Oleksandra Povoroznik Talks Language Politics and Wartime Culture
Season 1, Ep. 15
Oleksandra Povoroznik is a (@rynkrynk) is a Kyiv-based journalist, film critic and translator, who joins us to discuss the changing politics of language in Ukraine, as well as the country's defiant wartime culture and humor.
Alina Mykhailova: "From a Suit and Heels Back Into My Military Uniform"
Season 1, Ep. 13
On February 22, she was a city councilwoman in Kyiv. Since February 24, she has been a combat medic in the Donesk region. Alina Mykhailova chats with us from the front about her life before and during the war and about the current situation on the front lines of the fighting in Donbas.
Terrell Jermaine Starr Talks Race and Ukraine
Season 1, Ep. 12
Terrell Jermaine Starr is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and the host of the Black Diplomats podcast. He is an independent journalist based in Brooklyn and Kyiv, Ukraine covering the Russo-Ukrainian War. He previously worked at The Root and Foxtrot Alpha, a blog that focuses on the military, technology, and policy.
Katya Savchenko Survived Bucha—and Wrote About It
Season 1, Ep. 11
Katya Savchencko (@shanovna_s) grew up in the Donbas region of Ukraine and moved to Bucha following the Russian invasion of that region in 2014. This year, following the full-scale invasion, she survived several days of the brutal and murderous Russian occupation of Bucha before escaping by train with her sister. She kept a diary of her days in Bucha, which she recently published on Medium in English translation.