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Best Czechoslovakia podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best Czechoslovakia podcasts we could find
Updated May 2020
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Learn Czech in minutes! How would you like to be able to use the basics of Czech confidently and accurately? With One Minute Czech you can learn to do just that in short, easy-to-follow video lessons. You’ll learn just enough Czech to express yourself in a variety of situations, and the course is the perfect starting point to get a taste of this wonderful language.
 
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It's Episode 3 of Gaylag Archipelago and we are breaking down the LGBT experience in communist Czechoslovakia. We explore the rise of the Communist Party from a legacy of fascism and empire, the contributions of sexologists and medicalization in decriminalizing homosexuality, and the dark legacy of a post-Communist region and the booming gay sex in…
 
In the closing days of World War Two a US Army unit took it upon itself todrive into a Czech village and rescue some of the most valuable horses inthe world. The story has since inspired a Hollywood movie is annually acommemorated by locals and Americans in the town where the action tookplace.
 
We upset some work-doers with our live streaming, but it’s OK because it’s almost pride month and we get a pass for anything we do during June. Canada and Britain decided to fly rainbow flags over Baghdad, and the results were… not great. Norway is doing conversion therapy, but woke. People are mad at Liz Bruenig for being Catholic in 2015 (again),…
 
Mark Brayne studied in Moscow 71-72, travelling the country with fellow UK students and spending silly amounts of time in the bathhouses with salted fish and very poor quality beer. He returned in 1974-75 as Reuters trainee journalist where he became very close to Andrei Sakharov, the father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb and Soviet-era dissident. Eas…
 
In his new book, "Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities," just published by Brookings Institution press, Andre Perry takes readers on a tour through six-majority Black cities whose assets and strengths are undervalued, and offers a new paradigm to determine the value of Black communities. On this episode, Rober…
 
We’re joined by Mila Ghorayeb (@sedcontra_) to discuss being a socialist who engages across ideological lines, her podcast, vulgar anti-imperialism, secularism, and our post-lockdown gay circuit party tour of the Middle East. Mila is the second problematic lebanese marxist woman we’ve had on the pod, which is v. problematic, sweetie. Mila’s writing…
 
The central Bohemian home of writer Božena Němcová, known today as the“mother of Czech literature”, has been restored to its full glory tomark the 200th anniversary of her birth. As of June, visitors can againtour the grand merchant’s house in Červený Kostelec where Němcová,then a teenage bride, began to dream of a literary career.…
 
Thousands of Czechoslovak citizens were among those who passed through thevast network of brutal Soviet labour camps known as the Gulag. In recentyears Prague’s Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes hascarried out extensive research into this little-known historical chapter– and has just shared its findings via a brand new website. I spok…
 
We’re joined by tech rabble-rouser and perpetual target of gratitude, Jason Prado (@jasonpjason). We discuss shifts among white-collar attitudes to job security in the age of the ‘rona, organizing technology companies and desk workers, the DSA, and Jason’s time inside the Bernie campaign. We also find out how tech billionaire Marc Benioff turned Ja…
 
Scott was a Pershing 2 nuclear missile Fire Control Officer which meant he was responsible for the launch of the missile. Aged 23 he was made platoon commander and responsible for 3 of these deadly weapons. The Pershing II was a mobile, intermediate-range ballistic missile deployed by the U.S. Army at American bases in West Germany beginning in 198…
 
Senior Fellow Isabel Sawhill leads a conversation with Stephanie Aaronson, the vice president and director of Economic Studies at Brookings, and Molly Kinder, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program, about some of the key issues in women’s participation in the workforce and society, with attention to the gender impact of the…
 
We’re bored of endless online discourse wars and quarantine life, so we watched a bunch of movies. This is now a movie review podcast. We watched some good movies and some bad movies, and we tell you about them and whether we liked them or not. This is how movie reviewing works. THE MOVIES: Bizarre (dir: Étienne Faure, 2015) The Animal People (dir:…
 
Is it time to pay reparations to the descendants of enslaved Black Americans? That’s the topic of a new Big Ideas paper from the Brookings Policy 2020 initiative, and the authors--Rashawn Ray and Andre Perry--are on the show to discuss it. Ray is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings and also an associate professor of soci…
 
Responding to coronavirus as individuals, society, and governments is challenging enough in the United States and other developed countries with modern infrastructure and stable systems, but what happens when a pandemic strikes resource-poor and fragile countries that have few hospitals, lack reliable electricity, water, and food supplies, don’t ha…
 
