Writing

Transcript: Photography in the Russian Literary Imagination

Partial transcript of my interview with Katherine Reischl on the intersection of photography and Russian literature.

Transcript: The Soviet Origins of Lamaze

Partial transcript with my interview with Paula Michaels on the Soviet origins of Lamaze.

Transcript: Russian Nationalism

Partial transcript of my interview with Marlene Laruelle on Russian nationalism.

Transcript: The Gulag at War

Partial transcript of my interview with Wilson Bell on his book Stalin’s Gulag at War: Forced Labor, Mass Death, and Soviet Victory in the Second World War.

Transcript: The Kazakh Famine

Partial transcript of my interview with Sarah Cameron on the Kazakh famine. 

Stalinist Markets and Entrepreneurship

Soviet historian Elena Osokina comments on two myths of Stalinist society in an interview in Republic.ru.

Latest Podcast

Conspiracy Theories in Russia

Guest: Ilya Yablokov on Fortress Russia: Conspiracy Theories in the Post-Soviet World published by Polity.

The Politics of Russian Futurism

Guest: Iva Glisic on The Futurist Files: Avant-Garde, Politics, and Ideology in Russia, 1905–1930 published by Northern Illinois University Press.

American Girls in Red Russia

Guest: Julia Mickenberg on American Girls in Red Russia: Chasing the Soviet Dream published by the University of Chicago Press.

Perestroika and Punk Rock

Guest: Vladimir Kozlov on punk rock, perestroika, his stories and films.  

Youth Movements in Eastern Europe

Guest: Olena Nikolayenko on Youth Movements and Elections in Eastern Europe published by Cambridge University Press.

Top Ten for 2018

The top ten SRB Podcasts for 2018.

American Newsrooms through Russian Eyes

Guest: Alexey Kovalev on American and Russian journalism.

Eurasianet on Eurasia

Guests: Eurasianet‘s Peter Leonard and Josh Kucera on Central Asia and the South Caucausus

Red Children’s Republics

Guest: Diana Georgescu on “Red Children’s Republics: Socialist Internationalism and Transnational Youth Exchanges During the Late Cold War.”

Smoking Under the Tsars

Guest: Tricia Starks on Smoking under the Tsars: A History of Tobacco in Imperial Russia published by Cornell University Press.