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Talk Eastern Europe is the exclusive podcast dedicated to debating the issues facing the region of Central and Eastern Europe affiliated with the New Eastern Europe magazine and a member of the EuroPod network. Check out our latest 10-part documentary podcast titled: "The Story of Belarus. The nation, its history and a new hope". Available here on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-story-of-belarus/id1541119981?uo=4
 
Three eastern European guys talk about funny and weird European news. We have dark humor, bad jokes and lots of laughter, so give it a go and laugh like a seal with two neurons alongside ourselves.This podcast contains explicit language, dark and edgy humor as well as some sensitive topics. Viewer discretion is advised.
 
The Central European Affairs Talk podcast is delivered to you by Central European Affairs (CEA) digital magazine, publishing high-quality conversations that bring critical and innovative thinking to the fore and stimulate debate.Our podcast focuses on topics related to democracy, rule of law, human and digital rights, as well as culture and European integration in Central and Eastern Europe. CEA Talk is dedicated to informing and educating decision-makers, politicians, businessmen, scholars, ...
 
Welcome to the MINDSET SQUARED PODCAST The show will be hosted by MIKE CERNOVICH & MIKE BOLEN covering pop culture, current events, social media and the finer things in life!!! Mike Cernovich is a journalist, author and filmmaker who has reported everywhere from protests on the streets to the white house. Mike Bolen is a Multi Millionaire real estate investor with expert experience in fix & flips, vacation rentals and multi family real estate investments.
 
Weekly review of Armenian News from https://groong.org.Keeping up with news related to Armenia and Armenians can be challenging: the sheer volume of news in the past few years has increased greatly, and along with that volume, we’ve seen the rise of the “Fake News” phenomenon contributing to the erosion of trust in the news media.The diversity of languages used by the worldwide Armenian community also poses a challenge for Armenian news; there is a significant portion of news that originates ...
 
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*** Support Talk Eastern Europe. Become a Patron at www.patreon.com/TalkEasternEurope In this special episode produced ahead of the NATO Summit, Adam and Maciek take a look at the context of the event scheduled for June 14th 2021 – the first Summit with the participation of Joe Biden as US President. Later, Adam sits down with Alice Stollmeyer, the…
 
Dr Mario Holzner, executive director of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), and Dr László Andor, FEPS Secretary General What’s next in the fields of cohesion, convergence and enlargement?Dr Mario Holzner, executive director of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), discusses with Dr László Andor,…
 
In this episode we welcome back Agnieszka Legucka, a Polish analyst and expert on Russia. During Maciek’s interview with Agnieszka, the podcast discusses the security situation in the region, the Kremlin’s motives for massing troops around Ukraine and some of the internal factors which may also be driving the Kremlin’s decision-making. Further read…
 
Jan Royall (Principal of Somerville College in Oxford) and Ania Skrzypek (FEPS Director for Research and Training) In this very special episode, aired 5 years since the assassination, we commemorate Jo Cox who was an extraordinary person, a passionate activist, and an incredibly talented politician of the Labour Party. In a conversation with Barone…
 
ARF-Dashnaktsutyun: Roadmap and Challenges Guest Giro Manoyan has been a member of the ARF-D Bureau since 2015. Originally from Beirut, Lebanon, he moved to Montreal, Canada in 1976. He has served as the Executive Secretary of the Armenian National Committee of Canada, as well as the Editor in Chief of the Horizon Armenian Weekly. In 1999 he moved …
 
Adnan Tabatabai, CEO of CARPO, and Vassilis Ntousas, Senior International Relations Policy Advisor at FEPS Adnan Tabatabai, CEO of CARPO, joins Vassilis Ntousas, Senior International Relations Policy Advisor at FEPS, for an episode exploring the dynamics and main players of the upcoming presidential election in Iran, the legacy of outgoing presiden…
 
Joe Biden's trip to Europe, an interview with Germany's transatlantic coordinator, the European Parliament's strange return to Strasbourg, and a brewing Brussels brouhaha over the French language all feature in this episode. As Biden makes his first overseas presidential trip for a series of summits — with the G7, NATO, the EU and Vladimir Putin — …
 
