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“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.


Past Interviews

The Gulag at War

Guest: Wilson Bell on Stalin’s Gulag at War: Forced Labor, Mass Death, and Soviet Victory in the Second World War published by the University of Toronto Press.

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The Kazakh Famine

Guest: Sarah Cameron on The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan published by Cornell University Press.

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Conspiracy Theories in Russia

Guest: Ilya Yablokov on Fortress Russia: Conspiracy Theories in the Post-Soviet World published by Polity.

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The Politics of Russian Futurism

Guest: Iva Glisic on The Futurist Files: Avant-Garde, Politics, and Ideology in Russia, 1905–1930 published by Northern Illinois University Press.

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American Girls in Red Russia

Guest: Julia Mickenberg on American Girls in Red Russia: Chasing the Soviet Dream published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Perestroika and Punk Rock

Guest: Vladimir Kozlov on punk rock, perestroika, his stories and films.  

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Youth Movements in Eastern Europe

Guest: Olena Nikolayenko on Youth Movements and Elections in Eastern Europe published by Cambridge University Press.

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Top Ten for 2018

The top ten SRB Podcasts for 2018.

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American Newsrooms through Russian Eyes

Guest: Alexey Kovalev on American and Russian journalism.

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Eurasianet on Eurasia

Guests: Eurasianet‘s Peter Leonard and Josh Kucera on Central Asia and the South Caucausus

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