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Kristen R. Ghodsee reads and discusses 47 selections from the works of Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952), a socialist women's activist who had radical ideas about the intersections of socialism and women's emancipation. Born into aristocratic privilege, the Russian Kollontai was initially a member of the Mensheviks before she joined Lenin and the Bolsheviks and became an important revolutionary figure during the 1917 Russian Revolution. Kollontai was a socialist theorist of women’s emancipatio ...
 
The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) is a non-university research institution registered as an association and predominantly financed by public funds. Founded in 1953, the Vienna-based institute carries out fundamental research and mediation work with a regional focus on Central, East and South East Europe. We are a think tank and a platform for actors and stakeholders from academia, politics, economy, administration, culture, media and civil society. In addition to r ...
 
The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington promotes in-depth interdisciplinary study of all major post-communist subregions - Eastern and Central Europe, the Baltic region, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and Russia - in order to understand the legacies of the imperial and communist past as well as to analyze the emerging institutions and identities that will shape Eurasia's future. We share audio of interesting and relevant events ...
 
A fast-moving history of the western world from the ancient world to the present day. Examine how the emergence of the western world as a global dominant power was not something that should ever have been taken for granted. This podcast traces the development of western civilization starting in the ancient Near East, through Greece and Rome, past the collapse of the Western Roman Empire into the Dark Ages, and then follows European and, ultimately, American history as the western world moved ...
 
The University of Chicago International and Area Studies Multimedia Outreach Source is intended as a resource for students, teachers, and the general public. It makes available recordings of conferences, lectures, and performances sponsored and organized by: the Center for International Studies; the Human Rights Program; the Center for East Asian Studies; the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies; the Center for Latin American Studies; the Center for Middle Eastern Studies; a ...
 
The University of Chicago International and Area Studies Multimedia Outreach Source is intended as a resource for students, teachers, and the general public. It makes available recordings of conferences, lectures, and performances sponsored and organized by: the Center for International Studies; the Human Rights Program; the Center for East Asian Studies; the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies; the Center for Latin American Studies; the Center for Middle Eastern Studies; a ...
 
The Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University is a Comprehensive National Resource Center funded under Title VI of the International Foreign Language and Education division of the U.S. Department of Education. It's mission is to support the study and knowledge of Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
 
How did the immigrants come to America? Who were they? What Where did they come from? In this book, Edward Steiner tells of the experiences of immigrants from Hungry, Poland, Scandanavia, Germany, Italy and many other countries as they leave everything and board a boat to an unknown future. Steiner was born to a well-to-do Jewish-Slovak-Hungarian family in a Carpathian village, and was educated in Vienna and Heidelberg and immigrated to the United States in 1886. His later American experienc ...
 
Dracula tells the tale of a sinister Transylvanian aristocrat who seeks to retain his youth and strength by feeding off human blood. The author, Bram Stoker, a young Victorian theater professional, was probably inspired by the strange epidemic of vampirism that occurred in remote parts of Eastern Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. These stories were recounted by travelers who later arrived in England and other parts of Western Europe. Stoker initially meant the tale to be written as a pl ...
 
He hosts an all expenses paid luxury cruise to Europe for fifty guests and showers them with expensive gifts. When he's mugged in a dark alley, he insists that the thugs also take the $300 stashed away in his back pocket. He flies into a rage whenever one of his employees suggests cutting costs. Every time he places a bet, he wins, causing him even more despair! In Brewster's Millions by George Barr McCutcheon, a classic riches-to-rags tale, Montgomery Brewster is bound by the terms of an ec ...
 
Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and countries, how we pray and how we fight. They determine what money we spend and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. From Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.
 
A series of ten podcasts by the Jean Monnet OpenEUdebate network. Each podcast features debates among experts from academia, civil society and politics on the effect of the pandemic on different scenarios for the future of the European Union. This podcast series has been made with the financial support of the European Union Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). The podcasts only reflect the views of the speakers and the Commission and the Agency cannot be held responsi ...
 
Mythology extends past the Greek and Roman pantheon, and European fairy tales are only one section in the worldwide folklore lexicon. Every other Monday, join your host Gree, long time folk tale fan and short time global studies scholar, as we delve into stories from traditionally overlooked cultures from all over the planet. If you’re interested in hearing about myths and fables and legends from civilizations that have honed storytelling over thousands of years, “Colored Folklore” is the po ...
 
In this 1892 novel of London's Jewish East End, Israel Zangwill sets the apparently irrational and decidedly indecorous religious practices of transplanted eastern European Jews against the forces of assimilation. Zangwill's knowledge of Yiddishkeit and skill in melodrama created a series of unforgettable vignettes that had a significant effect on the public perception of this much stigmatized immigrant group. Israel Zangwill (1864-1926) was born in London of Russian and Polish parents. He c ...
 
