:43:28

The Death of Stalin

12/14/2018
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In today's episode, we are joined by Eleanor Huntington to discuss the movie The Death of Stalin, written and directed by Armando Iannucci. Eleanor is a host of the Podcast Good Film Hunting. Check it out on iTunes or wherever Podcasts are heard https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/good-film-hunting/id1140180259?mt=2

Duration:01:03:00

Russian Curse Words

10/22/2018
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In today's episode we explore Russian curse words and common slang. Say them along with us but be careful with repeating them on the streets!

Duration:00:25:16

Tea Time 2 BONUS Episode

8/31/2018
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Learn which one of the Russian sweets, according to Ryan, looks like a bread loaf that survived nuclear annihilation, and why Red October and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is the next movie cross-over that we can't wait to see made. Tundra Vodka and Bitters- http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2016/11/18/tundra-vodkas-and-bitters Halva- http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Halva Talkysh Kaleve image- https://es.postila.io/post/42610220 Red October Candy Factory...

Duration:00:23:01

Russian Fairytales

8/24/2018
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In this episode of The Russian Pod- Stories from Russia, hosts dive into a strange world of Russian folktales. It's a world where children turn into animals, pikes can grant you unlimited wishes, and you pick your wife by shooting her with an arrow.

Duration:00:58:09

Russian Chain-smoking Doctors and Wind Herpes

8/10/2018
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Is beef tongue still meat? How about chicken stomachs? (some Russians have interesting thoughts on that). What is the best time to announce to the nation that they have to work for 8 years longer before retiring? (hint: during a game with Saudi Arabia) Can you catch herpes from wind? (Russians say Yes!). Tune in and learn about the recent trip to Russia that brought some interesting questions and revelations.

Duration:01:08:08

Tatars

6/5/2018
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Have you ever tried Steak tartare? Do you know that it's named after nomadic Turkic-speaking people? After various groups of these Turkic nomads became part of the armies of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan in the early 13th century, a fusion of Mongol and Turkic elements took place, and the Mongol invaders of Russia and Hungary became known to Europeans as Tatars (or Tartars). Tatars live mainly in Russia and other Post-Soviet countries. Our co-host, Leysan, is tatar, and wants to tell you...

Duration:00:48:32

BONUS Mini Episode Tea Time

4/1/2018
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While we work on the next episode, we wanted to share a segment called Tea Time where Ryan and Leysan taste Russian dishes. This is actually the earliest recording we have done so this takes us back down memory lane before we were vegan. Today on the menu we have a Russian salad "Herring Under Fur Coat" and a drink called "Tarhun". Find out what the "fur" is made out of and how to pronounce "Tarhun". Feel free to go ahead and make your own salad by following the link to Lea's cooking blog at...

Duration:00:05:03

Russian Superstitions

3/1/2018
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In Russia, getting pooped on by a bird is a sign of good luck. Also, Russian unmarried people should never sit at the corner of the table. Listen to this episode to learn about all the weird Russian superstitions that almost everyone in Russia follows without question.

Duration:00:46:50

How to Survive Russian Winter

2/1/2018
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Temperatures in some cities in Russia dropped to -88F, just as many were getting ready to plunge into the frozen water in remembrance of Jesus' baptism. We decided that this is a good time to discuss how Russians survive winter temperatures in different parts of the country. Vodka plays a part in getting Russians through the winter, but so do other less likely items such as frozen horse liver. Tune in and learn about tricks to get through rough winter or just sit back and enjoy the fact that...

Duration:00:46:25

The Biggest Holiday in Russia

1/9/2018
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Find out who is Ded Moroz, learn about the Russian equivalent of A Wonderful Life, and discover different ways to make your wishes come true (including yelling out your window in freezing cold).

Duration:00:39:50

Borscht and other Russian Foods

1/1/2018
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What is a Russian meat jelly? Does fermented milk in a salad make it a soup? Russia says yes! Would you eat some dried horse sausage? Would you take a bite of a Russian salted fish? Join The Russian Pod hosts as they explore peculiar and delicious Russian cuisine.

Duration:00:51:55

Should you bring your own plate to an ambulance ride?

11/19/2017
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In this episode of The Russian Pod- Stories from Russia: Why are there cats in Russian hospitals? Do you bring your own plate to the ambulance ride? Do Russian hospitals ask you to bring your own towel? These and other questions answered by your hosts as they discuss their experiences in Russian hospitals

Duration:00:47:43