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A podcast about the politics and the history of the eastern Europe - including, but not limited to the current state of Russia, politics of the EU, history of the USSR and the region in general

A podcast about the politics and the history of the eastern Europe - including, but not limited to the current state of Russia, politics of the EU, history of the USSR and the region in general
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A podcast about the politics and the history of the eastern Europe - including, but not limited to the current state of Russia, politics of the EU, history of the USSR and the region in general

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English


Episodes

Wartime kitchen

10/6/2019
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Greetings, Comrades! This time, we bring you a historical introspective of peoples lives during world war 2, here in the Baltics, from a cook book printed in 1942, during the Nazi occupation. As you can see, this one will be both educational, emotional and extremely practical! Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:46:30

European country stereotypes explained by American stereotypes

9/30/2019
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Greetings, Comrades! Out of the hospital, but still feeling pretty bad. Can’t script really, and my voice is terrible, so doing this light-hearted stuff, and a reading of a Sci-Fi short story for Patreons a bit later. Anyhow, in this episode, I explain the stereotypes that we have about the Europe here, in EU, using the stereotypes that I know of about various American places – not just US, but all of the Americas because otherwise it would be to narrow. So…err, take this in good fun,...

Duration:00:41:21

On the meeting of Khruschev and Kennedy. Kind of.

9/22/2019
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Sorry for the shortness this time, it’s all explained in the episode, which ended up being a bit of a philosophical diatribe about hate, relationships and politics, using the Kennedy-Khruschev meeting as context. Sort of. At the same time, I’m making a Patreon special, releasing later today, where I’ll explain the (stereotypical versions of) European countries, by using American stereotypes. Enjoy – and be nice to each other. See you in October, US folks. Oh, and non-Patreon supporters...

Duration:00:25:02

How do you measure success?

9/16/2019
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Greetings, Comrades! In this episode, we look at the aftermath of the Russian elections and compare it to Stalin’s policies during his “five year plan”. It…makes sense in context. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:45:01

Another Russian Election

9/8/2019
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Greetings, Comrades! Today is the election day in Russia, the same one for the honesty and transparency of which, the protest actions happened. Not like it’s going to help. This isn’t even funny anymore, but I still have to cover all of them in the region. And so I do – because there are people out there who have received real prison sentences because of this. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:30:34

Anatomy of a collapse

8/30/2019
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Greetings, Comrades! In this episode, I look at the reasons why and how the Soviet union collapsed – and why it is especially important to look at these reasons today. Because things are brewing in Russia, to which there might not be easy answers. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:28

Chernobyl: Series analysis

8/27/2019
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Greetings, Comrades! By popular demand, in this episode, we analyze what the awesome HBO series got right, what they got wrong, why the mistakes were made and does it impact the show in any meaningful way. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:40:55

ATOM: A Soviet indie post-apocalyptic RPG

8/18/2019
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Greetings, Comrades! This time, I bring You an interview with the lead writer of an amazing Soviet-themed post-apocalyptic RPG game in the style of Fallout 1 & 2! And we also have a contest where you can win the game. It’s a genuine experience of how Soviet union would be like after a nuclear war, which I greatly enjoyed and I think that You should too! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:33:30

Black August, 2019 edition

8/9/2019
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Greetings, Comrades! This is a political episode, and as by now is usual in Russia, a depressing one. Because it’s august, and everything that can go wrong, does go wrong in this month there. Also, which wasn’t mentioed, as it happened after the recording, a nuclear missille detonated and leaked its radioactive contents near a Russian submarine base in the nothern parts of the country, where all the ice is. But yeah, they accidentally an ICBM while transporting. Because August. This…this is...

Duration:00:39:38

Soviets in video games (by a request)

7/31/2019
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So, by request of the nice folks who granted me a free tattoo…yeah, here comes a weird episode where I look at the Soviet depictions in video games, how accurate they are, why they are that way and…why stereotypes are sometimes necessary. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:29:26

Atomic Hobo interview part2

7/29/2019
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Greetings, Comrades! This is the part 2 of when we were on the glorious Atomic Hobo show! Please, enjoy and subscribe to them too! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:29:13

Ghosts of the Aral sea

7/25/2019
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Greetings, Comrades! I’m sort of ok. But in this dark time of mine, I want to bring you one of the most impactful episodes out there. Moreso even than Chernobyl, the stuff that’s happening in the now-drying Aral sea, specifically in the ressurection/rebirth island…yeah. Wanted to do this for a while, and my illness allowed me to do it. Picture: Aral sea with the island. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:42:34

Atomic Hobo interview pt.1

7/16/2019
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Greetings, Comrades! I’ve been dealing with a lot of serious health issues lately, my heart’s acting up bad, so that is why ep’s have been late. However, I was interviewed in the glorious Atomic Hobo podcast about the survival in the atomic age. And as that was an amazing discussion, with their permission, I upload it here. And am back to making content! Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:44:54

Happy Birthday Us! (And Georgia)

6/28/2019
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Greetings, Comrades! In this episode, I talk about how Putin’s decisions and squabbles between Russia and Georgia have now directly impacted the show once again. And it’s our birthday! Yay! So this, for once, is a cheerful episode. A bit chaotic, but hey…partying never killed anyone, right? Also, the episode’s featured art on our home page this time is literal fan art of Lenin from 1934. Not propaganda. Fan art. Seriously. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:00:32:03

Ukraine 3 - Donetsk

6/22/2019
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Greetings, Comrades! In this part of my Ukraine visit, I want to tell you about Donetsk. And normalcy. Shame that it’s really hard to get a DonMac anywhere else. And…maybe a good thing too. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:37:23

Ukraine 2 - Mariupol and the front

6/13/2019
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Greetings, Comrades! This is the part two of our Ukraine series. And probably, one of the saddest, heaviest episodes that I’ve made. This is the tale of Igor and Oleksandr, and…how war is never a pleasant business. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:30:14

Ukraine part 1 - Kyiv

6/6/2019
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Greetings, Comrades! This is part 1 of my Ukraine adventures, about Kyiv and a crazy 18h train ride. Made after said ride, so kind of audio bloggy, but I wanted to get this out, to have my head clear for what’s about to come. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:32:04

Refugees in Russia

5/31/2019
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Greetings, Comrades! Before going to Ukraine, I’m obviously doing research on what’s going on there, with Russia, giving out passports to Donetsk and Luhansk inhabitants…but then I struck a story. A really heartfelt one. About the refugees who went to Russia, during last year’s world cup using the FAN ID cards…and stayed there. Their stories are terrifying and heart-wrenching, and I hope that we’ll learn something about being good to each other here. Enjoy! For information regarding your...

Duration:00:44:46

Stasi and the brain

5/24/2019
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Greetings, Comrades! Our proper new episode is out now! This time, we re-visit the GDR (as did I) and look at how Stasi impacted everyday lives of people, how it changed their culture and compare the East German political jokes with the Soviet one's. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:45:34

Previously on the Eastern Border

5/21/2019
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Greetings, Comrades! I went to Germany for this one. Europarliament elections are coming. They’re practically here even – so this time, we’re teaming up with Ciaran of Previously in Europe fame, to explain what they are, and why they are especially important for the Eastern Border part of the planet. Historical episode coming soon, with new DDR material, but I wanted to get this out there asap. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:40:08