Hear what Israel's top experts in the fields of intelligence, security, international relations and diplomacy have to say about Israel and the complexities of the Middle East in the 21st century.
 
The Official Podcast of Birdies and Bourbon. Featuring topics and guests associated with golf, the PGA Tour, European Tour, sports, fantasy, betting, analysis, stats, player interviews, brands, bourbon, spirits, cocktails and all the discussions you will find at the 19th hole. Guests include interviews with Tour Pros, Caddies, Master Distillers, tasters, production managers, bloggers and authors.
 
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Major areas of focus include regional security, domestic politics, economic development, trade and transit, defense technology, and energy, among others. CSIS also analyzes the political and economic relationships between the states of the former Soviet Union and other critical geopolitical actors, including the United States, the European Union, and the states of Northeast Asia, South Asia, and the Greater Middle East. This work is anchored by the Russia and Eurasia Program and supplemented ...
 
After the bizarre death of Thomas Simpson, Dr. John Rae was chosen to complete the survey of the Northwest Passage, linking the work of Simpson and Peter Dease with the previously known country to the east. Rae was recognized for his endurance and skill in wilderness travel, adopting the methods of the native peoples often eschewed by other European explorers. This is his report on the initial work in the years 1846-47. The final link was made to the surveys of Simpson and Dease several year ...
 
Hello there and Welcome to the Geek City Podcast Network. Here we host Geek City, a show about all the western happenings in the west including movies, music, comics, American and European cartoons, and whatever random pieces of Pop culture pop into their heads. We have JaPodcast, like New Geek City, but for the east! We love everything Japanese, so much so that we decided to dedicate a whole second podcast to it! Also check in at the end of every month for a Hatecast, a monthly venting sess ...
 
Welcome to Kalliope's Sanctum, a biweekly story podcast hosted by writer Sylvia V. Linsteadt. This podcast is dedicated to Kalliope, primordial and first Muse of epic poetry and ecstatic song in ancient Greece. This podcast is a place of sanctuary for her oldest stories. It is a return to the wild garden, to the spring, to the ground of being & the source of inspiration in the Earth. Here, we honor Kalliope as Muse of Earth. Here, you will find some of the stories beneath the stories of Old ...
 
Eastern Europe is the land of talent that is most of the time unrecognized by the media. Here, you will discover technical experts, founders, and investors, who’ve built impressive companies or kickstarted local ecosystems. This podcast is hosted by Vlad Ciurca, the co-founder of Techsylvania. Its aim is to shed a bit of light on the other side of the curtain and to find the next big thing coming out of Eastern Europe. Nonetheless, it tries to direct West’s direction towards East.
 
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) enjoys vast deposits of precious minerals and metals. Diamonds are found in the south and center of the country and the land holds 80% of the world’s Coltan, needed in all our mobile phones. It should be one of the richest countries on Earth, but it is not. This Podcast explores why, from the very beginning. A new podcast will be released each Monday every two weeks, the website is https://www.thehistoryofthecongo.com Starting in prehistoric times, ...
 
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Audio-Version des Buches Balkan nach Europa - sofort! Erhard Busek und Sebastian Schäffer fordern die sofortige Aufnahme aller Westbalkanstaaten in die EU. Ihr Plädoyer verbinden sie mit „G’schichtln“ über Grenzen, Glauben und Grausamkeiten, über Fabeln, Frieden und Fußball. So bilden die persönlichen Erlebnisse und Erinnerungen der Autoren auch ei…
 
Albanien, Bosnien Herzegowina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Nordmazedonien, Serbien: Balkan nach Europa - sofort! Eine Kurzgeschichtensammlung über den Westbalkan und ein Plädoyer für dessen sofortige Aufnahme in die EU, geschrieben von Erhard Busek und Sebastian Schäffer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
US Open 2021 Fantasy Picks & Predictions | PGA Tour Betting Strategy | Torrey Pines Golf Course (South) | San Diego, CA | Garrick Higgo Wins the Palmetto Championship Congrats to Garrick Higgo on his Palmetto Championship victory. The Palmetto Championship was a close tournament going into Sunday with Chesson Hadley, Dustin Johnson, Bo Van Pelt and…
 
Christopher Columbus. The name itself conjures up so many different images. But how much of this son of Genoa do you really know? When the Spanish monarchs agreed to send three caravels across the Atlantic, did they have any idea what they had begun? We begin to answer all those questions and more here in this first part of our Columbus narrative. …
 
This week we’ve got something different for you. Clare and Mick recently appeared on Sina Rahmani’s the East is a Podcast to talk about national sovereignty in the age of global capital. This week we’re broadcasting that interview. Clare, Mick and Sina talk about the Irish parliament’s recent actions on Palestine, Ireland’s strange position as both…
 