We’re once again joined by Aimee Terese (@tereseaimee) of the What’s Left podcast. We chat about corona, making banners and reclaiming public spaces inside your home, fear of proletarianization, the #MeToo movement, and liberal hypocrisy. Hopefully Aimee doesn’t get banned from Twitter again after appearing on Twink Revolution.…
 
Michael Paterson first visited East Germany just after the fall of the Berlin Wall and provides a vivid account of its subsequent decline and fall during the move to reunification with West Germany. Michael is a military historian, author, researcher and illustrator. He began his career with the military magazine 'Battlefields Review' as a writer a…
 
On this episode, a discussion about a new Brookings resource called Techstream, a publication site on brookings.edu that puts technologists and policymakers in conversation. Chris Meserole, a fellow in Foreign Policy and deputy director of the Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology Initiative, explains what Techstream is and some of the is…
 
The Prague Uprising, which took place during the last days of the SecondWorld War, was arguably the largest Czech combat outing on the territory oftheir state in the twentieth century. The specific impact of the variousforces which took part in it remains a subject of heated discussion untilthis day. Whatever their role, some historians believe tha…
 
May 8 is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. It is also the anniversary of thedeath of Lawrence Saywell, the last Australian soldier killed in the war inEurope. Saywell, an escaped POW who joined partisans in the Czechcountryside, has been decorated by the Czechs – and is still rememberedin the tiny village where he met his tragic end.…
 
Archaeologists have made a unique discovery in the Milevsko monastery inSouth Bohemia. While creating a 3D scan of the monastery complex, theyunearthed a secret corridor with an extended end hidden behind a massivemedieval wall. It may have served as a safe for valuables concealed fromraids by Hussite troops in the early 15th century.…
 
Researchers have made accessible nearly six hundred letters written orreceived by Jan Amos Komenský, or Comenius, the 17th century philosopherand thinker. The digitalisation and visualisation of Comenius’scorrespondence was carried out by the Department for Comenius Studies andEarly Modern Intellectual History of the Institute of Philosophy of theC…
 
In this special edition of the Brookings Cafeteria Podcast, Lindsey Ford, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Foreign Policy, interviews two scholars on some of the key issues in the U.S.-China technology competition, which is the topic of the most recent release of papers in the Global China series. Tom Stefanick is a visiting fellow in Foreign Policy…
 
Two clouds hang over commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of thePrague Uprising against Nazi rule at the end of the Second World War. Thefirst is an “invisible enemy” – the novel coronavirus – which hasscuppered grand plans to honour those who fought to liberate the Czechcapital. The second is the allegation of a plot to assassinate two Prag…
 
James Stejskal served for 23 years with US Special Forces, including two tours in Berlin. Special Forces Berlin was a small detachment of 100 highly trained soldiers who, should hostilities break out, were to wreak havoc behind Warsaw Pact lines. The US government only acknowledged its existence in 2014 and John has written an incredible story of h…
 
In her new book, "Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer's Insights into North Korea's Enigmatic Young Dictator," Brookings Senior Fellow Jung Pak describes the rise of North Korea's ruler. In this episode, she is interviewed by Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon. Also on this episode, Senior Fellow Sarah Binder offers four lessons about how Congre…
 
We watched the new movie TFW No GF and we talk about what it tells us about the completely impotent nature of the modern left and its complete inability to deal with despair and alienation. That leaves us a little despairing and alienated, so we finish off the episode with a lovely interview with Mike (@sinistrallean), who wrote a fantastic piece b…
 
Dr. David Gilbreath Barton, an award-winning American journalist andpsychotherapist, first visited Czechoslovakia in the mid-1980s, “fell inlove with the country”, and moved to Prague in the heady early days ofVáclav Havel’s presidency, less than a year after the Velvet Revolution.His new biography of Czechoslovakia’s last president, Havel: Unfinis…
 
We’re joined by Oliver Bateman, journalist, historian, lawyer, person of swoleness, and new co-host of the What’s Left podcast. We discuss lifestyle leftism and grifting, masculinity, what being physically intimidating tells you about someone’s politics, and where COVID-19 is steering the “left” (if anywhere…). Check out Oliver’s website with link …
 
In this special edition of the Brookings Cafeteria Podcast, Lindsey Ford, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Foreign Policy, interviews two authors of the most recent release of papers in the Global China series focused on China's aspiration to be a global technology leader. Saif Khan and Remco Zwetsloot are both research fellows at the Center for Sec…
 
Alan Baker worked and studied in the GDR and the USSR from the 1970s through to the end of the Soviet Union and the emergence of the Russian Federation as we know it today. In Moscow, Alan had the opportunity to live and study in the well-known Moscow State University as well as the opportunity to attend the 54th anniversary of the Russian Revoluti…
 
