16 episodes

This is the story of Nadia, a bilingual cat who escapes from a secret lab, and Brian, the Minnesotan who helps her hide from the spies chasing her.
It's a tale of friendship and adventure... that also teaches you Russian!

Russian For Cats Pam Cameron

    • Fiction
    • 4.9 • 23 Ratings

This is the story of Nadia, a bilingual cat who escapes from a secret lab, and Brian, the Minnesotan who helps her hide from the spies chasing her.
It's a tale of friendship and adventure... that also teaches you Russian!

    Iceland Adventure Part 6 of 6

    Iceland Adventure Part 6 of 6

    SEASON TWO FINALE
    The gang arrives at Dr. Castillo's office for Nadia's emergency surgery.
    In the Russian Language Lesson, Pam and Elena discuss the many ways to say "potato" in Russian, recipes for borscht and their favorite candy from Ukraine and the US.

    • 32 min
    Meet the Cast- Part 3

    Meet the Cast- Part 3

    Meet Freya Maluk, the voice actress behind Dr. Castillo in Season 2, Episode 6!
    To say "Hi" or ask about booking, you can reach Freya at freya.maluk@gmail.com

    • 1 min
    Iceland Adventure-Part 5 of 6

    Iceland Adventure-Part 5 of 6

    With time running out, Brian, Nadia and Ruby get stranded in the middle of nowhere. 
    In the Russian language lesson, Elena teaches us five Russian idioms.
     

    • 21 min
    Iceland Adventure- Part 4 of 6

    Iceland Adventure- Part 4 of 6

    The gang arrives in Iceland and meets up with Alex, who has alarming news! 
    This episode has more Russian phrases than any other episode. To avoid spoilers, they are not listed here.

    • 24 min
    Iceland Adventure- Part 3 of 6

    Iceland Adventure- Part 3 of 6

    The crew rides out a storm together.
    The cast of Russian for Cats forms a virtual choir and sings a song.
    Russian words/phrases:
    Spacibo Numbers 1-10 Navsegda Kislaya Kapusta Koty Koshka My Sem'ya Ya Tozhe Krasiva Proshchay

    • 29 min
    Iceland Adventure-Part 2 of 6

    Iceland Adventure-Part 2 of 6

    Brian meets a famous YouTuber. Nadia gets high on catnip and causes a ruckus. Ruby reveals her identity.
    Russian words:
    Beautiful/Lovely Yes Tuna My eye How hurtful I'm sorry She is family

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

northeast mermaid ,

Enjoying this podcast immensely

I’m so glad I found Russian for Cats. I majored in Russian but have forgotten most of it. In order to relearn during my busy schedule I thought I had to make a choice between listening to a dry language podcast or… not relearning. Russian for Cats is a DELIGHTFUL listen and I now associate Russian with my favorite characters Nadia and Brian rather than fear of making linguistic mistakes. A perfect podcast for anyone starting out learning Russian, anyone returning to the language, or anyone who just likes cats and a good chuckle. Thank you Pam

Mastercast Reviews ,

Russian for Cats - No spoilers!

This is my favorite podcast I’ve found in a while! It tells the story of a Russian Blue cat named Nadia (played by Olga Kochetkova) who has escaped from a torturous lab where agonizing experiments have given her the ability to talk. Shortly after her breakout, she meets Brian (played by Kyle Teichmann) the human who albeit has his own troubles becomes Nadia’s refuge. Everything about this podcast is great. From the plot to voice actors and above all its subtle way of teaching you, Russian. It’s so easy to miss because you’re so captivated with the story but while Nadia slips in some Russian and teaches Brian she’s actually teaching you too. Each episode is followed up with a recap of the vocabulary learned with a native expert and I swear I’m a few episodes away from dreaming in Russian. Narrator, Alexander Doddy, has some amazing company such as Elena Vakhtina and Heather Henning as well as some off-script help from consultant Jeff Callahan. So far the show has 18 episodes all about 17 minutes long and irresistible to binging. The podcast started up in 2019 and released the series finale just a few weeks ago. Music is very on theme and only present at the beginning of the show. Quite a few bad words so watch out for small ears while listening. Slight trigger for injury to animals.

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anton huff ,

I love this podcast

This is a really great podcast

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