11 episodes

American journalist Joe Lindsley, on the ground reporting from Ukraine every single day of Russia's full-scale war, conducts interviews with first-hand witnesses and people willing to stand up for the freedom of their land.

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

American journalist Joe Lindsley, on the ground reporting from Ukraine every single day of Russia's full-scale war, conducts interviews with first-hand witnesses and people willing to stand up for the freedom of their land.

    LOTF 111 – Sergiy Stakhovsky: From the spotlight of Wimbledon to a life of fighting the invaders

    LOTF 111 – Sergiy Stakhovsky: From the spotlight of Wimbledon to a life of fighting the invaders

    After a career as an elite tennis champ, Sergiy Stakhovsky had a pleasant life growing grapes and making highly-rated wine in Ukraine's sunny Zakarpattia region. Then Russia invaded and he returned to a new type of elite athleticism as a special forces soldier.
    He shares his story with American journalist Joe Lindsley, host of the "Land of the Free" podcast brought to you by Ukrainska Pravda.

    • 47 min
    LOTF 110 – Benya Stewart: The Ohio Musician Living Under Missile Attacks

    LOTF 110 – Benya Stewart: The Ohio Musician Living Under Missile Attacks

    Benya Stewart, an American musician from Ohio, chose to live in wartime Kyiv. Sharing a few of his wartime songs, he speaks with American journalist Joe Lindsley about playing front-line shows, the power of roots music, and life under missile attacks.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    LOTF 109 – John Sweeney: The fighting spirit of the Ukrainian army is kind of off-planet

    LOTF 109 – John Sweeney: The fighting spirit of the Ukrainian army is kind of off-planet

    John Sweeney: "Being in Kyiv, being in Ukraine feels like what it would've been in London or in Britain in 1940. What's happened is that this peaceful democracy has turned out to be far more of a fighter and full of fighters. And it's an honour to tell this story."
    John Sweeney has an extensive background in British media, including contributions to the BBC, The Observer on Sunday, The Jewish Chronicle, and Byline Times. These days Sweeney's daily reporting on Twitter provides a real-time account of the situation in Ukraine. In a conversation with American journalist Joe Lindsley, he discusses his reporting experience as a witness to Russia's wars on Chechnya, Georgia, Syria, and now – Ukraine, his books "Killer in the Kremlin" and "Putin's Prisoner", which gained sudden public attention after Yevgeny Prigozhin's mutiny attempt, and what kind of challenges today's Russia poses to the world.

    • 50 min
    LOTF 108 – Maria Mezentseva: Our Blood Proves Our Dedication

    LOTF 108 – Maria Mezentseva: Our Blood Proves Our Dedication

    Maria Mezentseva, a member of Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, tells how she was one of the first to arrive in the houses of government when Russia launched its full-scale invasion. She explains why it is important not only for Ukraine to win but also for the free world to hold Russians accountable for crimes against humanity, a concept, incidentally, developed in the 1940s in the western city of Lviv.
    In a conversation recorded on Thanksgiving Day with American journalist Joe Lindsley, Maria expresses her gratitude to the USA for its support. Speaking of her native Kharkiv region, Maria describes the rejuvenation of Ukrainian culture. She says that with great weapons and strong air defense, the world need not be governed by "emotions of fears."
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    • 48 min
    LOTF 107 – Deborah Fairlamb: Why Ukrainians are stronger than corruption

    LOTF 107 – Deborah Fairlamb: Why Ukrainians are stronger than corruption

    “This is the most resourceful country in the world,” says Deborah Fairlamb who years ago quit her Wall Street job and moved to Ukraine, a country where she chose to raise her daughter. When Russia launched the full-scale invasion, Deborah, then as an American contractor, was forced to leave. Now, she’s back, having launched Green Flag Ventures, which aims to invest in brilliant Ukrainian tech startups.
    With American Joe Lindsley, host of the Land of the Free podcast, Deborah discusses the reality of corruption in Ukraine versus the USA, and she explains why Ukraine, especially in wartime, is a place of innovation and excellence.
    You can learn more about Deborah here: https://www.greenflag.vc

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    • 58 min
    LOTF 106 – Taras Topolia: The Rock Star Who Saves Lives At the Front, In Between Jams with Bono

    LOTF 106 – Taras Topolia: The Rock Star Who Saves Lives At the Front, In Between Jams with Bono

    Taras Topolia has been serving as a medic on the front lines against the Russian invaders. But as lead man of the band Antytila, he's also one of Ukraine's top rock stars. He's lived in two realities in wartime: caring for the wounded in terrifying situations and also joining the likes of Bono and U2 to sing in the Kyiv Metro.
    With American Joe Lindsley, host of the Land of the Free podcast, Taras discusses the spirit of Ukraine before the full-scale invasion, the importance of the 2014 Revolution of Dignity, and the role of music and creativity in a time of war.
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    • 37 min

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Insightful podcast

Thanks for great guests and a deeper look inside Russian-Ukrainian war.

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