10 episodes

“RESISTANCE: Stories from Ukraine” — a harrowing and inspirational journey across Ukraine in the first weeks of Russia’s invasion. While the military wages war on the frontlines, everyday citizens are picking up whatever weapons they can, including their smartphones, computers, sewing needles, and guitars. Photojournalist Laurel Chor travels to cities across the country during the Russia-Ukraine war, finding extraordinary stories that go beyond the headlines.

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    • Society & Culture

“RESISTANCE: Stories from Ukraine” — a harrowing and inspirational journey across Ukraine in the first weeks of Russia’s invasion. While the military wages war on the frontlines, everyday citizens are picking up whatever weapons they can, including their smartphones, computers, sewing needles, and guitars. Photojournalist Laurel Chor travels to cities across the country during the Russia-Ukraine war, finding extraordinary stories that go beyond the headlines.

    RESISTANCE Stories from Ukraine: "I Am A Soldier Now"

    RESISTANCE Stories from Ukraine: "I Am A Soldier Now"

    Photojournalist Laurel Chor travels to the suburbs of Kyiv to meet ordinary Ukrainians who have joined the war effort by becoming soldiers. Journalist Artem and lawyer Oleksandr guard a military checkpoint. PE teacher and two-time war vet Vladimir finds his farm completely destroyed by Russian forces as payback. Ecologist, beekeeper and drag queen Arthur recalls being stationed in Bucha and witnesses the horrific aftermath of senseless killings.

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    “RESISTANCE: Stories from Ukraine” is a harrowing and inspirational journey across Ukraine in the first weeks of Russia’s invasion. While the military wages war on the frontlines, everyday citizens are picking up whatever weapons they can, including their smartphones, computers, sewing needles, and guitars. Photojournalist Laurel Chor travels to cities across the country, finding extraordinary stories that go beyond the headlines.

    For more reporting, and a complete transcript of this episode, please visit: https://projectbrazen.com/resistance

    • 20 min
    RESISTANCE Stories from Ukraine: There’s a Weapon in Your Pocket

    RESISTANCE Stories from Ukraine: There’s a Weapon in Your Pocket

    Fighting back with the weapons we all carry in our pockets…our smart phones. We begin in Kyiv with Anastasiya at the country’s largest children’s hospital and Andriy Dubchak from @Donbas.Frontliner. Both Anastasiya and Andriy use their phones to capture different aspects of the Russia-Ukraine war. Anastasiya shares images of civilians wounded by the war, while Andriy is on the frontlines capturing the conflict up close and gathering the news. In Lviv, we meet with young hackers bringing the experiences of war to everyday Russians through cyberspace…and dick pics.

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    “RESISTANCE: Stories from Ukraine” is a harrowing and inspirational journey across Ukraine in the first weeks of Russia’s invasion. While the military wages war on the frontlines, everyday citizens are picking up whatever weapons they can, including their smartphones, computers, sewing needles, and guitars. Photojournalist Laurel Chor travels to cities across the country, finding extraordinary stories that go beyond the headlines.

    For more reporting, and a complete transcript of this episode, please visit: https://projectbrazen.com/resistance

    • 25 min
    RESISTANCE Stories from Ukraine: Mother Tongue

    RESISTANCE Stories from Ukraine: Mother Tongue

    Voices of those resisting Russia’s invasion through the very ways they think, speak, and sing. In Kyiv, songwriter and producer Denis Musaev makes music to inspire his country’s victory, and Olga, a linguist and English teacher, has abandoned her first language of Russian to embrace Ukrainian instead. Elsewhere in the capital, we meet with Yarmak, a rapper-turned-soldier who has gone from fighting Russian aggression with his lyrics to taking up arms with the Ukrainian military.

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    “RESISTANCE: Stories from Ukraine” is a harrowing and inspirational journey across Ukraine in the first weeks of Russia’s invasion. While the military wages war on the frontlines, everyday citizens are picking up whatever weapons they can, including their smartphones, computers, sewing needles, and guitars. Photojournalist Laurel Chor travels to cities across the country, finding extraordinary stories that go beyond the headlines.

    For more reporting, and a complete transcript of this episode, please visit: https://projectbrazen.com/resistance

    • 22 min
    RESISTANCE Stories from Ukraine: "Thank God You Survived This Hell"

    RESISTANCE Stories from Ukraine: "Thank God You Survived This Hell"

    A new film puts a face to the devastation and resilience of everyday Ukranians finding life in the midst of war.

    Announcing “RESISTANCE: Returning Home”, a documentary film that gives a visual connection to the gripping stories we’ve been hearing across this podcast series.

    In the film, Laurel Chor travels to the liberated towns outside Kyiv in the days following Russia's withdrawal. It was a raw, difficult time. We witness the heartrending images of Bucha, travel with a couple from Irpin as they return home to their neighborhood for the first time, and we see the absolute destruction caused by the aerial bombardment of Borodyanka.

    To see the full film, visit: www.projectbrazen.com/resistance

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    “RESISTANCE: Stories from Ukraine” is a harrowing and inspirational journey across Ukraine in the first weeks of Russia’s invasion. While the military wages war on the frontlines, everyday citizens are picking up whatever weapons they can, including their smartphones, computers, sewing needles, and guitars. Photojournalist Laurel Chor travels to cities across the country, finding extraordinary stories that go beyond the headlines.

    • 2 min
    RESISTANCE Stories from Ukraine: Defending Borodyanka

    RESISTANCE Stories from Ukraine: Defending Borodyanka

    War stories from four neighbors who fought the Russian occupation despite being impossibly outnumbered and outgunned. The adrenaline from the explosions of battle has barely worn off and this is the first time they share what they lived through. With the war still raging, most people fighting in Ukraine haven’t had the chance to tell their stories yet. But Russian forces have retreated from the small town of Borodyanka, along with nearby Bucha and Irpin, so we hear from four of this town’s defenders.

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    “RESISTANCE: Stories from Ukraine” is a harrowing and inspirational journey across Ukraine in the first weeks of Russia’s invasion. While the military wages war on the frontlines, everyday citizens are picking up whatever weapons they can, including their smartphones, computers, sewing needles, and guitars. Photojournalist Laurel Chor travels to cities across the country, finding extraordinary stories that go beyond the headlines.

    For more news, and a complete transcript of this episode, please visit: https://projectbrazen.com/resistance

    • 26 min
    RESISTANCE Stories from Ukraine: Arts, Crafts and War

    RESISTANCE Stories from Ukraine: Arts, Crafts and War

    Underground artists fueling Ukraine’s wartime production in the midst of the Russia-Ukraine war. Laurel meets seamstresses sewing bulletproof vests, artists welding anti-tank obstacles in Kyiv and even advertising executives using online targeted ads to break through Russian propaganda. Some work alone, in their kitchens or home studios. Others are more organized, building production lines in community halls and co-working spaces. All over the country, people are contributing whatever skills they have to offer to fight back.

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    “RESISTANCE: Stories from Ukraine” is a harrowing and inspirational journey across Ukraine in the first weeks of Russia’s invasion. While the military wages war on the frontlines, everyday citizens are picking up whatever weapons they can, including their smartphones, computers, sewing needles, and guitars. Photojournalist Laurel Chor travels to cities across the country, finding extraordinary stories that go beyond the headlines.

    For more news, and a complete transcript of this episode, please visit: https://projectbrazen.com/resistance

    • 21 min

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