65 episodes

The podcast for all things Ukrainian, discussing Ukraine’s history, culture and traditions as well as what’s happening in the diaspora. Hosted by Andrei and co-hosts: Brianna, Justin, Nathan and Olexa.

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The podcast for all things Ukrainian, discussing Ukraine’s history, culture and traditions as well as what’s happening in the diaspora. Hosted by Andrei and co-hosts: Brianna, Justin, Nathan and Olexa.

    Episode 64 - Chersonese & the theft of Crimean culture

    Episode 64 - Chersonese & the theft of Crimean culture

    A recent UN report on the occupation of Crimea has revealed the extent to which Russia has appropriated, stolen, and damaged various Ukrainian and Crimean cultural sites. This week we discuss these atrocities at the historic site of Chersonese and the extent of the damage that various Russian organisations have caused.

    • 27 min
    Episode 63 - The Real Stories of Wartime Ukraine (Part 2)

    Episode 63 - The Real Stories of Wartime Ukraine (Part 2)

    The intricacies of the Ukrainian struggles during WWII can be a deep and expansive topic, however author Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger has compiled her 15 years of research into two immersive fictional retellings. This week we continue our conversation with Chrystyna about her works, her process and the real life stories behind her new releases. 

    • 22 min
    Episode 62 - The Real Stories of Wartime Ukraine (Part 1)

    Episode 62 - The Real Stories of Wartime Ukraine (Part 1)

    The intricacies of the Ukrainian struggles during WWII can be a deep and expansive topic, however author Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger has compiled her 15 years of research into two immersive fictional retellings. This week, in Part One of a two part series, we speak with Chrysyna about her works, her process and the real life stories behind her new releases. 

    • 23 min
    Episode 61 - Ukraine's UN Peacekeeping Abroad

    Episode 61 - Ukraine's UN Peacekeeping Abroad

    International cooperation forms one essential part of Ukrainian sovereignty and security; and the country's commitment to UN peacekeeping operations has helped to develop such essential international ties. This week, we explore Ukraine's historical and current role as a member of the United Nations and their contributions to global peacekeeping.

    • 28 min
    Episode 60 - Ukrainians in South America

    Episode 60 - Ukrainians in South America

    To continue our exploration of Ukrainian communities around the world, this week we look towards South America and the history of Ukrainian settlement in Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Brazil & Argentina.

    • 30 min
    Episode 59 - Ukrainian music & the Golden Penguin

    Episode 59 - Ukrainian music & the Golden Penguin

    This week we interview Pani Alla Sirenko, a renowned Ukrainian composer and founder of the Ukrainian Cultural Association in the United Kingdom . We take the opportunity to discuss her career & accomplishments along with her current & future plans. During the interview we feature several excerpts of her work, in the following order: Golden Penguin Opera, Pantheon, Ave Maria & Ukrainian Fantasy.

    • 32 min

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