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Biculturalism and the Apollo-Soyuz Mission


The final two short audio pieces from the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia. “A Brief Conversation on Biculturalism” by Alexandra Diouk and “Remembering the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Mission: 45 years of US-Russian Space Cooperation” by Lisa Becker.

Trash Protests and Leninopad


Two short audio pieces from the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia. “The Great Russian Trash Crisis” by Seth Farkas and  “An Empty Pedestal: Ukraine after Leninopad” by Sabrina Beaver.

Top Ten for 2018

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2018 was another great year for the SRB Podcast. I posted 43 episodes that in addition to the existing catalog totaled over 273,000 downloads. I maintained an eclectic mix of topics from jokes in the Stalin period, to deafness in the Soviet Union, to Kazakh nomads. Also with the speakers’ series on youth in Eurasia, I’ve began integrating the programming at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh into the podcast.

I have some new stuff planned for 2019 so stay tuned!

Below is a list of the 10 most downloaded interviews of 2018:

Here’s my top ten favorite interviews based on those I learned the most from or enjoyed doing: