304 episodes

To many, Russia, and the wider Eurasia, is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. But it doesn’t have to be. The SRB Podcast dispels the stereotypes and myths about the region with lively and informative interviews on Eurasia’s complex past, present, and future. New episodes drop weekly with an eclectic mix of topics from punk rock to Putin, and everything in-between. Subscribe on your favorite podcasts app, grab your headphones, hit play, and tune in. Eurasia will never appear the same.

SRB Podcast SRB Podcast

    • History
    • 4.8 • 150 Ratings

To many, Russia, and the wider Eurasia, is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. But it doesn’t have to be. The SRB Podcast dispels the stereotypes and myths about the region with lively and informative interviews on Eurasia’s complex past, present, and future. New episodes drop weekly with an eclectic mix of topics from punk rock to Putin, and everything in-between. Subscribe on your favorite podcasts app, grab your headphones, hit play, and tune in. Eurasia will never appear the same.

    Central Asia Past and Present

    Central Asia Past and Present

    Guest:

    Adeeb Khalid is the Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor of Asian Studies and History and Director of Middle East Studies at Carleton College. He’s published several books on the intersection of Central Asia with the Russian/Soviet empires including  Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Revolution, and Empire in the Early USSR. His new book is Central Asia: A New History from the Imperial Conquests to the Present published by Princeton University Press.

    Music:

    Nouvelle Vague, “A Forest,” Nouvelle Vague, 2004.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Everything Was Forever Until

    Everything Was Forever Until

    

    This week’s podcast is the sixth and final event from Pitt REEES Spring Interview Series Openness, Acceleration, Restructuring: The Soviet 1980s.

    Go here for all the events in the series.

    Guest:

    Alexei Yurchak is a Professor in the Anthropology Department at UC Berkeley. He’s the author of Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation and many other articles on the intersections of ideology, language, aesthetics and culture. He’s currently finishing up a book on the materiality and meaning of Vladimir Lenin’s body.

    Music:

    Jawbreaker, “Boxcar,” 24 Hour Revenge Therapy, 1994.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Trailer 2: Teddy Goes to the USSR

    Trailer 2: Teddy Goes to the USSR

    

    Coming May 30!

    Teddy Goes to the USSR, a new six-part podcast series follows one such American, Teddy Roe, to shine light on Soviet tourism, police surveillance, consumerism, race, and everyday life through his extraordinary three-month trip to the Soviet Union in 1968.

    • 2 min
    Suffering and Survival in Leningrad

    Suffering and Survival in Leningrad

    Guest:

    Jeffrey Hass is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Richmond. His new book is The Human Condition under Siege in the Blockade of Leningrad, 1941-1944 published by Oxford University Press.

    Music:

    Unknown, “Bessmertnyi Leningrad”

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Trailer: Teddy Goes to the USSR

    Trailer: Teddy Goes to the USSR

    Coming May 30!

    Americans believed the Soviet Union was cut off from the West. Nothing went in. And very little came out. Yet, tens of thousands of Americans visited their Cold War rival annually. What did they find behind the Iron Curtain? Teddy Goes to the USSR, a new six-part podcast series follows one such American, Teddy Roe, to shine light on Soviet tourism, police surveillance, consumerism, race, and everyday life through his extraordinary three-month trip to the Soviet Union in 1968.

    Subscribe to Teddy Goes to the USSR on your favorite podcast app.

    • 1 min
    The Collapse of the Soviet Union

    The Collapse of the Soviet Union

    This week’s podcast is the fifth event from Pitt REEES Spring Interview Series Openness, Acceleration, Restructuring: The Soviet 1980s.

    Go here for all the events in the series.

    Guest:

    Vladislav Zubok is professor of international history at the London School of Economics. He has authored several books on the Cold War, the Soviet Union, Stalinism, and Russia’s intellectual history in the 20th century. His new book is Collapse: The End of the Soviet Union published by Yale University Press.

    Music:

    Killing Joke, “Empire Song,” Revelations, 1982.

    • 1 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

E.P. Clark ,

Fascinating and wide-ranging

Covers a broad range of fascinating topics in depth.

Gustus95 ,

Please stop saying “like” every 3 secs

The content offered amongst the hundreds of episodes on this podcast are worthy. They have many guests with good backgrounds to speak to their knowledge.The only thing that I can’t get past is the chisel to the brain when the two ladies speak and use the word “like” every three seconds as their crutch phrase. It’s mindnumbing and sounds like you’re listening to teenagers. If they remove this word from their dialogue they are incredibly intellectual ladies and would be enjoyable to listen to here.

GemmaGemmaSD ,

Best podcast on Russia!

I’ve learned so much listening to this podcast!

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