Meduza’s English-language podcast, The Naked Pravda highlights how our top reporting intersects with the wider research and expertise that exists about Russia. The broader context of Meduza’s in-depth, original journalism isn’t always clear, which is where this show comes in. Here you’ll hear from the world’s community of Russia experts, activists, and reporters about issues that are at the heart of Meduza’s stories and crucial to major events in and around Russia.
Russian film and television before and since the invasion of Ukraine
The Naked Pravda speaks to three Russian film and television experts about the industry’s trends and struggles over the past few years and in recent months.
How sanctions against Russia reshape the world
To discuss how economic sanctions are reshaping Russia’s place in the world, Meduza welcomed back political risk analyst Dr. Maria Shagina.
Genocide in Ukraine
The Naked Pravda spoke to four experts about war atrocities in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, focusing particularly on genocide as it’s understood both legally and historically.
Resist and rebuild: Civilian life in wartime Ukraine
Meduza turns to researcher Maria Avdeeva and journalist Nataliya Gumenyuk for insight into civilian life in Ukraine after nine weeks of all-out war.
The Russian North Caucasus during the Ukraine War
Meduza speaks to journalist and activist Izabella Evloeva and independent political and security analyst Harold Chambers to find out how the invasion of Ukraine has affected politics and public life in the Russian North Caucasus.
Independent journalism in Russia after the fall of the free press
Meduza interviews two independent journalists now operating from outside Russia to find out how they’re managing this job: Farida Rustamova (who uses Telegram and Substack) and Ekaterina Kotrikadze (on Telegram and YouTube).
What a wonderful human being that Kevin is!
Not only is Kevin a wonderful human being, with a rich and beautiful voice and a shining personality, but the podcast is just as wonderful. The topics covered and the way they are covered make for a truly great show, which is both, informative and entertaining.
Plus, what makes the podcast stand out even more is the sound: the music used is exceptional; I’d really like to have the Naked Pravda Theme on my phone, actually, and to be honest, maybe have a full OST of music used, too.
All in all, I am a fan, and I eagerly wait for the new episode each week
Please, for god sake, adjust the flipping volume of the jingle. It has annihilated my ear drums. I’m going to sue you, swear to god
Hey, I’ve been listening to you show ever since the very first episode came out and found it super interesting. It’s cool that you talk to real experts and professionals and have them explain things and express their views. It’s very educational and sooo fascinating!!! Keep up the great work! Waiting for more episodes!