What does ethnography look like when presented as fiction? In this episode, we talk with Alexandros Plasatis, author of the new book Made by Sea and Wood, in Darkness (Spuyten Duyvil, 2021) a linked book of short stories based on the lives of Egyptian immigrant fishermen and other marginalized residents of a Greek town. Alexandros describes the fie…
 
The title of Edward Westermann's new book, Drunk on Genocide: Alcohol and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany (Cornell University Press, published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2021), suggests that it is about the use of alcohol by perpetrators of the Holocaust. And it is. Westermann documents extensively how alcohol serv…
 
The latest Civitas Institute poll measured the sympathy index of foreign politicians in Hungary. The results give a great overview of the ideological differences between pro-government and opposition voters. The perception of some of the most important global political figures could not be more contrarian between Hungarians supporting Viktor Orbán’…
 
This week we discuss about criminal badgers, the royal family, a man that lived as a goat for three whole days, getting your penis stuck in metal rings as well as more weird rules from Europe. Tweet at us: https://twitter.com/EuropoorPodcast You can listen to us in most places where you listen to podcasts, as well as our website: https://europoorpo…
 
Armenia, Superpowers and The New Cold War A Conversation with: Guest: Dr. Pietro Shakarian, who is a Cleveland-based historian of Russia and the Soviet Union, with a focus on Soviet Armenia and the Caucasus during the era of Nikita Khrushchev’s Thaw. Topics Democracy-building in the Post Soviet Space NATO and expansion Russia in the Caucasus China …
 
*** Support Talk Eastern Europe. Become a Patron at www.patreon.com/TalkEasternEurope This episode brings us back to Estonia with an interview with Kristina Kallas, a political scientist and the leader of Eesti 200 liberal political party. Ahead of the autumn local elections, political divisions are sharp in this northern Baltic state. However Kall…
 
Iran: Foreign Relations and Upcoming Elections (in Armenian) A Conversation with Robert Markarian The South Caucasus comprises Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The three regional powers surrounding them are Russia to the north, Turkey to the west, and Iran in the south. Iran has been largely quiet about events on its northern border with Armenia a…
 
Exploring the concepts of collaboration, resistance, and postwar retribution and focusing on the Chetnik movement, Jelena Đureinović's book The Politics of Memory of the Second World War in Contemporary Serbia (Routledge, 2020) analyses the politics of memory. Since the overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic in 2000, memory politics in Serbia has undergon…
 
ANN/Groong Week in Review - June 6, 2021 Topics: * Kocharyan Closes in on Pashinyan in Election Polls * Pashinyan Visits Europe Guests: * Asbed Kotchikian * Emil Sanamyan Hosts: * Asbed Bedrossian * Hovik Manucharyan Website: https://groong.org/podcasts/WiR-20210606.html Episode 65 | Recorded: May 30, 2021…
 
Martin Luther - monk, priest, intellectual, or revolutionary - has been a controversial figure since the sixteenth century. Most studies of Luther stress his personality, his ideas, and his ambitions as a church reformer. In Luther, Conflict, and Christendom: Reformation Europe and Christianity in the West (Cambridge UP, 2018), Christopher Ocker br…
 
Suzanne L. Marchand's new book Porcelain: A History from the Heart of Europe (Princeton University Press, 2020) balances several histories at once through the story of a single commodity. Rather than a history of art or aesthetics per se—though it certainly touches style and artists— Porcelain is at once a business history of mercantile productions…
 
Claims that Denmark helped the U.S. spy on European leaders, demands for the EU to step up on defense and bellwether state elections in Germany's Saxony-Anhalt all feature in this episode. Mary Robinson is our special guest. POLITICO's Rym Momtaz and David M. Herszenhorn analyze new revelations by Danish media that the country's intelligence servic…
 
The clash between scholarship and politics—between truth and propaganda— had always been a conflict of great importance. In the 1920s the Commission for the Collection, Study, and Publication of Materials on the October Revolution and History of the Communist Party (Istpart, in abbreviated Russian) was formed. Istpart’s historians were tasked with …
 
