Writing

The Stories Polish Secret Police Files Tell Us

Guest: Anna Krakus on the stories Polish police files tell us.

The Judeo-Bolshevik Myth


Guest: Paul Hanebrink on A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism published by Harvard University Press.

Transcript: Russia Without Putin

Partial transcript of my interview with Tony Wood about his excellent new book, Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War published by Verso.

Soviet Secret Police, Collaborator Trials, and the Holocaust

Partial transcript of the event “Shaping National Memory: Ukrainian Secret Police Archives and WWII” at the University of Pittsburgh featuring Jared McBride.

Transcript: Peering Under the Rug: Sources of Information about Russia

Partial transcript of the event “Peering Under the Rug: Sources of Information about Russia” at the University of Pittsburgh featuring Mark Galeotti, Kevin Rothrock, and Maxim Trudolyubov.

Transcript: Lenin’s Government

Partial transcript of an interview with Lara Douds on the formation, functioning, and decline of the Lenin’s Council of People’s Commissars, or Sovnarkom.

Latest Podcast

The Stories Polish Secret Police Files Tell Us

Guest: Anna Krakus on the stories Polish police files tell us.

The Judeo-Bolshevik Myth


Guest: Paul Hanebrink on A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism published by Harvard University Press.

“The Reddest of the Blacks”


For the past several months, I’ve been researching the life of Lovett Fort-Whiteman. Here’s a short film I made about his eventual arrest and death in Stalinist Russia.

Local Perpetrators and the Holocaust in Ukraine

Guest: Jared McBride on the Holocaust, Soviet Secret Police Archives and Local Perpetrators in Western Ukraine.

Peering Under the Rug: Sources of Information about Russia

Guests: Mark Galeotti, Kevin Rothrock, and Maxim Trudolyubov on making sense of Russia.

Soviet Intelligence and African National Liberation

Guest: Natalia Telepneva on Soviet and Warsaw Pact intelligence services and African anti-colonial movements.