104 episodes

A podcast where two best friends — one in St. Petersburg and the other in Brooklyn — call each other and talk about Russia.

She's In Russia Olivia Capozzalo and Smith Freeman

    • Society & Culture

A podcast where two best friends — one in St. Petersburg and the other in Brooklyn — call each other and talk about Russia.

    Undefined Hiatus

    Undefined Hiatus

    Undefined Hiatus by Olivia Capozzalo and Smith Freeman

    • 14 min
    101: An Evening with Norstein

    101: An Evening with Norstein

    Lily went to see an artistic evening with animator Yuri Norstein, best known for his movies Hedgehog in the Fog and Tale of Tales.

    • 47 min
    100: Eurotrash Rennovation

    100: Eurotrash Rennovation

    Lily returns to St. Petersburg. We talk about Soviet interior design, the Mongol Yoke and ordering Kosher on Aeroflot.

    • 45 min
    99: Taking a Shvitz

    99: Taking a Shvitz

    We tell the tale of the legendary 10th St. baths in New York. Also known as The Shvitz or the Russian and Turkish Baths or simply The Baths, the place has been co-owned by two Soviet immigrants since 1995, bringing its own particular breed of bath-spa culture to its devoted clientele.

    • 41 min
    98: Tragic Gorbo

    98: Tragic Gorbo

    We watched Werner Herzog's latest documentary, Meeting Gorbachev.

    Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev wast the last general secretary and only president of the Soviet Union. He's known for supporting nuclear disarmament, causing mass chaos and having a birthmark on his balding head.

    • 59 min
    97: Severe Russophobia

    97: Severe Russophobia

    FALSE CLAIM: SIR is run by Putin trolls
    FACT: SIR is run by two brilliant lady humans who are here to dispel myths about Russia

    Russian Embassy's report The Russiagate Hysteria: a Case of Severe Russophobia: https://washington.mid.ru/en/press-centre/news/russian_embassy_special_report/

    • 43 min

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