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Revolutionary Left Radio
The Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan (1979-1989)

Revolutionary Left Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 104:31


Shamayel Shalizi returns to the show to discuss the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan in the 70's and 80's, and the complex internal politics of Afghanistan at the time. Shamayel was also a guest on our "Reflections on Afghanistan" episode: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/reflections-on-afghanistan-culture-history-the-struggle-for-self-determination Links provided by guest: Decolonial therapy:  https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE3OTAxNjc1NzM2ODk4Njc5?story_media_id=2560750183107113600&utm_medium=copy_link  Some of Miss Mina and I's best Diaspora Passing lives : https://www.instagram.com/tv/CU-Yjl5jX4m/?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/tv/CUxh7yZjnny/?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/tv/CUN1I7HDeYd/?utm_medium=copy_link Our 2 current fundraisers:  https://chuffed.org/project/durkhanum https://aseel.xyz/us/fundraiser-afghans-kunar-ghazni.html ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com

A.K. 47 - Selections from the Works of Alexandra Kollontai
98 - A.K. 47 - Bonus Episode - Celebrating the Third Year Anniversary of the Podcast

A.K. 47 - Selections from the Works of Alexandra Kollontai

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 26:31


Kristen Ghodsee's (now twenty-year-old) daughter interviews Ghodsee about the original idea for the podcast and how it has developed since January 2019 when she posted her first episode. Mentioned in this podcast are these books and articles:Red Valkyries: Feminist Lessons from Five Revolutionary Women, Verso Books, 2022“The Most Famous Feminist You've Never Heard Of,” Ms. Magazine, March 29, 2020“How the socialist behind paid child care and parental leave was erased from women's history, “ NBC Think, March 7, 2020"Crashing the Party: The radical legacy of a Soviet-era feminist," World Policy Journal, No, 2, Summer 2018Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence (Bold Type Books, 2018)

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
Trae Crowder and Andrea Chalupa 524

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 94:25


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more Trae Crowder grew up in Celina, TN, a town sometimes described as having “more liquor stores than traffic lights” (2-0 as of the last count). Like most people from the deep rural south, Trae grew up with an affinity for literature, film, blacks, and gays. In 1998, at the age of 12, and after seeing Chris Rock on HBO, he decided he wanted to be a comedian. Trae first gained national attention (or notoriety, depending on your viewpoint) for his “Liberal Redneck” series of viral videos. He has been performing his particular brand of Southern-fried intellectual comedy in the Southeast for the past nine years and now, of course, tours nationally with his writing and drinking partners, Corey and Drew. Listen to his podcast https://www.traecrowder.com/podcast Follow him on Twitter  About Andrea Chalupa: I was born and raised in Davis, California, and currently live in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from the University of California, at Davis with High Honors in History, with a focus on Soviet History, I studied Ukrainian at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and the International School of Ukrainian Studies in L'viv, Ukraine. As a journalist, I cut my teeth in the newsrooms of Conde Nast Portfolio and AOL Money & Finance, and have written articles and columns for The Daily Beast, Forbes, TIME, and The Atlantic. Since 2004, while finishing my History thesis on the role of religion in Ukraine's independence movement at the fall of the Soviet Union, I began dreaming up a screenplay that would take me fifteen years to research, write, and produce. That screenplay became MR. JONES, directed by three-time Academy Award-nominee Agnieszka Holland and starring James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard, and Joseph Mawle as George Orwell. Much of the research for the film was compiled into my book Orwell and The Refugees: The Untold Story of Animal Farm, which has been taught in classrooms in Canada and Ukraine through the genocide education program Orwell Art. When I was growing up in Northern California, my grandfather Olexji was the world to me. Born in Donbas, a region in eastern Ukraine currently being invaded by Russia, my grandfather witnessed the Russian Revolution fought on his family farm as a small boy; survived the Holodomor, Stalin's genocide famine that killed an estimated 4 to 7 million people; and as a young father was arrested and tortured by the Soviet secret police during Stalin's purges. Shortly before he passed away at the age of 83, my grandfather wrote down his life story, showing the events Orwell allegorized in Animal Farm through the eyes of a survivor. It was for my grandfather and the countless others who suffered under the Soviet regime that I wrote and produced MR. JONES. The idea first came to me in my final year of university and followed me to Ukraine after college and to a road trip through Wales shortly before my wedding, and many research trips for several years after. I wanted to tell a story that would honor the millions of victims of Stalin, who has been resurrected under Putinism as a great hero, and expose how Kremlin propaganda works - sometimes with the help of corrupt Western journalists and political leaders. The history of Stalin's genocide is told through this short documentary I was asked to write, director, and produce for genocide education by the Holodomor Research and Education Consoritum at the University of Alberta. It features interviews with the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum, author of Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine and Gulag: A History; Yale University's Timothy Snyder, author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin and On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century; Harvard University's Serhii Plokhy, author of The Gates of Europe: A History and The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union, Stanford University's Norman Naimark, author of Stalin's Genocides, and other leading historians on this period. You can watch the documentary, called Stalin's Secret Genocide. As surreal as this journey has been against the backdrop of growing authoritarianism around the world, I met along the way brave human rights activists and journalists who continuously restored my faith. In January 2014, I helped launch #DigitalMaidan, a hashtag of the revolution in Ukraine; #MarchForTruth, a nationwide protest on June 3rd, 2017 demanding transparency and accountability in the Russia investigation, and helped lead a crowdfunding campaign to turn an oligarch's abandoned private zoo in Ukraine into an animal refuge. Over the years, I have spoken about Ukraine and Russia in the World Forum for Democracy at the Council of Europe, the Personal Democracy Forum at New York University, the National Press Club in Washington, DC, the National Arts Club in New York City, and went on a two-week university lecture tour of Canada, including McGill University, Carleton University, and the University of Toronto. And yes, I have a sister, Alexandra Chalupa, called one of the most influential people of the 2016 election by the investigative journalist Michael Isikoff who, along with David Corn, the first journalist to publish an interview with Christopher Steele, features my sister in their bestselling book Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump. The first three episodes of Gaslit Nation, recapping the 2016 election like a crime scene, explain how my sister was harassed and risked her life and career to alert the media about Paul Manafort and the Kremlin's attack on our democracy as it was happening. Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page  

Spectator Radio
The Book Club: Bacon in Moscow

Spectator Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 27:55


In this week's Book Club podcast, my guest is the gallerist James Birch - whose new book Bacon In Moscow describes how he achieved the seemingly impossible: taking an exhibition of Francis Bacon's work to Moscow in the late 1980s. James tells me how he negotiated between the volatile artist and the implacable Soviet bureaucracy with the help of a suave but menacing KGB middleman; and how, along the way, he nearly acquired an original Francis Bacon painting and nearly acquired a Russian wife. 

Lions of Liberty
ELL 263: Vindication and Inspiration in Croatia with MP Stephen Bartulica

Lions of Liberty

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 61:02


In a fascinating interview, Brian welcomes in the first American-born member of Croatian Parliament, Stephen Bartulica. Stephen shares insights from working in Parliament for deregulation and smaller government in a former Soviet nation, while also giving libertarians new real-world examples that vindicate our philosophy, taken from Croatia's turbulent path to independence. Stephen's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/stephennikolabartulica Centar Za Obnuvo Kulture: https://cok.hr/ Subscribe to the Electric Libertyland Feed! https://electriclibertyland.libsyn.com Use code ROAR for $25% off your order of $75 or more at Palomaverdecbd.com  Follow us on Odysee! https://odysee.com/@LionsOfLiberty http://www.Patreon.com/LionsofLiberty to produce your own episode and for all our amazing bonus content, like Good Morning Fuckhead, Conspiracy Corner, Do Nothing Man, Degenerate Gamblers and bonus interviews! Subscribe to THE BOHRING Podcast! https://redcircle.com/shows/bohring 

80,000 Hours Podcast with Rob Wiblin
#43 Classic episode - Daniel Ellsberg on the institutional insanity that maintains nuclear doomsday machines

80,000 Hours Podcast with Rob Wiblin

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 155:27


Rebroadcast: this episode was originally released in September 2018.In Stanley Kubrick's iconic film Dr. Strangelove, the American president is informed that the Soviet Union has created a secret deterrence system which will automatically wipe out humanity upon detection of a single nuclear explosion in Russia. With US bombs heading towards the USSR and unable to be recalled, Dr Strangelove points out that "the whole point of this Doomsday Machine is lost if you keep it a secret ? why didn't you tell the world, eh?" The Soviet ambassador replies that it was to be announced at the Party Congress the following Monday: "The Premier loves surprises". Daniel Ellsberg - leaker of the Pentagon Papers which helped end the Vietnam War and Nixon presidency - claims in his book The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner that Dr. Strangelove might as well be a documentary. After attending the film in Washington DC in 1964, he and a colleague wondered how so many details of their nuclear planning had leaked. Links to learn more, summary and full transcript. The USSR did in fact develop a doomsday machine, Dead Hand, which probably remains active today. If the system can't contact military leaders, it checks for signs of a nuclear strike, and if it detects them, automatically launches all remaining Soviet weapons at targets across the northern hemisphere. As in the film, the Soviet Union long kept Dead Hand completely secret, eliminating any strategic benefit, and rendering it a pointless menace to humanity. You might think the United States would have a more sensible nuclear launch policy. You'd be wrong. As Ellsberg explains, based on first-hand experience as a nuclear war planner in the 50s, that the notion that only the president is able to authorize the use of US nuclear weapons is a carefully cultivated myth. The authority to launch nuclear weapons is delegated alarmingly far down the chain of command ? significantly raising the chance that a lone wolf or communication breakdown could trigger a nuclear catastrophe. The whole justification for this is to defend against a 'decapitating attack', where a first strike on Washington disables the ability of the US hierarchy to retaliate. In a moment of crisis, the Russians might view this as their best hope of survival. Ostensibly, this delegation removes Russia's temptation to attempt a decapitating attack ? the US can retaliate even if its leadership is destroyed. This strategy only works, though, if the tell the enemy you've done it. Instead, since the 50s this delegation has been one of the United States most closely guarded secrets, eliminating its strategic benefit, and rendering it another pointless menace to humanity. Strategically, the setup is stupid. Ethically, it is monstrous. So ? how was such a system built? Why does it remain to this day? And how might we shrink our nuclear arsenals to the point they don't risk the destruction of civilization? Daniel explores these questions eloquently and urgently in his book. Today we cover: * Why full di

Markley, van Camp and Robbins
Markley, van Camp and Robbins | January 18, 2022

Markley, van Camp and Robbins

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 116:13


MVC&R have been wondering how Rochelle Walensky has been able to keep her gig as CDC Director, and a progressive democrat is calling for her replacement. A democratic strategist is saying the party's problem is “bad followers”, while Soviet-style posters mocking President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci over vaccine orders. The father of a murdered UCLA student called out some politicians, saying they put the rights of criminals ahead of law abiding citizens. Dr. Fauci says we are only in the first of five phases of the pandemic, and Michael Phelps weighs in on the collegiate transgender swimmer. MSNBC was talking about white supremacists during the Texas synagogue attack, and Elizabeth Warren claims republicans want to stop people from voting.

The Dan Bongino Show
I'm Daring YouTube To Do This (Ep 1686)

The Dan Bongino Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 58:12


They finally did it. YouTube has gone full Soviet! In this episode, I address the attack on free speech, and I dare YouTube to do something. I also address a stunning video clip, by this prominent Democrat. who says the quiet part out loud.  News Picks: Sign up for our new payment processing service, ParallelEconomy, here: The Democrats love the filibuster, but only if it is used to support Vladimir Putin. Trust in government, and the media, is collapsing. And they did it to themselves. Americans are fleeing the Democrat party in droves. The FBI blows it again, and is forced to change course on its outrageous early statements about the hostage crisis in the Texas synagogue. Turns out that many of those “doctors” attacking Joe Rogan, aren't even medical doctors.  More evidence that liberals are a threat to freedom and liberty.  Insane democrats believe printing more money will ease inflation. Copyright Bongino Inc All Rights Reserved

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews
1/14/22 Ray McGovern on the US-Russia Talks

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 34:09


Ray McGovern is back to discuss the recent talks between Putin and the Biden Administration. McGovern observes that the talks, framed as a tense battle over Ukrainian sovereignty, appear to have actually steered towards a discussion about arms control in the region. A discussion that's grown in necessity since the Trump Administration abruptly left a nuclear treaty with Russia. Scott and McGovern also talk about the collapsing narrative that the Russians are set to invade Ukraine any day now.  Discussed on the show: “Peeking Past the Pall Put Over Arms Talks With Russia” (Antiwar.com) Ray McGovern is the co-creator of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and the former chief of the CIA's Soviet analysts division. Read all of his work at his website: raymcgovern.com. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
1/14/22 Ray McGovern on the US-Russia Talks

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 34:09


Ray McGovern is back to discuss the recent talks between Putin and the Biden Administration. McGovern observes that the talks, framed as a tense battle over Ukrainian sovereignty, appear to have actually steered towards a discussion about arms control in the region. A discussion that's grown in necessity since the Trump Administration abruptly left a nuclear treaty with Russia. Scott and McGovern also talk about the collapsing narrative that the Russians are set to invade Ukraine any day now.  Discussed on the show: “Peeking Past the Pall Put Over Arms Talks With Russia” (Antiwar.com) Ray McGovern is the co-creator of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and the former chief of the CIA's Soviet analysts division. Read all of his work at his website: raymcgovern.com. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.

