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The podcast for all things Ukrainian, discussing Ukraine’s history, culture and traditions as well as what’s happening in the diaspora. Hosted by Andrei and co-hosts: Brianna, Justin, Nathan and Olexa.

The podcast for all things Ukrainian, discussing Ukraine’s history, culture and traditions as well as what’s happening in the diaspora. Hosted by Andrei and co-hosts: Brianna, Justin, Nathan and Olexa.

Location:

Australia

Description:

The podcast for all things Ukrainian, discussing Ukraine’s history, culture and traditions as well as what’s happening in the diaspora. Hosted by Andrei and co-hosts: Brianna, Justin, Nathan and Olexa.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 38 - Diaspora Diplomacy: Dr Mykola Kulinich Interview Part 2

4/13/2021
In our recent travels to Canberra, we took the opportunity to speak with Dr Mykola Kulinich, Ukraine's Ambassador to Australia. Join us this week for part two, where we discuss Australia-Ukraine bilateral relations and the role of the Ukrainian Community in Australia

Duration:00:34:23

Episode 37 - Rosh Hashanah In Uman

4/5/2021
With pilgrimage being an important part of faith around the world, the upcoming Rosh Hashanah celebration in the city of Uman has Jews around the world anxious to attend. Given last years circumstances, the Ukrainian government has made concessions regarding pilgrims to the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. In this week's episode we look at these changes and dive deeper into the history and importance of this famous pilgrimage.

Duration:00:25:02

Episode 36 - Diaspora Diplomacy: Dr Mykola Kulinich Interview Part 1

3/30/2021
In our recent travels to Canberra, we took the opportunity to speak with Dr Mykola Kulinich, Ukraine's Ambassador to Australia. Join us this week for part one where we discuss his previous appointments and his passion for diplomatic service.

Duration:00:42:40

Episode 35 - Ukrainian Metro

3/22/2021
Metros are an essential part of city life around the world, however the underground rail networks of Ukraine have a unique history and cultural significance. In this weeks episode we dive into the past of Ukraine's four metro networks and explore how they have changed since Ukrainian independence.

Duration:00:40:22

Episode 34 - 7 Wonders of Ukraine

3/15/2021
Everyone has heard of the Seven Wonders of the World, however most you may not know that Ukraine has its own seven wonders. This week we explore these seven sites that the people of Ukraine have voted as the most iconic in the country.

Duration:00:38:10

Episode 33 - Ukraine in Eurovision

3/8/2021
With Eurovision fast approaching, we take a look at Ukraine's contribution to the contest over the years and its importance in European relations.

Duration:00:28:17

Episode 32 - Crimean Platform

3/1/2021
Last week marked the 7th anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea. This year, President Zelenskyy aims to launch a global initiative to de-occupy the peninsula via the Crimea Platform. Will this bring Crimea back into the international spotlight?

Duration:00:16:49

Episode 31 - Golden Domes and Global Politics

2/23/2021
With thousands of churches spread across Ukraine, their unique style of golden domes is instantly recognisable. But where did this originate? Find out in this weeks episode along with two important recent news events.

Duration:00:24:43

Episode 30 - Ukraine: Post Colonial or Post Imperial?

2/15/2021
With a long, complex and controversial history, Ukrainians have long fought for the preservation of their national identity. This week we take a look at Ukraine and the impacts that over 1000 years of geo politics has had on it and its' people.

Duration:00:29:36

Episode 29 - Parliamentary Reforms and Media Sanctions

2/8/2021
With democracy still maturing in Ukraine, how is the country looking to reform its parliamentary structure. In this episode, we look at Zelenkyy's proposal to shrink the membership of the Verkhovna Rada as well as the recent sanctions on pro-Russian propaganda.

Duration:00:27:53

Episode 28 - Loading..... Ukraine's Game Industry

1/31/2021
With Ukrainian video gaming on the rise in 2019, how did the industry traverse 2020 and what does the future hold? This week we share our own gaming experiences and spotlight the works of various developers in Ukraine.

Duration:00:19:55

Episode 27 - Ukrainian Language & Business

1/26/2021
This week we discuss the newly expanded language laws and their effectiveness within society. We also look at some interesting changes to Netflix.

Duration:00:23:54

Episode 26 - Welcome to 2021

1/18/2021
Welcome to 2021

Duration:00:14:43

Episode 25 - A Look Back at 2020

12/27/2020
Join us for a review of the best of Uki Life Abroad content over our 2020 inaugural year and some behind the scenes bloopers.

Duration:00:14:56

Episode 24 - Ukraine VS IMF

12/21/2020
In this weeks main event, we tackle the fight for Ukraine to gain IMF funding. President Zelenksyy's administration has pursued additional funding through his term with limited success; we discuss what could happen next. Also what do Harry Potter and Ukrainian Christmas tree's have in common?

Duration:00:27:40

Episode 23 - Upholding Ukrainian Heritage Abroad - The Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine

12/13/2020
Where do we go to find information about Ukraine? This week we highlight the efforts of Ukrainian research in the diaspora with a look at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies and their work in the creation of the Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine. Stay tuned after for a discussion of Servant of the People's recent loss in Zelenskyy's home town.

Duration:00:29:45

Episode 22 - Ukraine's exports: Virsky & Ukrainian Soccer

12/8/2020
What are Ukraine's two biggest exports? This week we dive into the influence of the national dance group Virsky as well as Ukraine's ever developing soccer league. Both have helped to spread the Ukrainian brand around the globe.

Duration:00:37:13

Episode 21 - Constitutional Court and Shadow Economy

11/29/2020
Ukraine has fallen into a constitutional crisis following a controversial decision from the countries constitutional court. This week we look at President Zelenkyy's high stakes response to this ruling, as well as the shenanigan's happening inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Duration:00:29:03

Episode 20 - Ukraine's Journey into Space

11/22/2020
Ukraine has recently joined the Artemis Accords, a US lead effort to return to the moon. We delve into Ukraine's space history and it's ambitions in the field of space exploration. Coming back down to Earth, we explore the new streaming platform 'Takflix', which aims to deliver Ukrainian language cinema to your living room.

Duration:00:23:06

Episode 19 - Becoming a Master Bandurist

11/16/2020
This week, we speak with Australian-Canadian Victor Mishalow - a world renowned Bandurist and Merited Artist of Ukraine. Join Us as we explore his truly diaspora story, growing up in Sydney, discovering a love for the Bandura, moving to Ukraine to study in Soviet times and settling in Toronto.

Duration:00:33:40