A podcast on everything that is East of something. Produced and hosted by Aleksandar Brezar.
Balkan Leaders: Milorad Dodik
Our Balkan Leaders series continues, and this time we feature perhaps the most notorious of them all — Milorad Dodik, the Bosnian Serb mainstay famous well beyond the Balkans for his ethnonationalism, crude language and close ties to Russia's leadership.
Balkan Leaders: Albin Kurti
After we opened the new season of Calling with an explainer on the flamboyant Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, this time we move next door and call journalist Una Hajdari to take a look at who is in power in Europe’s youngest state, Kosovo.
Balkan Leaders: Edi Rama
Calling is back! After nearly a year, it's time to revive the show that you all forgot you loved. In the first episode of this new cycle, Aleksandar calls Gjergji Vurmo, senior researcher at IDM Tirana, to talk about Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama.
What's in the Pandora Papers?
In the second episode of Calling, host Aleksandar Brezar talks to OCCRP's Aubrey Belford about the Pandora Papers, the biggest leak of financial documents ever, and its implications for world leaders.
It's Only the First Hot Summer of the Rest of Your Life
In the first episode of Calling, host Aleksandar Brezar talks to Marcos Moschovidis, Hamdi Firat Buyuk and Viktor Berishaj about the the wildfires, floods and droughts that have marked the summer of 2021. We discuss the situation in Greece, Turkey and the general heating up that will occur over the next couple of years -- and why climate issues get ignored or misconstrued.