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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.


Past Interviews

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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Russia, China and Inbetween

Guest: Ed Pulford on Mirrorlands: Russia, China, and Journeys in Between published by Hurst.

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The Collective Farm

Aaron Hale-Dorrell, Kristy Ironside, and Samantha Lomb on the collective farm system in the USSR.

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Atoms and Aliens in Eurasian Science Fiction

Guest: Anindita Banerjee on the nuclear in Soviet and Post-Soviet Science Fiction.

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The Radioactive Mutants of Semipalatinsk

Magdalena Stawkowski on the rural Kazakh communities in the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.

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The Soviet Lives of Western Culture

Guest: Eleonor Gilburd on To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture published by Harvard University Press.


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Investigating Hitler’s Remains

Guest: Lana Parshina on The Death of Hitler: The Final Word published by Da Capo Press.

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