S&D MEP and Rapporteur Christel Schaldemose and Justin Nogarede, FEPS Digital Policy Analist S&D MEP and Rapporteur Christel Schaldemose and Justin Nogarede, FEPS Digital Policy Analist The crucial set of rules for online services dates from 2000. Back then, many online services were merely providing tools for users to access the web and build thei…
 
This week we discuss about a penis removal from Spain, an asparagus recipe that became law, a British parrot that got returned home after 4 years speaking spanish, a fatal cucumber sex game and a bunch of weird European laws including prohibited kissing, getting tickets for snails and a couple more. Tweet at us: https://twitter.com/EuropoorPodcast …
 
In spite of Karl Marx's proclamation that money would become obsolete under Communism, the ruble remained a key feature of Soviet life. In fact, although Western economists typically concluded that money ultimately played a limited role in the Soviet Union, Kristy Ironside argues that money was both more important and more powerful than most histor…
 
ANN/Groong Week in Review - May 30, 2021 Topics: Continued Tensions on the Eastern Border Latest IRI and MPG Polls on the Armenian Elections Election Politics Guests: Hrant Mikaelian George Tabakyan Hosts: Hovik Manucharyan Asbed Bedrossian Episode 65 | Recorded: May 30, 2021By ANN / Groong
 
Thoroughly researched, Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust (Liverpool UP, 2021) highlights the historical scholarship that is one of the lasting legacies of interwar Polish Jewry and analyses its political and social context. As Jewish citizens struggled to assert their place in a newly independent Poland, a dedicated g…
 
Between voting to leave the European Union in 2016 and doing it four years later, the British political and media classes debated what kind of relationship they should have with the EU after withdrawal. Should it be Norwegian, Canadian or even - said government spinners - Australian? Now the UK is outside both the EU and the wider 30-nation Europea…
 
*** Support Talk Eastern Europe. Become a Patron at www.patreon.com/TalkEasternEurope In this special episode of Talk Eastern Europe, Maciek sits down with Dmytro Khutkyy an expert on digital democracy and open governance. They discuss how different countries approach digital democracy, what are some advantages and also pitfalls of digitizing our p…
 
Former US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Daniel Fried explains how Belarusian “air piracy” means more than a simple hijacking and why democracies should believe in their values. He also talks about sanctions “not working until they do”, the long arm of authoritarian leaders reaching beyond their own borders, and why …
 
Iran: Foreign Relations and Upcoming Elections (in Armenian) A Conversation with Robert Markarian Իրան: Արտաքին Հարաբերուտյուններ, գալիք ընտրություններ Զրույց Ռոբերտ Մարգարյանի հետ Guest: Ռոբերտ Մարգարյանը ծնվել է Թեհրանում և ունի բարձրագույն կրթությունն ֆիզիկայի և իրավաբանության ոլորտներում: 25 տարի աշխատել է Իրանի պետական ռադիո-հեռուստատեսության …
 
In Warsaw Ghetto Police: The Jewish Order Service during the Nazi Occupation (Cornell University Press/US Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2021) , Katarzyna Person shines a spotlight on the lawyers, engineers, young yeshiva graduates, and sons of connected businessmen who, in the autumn of 1940, joined the newly formed Jewish Order Service. Person tracks…
 
The Belarus airliner drama and EU leaders' response, as well as a big bunfight over farm subsidies, are up for debate this week. And longtime EU diplomat Robert Cooper talks about his new book "The Ambassadors." POLITICO's Andrew Gray, Rym Momtaz, David M. Herszenhorn and Jan Cienski analyze the repercussions of what has been branded a state-sponso…
 
In 2021, Ukraine celebrates its thirty-year independence anniversary. During this relatively short period of time—when considered in historical terms—Ukraine underwent a number of drastic changes that have so far shaped the country’s domestic and international environments. From “the Ukraine” to Ukraine: A Contemporary History, 1991-2021 (Ibidem Pr…
 
This week we discuss which European country has the best crime (between murders, thieves and illegal substances), a Polish priest investing the church's money into crypto, a woman distracts a thief with a sexual act until police arrives and even more dumb news from Romania. All this and a bunch more in another episode of the Europoor Podcast. Tweet…
 
