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 67 - Eurovision, the next generation
In 2003 the success of the Eurovision song contest lead to the creation of Junior Eurovision; a contest for children aged 9 -14. With Ukraine recently announcing Olena Ysenko as the countries 2021 participant, we take a look at her prospects for this year, as well as a look back at the Junior Eurovison contest over the years.
Episode 66 - The end of an era at the Kyiv Post
This week we discuss the controversial firing of the editorial staff of the Kyiv Post newspaper. Join us as we explore what this means for the Ukrainian diaspora around the world and the future of independent journalism/English language news services in Ukraine.
Episode 65 - The Pandora Papers
President Zelenskyy has been named alongside 37 other Ukrainians in the recent 'Pandora Papers' leak, which has highlighted individuals with significant offshore holdings of wealth. This week we explore the extent of Ukrainian involvement in the uncovered activities and the impact this scandal will have on his presidency.
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.
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.
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.