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A podcast by UkraineWorld.org, a multimedia project about Ukraine run by Internews Ukraine. Explaining Ukraine, its politics, society and its culture. Support us: patreon.com/ukraineworld

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A podcast by UkraineWorld.org, a multimedia project about Ukraine run by Internews Ukraine. Explaining Ukraine, its politics, society and its culture. Support us: patreon.com/ukraineworld

    What is it like to come home to a destroyed town? | Ep. 117

    What is it like to come home to a destroyed town? | Ep. 117

    The team at the Explaining Ukraine podcast is traveling through the villages in towns around Kyiv which heavily suffered from the battles in March. We describe our impressions and share the stories told to us by people who lived through the war. Here is the story of Borodyanka, a town near Kyiv. Hosts: Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher, chief editor of UkraineWorld.org, and Tetyana Ogarkova, Ukrainian scholar and journalist in charge of international outreach at the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre. Support us on patreon.com/ukraineworld

    Video version: https://youtu.be/lurmbOJYOb4

    • 28 min
    Is Russia committing genocide in Ukraine? - with Christopher Atwood | Ep. 116

    Is Russia committing genocide in Ukraine? - with Christopher Atwood | Ep. 116

    In this episode of the “Explaining Ukraine” podcast, we ask whether Russian actions in Ukraine amount to genocide. Our guest is Christopher Atwood, a researcher at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University, and a contributor and advisor to a report on Russia's breaches of the genocide convention in Ukraine, recenently published by the New Lines Institute for Strategy and Policy, and the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights. Host: Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher and chief editor of UkraineWorld.org. UkraineWorld is brought to you by Internews Ukraine. Support us on patreon.com/ukraineworld

    Link to the report: https://newlinesinstitute.org/an-independent-legal-analysis-of-the-russian-federations-breaches-of-the-genocide-convention-in-ukraine-and-the-duty-to-prevent/

    • 48 min
    4 months of war; Ukraine’s EU candidacy; Russia’s missile madness - 20-26 June, weekly | Ep. 115

    4 months of war; Ukraine’s EU candidacy; Russia’s missile madness - 20-26 June, weekly | Ep. 115

    In our new weekly digest we look back into the key lessons from the 4 months of Russia’s full-scale invasion. We analyze why Ukraine’s EU membership candidacy is important for Ukraine and the whole region. We also draw attention to Russia’s intensified missile strikes on Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv. Hosts: Volodymyr Yermolenko, a Ukrainian philosopher and journalist, chief editor of UkraineWorld.org, and Tetyana Ogarkova, scholar and journalist, in charge of international outreach of Ukraine Crisis Media Centre. UkraineWorld is brought to you by Internews Ukraine. Support us on patreon.com/ukraineworld

    • 30 min
    5 things to know about Russian propaganda | Ep. 114

    5 things to know about Russian propaganda | Ep. 114

    Is Russian propaganda responsible for the current Russian atrocities against Ukraine? How has it tried to dehumanize its enemies, and has it succeeded? Chief editor of UkraineWorld.org Volodymyr Yermolenko talks to Vitalii Rybak, UkraineWorld’s chief analyst. UkraineWorld is brought to you by Internews Ukraine. Support us at patreon.com/ukraineworld

    Our live coverage of Russian propaganda / disinformation narratives: https://ukraineworld.org/articles/infowatch/disinformation-warfare

    Watch our video explainers at youtube.com/c/UkraineWorld

    • 28 min
    Ukraine, looking from America - with Marci Shore | Ep. 113

    Ukraine, looking from America - with Marci Shore | Ep. 113

    In this episode we are asking what one can learn by looking at Ukraine from America. Our guest for this episode is Marci Shore, American historian and scholar, associate professor at Yale University where she teaches modern European intellectual history. She has written, among other works, The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe, and The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution. Host: Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher and chief editor of UkraineWorld.org. UkraineWorld is brought to you by Internews Ukraine. Support us on patreon.com/ukraineworld

    • 1 hr 7 min
    What are Ukrainians trying to tell the world? - with Dana Pavlychko, Osnovy Show | Ep. 112

    What are Ukrainians trying to tell the world? - with Dana Pavlychko, Osnovy Show | Ep. 112

    Dana Pavlychko, chief editor of the Osnovy Publishing, and founder of the podcast Osnovy Show, talks to Volodymyr Yermolenko, host of the Explaining Ukraine podcast. They discuss the wicked, negative, lose-lose, imperialist, and expansionist logic of the Russian Federation in a new episode of The War Special by Osnovy Show.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

bGuiles ,

My favorite podcast on Ukraine and the invasion

Ukraine according to Ukrainians. Exceptional. Thank you!

Bohemian_Peasant ,

Smart and understandable

This is probably the best podcast on Ukrainian culture, history, and life. The hosts are very informed yet make their topics understandable by everyone. They are excellent teachers and I am one of their many grateful students.

Maksim2345 ,

Used to be great

This was once a great podcast, a place that provided relevant and interesting information with excellent narration.

However, last 4-5 episodes have been hard to listen to, they are not factual, full of hate and whining.

I hope this podcast regains it’s core values and continues to present timely and accurate view of news from within and around Ukraine.

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