Cosmopod
End of an Era: 30 Years After the Soviet Collapse

Cosmopod

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 176:52


Connor, Christian and Donald sit down to discuss the collapse of the Soviet Union. They begin by situating the economic and political problems of the system, such as the siege economy and the centralization/decentralization dichotomies which led to the general malaise of the late Brezhnev period. They continue by discussing the rise of Andropov and Gorbachev, and what reforms they tried to implement: bans on alcohol and the opening of political discussion, and how those reforms ended up backfiring.   They follow up by discuss the Five Year Plan of 86-90, the two stages of economic reforms and their adverse effects, the coalition that appears which pushes for the dismantling of the Soviet Union, the rise of Boris Yeltsin and his association to Russian nationalism and the failed coup and how it signaled the transition of sovereignty and the end of the USSR. They also discuss what happened after the collapse, including shock therapy, the 1993 bombing of the parliament and the legacy of the USSR's collapse in Russia's present political system and economical situation, before finishing with an evaluation of all attempts to reform the Soviet Union. References: The Russian Revolution 1917-1932 - Sheila Fitzpatrick Revolution from Above: The Demise of the Soviet System - David M. Kotz Inside Gorbachev's Kremlin: The Memoirs of Yegor Ligachev - Yegor Ligachev Soviet Baby Boomers: An Oral History of Russia's Cold War Generation - Donald J. Raleigh Everything was Forever, Until it was No More: The Last Soviet Generation - Alexei Yurchak

PBS NewsHour - Segments
Inside Estonia's approach in combating Russian disinformation

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 10:08


Russian disinformation is rife in countries formerly ruled from Moscow. Some ex-Soviet states have tried to suppress it altogether by banning Russian television stations and even limiting the use of the Russian language on their own domestic channels. Special Correspondent Simon Ostrovsky visited Estonia, which is trying a different approach. The story was produced in partnership with the Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellowship. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Amigos: Everything Amiga Podcast
KGB - A Soviet Adventure Masterpiece! Amigos: Everything Amiga 334

Amigos: Everything Amiga Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 73:59


The Soviet Security Agency is the subject of this week's point and click adventure, a masterpiece of UI and storytelling.

Stuff You Should Know
Selects: Project Azorian: The CIA's Super 70s Mission To Steal A Sunken Soviet Sub

Stuff You Should Know

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 58:47


In 1974 the CIA undertook one of its most brazen operations – secretly raising a sunken Soviet submarine lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean right under the noses of the Russian Navy. With the help of billionaire recluse Howard Hughes, obviously. Learn all about it in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Black Diplomats
Crisis in Kazakhstan

Black Diplomats

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 64:24


There have been nationwide protests in Kazakhstan recently and the Western media did what they always do: show a few pictures of destruction and ignore the cause of the people in the streets. With Russian troops coming in to ‘maintain order' and a ban on the widely used mobile internet it's very hard to tell what is going to happen next. This week on Black Diplomats Terrell talks to two experts who are from the Kazakh region and know firsthand the frustrations that are driving the largely peaceful protests. Dr Diana T. Kudaibergenova is a lecturer and author who specializes in Central Asia, and Dr. Asel Doolotkeldieva teaches graduate courses in Political Science at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. They're both keen observers of the post-Soviet struggles in the region and perfect guests for Black Diplomats. Thank you for listening!

Trumpet Hour
#663: Week in Review: Britain’s Royal Family Fall Intensifies

Trumpet Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 58:44


Britain's royal family is scandalized by allegations against Prince Andrew, and the Queen took a firm stance by kicking him out of the royal family. Vladimir Putin sending soldiers into Kazakhstan quelled violent protests there, and now Russian troops are withdrawing. But history shows Putin is likely to remain in this former Soviet state as long as he finds it useful. As Iran nuclear talks proceed, the Biden administration appears to be bracing itself for negotiations to break down and for Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, by blaming Donald Trump. We also talk about initial military moves from the new German government, Iran's plans to expand as a naval power, Russia warning the U.S. that it could deploy its military to Cuba, Michelle Obama's plan to recruit a million new Democratic voters, and a new report on inflation in the United States showing the dollar is in deep trouble. Links [00:51] Prince Andrew (12 minutes) “The Fall of the British Royal Family” “Threatening the Crown That Binds Britain” “What Happens When Queen Elizabeth Dies?” The United States and Britain in Prophecy The New Throne of David [12:57] Kazakhstan Update (6 minutes) The Prophesied ‘Prince of Russia' [19:19] Nuclear Talks (8 minutes) “Forget Omicron, Iran Is Three Weeks Away From Nuclear Breakout” [27:45] Democrats Push for Voters (9 minutes) “Michelle Obama's Voter Drive” [36:50] German Military Policy (4 minutes) Germany's Secret Strategy to Destroy Iran [41:01] Iran's Naval Force (5 minutes) “Can Iran Stop International Trade Through the Red Sea?” The King of the South [46:30] Russia Threatens U.S. (5 minutes) “Preparing to Storm America's Castle” [51:41] U.S. Dollar (6 minutes) “The Dollar's Collapse Is Only Just Beginning” “Joyriding Toward Disaster”

theAnalysis.news
Kazakhstani Chessboard – Part 2 – From Spontaneous Demos to Rampant Riots

theAnalysis.news

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 43:42


What exactly happened last week in Kazakhstan? This is a question that many people have. Was this a genuine protest, or a western-led American jab in Russia's soft underbelly? Was this a working-class movement or yet another post-Soviet attempt at a color revolution? It appears that there was a little bit of everything. The context is one of deep contradictions in Kazakhstan's ruling class and society as a whole. Boyan Stanislavski and Maria Cernat carefully examine the chronology of last week's events in Kazakhstan, highlighting the most doubtful moments and carefully explaining what conclusions can be drawn based on facts that are now public record. The hosts of "On the Barricades" also mention some possibilities for which there is only circumstantial evidence and which cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt at this time.

