50 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 • 44 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 49: They Never Make Mistakes

    Stories of Communism 49: They Never Make Mistakes

    We discuss Anhua Gao's chronicle of living through China's Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution, and her surprise arrest during the "reform" era.

    (Send feedback to erik@storiesofcommunism.com)

    • 32 min
    Stories of Communism: Quick Update 08/23

    Stories of Communism: Quick Update 08/23

    Nelson Rodriguez Chartrand's book is now available in English, order on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Promises-Reflections-Cuban-Exile-ebook/dp/B0CG11SYWK .

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    • 27 sec
    Stories of Communism 48: Broken Promises

    Stories of Communism 48: Broken Promises

    Nelson Rodriguez Chartrand reveals the many promises broken by the Cuban revolution.

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    • 30 min
    Stories of Communism 47: A View From The Top

    Stories of Communism 47: A View From The Top

    We discuss the strange and terrifying upbringing of Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana.

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    • 34 min
    Stories of Communism 46: The Miracles of Socialist Healthcare

    Stories of Communism 46: The Miracles of Socialist Healthcare

    We discuss Vladimir Tsesis's memoir "Communist Daze", recalling his early years as a doctor in the Soviet Union.

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    • 27 min
    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

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 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.

Guycho.M.G ,

thanks guys

Love the podcast, thanks for all the time you have devoted getting these stories out there.

rubaduka ,

Well prepared and thoughtful

This professional-quality podcast provides valuable insights on this ideology that has rocked humanity over the past century, with 100 million dead.

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