The Forum | 21 November 2019 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
Explains how the Bolsheviks prevailed over upper and middle classes, peasants and workers, and 11 foreign powers to win the Russian Civil War.
ChinaEconTalk | 15 August 2019 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Chris Miller, a specialist on Russian politics, economics, and foreign policy. Compares and contrasts the Soviet and Chinese economic and political reform programs in the 1970s and 80s. Draws lessons for the future of Chinese politics and the ongoing Sino-Russian relationship.
Conversations with Tyler | 15 August 2019 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Masha Gessen who has dedicated her career to writing and reporting about Russian society from both within and outside her native country. Covers why Soviet mathematics was so good, Putin, the intensity of Russian friendship, strong Russian women, Russian politics, and more.
Hidden Forces | 19 February 2018 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Bill Browder, once the largest foreign investor in Russia, but now the leader of a campaign to expose Russia’s endemic corruption and human rights abuses. Highlights the story told in the 2015 bestseller Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice.
Freakonomics Radio | 14 June 2018 | 0h 56m | Listen Later
An intriguing backgrounder on the Football World Cup in Russia. “This could be a World Cup of great cacophony. A plague of far-right Nazi-infused UFC-trained Russian fans; English fans for which they’ve built Soviet-style enormous drunk tanks; platoons of horseback-mounted Cossacks with whips; and heroin and cocaine legalised around the stadia. What could possibly go wrong?”