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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.

Enter Dopeworld


Guest: Niko Vorobyov on the adventures in dopeworld.

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Past Interviews

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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Hearing Communism: Part Two

Part two of Hearing Communism—five short audio pieces by students in my International Communism undergraduate research seminar at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Hearing Communism: Part One


Part one of Hearing Communism—five short audio pieces by students in my International Communism undergraduate research seminar at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Socialism for Realists

Guest: Sam Gindin on socialism for realists.

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Ideologies of Race in Russia

Guest: David Rainbow on Ideologies of Race: Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union in Global Context published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.

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Underground Entrepreneurs in the Soviet Union


Guest: James Heinzen on “underground entrepreneurs” and black markets in the Soviet 1950s to the 1980s.

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Russian Conservatism


Guest: Paul Robinson on Russian Conservatism published by Northern Illinois University Press.

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