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The Eastern Border

Kristaps Andrejsons

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The Eastern Border
The Eastern Border

The Eastern Border

Kristaps Andrejsons

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The other side of the cold war - talking about politics in the EU, history of the USSR and the Eastern European region in general. Mostly for Americans, who also happen to be history geeks. Also, we're all friends here, and have beer!

Latest Episodes

Practical guide to Revolutions. An interview with Mike Duncan!

Greetings, Comrades! Here’s our episode from the Sound Education conference – we managed to acquire an interview with famous Rome expert and theoretical revolutionary Mike Duncan, and talked about the various aspects of history, podcasting and…well, what makes a good revolutionary. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

40 MIN4 hours ago
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Practical guide to Revolutions. An interview with Mike Duncan!

Wartime kitchen

Greetings, Comrades! This time, we bring you a historical introspective of peoples lives during world war 2, here in the Baltics, from a cook book printed in 1942, during the Nazi occupation. As you can see, this one will be both educational, emotional and extremely practical! Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

42 MIN1 weeks ago
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Wartime kitchen

European country stereotypes explained by American stereotypes

Greetings, Comrades! Out of the hospital, but still feeling pretty bad. Can’t script really, and my voice is terrible, so doing this light-hearted stuff, and a reading of a Sci-Fi short story for Patreons a bit later. Anyhow, in this episode, I explain the stereotypes that we have about the Europe here, in EU, using the stereotypes that I know of about various American places – not just US, but all of the Americas because otherwise it would be to narrow. So…err, take this in good fun, please. I’m getting better and I hope this will serve as a way to understand each other a bit more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

38 MIN2 weeks ago
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European country stereotypes explained by American stereotypes

On the meeting of Khruschev and Kennedy. Kind of.

Sorry for the shortness this time, it’s all explained in the episode, which ended up being a bit of a philosophical diatribe about hate, relationships and politics, using the Kennedy-Khruschev meeting as context. Sort of. At the same time, I’m making a Patreon special, releasing later today, where I’ll explain the (stereotypical versions of) European countries, by using American stereotypes. Enjoy – and be nice to each other. See you in October, US folks. Oh, and non-Patreon supporters who’ve donated via Paypal – please, do email us to theeasternborder@gmail.com to claim your extra stuff, otherwise I can’t give you the links as PayPal doesn’t show me your mail addresses. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

25 MIN3 weeks ago
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On the meeting of Khruschev and Kennedy. Kind of.

How do you measure success?

Greetings, Comrades! In this episode, we look at the aftermath of the Russian elections and compare it to Stalin’s policies during his “five year plan”. It…makes sense in context. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

44 MINSEP 16
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How do you measure success?

Another Russian Election

Greetings, Comrades! Today is the election day in Russia, the same one for the honesty and transparency of which, the protest actions happened. Not like it’s going to help. This isn’t even funny anymore, but I still have to cover all of them in the region. And so I do – because there are people out there who have received real prison sentences because of this. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

29 MINSEP 8
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Another Russian Election

Anatomy of a collapse

Greetings, Comrades! In this episode, I look at the reasons why and how the Soviet union collapsed – and why it is especially important to look at these reasons today. Because things are brewing in Russia, to which there might not be easy answers. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

38 MINAUG 30
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Anatomy of a collapse

Chernobyl: Series analysis

Greetings, Comrades! By popular demand, in this episode, we analyze what the awesome HBO series got right, what they got wrong, why the mistakes were made and does it impact the show in any meaningful way. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

40 MINAUG 27
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Chernobyl: Series analysis

ATOM: A Soviet indie post-apocalyptic RPG

Greetings, Comrades! This time, I bring You an interview with the lead writer of an amazing Soviet-themed post-apocalyptic RPG game in the style of Fallout 1 & 2! And we also have a contest where you can win the game. It’s a genuine experience of how Soviet union would be like after a nuclear war, which I greatly enjoyed and I think that You should too! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

32 MINAUG 18
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ATOM: A Soviet indie post-apocalyptic RPG

Black August, 2019 edition

Greetings, Comrades! This is a political episode, and as by now is usual in Russia, a depressing one. Because it’s august, and everything that can go wrong, does go wrong in this month there. Also, which wasn’t mentioed, as it happened after the recording, a nuclear missille detonated and leaked its radioactive contents near a Russian submarine base in the nothern parts of the country, where all the ice is. But yeah, they accidentally an ICBM while transporting. Because August. This…this is a dark month. I hope it gets better. Enjoy. Oh, and also the next ep will be nitpicking Chenlobyl series for the few, yet…kinda important things they got wrong. But it’s just nitpicking. Those were phenomenal series which I finally watched. But some things…well, if explained, they would be even better. So I’ll do that. Audio Player For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

39 MINAUG 9
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Black August, 2019 edition

Latest Episodes

Practical guide to Revolutions. An interview with Mike Duncan!