LARB Radio Hour
Gary Shteyngart's "Our Country Friends"

LARB Radio Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 39:44


Boris Dralyuk, LARB's Editor-in-Chief, joins Medaya Ocher for a very special ex-Soviet edition of the LARB Book Club and Radio Hour. The guest of honor is the doyen of Russian-American letters, Gary Shteyngart. The author of the novels The Russian Debutante's Handbook, Absurdistan, Super Sad True Love Story, and Lake Success, as well as of the memoir Little Failure, Shteyngart's sharp sense of humor, memorable characters, and up-to-the-minute responsiveness to developments in the culture have won him comparisons to Philip Roth and Saul Bellow, as well as a number of prizes and a wide, dedicated readership. His latest novel, Our Country Friends, is a poignant, affectionate tale of pandemic life set at a “House on the Hill” in the Hudson Valley. More than one critic has called it Chekhovian, and Chekhov does make a well-timed appearance, but this eventful novel is no pastiche. During the talk, Shetyngart touches on the lessons of Soviet and Russian life, the pernicious effects of social media, the importance of community, and the ways in which fiction can and should address the unfolding crises of modern life. Also, James Hannaham, author of Pilot Impostor, returns to recommend Megan Mylan's 2021 documentary about Syrian refugees, Simple as Water.

Real Dictators
Turkmenbashy Part 1: Soviet Stooge, Hermit Tyrant

Real Dictators

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 55:17


Turkmenistan in Central Asia. Somewhere unremarkable, you might assume. But you'd be wrong. Away from prying eyes, an extraordinary story unfolded here. In the early 1990s, out of the rubble of the Soviet Union, a man called Saparmurat Niyazov creates a brand-new state. His regime will be a case study in modern tyranny, filled with bizarre pronouncements and barely believable laws. As ‘Turkmenbashy', or ‘Head of the Turkmen', Niyazov rules into the 2000s, sealing off his people from the outside world and turning Turkmenistan into a North Korea 2.0. But how does he get away with it? A Noiser production, written & produced by Dan Smith. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Composers Datebook
Prokofiev takes the Fifth in Moscow

Composers Datebook

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 2:00


Synopsis On today's date in 1945, Sergei Prokofiev conducted the Moscow Philharmonic in the premiere performance of his Fifth Symphony. Written when the tide of the Second World War was turning in the favor of the Allies, the premiere came one day after news reached Moscow that Soviet troops had begun a successful counteroffensive against the Germans. The symphony proved to be one of Prokofiev's strongest works, and in the context of 1945 must have had an incredible emotional impact. It was a tremendous success in Moscow, and also in Boston, where Serge Koussevitzky conducted the American premiere later that same year. Prokofiev even made the cover of Time magazine. As musicologist Michael Steinberg puts it: “No question, the Fifth was a repertory piece from Day One.” How sad, then, to realize how soon things would change for the man who wrote it. In three years Prokofiev – along with Shostakovich and others – would be denounced by Soviet authorities for supposedly straying from the party line. In five years, when the Red Scare in America turned our one-time Ally into Public Enemy No. 1, conductor Maurice Abravenel received a death threat when the Utah Symphony announced the Salt Lake City premiere of Prokofiev's Fifth. Music Played in Today's Program Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) — Symphony No. 5 in Bb, Op. 100 (St. Petersburg Philharmonic; Yuri Temirkanov, cond.) RCA/BMG 60984

Work Stoppage
Overtime Episode 9 PREVIEW - The Repressive State Apparatus Pt 2 - Operations Gladio & Condor

Work Stoppage

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 13:38


If you're not a patron you can get the full episode by visiting patreon.com/workstoppage and support us with $5 a month.   On the second part of our Overtime series on the history of the US repressive state apparatus, we discuss its extension to attack working class movements overseas in Operation Gladio and Operation Condor.  We discuss how in the aftermath of World War 2, the United States organized, armed, and trained fascist terrorist groups to act as “stay behind” armies, ostensibly in preparation for a Soviet invasion of Western Europe.  In reality, these groups were primarily used to target the domestic population of their countries and suppress any left wing or workers movement deemed too friendly to communism by the CIA.  We also discuss the extension of the CIA's secret war against the working class to Latin America via the organization of a trans-national network of intelligence agencies connecting the fascist military dictatorships they brought to power.  We cover how these security agencies erased borders in their murderous quest to destroy any movement deemed “subversive” and a threat to United States interests. These massive secret operations left tens of thousands dead, and no one in the US has ever been held accountable for orchestrating them. We go over what lessons we can draw from the lengths the US national security state is willing to go to maintain its dominance over the world's resources, and how these tactics have evolved into operations being carried out today.

The John Batchelor Show
Thirty-one years later. George Friedman, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures. @George_Friedman @GPFutures

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 14:20


Photo: Logo of the distinguished Soviet, and now Russian, Academy of Sciences Thirty-one years later. George Friedman, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures.   @George_Friedman @GPFutures https://geopoliticalfutures.com/1991-false-dawn/?tpa=ZGVjNTk2OGE3YjVhMjcwOTRhNmU3YTE2NDI2OTI4ODIxNWJkZjQ&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=https://geopoliticalfutures.com/1991-false-dawn/?tpa=ZGVjNTk2OGE3YjVhMjcwOTRhNmU3YTE2NDI2OTI4ODIxNWJkZjQ&utm_content&utm_campaign=PAID%20-%20Everything%20as%20it%27s%20published

90 Degrees South
Episode 8: Poker vs. Chess

90 Degrees South

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 30:37


Bass & Dr. Waynewright go toe to toe once again, this time things get personal. The station's IT team debates the importance of a Star Wars character and how to stop the killer's transmissions.  We learn more about Reno Dave and Mikhail teaches a mixology class. . .sorta.  90 Degrees South releases new episodes every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Please take a moment to leave a review and help spread the word.  “New Land” (90 Degrees Theme Song) by Ian Post. "This time coming soon" by Brick FieldsAll songs were properly licensed and obtained through Artlist.io.  90 Degrees SouthA BMB Production, LLCTranscripts can be found at: https://90degreespodcast.com/transcripts90 Degrees is in no way affiliated nor endorsed (that we're aware of) by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) nor the United States Marshal Service (USMS).   We are 100% independently funded and do not accept commercial endorsements or affiliations.  So I'm in a bookstore today and see a copy of Catcher in the Rye. Then it occurs to me, I should not buy a copy because if I do that means I'm a Soviet sleeper agent. Then it occurs to me, if  I do buy a copy, that means that those watching me will know I did and that I couldn't be a Soviet sleeper agent. It was then that I realized I was in a Burger King and the manager said I should either order or leave. I had the Spicy chicken sandwich meal. It was very very good, Comrade.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow!
Making Key Pivots to Capitalize on International Growth

On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 27:05


Guest: Sasha Kelberg, Founder and CEO at Groglass and a client of CEO Coaching International.  Overview: Where the best companies start out is often very different from where they end up. Sasha Kelberg began his career working in Latvia for a U.S.-based private equity firm that was developing glass coatings with ex-Soviet technology. After spinning the glass business off into its own company, Sasha expanded Groglass from its Latvian base into an international company that's now one of the leading developers and manufacturers of high-performance coatings for glass and other displays. And, with the help of his CEO coach, Sasha executed this expansion so well that he's able to oversee operations and 200 employees from his new home in South Africa. On today's show, Sasha discusses the decisions he made during several key pivot points that allowed his company to survive the Great Recession and identify new niches around the globe.  