In late 1989, popular protests against the communist government in Czechoslovakia brought an end to one-party rule in that country and heralded the coming of democracy. The Velvet Revolution was not met with violent suppression as had happened in Prague in 1968. A new book from the Brookings Institution Press documents the behind the scenes role th…
 
Though little known outside the Czech Republic, the 15th century King ofBohemia George of Poděbrady (Jiří z Poděbrad) is seen by many today asan accomplished administrator and one of the first political figures topropose the idea of European unity. On the occasion of the 600thanniversary of his birth, we will look closer at the life and legacy of t…
 
It’s Lenin’s birthday and we spend way too much time reading one of the worst articles published this year, entitled “WHY WON’T WOKE BOYS PAY FOR SEX?”. It’s an exercise in awful lib takes and we basically just went down the rabbit hole on this one. We’re really sorry. Article: WHY WON’T LIBERAL MEDIA OUTLETS STOP PUBLISHING THIS SHIT?…
 
Czechs are marking international Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah,which falls on Tuesday, with the annual public reading of the Holocaustvictims’ names. The event, which traditionally takes place at synagoguesor public gatherings around country, went on-line this year due to therestrictions related to the coronavirus outbreak. The event go…
 
On this special edition of the podcast, four U.S. military officers who are participating in the 2019-2020 class of Federal Executive Fellows at Brookings share their expert insights about the effects that the coronavirus pandemic is having on the readiness of their respective services, and how their services are responding to the crisis. Brookings…
 
Thirty years ago this month, Czechoslovakia saw its first ever papal visit.Not only was this seen as a symbolic step in the newly post-communistcountry, Pope John Paul II also gave acknowledgment to one of the keyfigures in Czech history, Jan Hus, and warned of nationalism in a statethat would soon break apart.…
 
We’re joined by Jack from The Perfume Nationalist, a cinema and perfume podcast. We discuss his maximalist approach to art, people being spooked by trolling, and we test Sam’s nose out on a number of well-regarded perfumes. This episode is not scent-free so if you have multiple chemical sensitivities you might want to skip this one. The Perfume Nat…
 
Richard Hornik was the Warsaw Bureau Chief for Time Magazine from 1981-1983. He carried out numerous interviews with Solidarity Free Trade Union leader Lech Wałęsa including his last interview before martial law was declared in December 1981. He shares the stories of 1980s Poland as well as the interviews he carried out with the Solidarity leadersh…
 
One hundred years ago this February, the fledgling state of Czechoslovakiaadopted a constitution guaranteeing equal rights for men and women,including the right to vote. A few years ahead of that watershedanniversary, Jana Renner began compiling the stories of remarkable Czechwomen from all walks of life with one thing in common: the courage to bet…
 
The terrorist group Boko Haram has killed tens of thousands of people in Nigeria, displaced millions, and infamously kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in 2014, many of whom remain missing. The phrase “boko haram” translates literally as “Western education is forbidden.” In this episode, the author of a new paper on Boko Haram talks about her researc…
 
In this special edition of the podcast, with Brookings Senior Fellows Bill Galston and Elaine Kamarck discuss President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, his administration's response, and public opinion on that response. Also, what effect will the crisis and response to it have on the election in November? Galston is the Ezra K. Zilkha…
 
This is an episode of discontent. Discontent about SF pride. Discontent about Bernie endorsing Biden. Discontent about Italy being in the EU, and discontent about gays being bitches to eachother and causing depression and anxiety. Friend of the show Wendy Liu’s book, Abolish Silicon Valley, was officially released today. Go check it out - we both r…
 
The row over the recent removal of a statue of the Soviet Marshall IvanKonev in Prague reminded us that the legacy of the recent past remainshighly sensitive. Add to this the Russian-Polish debate over this month’s80th anniversary of the Katyn massacre and you might be forgiven forthinking that Second World War never really ended. David Vaughan spo…
 
The Cold War got colder in the early 1980s and the relationship between the two military superpowers, the USA and the Soviet Union, each of whom had the capacity to annihilate the other, was tense. By the end of the decade, East-West relations had been utterly transformed, with most of the dividing lines -including the division of Europe- removed. …
 
We interviewed Australian comedian, socialist, and gay heartthrob Tom Ballard. We asked him all about all the dangerous people he’s platformed, who he’s going to illegally vote for in the US election, and then bored him to death talking about Eurovision. Tom’s podcast is Like I’m A Six-Year-Old and he’s @TomCBallard on Twitter.…
 
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