45 episodes

Welcome to Stories of Communism, a podcast for people of all ages where we explore the realities of life under Communism, as described in the memoirs, stories, and novels created by those suffering under this system over the past century. (Feedback email erik@storiesofcommunism.com).

Stories of Communism Erik Seligman and Manuel Castaneda

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    • 3.7 • 36 Ratings

Welcome to Stories of Communism, a podcast for people of all ages where we explore the realities of life under Communism, as described in the memoirs, stories, and novels created by those suffering under this system over the past century. (Feedback email erik@storiesofcommunism.com).

    Stories of Communism 45: The Heights Of Absurdity

    Stories of Communism 45: The Heights Of Absurdity

    We discuss Alexander Zinoviev's satire of Soviet intellecutal life in "The Yawning Heights".

    (Send feedback to erik@storiesofcommunism.com)

    • 32 min
    Stories of Communism 44: Leaving the Nonsense Behind

    Stories of Communism 44: Leaving the Nonsense Behind

    Immigrant Joe Czismazia shares his story of escape from Communist Hungary in 1956.

    (Send feedback to erik@storiesofcommunism.com)

    • 45 min
    Stories of Communism 43: Through a Child's Eyes

    Stories of Communism 43: Through a Child's Eyes

    We discuss Eugene Yelchin's historical novel "Breaking Stalin's Nose", one of the few books in this genre aimed at young readers.

    (Send feedback to erik@storiesofcommunism.com)

    • 25 min
    Stories of Communism 42: The Bears And The Bees

    Stories of Communism 42: The Bears And The Bees

    Romanian immigrant Gyuszi Suto, author of "I Tried", shares more amusing stories, and reflects on the lessons of his Communist Romanian upbringing.

    (Send feedback to erik@storiesofcommunism.com)

    • 37 min
    Stories of Communism 41: In Search of Used Toothpaste

    Stories of Communism 41: In Search of Used Toothpaste

    We discuss the memoir "I Tried", by Romanian immigrant Gyuszi Suto, a collection of lighthearted anecdotes about his early life in the final decades of Ceausescu's reign.

    (Send feedback to erik@storiesofcommunism.com)

    • 27 min
    Stories of Communism 40: Little Socialist Women

    Stories of Communism 40: Little Socialist Women

    The strange story of the socialist commune where author Louisa May Alcott spent part of her childhood.

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Uncommonly creative nickname ,

Glad I found Stories of Communism!

I stream yall from Denver, CO. The history of Communism has been a “back of my mind” interest for a while. I’m grateful to Erik and Manuel for their time and effort in distilling this vast body of works and introducing us to the source texts that exposed the world to the horrors that were committed under Communist regimes. I’ve kept a list of these texts as I’ve consumed their episodes, and now with both excitement and trepidation I plan on reading each one. The folly of Communism’s principles MUST be understood if we are to avoid repeating humanity’s worst experiments. Keep up the good work, sirs!

Suggestions:
- Post the full name of the author and name of the source text in the description. Or better yet, place link(s) in description to site where source texts can be obtained.
- Keep up the trend of adding more commentary. It helps us apply these principles to our current social and political landscape.

poploosjd ,

Right wing

Never pointed out the good things

Artandroses ,

Great history that needs to be known

This is a great podcast of history of socialism. I love the first hand accounts and simple format. This needs to be spread and listened to in this new era of woke socialism being spread by so many with no regard to history or the millions who have died and suffered under it’s cruel cloak of false security.

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