Q & A, Hosted by Jay Nordlinger
The Soviet Past, the Russian Present — and the Future

Q & A, Hosted by Jay Nordlinger

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 46:18


Vladimir Kara-Murza is a Russian democracy leader, writer, documentary-maker, etc. He has long been admired by Jay and many others. Kara-Murza worked with Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader murdered in 2015. He himself has been subject to two murder attempts (by poison). In this “Q&A,” Kara-Murza and Jay discuss Russian civil society; the relationship between the current government and the Soviet past; the Russian people and the media; Russians abroad; the issue of Ukraine; and more. Kara-Murza is an incisive analyst and a compelling speaker. 

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Q & A, Hosted by Jay Nordlinger: The Soviet Past, the Russian Present — and the Future

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 46:18


Vladimir Kara-Murza is a Russian democracy leader, writer, documentary-maker, etc. He has long been admired by Jay and many others. Kara-Murza worked with Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader murdered in 2015. He himself has been subject to two murder attempts (by poison). In this “Q&A,” Kara-Murza and Jay discuss Russian civil society; the relationship between […]

The John Batchelor Show
8/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by Sean McMeekin (Author)

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 11:08


Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 8/8:  Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by  Sean McMeekin  (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Stalins-War-New-History-World/dp/1541672798 Drawing on ambitious new research in Soviet, European, and US archives, Stalin's War revolutionizes our understanding of this global conflict by moving its epicenter to the east. Hitler's genocidal ambition may have helped unleash Armageddon, but as McMeekin shows, the war which emerged in Europe in September 1939 was the one Stalin wanted, not Hitler. So, too, did the Pacific war of 1941–1945 fulfill Stalin's goal of unleashing a devastating war of attrition between Japan and the “Anglo-Saxon” capitalist powers he viewed as his ultimate adversary.

The John Batchelor Show
7/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by Sean McMeekin (Author)

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 9:26


Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 7/8:  Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by  Sean McMeekin  (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Stalins-War-New-History-World/dp/1541672798 Drawing on ambitious new research in Soviet, European, and US archives, Stalin's War revolutionizes our understanding of this global conflict by moving its epicenter to the east. Hitler's genocidal ambition may have helped unleash Armageddon, but as McMeekin shows, the war which emerged in Europe in September 1939 was the one Stalin wanted, not Hitler. So, too, did the Pacific war of 1941–1945 fulfill Stalin's goal of unleashing a devastating war of attrition between Japan and the “Anglo-Saxon” capitalist powers he viewed as his ultimate adversary.

The John Batchelor Show
6/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by Sean McMeekin (Author)

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 7:57


Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 6/8:  Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by  Sean McMeekin  (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Stalins-War-New-History-World/dp/1541672798 Drawing on ambitious new research in Soviet, European, and US archives, Stalin's War revolutionizes our understanding of this global conflict by moving its epicenter to the east. Hitler's genocidal ambition may have helped unleash Armageddon, but as McMeekin shows, the war which emerged in Europe in September 1939 was the one Stalin wanted, not Hitler. So, too, did the Pacific war of 1941–1945 fulfill Stalin's goal of unleashing a devastating war of attrition between Japan and the “Anglo-Saxon” capitalist powers he viewed as his ultimate adversary.

The John Batchelor Show
5/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by Sean McMeekin (Author)

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 10:39


Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 5/8:  Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by  Sean McMeekin  (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Stalins-War-New-History-World/dp/1541672798 Drawing on ambitious new research in Soviet, European, and US archives, Stalin's War revolutionizes our understanding of this global conflict by moving its epicenter to the east. Hitler's genocidal ambition may have helped unleash Armageddon, but as McMeekin shows, the war which emerged in Europe in September 1939 was the one Stalin wanted, not Hitler. So, too, did the Pacific war of 1941–1945 fulfill Stalin's goal of unleashing a devastating war of attrition between Japan and the “Anglo-Saxon” capitalist powers he viewed as his ultimate adversary.

The John Batchelor Show
4/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by Sean McMeekin (Author)

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 10:28


Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 4/8:  Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by  Sean McMeekin  (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Stalins-War-New-History-World/dp/1541672798 Drawing on ambitious new research in Soviet, European, and US archives, Stalin's War revolutionizes our understanding of this global conflict by moving its epicenter to the east. Hitler's genocidal ambition may have helped unleash Armageddon, but as McMeekin shows, the war which emerged in Europe in September 1939 was the one Stalin wanted, not Hitler. So, too, did the Pacific war of 1941–1945 fulfill Stalin's goal of unleashing a devastating war of attrition between Japan and the “Anglo-Saxon” capitalist powers he viewed as his ultimate adversary.

The John Batchelor Show
3/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by Sean McMeekin (Author)

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 10:09


Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 3/8:  Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by  Sean McMeekin  (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Stalins-War-New-History-World/dp/1541672798 Drawing on ambitious new research in Soviet, European, and US archives, Stalin's War revolutionizes our understanding of this global conflict by moving its epicenter to the east. Hitler's genocidal ambition may have helped unleash Armageddon, but as McMeekin shows, the war which emerged in Europe in September 1939 was the one Stalin wanted, not Hitler. So, too, did the Pacific war of 1941–1945 fulfill Stalin's goal of unleashing a devastating war of attrition between Japan and the “Anglo-Saxon” capitalist powers he viewed as his ultimate adversary.

The John Batchelor Show
2/8: Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by Sean McMeekin (Author)

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 7:33


Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 2/8:  Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by  Sean McMeekin  (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Stalins-War-New-History-World/dp/1541672798 Drawing on ambitious new research in Soviet, European, and US archives, Stalin's War revolutionizes our understanding of this global conflict by moving its epicenter to the east. Hitler's genocidal ambition may have helped unleash Armageddon, but as McMeekin shows, the war which emerged in Europe in September 1939 was the one Stalin wanted, not Hitler. So, too, did the Pacific war of 1941–1945 fulfill Stalin's goal of unleashing a devastating war of attrition between Japan and the “Anglo-Saxon” capitalist powers he viewed as his ultimate adversary.

