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The Explaining History Podcast has been exploring the 20th Century in weekly chapters for the past 10 years, helping students and enthusiasts engage with the past. With the help of expert guests, your host Nick Shepley navigates competing debates around the key events and processes of the past century. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Wind of Change

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Wind of Change

Pineapple Street Studios / Crooked Media / Spotify

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It’s 1990. The Berlin Wall just fell. The Soviet Union is on the verge of collapse. And the soundtrack to the revolution is one of the best selling songs of all time, the metal ballad “Wind of Change,” by the Scorpions.Decades later, journalist Patrick Radden Keefe heard a rumor: the song wasn’t written by the Scorpions. It was written by the CIA. This is his journey to find the truth.Wind of Change is an Original Series from Pineapple Street Studios, Crooked Media and Spotify.
 
To commemorate 30 years since the Soviet Union’s disintegration, Forbes journalist Katya Soldak - director of the feature length documentary, The Long Breakup - hosts a series of conversations with entrepreneurs, cultural figures and business people who experienced life during the transition from socialism to capitalism in former Soviet bloc countries as the Cold War ended and the Iron Curtain lifted. What was it like during those wild years as these nations broke free of communist governmen ...
 
The History of the Cold War Podcast will cover the Cold War from the period of roughly 1945 to 1991 and the fall of the Soviet Union in monthly installments on the first. This Podcast will examine the Cold War from a number of different perspectives including political, diplomatic, cultural, ideological etc. This series is intended to be a grand narrative of the conflict exploring it from its early origins to its final moments and its effects on the world today. Please join us on this incred ...
 
Welcome to On Cue Chris Costello. My Dad, Lou Costello, of the popular comedy team Abbott and Costello, was not only a comic, but a humanitarian who loved helping people. He was a sincere advocate when it came to helping others, and to be there for people who wanted to make a positive difference in our world. I guess you might say, his passion has been passed on to me. I invite you to come and listen, as I talk with people who are making an imprint in our world. People such as Elizabeth Beis ...
 
November 9, 2019, is the 30th anniversary of the day the Berlin Wall came crashing down, freeing East Germany from communism, and marking the beginning of the end of the Soviet Union. But when did the Cold War start? Why does it matter 30 years later? Find out in this ten-part series, transport back in time, feel what it was like to live through the end of the Cold War, and understand why that struggle was a battle for civilization itself. Bill Whittle narrates this compelling series about t ...
 
The long requested Communist Book Club has been launched! Join us for an intellectual and human view on communism and the legacy of the Soviet Union. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kyles-communist-book-club/support
 
Eric Tabach and his mom, Irine, have the weirdest, overly open mother-son relationship. Join Eric, a Zillennial ex-BuzzFeed producer, comedian and actor with an IMDb and Irine, a Soviet-born, ex-CFO turned real estate mogul, at their dinner table weekly, as they discuss all things sexy, relevant, and personal from extremely opposite perspectives. Son VS mom, progressive American VS conservative soviet Russian, jobless actor VS wealthy real estate agent. All of this and more every Wednesday! ...
 
Parklife is a podcast about the people that make the parks we visit what they are. The first series visits a busy suburban park in Hanoi, Vietnam. It has been used as a dump, outlived a name change to honour Vladimir Lenin and survived a major redevelopment scam. We follow the characters that tread its leafy paths. Dancers and young lovers, gamblers and prostitutes reveal their lives in an evolving one-party state.
 
In an alternate history of the Cold War, the Soviet Union wins the Space Race and American astronauts never land on the Moon. Told through radio news broadcasts in 1968 and 1969, The Soyuz Files takes you from the skyscrapers of Manhattan to the spires of the Kremlin. Join investigative journalist Jack Schechter as he gets swept up in the intrigue of two rocket scientists, a Soviet diplomat, and the lies that hold everything together. Presented by The West, an LA-based multimedia storytellin ...
 
In the early 70s, Debbie Gayle was one of Britain’s most promising young ballerinas. At the age of 17, she was chosen to go to the Soviet Union and become the first Westerner to train at Russia’s finest ballet academy. It was a dream come true for her, but just a few months later, things took a near deadly turn for her. She made it out of the country thanks to a young girl named Natasha who she never saw or heard from again. In Finding Natasha, Debbie’s son Jake Warren – a journalist and pod ...
 
Welcome to Probably Cancelled Podcast-- a revolutionary feminist podcast meant to fill the gaps where mainstream feminism leaves us hanging. We will be asking many questions you're not supposed to ask, and covering topics not usually touched by liberal media. We've cancelled ourselves so you don't have to! Follow our show for updates on future episodes!
 
Overnights is heard from 2am to 6am nationally on the ABC. There is great music and interesting guests from Australia and all parts of the globe. You'll hear conversations about food, travel, science, music, books, personal finance, sport, film, astronomy, fashion, gardening, relationships, collectables and much more.
 