This is the fourth and final part of my novella The Dark Country, set on the imagined, Greek-inspired island of Kefthyra. In it, a maiden, mother and crone call forth the old language, and the snakes that live in the Earth, to try to overthrow a colonial empire. See Episode 11 for part one.I am sharing the full novella in four parts over the spring…
 
Around 4,500 years ago, bell-shaped ceramic drinking vessels called "beakers" begin showing up with the dead in tombs all over western Europe. Everywhere from Portugal to Sicily to Scotland to Slovakia, these distinctive containers show up, often accompanied by archery equipment and upheaval in the societies established in these places. The Bronze …
 
Holmes Cay Founder, Eric Kaye Interview: Passion for Cask Strength Aged Rum, Unique Single Origin Rums, Barrel Finishes, Classic Cocktails, Origin Story of the Company & Spirit Offering The Birdies & Bourbon team had a blast chatting with Holmes Cay Founder, Eric Kaye. Holmes Cay has some developed some outstanding spirits within their lineup of of…
 
Patrick Cantlay Wins the Memorial Tournament | Palmetto Championship Fantasy Picks & Predictions | PGA Tour Betting Strategy | Congaree Golf Club | Ridgeland, South Carolina Congrats to Patrick Cantlay on his Memorial Tournament victory. The Memorial Tournament was a close tournament going into Sunday with Collin Morikawa in the running for the vic…
 
Colored Folklore, Volume 3: Sun Mythology Episode 16: Incan Empire – South America Story Inti, Sun God of the Inca The Gods of Inca Mythology Inca Creation Story Origin Myths of the Inca Empire Inca Empire Inca Mythology Inti Inca Mythology Inti Inca Mythology Inca Legends Credits Sound (via Envato Elements): Honor and Glory by LuckyBlackCat The Pe…
 
There is perhaps no person who is less known today but more important to the Age of Discovery than Henry the Navigator. In thirty years he took an un-sailable ocean and turned it into a thoroughfare. His exploits gave Portugal unfettered access to the Western Coast of Africa and, sadly, brought Europe firmly into the slave trade. For more episodes …
 
This week the EU whistlestop tour is coming home to Ireland. We’ve got an entire episode dedicated to Éire - its role in the EU and how EU membership has shaped it. We talk about defence policy, the eurozone, the groups Irish MEPs belong to in the European Parliament and the Irish people who are making waves in Brussels.…
 
Anna heads to Manhattan to find out how the ‘race for space’ is driving New York’s prime housing market and how London’s experience compares, as well as how they will cope with governments dialling back economic support. She speaks to Jonathan Miller, expert on prime housing markets across the US and President and CEO of real estate appraisal firm,…
 
Five thousand years ago, small groups of herders began making their way from the open grasslands of the Eurasian steppe into the hills and forests of northern Europe. They moved west, intermarrying with the local farmers and sometimes fighting them, eventually reaching as far as present-day Belgium. These were the people of the Corded Ware Culture,…
 
This is part three of my novella The Dark Country, set on the imagined, Greek-inspired island of Kefthyra. In it, a maiden, mother and crone call forth the old language, and the snakes that live in the Earth, to try to overthrow a colonial empire. See Episode 11 for part one.I am sharing the full novella in four parts over the spring & summer seaso…
 
Michael Thompson Interview: 2-Time PGA Champion, Muirfield Village Course Redesign, Winning the 3M Open, Muscle Car Restoration & Whiskey The Birdies & Bourbon team had a blast chatting with PGA Tour Professional, Michael Thompson, about his college experience and playing golf as an amateur with Rocco Mediate at the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines. We…
 
Jason Kokrak Wins the Charles Schwab Challenge | Memorial Tournament Fantasy Picks & Predictions | PGA Tour Betting Strategy | Muirfield Village GC | Dublin, OH Congrats to Jason Kokrak on his Charles Schwab Challenge victory. The Charles Schwab Challenge was a close tournament going into Sunday with Jordan Spieth in the running for the victory. We…
 
In answer to a listener's question, Kristen Ghodsee discusses the meetings and interactions of the Russian-American anarchist with Alexandra Kollontai in 1920, quoting directly from Goldman's own works. Cited here are Goldman's Living My Life and My Further Disillusionment with Russia. Quotes from Emma Goldman: “I had known for some time of the pre…
 
A quick preview of my second installment to our Atlantis series: The Search For Atlantis: What We Know. In this episode, we cover Plato's dialogues and the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean. For those interested in purchasing the full episode, it is available for $.99 at westerncivpodcast.com or free to all Patrons at patreon.com/westerncivpodcast. …
 
In this week’s episode Clare, Mick and Damien are taking a pitstop in Germany on their inter-rail tour of the EU member states. Mick tells us about his glory days selling light up necklaces on the streets of Munich. They’re also talking us through the recent events in Belarus and the EU’s reaction to them, EU PESCO projects on military mobility and…
 
