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They are the bane of every celebrity’s life: that pack of press photographers who stake out the homes, hotels and other haunts of the rich and famous in the hope of bagging a revealing and lucrative image to sell to newspapers and magazines around the world. Known as paparazzi, these photo journalists stop at nothing to catch their prey – climbing …
 
The career of Ukrainian Canadian Michael Bociurkiw as a global affairs analyst, speaker and journalist in both print and live media spans several decades. Early in his career, he covered the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster as a correspondent for The Ukrainian Weekly. Michael is a a frequent commentator on BBC World Television, BBC World Service Rad…
 
00:00:00 - Short primer on Cossacks in what is modern-day Ukraine 00:07:15 - Battle of Konotop. The founding myth of Ukrainian nationalism 00:24:42 - Deconstruction 00:30:46 - Battle of Orsha. A false identity for Belarus https://www.patreon.com/posts/72693765 https://russianswithattitude.gumroad.com/…
 
The sun might not shape the pattern of our daily lives to the extent it did in the past. But understanding its behaviour is a focus of scientific research to grasp how activity on the surface of the sun - such as geomagnetic storms - can affect life on earth. "Space weather" can take out whole power networks, damage satellites and disrupt communica…
 
Full 1hr30m episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/72385915 Or here: https://russianswithattitude.gumroad.com/ 00:00:00 - General vibe of the early 2000s. ♬ Lyube - Davay za ♬ 00:18:10 - Putin coming to power. Apartment bombing conspiracy. 00:29:50 - Second Chechen War 00:37:45 - Kursk submarine tragedy of 2000 00:44:00 - Akhmat Kadyrov changing si…
 
Eunice Newton Foote was the first person to suggest that an atmosphere rich in carbon dioxide would lead to a warmer planet, but her discovery was largely ignored and her name disappeared for more than 150 years. She fell into such obscurity that there’s no known picture of her.Bridget Kendall explores the life of this American scientist and invent…
 
October 14, 2022 marks the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (Ukrainska Povstanska Armiia, "UPA") in Western Ukraine. From 1942 to 1954 this group of young Ukrainian partisans fought against Germany, the Soviet Union and Poland for Ukrainian independence. Christina Kotlar, the daughter of Julian "Levko" Kotlar, talks …
 
The images, sensations and emotions we experience during sleep were once seen as the gateway to the gods and had the power to alter lives and even whole societies. Rajan Datar explores the way dreams, and their interpretation, have shaped beliefs and actions for thousands of years – from their role as a connection to the dead and the spirit world, …
 
Since his death in 2008, the impact of designer Yves Saint Laurent on women’s fashion remains undimmed. The pea coat, the trench, the trouser suit – many of his designs are now staples of the modern Western woman’s wardrobe. So how did this famously shy and retiring man achieve global success? And did his fashion innovations for women shape social …
 
Yurii Kovryzhenko is a Ukrainian chef and cofounder of the London neo bistro Mriya (the Dream). He talks about his vision for this new restaurant and how it should become a very special Ukrainian cultural gathering place in the UK. The restaurant was opened on August 31, 2022. In an effort to help these newcomers in London, Mriya is staffed solely …
 
As Brazil celebrates 200 years of independence from Portugal, we look at the 17th-century community of people seeking freedom from slavery in the north-east of the country known as Palmares. It lasted longer and was larger than other settlements of this type and it withstood repeated attempts by European colonialists to destroy it. So how did Palma…
 
It is rare in music history that scholars can point to the beginning of a particular style, but bluegrass would appear to be the exception to the rule. Mandolin player Bill Monroe from rural Kentucky had so much clout in the music business that some scholars have suggested that it was he who defined the sound which came to be known as bluegrass. He…
 
Urban Space Radio was started by the NGO Teple Misto ("Warm City") in the western Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk in 2015. Initially the media platform only offered popular music produced by Ukrainian musicians, but added podcasts in 2018. CEO Nadiia Hulchuk talks about the history of the media platform and its efforts to bring together, inform a…
 
The Art of War is one of the most important military strategy texts ever written, and it has become just as influential, perhaps even more so, in the worlds of business, sport, and politics. Bridget Kendall learns what the 2,000-year-old treatise has to say about deception, spying, and ruthlessness, and asks why it has come to be viewed as a guide …
 
Support us and get all episodes: https://www.patreon.com/posts/70593099 00:00:00 - Life in wartime Ukraine, armed civilians 00:09:15 - Gonzalo's biography, racial traits and life motto 00:24:28 - Red Pill Couch, Tipping & Dating Techniques 00:34:14 - The birth and death of Trump movement 00:42:57 - Our debate with Gonzalo, Analytical vs Continental…
 