"The best goddamn communist podcast, period." —Tom O'Brien, From Alpha to Omega This is Swampside Chats. The podcast where communists shoot the shit about current events, history, political economy, and theory. "You are free not only to invite us, but to go yourselves wherever you will, even into the Swamp. In fact, we think that the Swamp is your proper place, and we are prepared to render you every assistance to get there. Only let go of our hands, don’t clutch at us and don’t besmirch the ...
 
It’s 1945. Hitler is defeated. America is looking to outsmart a new enemy, the Soviet Union. To advance in rocketry, aviation, and chemical weapons, America recruits scientists and engineers who fueled the war machine of another nation...Nazi Germany. Inspired by the true story behind the Emmy-eligible drama series "Hunters" from Amazon Studios, starring Al Pacino and Logan Lerman, PAPERCLIP explores how Operation Paperclip – the recruitment of Nazi Germany’s most brilliant and, in many case ...
 
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Russia and Eurasia - Audio

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Russia and Eurasia - Audio

Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Major areas of focus include regional security, domestic politics, economic development, trade and transit, defense technology, and energy, among others. CSIS also analyzes the political and economic relationships between the states of the former Soviet Union and other critical geopolitical actors, including the United States, the European Union, and the states of Northeast Asia, South Asia, and the Greater Middle East. This work is anchored by the Russia and Eurasia Program and supplemented ...
 
Hello and welcome to andallthat.co.uk’s new podcast series: Meet the Historians. Over the course of this first series I will be talking to a number of historians who have written about the Soviet Union and finding out a bit more about their historical methods and approaches. I will also be exploring their interpretations of key topics such as: Stalin’s wartime leadership; the effectiveness of Khrushchev’s de-Stalinisation programme; and the reasons for the breakup of the USSR. The series wil ...
 
The Industry is a podcast that takes a closer look at some of the lesser known (and perhaps intentionally) forgotten stories of movie history. Insane productions, scandalous lawsuits, victories from the jaws of defeat, and the occasional crime are the order of the day in this Industry. Each story is explored with experts who know or with the people who were there. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Julia Bendis was born in the Former Soviet Union and moved to the US at the age of thirteen with her parents and younger brother. The women in her family have always done three major things in their lives: feed everyone, match and help everyone around them! Both her mother and grandmother have always dabbled in matchmaking, and continue to count numerous weddings and babies as a result. Julia's first match was when she was in high school, and she hasn’t stopped since. Matchmaking has literal ...
 
Henry Beam Piper’s book “Five Sci-Fi Short Stories“ is a collection of: The Answer, Temple Trouble, Flight From Tomorrow, Police Operation and Graveyard of Dreams. “The Answer” is about two nuclear scientists who have successfully made a very powerful weapon and are planning to drop it from space on un-expecting earthlings. The story is set in 1984, many years after a supposed nuclear war between the US and the Soviet Union had ended. The stories "Temple Trouble" and "Police Operation" deal ...
 
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On today's episode we sit down with prolific historian Dr. Gerald Horne to discuss the intimate political relationship in the 20th century between the Soviet Union, the Communist Party of the USA and Black political struggle in the United States. We discuss a number of topics including African American Marxists such as Paul Robeson - who Dr. Horne …
 
JC Cole who spent 18 years in Latvia brings us real accounts of the history of Russia and Eastern Europe. And why exactly is Australia the source of so much tyranny at the moment? The nation was founded by convicts for crying out loud.
 
The capitalist class and its well-paid intellectuals and pundits continue to argue that the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 means that socialism and communism are impossible.A stereotyped and negative image of the Soviet Union and socialism has been relentlessly fed to the people of the United States ever since the Russian Revolution, which took p…
 
Gregory Copley returns to discuss Africa and how the continent is largely rudderless, as it is no longer receptive to the West, and China has retreated as BRI has run out of cash. Coup season is back in Africa, as there is no downside for a putschist staging a coup nowadays (e.g. Guinea, Sudan). Conflicts […]…
 
Listen now | For this installment of our ongoing Immigrant Deprogramming series, we talk with a truly special and impressive guest: Nika Dubrovsky — artist, author, and partner of the late David Graeber. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at yasha.substack.com/subscribeBy Evgenia Kovda and Yasha Levine
 
By 1939, the Royal Navy had lost a decade of growth, after budget cuts during the Great Depression and the closure of shipyards resulted in an older fleet than that of its enemies. The navy's role as the defender of the sea lanes that bound the empire together meant that it was for much of the war, Britain's primary line of defence against the Axis…
 
Join our community on Facebook | Join our mailing list In this episode, we’re joined by Sasha Goldstein-Sabbah to talk about Iraqi Jewry and its global diaspora. Listen in as we dive into the development of Iraqi or Baghdadi Jewry and its many satellite communities in the twentieth century—in India, China, Singapore, and elsewhere—and how we thereb…
 
James Guzman discusses the COVID1984 situation in Mexico. We lay out the current and actual, as well as proposed, corona restrictions by the Mexican government. We discuss the general mood among Mexicans, the “mask” and such situations on the street, and whether Mexico might be a good place to escape to from the Prison Planet. […]…
 
James Guzman discusses the COVID1984 situation in Mexico. We lay out the current and actual, as well as proposed, corona restrictions by the Mexican government. We discuss the general mood among Mexicans, the “mask” and such situations on the street, and whether Mexico might be a good place to escape to from the Prison Planet. […]…
 
