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Immortalism and Transhumanism in Russia


Guest: Anya Bernstein on The Future of Immortality: Remaking Life and Death in Contemporary Russia published by Princeton University Press.

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Objects and Values of Labor in Socialist Hungary

Guest: Martha Lampland on the commodification of labor in Socialist Hungary.

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Political Diary from Russia

Friends of the show Ilya Budraitskis and Ilya Matveev on the latest news from Russia.

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Structurally Adjusting Socialism


Guest: Johanna Bockman on neoliberalism, socialist globalization, and the Non-Aligned Movement.

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The Nobility and the Russian Novel


Bella Grigoryan on Noble Subjects: The Russian Novel and the Gentry, 1762-1861 published by Northern Illinois University Press.

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After the Colored Revolution

Guest: Vasili Rukhadze on post-colored revolution regimes.

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Exposing Chernobyl

Guest: Kate Brown on Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future published by Norton.

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Women of the Gulag

Guest: Marianna Yarovskaya on her film Women of the Gulag.

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Ivan the Terrible

Guest: Charles Halperin on Ivan the Terrible: Free to Reward and Free to Punish published by University of Pittsburgh Press.

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The Stuff of Red Army Soldiers


Guest: Brandon Schechter on The Stuff of Soldiers: A History of the Red Army in World War II Through Objects published by Cornell University Press.

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