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Radio GDR. Life in the former East Germany holds an ongoing fascination for a lot of people. Join us as we learn more about the former East Germany. Radio German Democratic Republic is a podcast designed to educate and inform on the life and times of East Germany. Radio GDR is hosted by Anke Holst who grew up in the GDR and Shane Whaley, a Brit, who has had a lifelong fascination with East Germany.
 
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Global Dance Radio: is a biweekly one hour podcast showcasing the latest releases and Dj Guestmix worldwide, 60 mins of the very best new electronic dance music, melodic, techno, progressive and trance around the world, is the biweekly radio show, hosted by DJ and Producer Paul Lennar Tune into GDR Every biweekly Monday, direct from Colombia for more info: https://bit.ly/2RtXkw5 Enjoy it! Global Dance Radio: es un podcast quincenal de una hora que muestra los últimos lanzamientos y Dj Guest ...
 
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The French Forces in Berlin were the units of the French Armed Forces stationed from 1945 until the end of the Cold War-era in West Berlin according to the agreements of the Yalta Conference and Potsdam Conference. The troops were the French counterparts to the United States' Berlin Brigade and the United Kingdom's Berlin Infantry Brigade in the ci…
 
The People's School for Marxist-Leninist Studies presents a translated lecture (originally French) by comrade Ludo Martens. Martens was a member of the Belgian Workers' Party during the time that it was a Marxist-Leninist party. This is a fantastic lecture on Lenin's work What Is To Be Done, and it is a thorough and scathing dissection of those opp…
 
We continue Drea Hahn’s story with her family’s escape to Austria and the realities of being a refugee. In 1986, under the pretext of a “ski trip” to Yugoslavia Drea’s family escaped to Austria. We hear about the sadness of being unable to tell anyone they were leaving and how her relatives were summoned to the police station to be detained for que…
 
UFC 264 Pushing Past Self Doubt UFC 264 PUSHING PAST SELF DOUBT! The rise and fall then rise of A Champion! YES EVIL FAM IM BACK!!!! It has been awhile since we last spoke and with all the stories and motivation i was feeling within the build up of Dustin vs Conor i realized how perfectly alligned everything had become! On this episode of Pure EVil…
 
Please enjoy the second and final part of a two-part PSMLS series on comrade Joseph Stalin's outstanding 1937 publication titled Mastering Bolshevism. This pamphlet goes into detail about how to build and strengthen Party cadre. It is a breath of fresh air when compared to the infectious individualism of our time.Interested in attending a class? Em…
 
LICHT, the vast opera cycle composed by Karlheinz Stockhausen between 1977 and 2004 is an enigma, and composer and broadcaster Robert Worby goes on a personal journey to find out why it divides critics and audiences.Stockhausen was the most gifted composer of the post-war European avant-garde. In the 1950s, his early works - including some of the f…
 
Drea Hahn was born in Czechoslovakia in 1980 in Teplice. Her mother was a secretary and her father was an engineer but refused to join the communist party and this was a source of tension in Drea’s family. She was partly raised by her grandparents and her grandmother shared stories about growing up in “the Protectorate”, the name given to the area …
 
Ben Brown is the writer of A Splinter of Ice, a play that portrays the meeting in Moscow in 1987 of one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century, Graham Greene and his old MI6 boss, Kim Philby, one of Britain's most notorious spies... and a traitor. Graham Greene never divulged any details of the meeting and Ben’s play imagines what might have…
 
The People's School for Marxist-Leninist Studies presents the fourth and final part of a four-part series on Gus Hall's 1983 publication Karl Marx: Beacon For Our Times. This book is available through New Outlook Publishers.Interested in attending a class? Email info@psmls.org for more informationLiterature Used In This Class:Karl Marx: Beacon For …
 
We return to the 2nd part of Tom Favia’s story with the US Military Liaison Mission which the Soviet Union permitted to operate in East Germany, ostensibly for monitoring and furthering better relationships between the Soviet and Western occupation forces. The British & French also had missions as did the Soviets in West Germany. Part 1 is here htt…
 
Enjoy this PSMLS Clip! This is derived from the 2019 class "General Secretary Q&A pt. 2." Many comrades are entirely unaware of the distinctions between the CPUSA and the PCUSA (Party of Communists USA). We hope this clip sheds light on some of those distinctions, specifically in relation to the ideology of Marxism-Leninism. Interested in attending…
 
Thanks to Tim Mohr for taking time to speak with John Paul Kleiner (GDR Objectified blog) and Prof. Ed Larkey (University of Maryland - Baltimore County) about his book Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Tim's book is well worth a read and you don't have to be into punk music to enjoy it. Thats a wrap for …
 
Ethel Rosenberg is a controversial figure and generates polarising views varying from an innocent mother caught up in Cold War hysteria to a willing and ruthless accomplice to her husband’s Cold War espionage betraying secrets to the Soviets. Anne Sebba’s new book “Ethel Rosenberg – A Cold War tragedy” (“An American tragedy” in the US) provides a m…
 
Please enjoy the first of a two-part series over the Party pamphlet "Organization and Structure of the Communist Party." This pamphlet outlines the foundational principles of how a Leninist Bolshevik party is structured and organized. Marxist-Leninists understand that real Communists are only those actively working in a Leninist Party and engaging …
 
Tom Favia served with the USMLM, The US Military Liaison Mission which the Soviet Union permitted to operate in East Germany at the end of World War 2 for monitoring and furthering better relationships between the Soviet and Western occupation forces. The British & French also had missions in East Germany and the Soviets has theirs in West Germany.…
 
The People's School for Marxist-Leninist Studies presents the first part of a five-part series covering the work by comrades William Z. Foster, James Ford, Charles Krumbein, and Alex Bittleman. Building the Party is an essential component of the Communist movement. This text should prove useful to anyone looking to help build the Communist movement…
 
Enjoy this PSMLS Clip! This is derived from the 2018 class "Leninist Party of a New Type." Some individuals believe you can still be considered a Communist while outside of a collective. We believe those people are just that: individuals. Interested in attending classes? Email info@psmls.org for more informationWatch the Full Class:https://youtu.be…
 
This is the third and final part of Ralph Hänel’s story of his life in East Germany. In this episode, we hear his time in the Stasi prison in Cottbus which with its dark red brick façade was often referred to as the ‘Red Misery’. It’s a chilling insight into Stasi prison conditions and the brutality that the political prisoners endured from the oth…
 
In this episode of Radio GDR - the East Germany podcast, we are joined by Patrick Hoffmann, assistant director, pedagogue and historian at Borderland Museum Eichsfeld, one of the more than 20 museums along the former Inner German Border Founded in 1995, the museum sits at the border crossing point Duderstadt-Worbis, which is about 190 kilometers we…
 
The People's School presents the third and final part of a three-part series covering J. Peters's book: The Communist Party Manual on Organization. In order to be effectively functioning members of a Communist Party, we must have an understanding of how the Party is to be organized in accordance with the Leninist model. This text is available for p…
 
In this second part of Ralph Hänel’s story of his life in East Germany. We hear of Ralph’s arrest by the Stasi and subsequent interrogation for 10 months. Ralph describes in some detail the arrest and his early days of imprisonment. He also details the techniques used to try and make him break and the pressure the Stasi also put on his mother. It’s…
 
Please enjoy a class over comrade Stalin's 1906-1907 work Anarchism or Socialism. This pamphlet meticulously dissects the undialectical flaws of anarchist ideology that all communists should be made aware of.Interested in attending classes? Email info@psmls.org for more information.Literature Used In This Class:Anarchism or Socialism by J.V. Stalin…
 
From being raised by a World War 2 veteran who spent time in a Soviet prison camp to having of view of the Berlin Wall from her apartment to meeting westerners like Celeste and her family who she finally visited in California after the wall fell, Adelheid has quite a story to tell!By Steve Minegar
 
We speak with author Giles Milton about his new book Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown that Shaped the Modern World. In 1945 at the end of World War 2 the Soviet Red Army captured Berlin. For the next four years, a handful of charismatic but flawed individuals – British, American and Soviet – fought an intensely personal battle over the fu…
 
This episode is sponsored by MUBI, a curated streaming service with an ever-changing collection of hand-picked cinema. From new directors to award-winners. From everywhere on earth. Beautiful, interesting, incredible films — with a new one added every single day. Right now on MUBI, you can watch STATE FUNERAL, an astonishing archival vision of the …
 
Please enjoy the fifth and final part of a five-part PSMLS series covering the history of the American Communist Movement, with the obvious international context necessary to comprehend its development. You probably know a lot about the C.P.S.U., but how much do you know about American Communist history? We hope you learn something new!Interested i…
 
We speak with author Tim Tate about his new book the Spy who was left out in the Cold: The Secret History of Agent Goleniewski Michal Goleniewski remains one of the most important, yet least known and most misunderstood spies of the Cold War. Even his death is shrouded in mystery and he has been written out of the history of Cold War espionage - un…
 
This episode of Radio GDR, the East Germany podcast, lives up to Paul Harvey's famous expression, "and now you know the rest of the story." In episode 24, Shane Whaley interviewed Eric Friedman who, as a 10-year old boy in 1988, accompanied his mother Celeste Barber, a teacher in the English Department at Santa Barbara City College in California, a…
 
Ralph Hänel tells some unique, strange and funny short stories about childhood and youth in East Germany. We talk about the experiences of his parents in the closing stages of World War 2, his schooling, and how he became a DJ, winning a trip to the Soviet Union. Ralph is a great raconteur with virtually endless stories about his life in East Germa…
 
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