On 17 July 1975 the first manned international space mission, carried out jointly by the United States and the Soviet Union. Millions of people around the world watched on television as a United States Apollo module docked with a Soviet Union Soyuz capsule. The project, and its memorable handshake in the heavens, was a symbol of détente between the…
 
What motivated conscripted soldiers to fight in the Romanian Army during the Second World War? Why did they obey orders, take risks, and sometimes deliberately sacrifice their lives for the mission? What made soldiers murder, rape, and pillage, massacring Jews en masse during Operation Barbarossa? Grant Harward’s ground-breaking book Romania's Holy…
 
Moscow-based Riley Waggaman gives us his take on why Russia is going full COVID1984. He considers the COVID19 phenomenon to basically be: a positive PCR Test, huge data manipulation, and medical malpractice. The general mood toward coronavirus restrictions in Russia is that the people are so “over” it, but the government continues to aggressively s…
 
Moscow-based Riley Waggaman gives us his take on why Russia is going full COVID1984. He considers the COVID19 phenomenon to basically be: a positive PCR Test, huge data manipulation, and medical malpractice. The general mood toward coronavirus restrictions in Russia is that the people are so “over” it, but the government continues to aggressively s…
 
In this episode we are sharing a speech given by Indigenous writer and academic Lee Maracle of the Stó꞉lō nation, who crossed over on November 11, 2021 at the age of 71. The award-winning writer and esteemed mentor garnered worldwide attention for her powerful writing and life-long efforts to fight Indigenous oppression, particularly of women, in s…
 
In The Work of Rape (Duke UP, 2021), Rana M. Jaleel argues that the redefinition of sexual violence within international law as a war crime, crime against humanity, and genocide owes a disturbing and unacknowledged debt to power and knowledge achieved from racial, imperial, and settler colonial domination. Prioritizing critiques of racial capitalis…
 
Harley Schlanger discusses the importance of JFK on the 58th anniversary of his assassination, how he had been moving against ’empire policy’, and how far downhill the U.S. has gone since. The U.S. is committed to a global “rules-based order” with rules made by bankers and some of the same cartels, networks, and trusts who […]…
 
Harley Schlanger discusses the importance of JFK on the 58th anniversary of his assassination, how he had been moving against ’empire policy’, and how far downhill the U.S. has gone since. The U.S. is committed to a global “rules-based order” with rules made by bankers and some of the same cartels, networks, and trusts who […]…
 
We take a fascinating look into a family dynasty. Lon Chaney, "The Man of a Thousand Faces." Also his son, Lon Chaney Jr., who became an iconic legend portraying the Wolf Man. Join us, as we talk with grandson Ron Chaney, who shares an unusual glimpse into the golden-age of horror films, and the Chaney family dynasty.…
 
How do we balance the importance of individual human agency with our understanding of larger socio-economic structures? How do we explore crucial “what ifs” in history? How do we make this stuff accessible to a wider audience? These are the questions central to Daniel Bessner and Matt Christman’s new podcast mini-series “Hinge Points”. In this conv…
 
When Richard Nixon won his second presidential term in 1972 defeating George McGovern in 1972, he was at the height of his popularity. The previous year he had captured the public mood when he addressed the nation's fears about the growing economic stagnation that America had begun to experience at the end ofthe 1960s. He had successfully negotiate…
 
John Klyczek discusses the roots of the modern-day technocratic system of education. Beginning with its Prussian origins in Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Wilhelm Wundt’s laboratory for psychological research, the Order of Skull and Bones, John Dewey, and John B. Watson, these systems are geared toward a collectivist model of workforce training and stimul…
 
John Klyczek discusses the roots of the modern-day technocratic system of education. Beginning with its Prussian origins in Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Wilhelm Wundt’s laboratory for psychological research, the Order of Skull and Bones, John Dewey, and John B. Watson, these systems are geared toward a collectivist model of workforce training and stimul…
 
The failure of not only American citizens but the citizens of the world to try and understand science is mind boggling. Dr. Stanislowski is trained in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and today finds himself educating people mostly about COVID 19 as part of the Midwest Public Health Coalition.
 
The Party for Socialism and Liberation joins with millions of people across the country in expressing our complete outrage at the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on all charges. Once again, the U.S. court system has functioned to protect a racist murderer, who went out into the streets of Kenosha on August 25, 2020 to wage war on people protesting th…
 
Financial economist and former MEP Godfrey Bloom discusses how the world is going through a bout of insanity not seen since 1914. America’s aggressive militarism hearkens back to that of old Prussia. He sees a link between geopolitics, the major scare stories of today (e.g. climate, pandemic), and the pending crisis in international banking and […]…
 
Financial economist and former MEP Godfrey Bloom discusses how the world is going through a bout of insanity not seen since 1914. America’s aggressive militarism hearkens back to that of old Prussia. He sees a link between geopolitics, the major scare stories of today (e.g. climate, pandemic), and the pending crisis in international banking and […]…
 
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