Soviet Jokes Under Stalin


Jon Waterlow received his PhD in History at Oxford and went on to be a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow there. His book manuscript is tentatively titled “It’s Only A Joke, Comrade! Humor, Trust, And Everyday Life Under Stalin, 1929-1941.” He’s the co-editor of the forthcoming War Crimes Trials & Investigations: A Multi-Disciplinary Introduction to be published by Palgrave in a couple of months. Jon is also host of the podcast Voices in the Dark which features conversations and interviews about real life psychology, philosophy, psychedelics, spirituality, social dynamics and much more.


Man . . . or Astro-man?, “Philip K. Dick in the Pet Section of a Wal-Mart,” Project Infinity, 1995.

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