Linda Colley is a luminary in the fields of British and imperial history, and the Shelby M. C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton University. Her captivating new book The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World (Liveright, 2021) narrates a sweeping global history of written constitutions from…
 
A Conversation with Narek Margaryan - 05/25/2021 Guest: Narek Margaryan is an Armenian comedian, screenwriter and TV host. Along with his co-host Sergey Sargsyan, Narek stars in ArmComedy, a satiric news show series broadcast on Armenian television and on Youtube. Hosts Hovik Manucharyan Asbed Bedrossian Episode 63 | Recorded: April 25, 2021…
 
ANN/Groong Week in Review - May 23, 2021 Topics: Border update, and Leaked documents Azerbaijan membership in the CSTO? New MPG Poll and Elections Guest: Emil Sanamyan Hosts: Hovik Manucharyan @HovikYerevan Asbed Bedrossian @qubriq Web page: https://groong.org/podcasts/WiR-20210523.html Recorded: May 24, 2021…
 
Slovakia’s former head of government Mikuláš Dzurinda delivers an answer to his Hungarian colleague Viktor Orbán, who recently suggested him the creation of a “new axis” in the EU. The President of the Wilfried Martens Centre also talks about the future of the V4 cooperation, the necessity of reforms on the EU level, and how Moscow and Beijing favo…
 
Professor Bea Cantillon, University of Antwerp and David Rinaldi, FEPS Director of Studies and Policy Professor Bea Cantillon and Dr David Rinaldi exchange on the massive social consequences of the pandemic and how that requires stepping up the ambitions for a more social Europe. They reflect on the alarming inequalities that are affecting vulnerab…
 
After twenty-six years of unprecedented revolutionary upheavals and endless fighting, the victorious powers craved stability after Napoleon's defeat in 1815. With the threat of war and revolutionary terror still looming large, the coalition launched an unprecedented experiment to re-establish European security. With over one million troops remainin…
 
In The Human Rights Dictatorship: Socialism, Global Solidarity and Revolution in East Germany (Cambridge UP, 2020), Ned Richardson-Little exposes the forgotten history of human rights in the German Democratic Republic, placing the history of the Cold War, Eastern European dissidents and the revolutions of 1989 in a new light. By demonstrating how e…
 
European attitudes toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the foreign policy of Germany's conservative candidate for chancellor, and a chat with former EU High Representative Javier Solana all feature in this week's episode. POLITICO's Rym Momtaz, David M. Herszenhorn and Andrew Gray unpack the divisions within the EU over the upsurge in violence…
 
*** Support Talk Eastern Europe. Become a Patron at www.patreon.com/TalkEasternEurope In this episode, we invite Romain Lequiniou from the French think tank “Euro Créative” and Lidia Gibadło from the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) to discuss the approaches of two of the most important players in Western Europe - Germany and France…
 
This week we discuss what Europeans think of each other, the madness that goes around in Ukraine, a romanian man that likes the Covid vaccine a bit too much as well as a heart warming story all the way from Scotland. Tweet at us: https://twitter.com/EuropoorPodcast You can listen to us in most places where you listen to podcasts, as well as our web…
 
This episode of Talk Eastern Europe heads back to the Southern Caucasus following the serious clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia last year. The fighting came to an end with a Russian-negotiated peace agreement, providing Azerbaijan with some territorial gains and putting Russian peacekeeping troops on the ground in the region. In Armenia the ag…
 
This episode of Talk Eastern Europe takes a look at the role of history and memory of the Holocaust and the Second World War which still haunts so many in this region and beyond. The context for the episode is the book titled Memory Monster written by Israeli author Yishai Sarid, which was recently published in Polish. During the intervier Maciek s…
 
In this special episode of Talk Eastern Europe, Adam and Maciek sit down with Linas Linkevičius, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania. During the discussion, Linkevičius reflects on his time as foreign minister, Europe’s relations with Russia, the role of the Baltic states in the region, and what might be next for Belarus…
 
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