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We speak with Giovanni Vale of Extinguished Countries about how he and his partner came up with the idea for " the first guidebook series about countries that no longer exist" and, in particular, the first volume in the series on the continuing legacies of the Republic of Venice presence in the Western Balkans. Also, we discuss the current global health crisis, and the different forms of solidarity and coping methods seen and needed in Italy and elsewhere.
Sarajevo Calling is a podcast about Southeast European affairs, focusing in particular on the contemporary politics of the Western Balkans. Hosted by journalist Aleksandar Brezar and political scientist Jasmin Mujanović, and with graphics provided by Boris Stapić, Sarajevo Calling posts new episodes every two weeks.
This time we were without the services of our sound editor Esad Rebihić, who usually makes us sound so much better than in real life. Please admire his other work here.