Mohandas K Gandhi’s decades-long campaign against British rule was the driving force behind Indian independence in August 1947.The way he did it - through ‘satyagraha’, or non-violent resistance - made him one of the most famous and revered thinkers of the 20th century, and has inspired protest movements around the world.Rajan Datar explores the ex…
 
Volodymyr Yermolenko is a Ukrainian philosopher, editor-in-chief of UkraineWorld, director of analytics at Internews Ukraine and host of the "Explaining Ukraine" podcast. In this interview, he explores Ukraine's national identity and how it was shaped. He also looks at Putin's views about Ukraine and why he thinks a diplomatic solution to the war i…
 
Throughout history, fragrance has been used to scent both the body and our surroundings. With just one drop, perfume has the potential to stir memories, awaken the senses and even influence how we feel about ourselves. But what’s the story behind this liquid luxury in a bottle, now found on the shelves of bathrooms and department stores worldwide?I…
 
Join our friendly community: https://www.patreon.com/posts/69938005 or here: https://russianswithattitude.gumroad.com/ 00:02:10 - Tea vs Coffee vs Cat vs Dog countries. Fruits of war 00:13:00 - Ukrainian War Sitrep 00:17:45 - First-hand experience of a Russian soldier in Kherson 00:21:25 - Aidar battalion. Wagner. Denazified Azov POWs in Elenovka 0…
 
Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, it is estimated that nearly 12.8 million people have been displaced. About 7.7 million people are internally displaced within Ukraine and in need of housing. Slava Balbek, the founder and CEO of the architectural firm Balbek Bureau, and John Shmorhun, the Chairman of the NGO MoveUkraine, discuss th…
 
Eleonora Duse was an actress ahead of her time. As a performer in the late 19th century when elaborate gestures, exotic costumes and lavish decors were the norm, Eleonora Duse stunned audiences with her truthfulness and intense absorption in the characters she played. She wore no make-up, you could see her blush or turn pale, she was a master of su…
 
Tune in to our PUTIN series & listen to full episodes on Patreon Or do it on a platform for trve sigmas Note that we ain't popular yet so there are no free full versions just FLOATING on the net! Kalinka in the first 4 mins is completely accidental... 00:03:00 - Piter clan vs Moscow family 00:13:50 - Stolen gold of the Communist Party. Solar Putin …
 
Jaroslaw (Slavko) Martyniuk is a retired energy economist and sociologist. He was born in Ukraine at the start of World War II. His family made a narrow escape from Communism and settled in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany. Eventually, the family emigrated to Chicago in the U.S. Some members of his extended family who remained in Ukraine ended up in th…
 
In Mexico the name La Malinche has become synonymous with treachery and betrayal - it even forms one of the country’s most vicious insults. Some have described its owner, an indigenous slave who became the interpreter and mistress of conquistador Hernán Cortés, as the most hated woman in Mexico’s history.But by helping the Spanish topple the Aztecs…
 
This is a 16 min trailer. Listen to the full episode! On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/69127921 Or on Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/russianswithattitude 00:12:20 - Conspiracy theories about Putin's family 00:19:00 - Volodya's early life. Hooliganism, The Rule Of the Jungle and Sambo school 00:24:20 - Putin in University and KGB. His secret …
 
Meest-America, the international package and freight delivery service for Eastern Europe, has played a key role in delivering much-needed humanitarian supplies to Ukraine during the war. COO Natalia Brandafi talks about how the company was forced to pivot from its primary mission after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 to transport h…
 
There are hundreds of monuments to the poet and painter Taras Shevchenko not just in Ukraine but all over the world. It is hard to overstate the importance of Shevchenko for most Ukrainians. For them he is not just the national poet who breathed new life into the Ukrainian language but a symbol of their country’s independence. His words kept the na…
 
If you wanna support and get more of our stuff: https://www.patreon.com/posts/68746003 00:00:00 - The shibboleth of Palyanitsa. Declaration of independence of Жмеriпка. 00:15:10 - Sitrep. Liberation of Lugansk. Snake island withdrawal. Shelling of Belgorod. 00:27:50 - Ukrainian terrorism. State of exception. Zelensky vs Zaluzhny. 00:39:50 - Prisone…
 
On June 23, 2022 the European Union formally approved Ukraine's candidate for membership status. Prof. Alexander Motyl, professor of political science at Rutgers-Newark University in Newark, N.J. and an expert on Ukraine, Russia and the USSR, talks about the significance of EU candidate member status for Ukraine and what the next steps might be to …
 
Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose was a polymath: a physicist, biologist and early writer of science fiction. He pioneered the investigation of radio and microwave optics. He made significant contributions to plant science, designing ingenious devices to measure plant growth and responsiveness. He founded one of India’s oldest and most distinguished resear…
 
Join: https://www.patreon.com/posts/68290351 https://gumroad.com/russianswithattitude 00:00:00 Capture of Severdonetsk, Gorskoye Cauldron, River crossing 00:16:20 Here's how AFU can still win, Ukrainian counterattacks 00:22:20 Reviewing M142 HIMARS. MLSR talk. A dive into the Arms Race 00:34:50 Lithuania blockading Kaliningrad 00:39:30 High precisi…
 
The reality behind the stereotypical image of Japan’s fearsome elite warriors is more nuanced than we are led to believe. It is thought the samurai developed as a social class in medieval Japan, when the term could encompass lowly foot soldiers or mercenaries, and often untrustworthy ones at that. A far cry from the skilled fighters who supposedly …
 
We had a chat with a Canadian independent journalist who's currently in Donetsk. She told us about situation on the ground, Ukrainian shelling of the city, her previous involvement in the coverage of military conflicts in Gaza and Syria and an uneven battle against western corporate media. Also she's never tried borsch with vodka and she thinks tha…
 
Join RWA and listen to exclusive stuff: https://www.patreon.com/posts/67866070 Or maybe here: https://gumroad.com/russianswithattitude Our twitter: https://twitter.com/RWApodcast Our telegram: https://t.me/RWApodcastOur merch: https://www.rwapodcast.store/ 00:00:00 - freeze frame Historical recap of how we ended up in this situation 00:16:10 - How …
 
Sergiy Kyslytsya was appointed by President Zelenskyy as the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations in 2019. He is a career diplomat who has served Ukraine in various roles since 1993. In this interview, Ambassador Kyslytsya talks about various aspects of the Russo-Ukraine war and his efforts to gain greater assistance and suppor…
 
There are almost as many ice cream origin stories as there are flavours, but where did the frozen treat really come from, and who invented it? Rajan Datar explores the dessert’s murky history, from the harvesting and flavouring of snow in China and the Middle East thousands of years ago, to the experimental kitchens of the European aristocracy. Ice…
 
Ostap Kryvdyk is a foreign policy and international security expert. His many roles include advisor and consultant to important Ukrainian government and education institutions. Mr. Kryvdyk talks about the Russian occupation of southern Ukraine and the growing resistance to it and partisan activity. His personal profile. https://www.linkedin.com/in/…
 
Mythological sagas are often fantastical and push the imagination to the limit but the Popol Vuh, which originates in what is Guatemala today, has a gallery of extraordinary characters both good and bad. They get involved in a series of mind-boggling battles and challenges and this eventually leads to the creation of the human race. The Maya K’iche…
 
Drones are playing a key role in the defense of Ukraine in the war with Russia. Valerii Iakovenko, a cofounder and the CEO of the Ukrainian tech firm DroneUA, points out that his company's primary mission is to provide drones for agriculture. However, it had to pivot to assist Ukraine's military during the Russo-Ukraine war with drones for air reco…
 
Today Korea is divided between North and South, but the founding of the Koryo Kingdom in the 10th Century was the first time the peninsula was truly united and when a sense of nationhood emerged. The Koryo Kingdom is remembered for some of the finest cultural achievements in the country’s history; it developed the world’s first printing press – 200…
 
The story of the discovery and development of insulin is a tale full of twists and turns, Nobel prizes and fierce rivalries. Scientists in the late 19th Century established the connection between the pancreas and diabetes, isolated the hormone insulin, and even patented the extract that lowered blood sugar. But it was not until a Canadian team publ…
 
Vikings were addicted to silver; they collected it as coins, as ingots, arm-rings, jewellery. On one Swedish island alone archaeologists and metal detectorists found some 200,000 silver coins and there is a silver hoard there for almost every Viking farm. Why? What can the coins, many of which came from Asia, tell us not just about the huge Viking …
 
What do you get when you mix Ukrainian folk music and American bluegrass and Western Swing music? The Lemko Bluegrass Band. Musician Rost Tatomyr founded the group in 2012. They continue to play this exciting blend of traditional music from the Carpathian Mountains and beyond in a variety of venues in Ukraine, Poland and elsewhere. Rost Tatomyr tal…
 
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