Greetings, Comrades! Here’s our episode from the Sound Education conference – we managed to acquire an interview with famous Rome expert and theoretical revolutionary Mike Duncan, and talked about the various aspects of history, podcasting and…well, what makes a good revolutionary. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

40 MIN4 hours ago
Comments
Practical guide to Revolutions. An interview with Mike Duncan!

Wartime kitchen

Greetings, Comrades! This time, we bring you a historical introspective of peoples lives during world war 2, here in the Baltics, from a cook book printed in 1942, during the Nazi occupation. As you can see, this one will be both educational, emotional and extremely practical! Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

42 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Wartime kitchen

European country stereotypes explained by American stereotypes

Greetings, Comrades! Out of the hospital, but still feeling pretty bad. Can’t script really, and my voice is terrible, so doing this light-hearted stuff, and a reading of a Sci-Fi short story for Patreons a bit later. Anyhow, in this episode, I explain the stereotypes that we have about the Europe here, in EU, using the stereotypes that I know of about various American places – not just US, but all of the Americas because otherwise it would be to narrow. So…err, take this in good fun, please. I’m getting better and I hope this will serve as a way to understand each other a bit more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

38 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
European country stereotypes explained by American stereotypes

On the meeting of Khruschev and Kennedy. Kind of.

Sorry for the shortness this time, it’s all explained in the episode, which ended up being a bit of a philosophical diatribe about hate, relationships and politics, using the Kennedy-Khruschev meeting as context. Sort of. At the same time, I’m making a Patreon special, releasing later today, where I’ll explain the (stereotypical versions of) European countries, by using American stereotypes. Enjoy – and be nice to each other. See you in October, US folks. Oh, and non-Patreon supporters who’ve donated via Paypal – please, do email us to theeasternborder@gmail.com to claim your extra stuff, otherwise I can’t give you the links as PayPal doesn’t show me your mail addresses. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

25 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
On the meeting of Khruschev and Kennedy. Kind of.

How do you measure success?

Greetings, Comrades! In this episode, we look at the aftermath of the Russian elections and compare it to Stalin’s policies during his “five year plan”. It…makes sense in context. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

44 MINSEP 16
Comments
How do you measure success?

Another Russian Election

Greetings, Comrades! Today is the election day in Russia, the same one for the honesty and transparency of which, the protest actions happened. Not like it’s going to help. This isn’t even funny anymore, but I still have to cover all of them in the region. And so I do – because there are people out there who have received real prison sentences because of this. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

29 MINSEP 8
Comments
Another Russian Election

Anatomy of a collapse

Greetings, Comrades! In this episode, I look at the reasons why and how the Soviet union collapsed – and why it is especially important to look at these reasons today. Because things are brewing in Russia, to which there might not be easy answers. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

38 MINAUG 30
Comments
Anatomy of a collapse

Chernobyl: Series analysis

Greetings, Comrades! By popular demand, in this episode, we analyze what the awesome HBO series got right, what they got wrong, why the mistakes were made and does it impact the show in any meaningful way. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

40 MINAUG 27
Comments
Chernobyl: Series analysis

ATOM: A Soviet indie post-apocalyptic RPG

Greetings, Comrades! This time, I bring You an interview with the lead writer of an amazing Soviet-themed post-apocalyptic RPG game in the style of Fallout 1 & 2! And we also have a contest where you can win the game. It’s a genuine experience of how Soviet union would be like after a nuclear war, which I greatly enjoyed and I think that You should too! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

32 MINAUG 18
Comments
ATOM: A Soviet indie post-apocalyptic RPG

Black August, 2019 edition

Greetings, Comrades! This is a political episode, and as by now is usual in Russia, a depressing one. Because it’s august, and everything that can go wrong, does go wrong in this month there. Also, which wasn’t mentioed, as it happened after the recording, a nuclear missille detonated and leaked its radioactive contents near a Russian submarine base in the nothern parts of the country, where all the ice is. But yeah, they accidentally an ICBM while transporting. Because August. This…this is a dark month. I hope it gets better. Enjoy. Oh, and also the next ep will be nitpicking Chenlobyl series for the few, yet…kinda important things they got wrong. But it’s just nitpicking. Those were phenomenal series which I finally watched. But some things…well, if explained, they would be even better. So I’ll do that. Audio Player For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

39 MINAUG 9
Comments
Black August, 2019 edition