The John Batchelor Show
1/8 Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by Sean McMeekin (Author)

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 11:04


Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/8:  Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Hardcover – April 20, 2021 by  Sean McMeekin  (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Stalins-War-New-History-World/dp/1541672798 Drawing on ambitious new research in Soviet, European, and US archives, Stalin's War revolutionizes our understanding of this global conflict by moving its epicenter to the east. Hitler's genocidal ambition may have helped unleash Armageddon, but as McMeekin shows, the war which emerged in Europe in September 1939 was the one Stalin wanted, not Hitler. So, too, did the Pacific war of 1941–1945 fulfill Stalin's goal of unleashing a devastating war of attrition between Japan and the “Anglo-Saxon” capitalist powers he viewed as his ultimate adversary.

Trumpet Hour
#661: Week in Review: Kazakhstan Uprising Opens Opportunity for Putin, and Much More

Trumpet Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 57:09


Kazakhstan has experienced a quite sudden, violent anti-government uprising, but government efforts to appease the public have failed. The president called on Russia for help, and Vladimir Putin rapidly deployed forces that are certain to boost his power in this former Soviet state. Sudan's prime minister resigned, giving into protests against the military-dominated rule and throwing the tumultuous nation into further uncertainty. Germany's new chancellor, Olaf Scholz, is embracing a stronger relationship with China, casting aside concerns over the Asian giant's policies and behavior. We also talk about China's new deal that reveals its plot to virtually take over Latin America, a possible weapons deal between Israel and Morocco, France's president “declaring war” on the unvaccinated, insurance companies reporting a 40 percent jump in premature non-COVID deaths, and Democrats hyperventilating over the January 6 “insurrection” anniversary. Links [00:38] Kazakhstan (10 minutes) “With Kazakhstan in Flames, Russia's Moving In” The Prophesied ‘Prince of Russia' [11:00] Sudan (10 minutes) Libya and Ethiopia in Prophecy [20:29] Germany and China (8 minutes) “The Great ‘Mart of Nations'” VIDEO: “Germany Going Underground” [28:15] January 6 Anniversary (10 minutes) “What Will Happen After Trump Regains Power” [37:55] China in Latin America (5 minutes) “Preparing to Storm America's Castle” [43:10] Israel and Morocco (5 minutes) “Deadly Flaw in Mideast Peace Deals” [48:17] France vs. Unvaccinated (3 minutes) “Macron Declares War on the Unvaccinated ‘to the Bitter End'” “Coronavirus and the Holy Roman Empire” [51:34] Premature Non-COVID Deaths (4 minutes) “America Is Suffering ‘Mass Formation Psychosis'”

Brexitcast
Taking a Kazakhstand

Brexitcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 33:35


Why's it kicking off in Kazakhstan? Protests over fuel prices have got ugly and the government's cracking down. So what does it mean for this former Soviet country? Newsnight's International Editor, Gabriel Gatehouse, is back to explain.   Henry Dyne hasn't had a great time of late. First, he got Covid and ended up in hospital. Then he got death threats from anti-vaxxers. Henry joins the BBC's Disinformation Reporter, Marianna Spring, to talk Covid conspiracy theories.   South Korea's been showing off its new military gear. Laura Bicker, the BBC's Seoul Correspondent, tells us about her G-force training – and how she just about managed to avoid vomiting over some very expensive equipment.   Today's Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Ben Cooper, Georgia Coan, Rosie Blunt and John Murphy. The studio director was Emma Crowe.

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast
BPS 163: Bloodsport & Rambo: Writing 80's Action Cinema with Sheldon Lettich

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 112:32


Get ready to go down the rabbit hole of 80's action cinema. I sat with an iconic 80s & 90s action film director, writer, and producer this week - Sheldon Lettich who brought to our screens some epic actors and fighters like Jean-Claude Van Damme and Sylvester Stallone. He's the trailblazing director and writer of Lionheart (1990), Bloodsport (1988), Rambo III (1988), and the Cold War drama, Russkies that first introduced us to the phenomenon that is Joaquin Phoenix. An Ex-French Soldier begins participating in underground street fights in order to make money for his brother's family. Lettich's experience as a Vietnam veteran has inspired much of his films and plays throughout his career. Paired with his academic background in photography and cinematography, he bulldozed the action film scene with other classics like The Order, Double Impact, and The Last Patrol.Between 1983 to 1987, Lettich wrote and directed a couple of short films that did not pick up as much. The following year, he wrote the martial arts classic, Bloodsport - inspired by tall tales from Frank Dux, from which Lettich became a famous name in Hollywood. The film also launched Jean-Claude's career, the star of Bloodsport who played Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.If you love Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat then you have Sheldon to thank. Bloodsport was the first time you have multiple fighters, from around the world, with unique styles fighting in a tournament.The commercial success of Bloodsport, which grossed $50 million on a $2.3 million budget catalyst more trailblazing films. Lettich signed an overall deal immediately with White Eagle Productions that led to his collaboration, co-writing Rambo III alongside Sylvester Stallone in 1988. The movie was a HIT for the Box office. It outperformed his previous project, grossing $189 million on its $63 million budget. One thing I discovered speaking to Sheldon is that Bloodsport was NOT A TRUE STORY. The person that the film was based on, Frank Dux, was apparently a brilliant storyteller. There were lawsuits, books written, just an absolute mess. Either way, the film is a masterpiece of 80's action cinema.Another classic in Sheldon's canon was the highly anticipated sequel, Rambo III starring Sylvester Stallone. Rambo mounts a one-man mission to rescue his friend Colonel Trautman from the clutches of the formidable invading Soviet forces in Afghanistan.Lettich reunited with his friend, Jean-Claude in 1990 for the fan-favorite, Lionheart. This time directing and as a co-writer. He approached the project to allow Jean-Claude to display versatility, compassion, and rises beyond the "Karate Guy", now that he had become a household name. The film made $24.3 million on a $6million budget and became popular amongst his films.The two, Lettich and Van Damme, immediately followed up with their third of several collaborations, Double Impact in 1991 with Jean-Claude playing a set of twin brothers who were separated when their parents were murdered but 25 years later they re-unite in order to avenge their parents' death.Like their initial projects, this one too became a critical and commercial hit.It was a nostalgic thrill chatting with Sheldon about these movies that are part of the beautiful tapestry that is 80's action cinema.Enjoy this throwback entertaining conversation with Sheldon Lettich.