Freedom Oak Barrels Founder Mike O'Rourke Interview: Barrel Aging Cocktails, Favorite Cocktail Recipes, Entrepreneurism, East Tennessee The Birdies & Bourbon team had a blast chatting with Mike O'Rourke of Freedom Oak Barrels about the origin story of the company, development of the release of their barrels and future projects. Freedom Oak Barrels …
 
At the heart of the ancient Middle East, a sophisticated, urbanized, and long-lived world, was a writing system: cuneiform, used for everything from heroic epic to receipts and medical texts, and first developed in Mesopotamia more than 5,000 years ago. Dr. Moudhy Al-Rashid of Oxford joins me to talk about cuneiform literature, medicine, and mental…
 
Phil Mickelson Wins the PGA Championship | Charles Schwab Challenge Fantasy Picks & Predictions | PGA Tour Betting Strategy | Colonial CC | Fort Worth, TX Congrats to Phil Mickelson on his PGA Championship victory. Phil became the oldest player in PGA history to win a major championship. The PGA Championship was a close tournament going into Sunday…
 
Kristen Ghodsee discusses a recent edited collection of essays about the life and work of Alexandra Kollontai, published by Sternberg Press, which includes an English translation of a Swedish play by Agneta Pleijel. The play was first performed in 1977 and this version is based on a revised version that was performed in Stockholm in 1979. The Red L…
 
Colored Folklore, Volume 3: Sun Mythology Episode 15: Lozi People - Zambia, Africa Story Nyambe Lozi Cosmogony Lozi Creator God Nyambi the Creator Creation Stories from Around the World Eco-mythology African Intellectual Heritage Credits Sound (via Envato Elements): Africa by FortyTwoStudio Emotional Africa by AudioZen Africa by fatbunny Music (via…
 
This week on the podcast Clare and Mick are talking about the massacre that is happening in Palestine and Gaza. Opinions voiced on this in the European Parliament last week ranged from the equivocal “two sides” school of thought, to out-and-out messages of support for the apartheid state of Israel. They discuss the falseness of this “two sides” ide…
 
This week, Anna Ward is joined by urban planning and retail specialists to discuss how the UK can revive its towns and what successful urban centres will look like in the future. Ben Bolgar, Senior Design Director for The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, and Cameron McDonald, senior geospatial analyst at Knight Frank, kick things off by …
 
More than 5,000 years ago, a group of wandering herders on the Eurasian steppes - the original speakers of Proto-Indo-European - began to move outward from their homeland. With their wagons, horses, and livestock, they traveled hundreds of miles through the Danube Valley and into Central Europe, forever shaping the linguistic, cultural, and genetic…
 
PB Dye Interview: Renowned Golf Architect Chats PGA Championship at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, TPC Sawgrass & THE PLAYERS Championship, Fly Fishing in South Carolina, Pappy Van Winkle & Rum The Birdies & Bourbon team had a blast chatting with PB Dye about the PGA Championship at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island that his family created. PB …
 
Overlooking the iconic Elland Road pitch where Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United have marked their return to Premier League football this season by becoming the neutral's favourite team, Chuckie Online welcomed Kalvin Phillips to the JD In The Duffle Bag Podcast to talk about his upbringing, making it to the biggest league in the world, his thoughts on…
 
PGA Championship Fantasy Picks & Predictions | PGA Tour Betting Strategy | The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort We're heading to The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort for the PGA Championship. The field this week is strong with the best players in the world teeing it up. Can Rory McIlory win again at Kiawah Island? Can Bryson DeCha…
 
What do Achilles and Gilgamesh, two of the most renowned literary figures of the ancient world, have in common? A great deal more than you might expect. I talked to Professor Michael Clarke of the National University of Ireland, Galway, one of my favorite people in the world and an enormously creative and thoughtful scholar, about his recent book -…
 
Union Horse Distilling Co.'s, Wilson Torres, Joins Us For A Blind Tasting Of Their Spirits While Chatting Kansas City Whiskey, Origin Story of the Company, Current Lineup of Releases & Goonies Trivia The Birdies & Bourbon team had a blast chatting with Wilson Torres from Union Horse Distilling Co. about the origin story of the company, development …
 
This week on the podcast the Eurotrip continues with a chat about the Netherlands, a small, densely populated country that rivals Ireland in its obsession with dairy and tax breaks for multinationals. Then on to some updates from the week: fishing, transport and foreign policy. Finally we discuss the horrors unfolding in Palestine and Gaza- Israel …
 
The Ellison Center presents the panel "The Future of Nagorno-Karabakh: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Peacebuilding and Development in the South Caucasus" on April 29, 2021.This panel was part of the virtual 2021 REECAS Northwest Conference. Find more information about the conference here: https://jsis.washington.edu/ellisoncenter/reecas-nw/Foll…
 
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