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Pogroms and Race Riots

Guests: Steven Zipperstein and Michael Pfeifer on anti-Jewish and anti-Black violence in Russia and the United States.

From Aliaska to Alaska

Guests: Bathsheba Demuth and Ilya Vinkoveysky on Russian and American colonialism and the environment in Alaska.


Past Interviews

Stories Along the Trans-Siberian

Guests: Marina Dmukhovskaya and Georg Wallner about their podcast project Mesto47.


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Rebroadcast: Experiencing the Russian Revolution

Guest: Mark Steinberg on the experience of the Russian Revolution.

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Rebroadcast: 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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Russia’s Wily Man

Joshua Yaffa on Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin’s Russia published by Penguin Random House.

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The Black Russian

Guest: Vladimir Alexandrov on The Black Russian published by Grove Press.

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Censorship in Late Stalinist Classical Music

Guest: Leah Goldman on censorship and collaboration in the production of Late Stalinist classical music.

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Plots Against Russia

Guest: Eliot Borenstein on Plots Against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy after Socialism published by Cornell University Press.

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The Baltics In-Between

Guest: Aliide Naylor on The Shadow in the East: Vladimir Putin and the New Baltic Front published by Bloomsbury.

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Everyday Maoism in Revolutionary China

Guest: Aminda Smith on Maoism, consciousness, and the everyday.

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