THIS IS REVOLUTION >podcast
THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 229: The Art of Transition: Art in Post Soviet Russia

THIS IS REVOLUTION >podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 73:26


Kuba talks with Elise Herrala about art in the Soviet and post-Soviet world. How did Soviet art develop and change over time? Who collects it? Why do they collect it? And how does the market function?   Elise Herrala Dr. Elise Herrala is affiliated to the Department of Sociology, Haverford College. Dr. Elise Herrala is currently providing services as Visiting Assistant Professor. Dr. Elise Herrala has authored and co-authored multiple peer-reviewed scientific papers and presented works at many national and international conferences. Dr. Elise Herrala contributions have acclaimed recognition from honorable subject experts around the world. Dr. Elise Herrala is actively associated with different societies and academies. Dr. Elise Herrala academic career is decorated with several reputed awards and funding. Dr. Elise Herrala research interests include Sociology, art history, and cultural studies. She is the author of Art of Transition: The Field of Art in Post-Soviet Russia. https://www.amazon.com/Art-Transition-Field.../dp/0367086859   About TIR Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron-only programming, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now: https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, especially YouTube!   THANKS Y'ALL   YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast   Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast & www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/   Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   Pascal Robert in Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert   Read Jason's Work here:  https://jasonmyles.medium.com/   Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com   Get the music from the show here: https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/   Follow Djene Bajalan @djenebajalan Follow Kuba Wrzesniewski @DrKuba2

Perpetual Chess Podcast
Book Recap #22- Discussing Isaac Lipnitsky's Questions of Modern Chess Theory, with Martin Justesen

Perpetual Chess Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 60:02


Perpetual Chess is back with an edition of Chess Books Recaptured, a recurring book review podcast. Today I am joined by Martin Justesen to discuss the underrated Soviet-era classic Questions of Modern Chess Theory, by Isaac Lipnitsky. Originally published in 1956 in the Soviet Union, it was not translated and published in English until Quality Chess did it in 2006. And the chess world is quite lucky that it was translated! As usual we share historical details, lessons learned from the book and a few favorite segments in our discussion. Of course we also get into some of the details of Isaac Lipnitsky's life, as well as discussing what is new with our returning guest-co-host, Martin. Please read on for more details and timestamps.  Martin's prior Adult Improver Interview: Episode 209 0:00- Why did Martin choose this book? What makes it noteworthy?  Mentioned: Book Recap #18- Nimzowitsch's My System, Endgame by Frank Brady  8:30- For what level chess player is this book most helpful?  Mentioned: Logical Chess Move by Move, Winning Chess Strategies, Simple Chess  12:00- Perpetual Chess is brought to you in part by AImchess.com. Aimchess analyzes your online games and provides actionable improvement insights. Check out their updated website, and if you decide to subscribe please use the code “Perpetual30” to save 30%.  13:30- We discuss the formats in which the book is available. We couldn't find much beyond the paper book format.  17:00- Who was Isaac Lipnitsky?  19:00- Why is this book sometimes compared to IM John Watson's Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy? Mentioned: Lipnitsky-Petrosian 1950, Episode 258 With GM Matthew Sadler, Translator John Sugden  28:30- Perpetual Chess is brought to you in part by Chessable.com. Check out their latest offerings here:  New Chess Courses Online - For All Levels - Chessable.com 29:30- What were the most noteworthy segments of the book?  Mentioned: Anderson-Kieseritzky, Botvinnik-Capablanca 1938, Steinitz-Von Bardeleben 1895   46:00- Thanks so much to Martin for joining the show Check out all of Martin's Books Here:  Amazon.com: Martin B. Justesen: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle Also Mentioned: Street Smart Chess, Improve Your Chess Now  Sign up for Martin's newsletter here. This month we will make another donation to Chess in Slums.  Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/chess-education-in-africa?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet Listen to my Interview with Tunde Onakoye on Episode 219 54:00- This month's blindfold puzzles are straight from Martin's new book, Blindfold Opening Visualization Puzzle #1, White to move - 1. E4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. Nc3 Ne7 5. Nd5 g6?? Puzzle #2, White to move- 1. Nf3 d5 2. G3 c5 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. D4 e6 5. 00 Nf6 6. C4 dxc4 7. Ne5 Nxd4? You can find a Lichess study with the answers to both puzzles here: https://lichess.org/study/ZYkBctm8/gXF6JORT If you would like to help support Perpetual Chess, you can do so here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

FT News Briefing
‘Spec-tech is getting wrecked'

FT News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 9:05


Read a transcript of this episode on FT.comhttps://www.ft.com/content/4418eedc-e949-4d44-a517-55e73f2076f9Outgoing Federal Reserve vice-chair has blamed “inadvertent errors” for failing to disclose the full extent of his trading activity at the start of the pandemic, the FT's Katie Martin looks back on the first week of trading in 2022, and our Moscow and Central Asia reporter, Nastassia Astrasheuskaya, unpacks the protests in Kazakhstan and Russia's interest in helping its neighbour maintain stability.Fed trading scandal rekindled by disclosure from top officialhttps://www.ft.com/content/3bc91644-08e2-4cee-be2c-538d855cd675Kazakh protests are a warning for other ex-Soviet autocratshttps://www.ft.com/content/560b1b28-c180-40ec-b19a-ece58f214259US tech shares swing as investors assess Fed minutes and mixed datahttps://www.ft.com/content/76bd2194-ccf4-4029-b527-6d56d6c8465cTwitter Spaces: After the Capitol Riot, what role will civil unrest play https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1djGXPDOgrzGZ?s=20The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show's editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show's theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT's executive producer. The FT's global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

World Business Report
Dozens killed in protest crackdown in Kazakhstan

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 26:28


As Kazakh forces kill dozens of protesters we examine the economic roots of the conflict. Lilit Gevorgyan is an expert on the former Soviet republics at the research company IHS, and explains how Kazakhstan's economy actually works. Also in the programme, a group of investors are pressuring global vaccine manufacturers to do more to get Covid vaccines more widely distributed around the world. Rogier Krens is chief investment officer at Achmea Investment Management and tells us why he coordinated the effort. Kenya's government plans to cancel more then 400 infrastructure projects that have stalled because of a lack of cash. The BBC's Michael Kaloki in Nairobi brings us up to speed. With the Consumer Electronics Show now under way in Las Vegas, British entrepreneur and electronics designer Mark Gooday of Ashdown Engineering discusses why he decided to be at this year's show. Plus, with no official government subsidies to help cut the cost of electric cars in Australia, a business opportunity has opened up for firms offering to import cheaper second-hand electric vehicles from Japan. We find out more from Ben Lippa, who runs J Spec Imports in Melbourne. Today's edition is presented by Mike Johnson, and produced by Russell Padmore, Russell Newlove, Joshua Thorpe and Philippa Goodrich.

Veterans Chronicles
Lt. Col. Clif Berry, USAF & U.S. Army, Berlin Airlift, Vietnam

Veterans Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 35:01


Fred Clifton Berry, Jr. joined the U.S. Force in 1948 due to his interest in radio and airplanes. He soon found himself in Germany and in the middle of a major international drama - the Berlin Airlift. Berry tells us about the critical importance of quality air traffic control during that ordeal both in delivering goods and in protecting pilots from their Soviet adversaries.Berry later left the Air Force and subsequently joined the U.S. Army. Years later, he was deployed to Vietnam with the 196th Light Infantry Brigade. Berry tells about his responsibilities as an officer and about his actions on November 23, 1967, as he worked under fire to rescue wounded American servicemen - an action that would earn him a Bronze Star.

OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio
EP3653: Man Called X: Death and Treasury March Hand in Hand

OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 40:18


The Man Called X pursues two men who have access to America's plans to respond to a Soviet invasion of Western Europe.Original Air Date: June 29, 1951Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netSupport the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.'Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesBecome one of ourfriends on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter@radiodetectives

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
12/30/21 Ray McGovern on the Dumb but Dangerous Tension With Russia Over Ukraine

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 53:20


Scott interviews Ray McGovern in this extended version of Antiwar Radio. They discuss the recent tensions between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine. Both Scott and McGovern agree that there is no impending Russian invasion, despite how hard the American media are trying to push that narrative. McGovern gives a thorough explanation of post-Cold War U.S. Russia relations to provide important context often omitted.  Discussed on the show: “What! No Russian Invasion of Ukraine?” (Antiwar.com) Shock and Awe (IMDb) Ray McGovern is the co-creator of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and the former chief of the CIA's Soviet analysts division. Read all of his work at his website: raymcgovern.com. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews
12/30/21 Ray McGovern on the Dumb but Dangerous Tension With Russia Over Ukraine

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 53:20


Scott interviews Ray McGovern in this extended version of Antiwar Radio. They discuss the recent tensions between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine. Both Scott and McGovern agree that there is no impending Russian invasion, despite how hard the American media are trying to push that narrative. McGovern gives a thorough explanation of post-Cold War U.S. Russia relations to provide important context often omitted.  Discussed on the show: “What! No Russian Invasion of Ukraine?” (Antiwar.com) Shock and Awe (IMDb) Ray McGovern is the co-creator of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and the former chief of the CIA's Soviet analysts division. Read all of his work at his website: raymcgovern.com. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.

Warfare
The Cuban Missile Crisis

Warfare

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 36:15


A 13-day political and military standoff took place in October 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Just 90 miles off the coast of Florida, the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuba was in fruition. But how did the leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union evade this near-catastrophic escalation? In this episode, James is joined by presidential crisis historian Michael Dobbs. Michael takes us through the intense standoff and the happenings around it. From the roles played to evert nuclear war to the final decisions made by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and President John F. Kennedy. Just how close were we to a state of armageddon?Micheal Dobbs, Author of One Minute To Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War.If you're enjoying this podcast and looking for more fascinating Warfare content then subscribe to our Modern Warfare Wednesdays newsletter here.If you'd like to learn more, we have hundreds of history documentaries, ad free podcasts and audiobooks at History Hit.To download, go to Android or Apple store See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Berean Call Podcast

Nine years in a Soviet prison camp would seem an eternity to most of us. For Maria, it was an investment in eternity. This is the true story of Maria Zeitner Linke—a story of survival and courage in the death camps of Stalin's Gulag after World War II. But more than that, it is the story of how one woman turned her sorrow into an opportunity for growth, ministry, and strengthened commitment to Jesus Christ. In nine years, Maria moved through six different camps, including the infamous Buchenwald, which the Soviets had taken over from the Nazis after the war. In the process, Maria touched the lives of many people and helped them turn their own mourning into dancing. This book, which will remind many readers of the works of Corrie ten Boom and Alexander Solzhenitsyn, offers encouragement and hope to anyone who has ever wondered, “How would I react if my faith were really put to the test?” It comes to terms with the true meaning of “practicing patience in tribulation.”

The Berean Call Podcast

Nine years in a Soviet prison camp would seem an eternity to most of us. For Maria, it was an investment in eternity. This is the true story of Maria Zeitner Linke—a story of survival and courage in the death camps of Stalin's Gulag after World War II. But more than that, it is the story of how one woman turned her sorrow into an opportunity for growth, ministry, and strengthened commitment to Jesus Christ. In nine years, Maria moved through six different camps, including the infamous Buchenwald, which the Soviets had taken over from the Nazis after the war. In the process, Maria touched the lives of many people and helped them turn their own mourning into dancing. This book, which will remind many readers of the works of Corrie ten Boom and Alexander Solzhenitsyn, offers encouragement and hope to anyone who has ever wondered, “How would I react if my faith were really put to the test?” It comes to terms with the true meaning of “practicing patience in tribulation.”

Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, Part 1

Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 52:06


Shostakovich's life and career was so wrapped up with his relationship to the Soviet government that it is sometimes hard to appreciate that, all else aside, he was one of the great 20th century composers. His 5th symphony is the meeting point between Shostakovich's music and the political web he was often ensnared in, and it is a piece that is still being vociferously debated. This week we're going to tell the story of the piece's genesis, and then we'll explore the first two movements of the symphony.

The Lawfare Podcast
Lawfare Archive: Jonna Mendez on 'The Moscow Rules'

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 51:16


From July 28, 2019: In the 1950s and 1960s, the Central Intelligence Agency had a major problem. The streets of Moscow were a virtually impossible operating environment due to heavy KGB surveillance and other operational difficulties. Through a series of trial and error, and a whole lot of ingenuity, along came the "Moscow rules," a series of technical advancements in the area of disguise and communications technology, and some different operating tradecraft that allowed CIA case officers to get the information they needed from Soviet sources to help the Cold War stay cold.Jonna Mendez is a former CIA Chief of Disguise, who is also a specialist in clandestine photography. Her 27-year career, for which she earned the CIA's Intelligence Commendation Medal, included operational disguise responsibilities in the most hostile theaters of the Cold War, including Moscow, and also took her into the Oval Office. She is the co-author, with her late husband Tony Mendez, of "The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics that Helped America Win the Cold War." David Priess spoke with Jonna about the experiences that she and her husband had at CIA, evolving the Moscow Rules, and applying these new disguises and technologies in the service of national security.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.