Monday, August 24, 2020 Episode 50: An explosive summer in Bulgaria

One of the least covered political stories in Central and Eastern Europe has been the mass protests against the government of Prime Minister Boyko Bor...

Monday, August 10, 2020 Episode 49: Humanitarian aid for war victims in eastern Ukraine

War and conflict in Eastern Europe is often discussed and analysed in the context of big politics and national interests. However, what is often forgo...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Episode 48: Tensions flare up between Armenia and Azerbaijan

In mid-July fierce clashes between Azerbaijani forces and Armenian forces broke out. Both sides reported casualties and injuries as a result of the ex...

Monday, July 27, 2020 Episode 47: Can the US facilitate Kosovo-Serbia normalization?

SUPPORT US! Become a Patreon patron: www.patreon.com/TalkEasternEurope There has been a lot of talk in the last few months about pending progress in S...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Episode 46: Belarus on the edge

The situation in Belarus is heating up ahead of the August 9th presidential elections. The most popular opposition candidates - who want to challenge ...

Friday, July 17, 2020 Geopolitics and Coronavirus

Originally live streamed on July 16 2020 - In the newest edition of New Eastern Europe we conduct a special debate on what impact COVID-19 may have o...

Monday, July 13, 2020 Episode 45: Romania-Ukraine: Evolution of relations

In this episode, Maciek reconnects with political scientist Oktawian Milewski to continue the discussion on Romanian relations in the region. This tim...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Special Announcement

We are taking the podcast to the next level. Listen to the special announcement from the co-hosts of Talk Eastern Europe! Thank you to all of our patr...

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Episode 44: Scenarios for future relations with Russia

In this episode Maciek catches up with Andrey Makarychev, a visiting professor at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of...

Monday, June 29, 2020 Polish and German views on Ukraine and the conflict in Donbas

Originally live streamed on 23 June 2020 This is the third debate in the framework of the project titled “Ost/Wschód: German-Polish Debates on the Eas...

Sunday, June 21, 2020 Episode 43: Prologue to POSTWEST (Live)

Welcome to a special live edition of the Talk Eastern Europe podcast as we prepare for the launch of transcultural festival POSTWEST. This live chat w...

Thursday, June 18, 2020 Episode 42: “POSTCAST” Part II: Gertrude Street Theatre

This is the second part of the special series dedicated to the POSTWEST transcultural festival. In this episode, Adam catches up with Maija Pavlova a ...

About The Show

Talk Eastern Europe is the official podcast of the New Eastern Europe magazine, providing insightful analysis, thoughtful commentary and engaging interviews on the latest news and developments affecting the region of Central and Eastern Europe. The podcast is hosted by Adam Reichardt, NEE’s editor in chief, and Alexandra Karppi, an expert on the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe. Each episode delves into the complexities of the region, from the war in Ukraine, the rise of populism, the challenges of European integration and the latest events that represent the constant changes taking place in Central and Eastern Europe. Join us each week for a deep dive into the most pressing topics facing Eastern Europe today. Subscribe to stay informed and engaged with the latest developments in the region. 

Meet the co-hosts

Adam Reichardt is the editor in chief of New Eastern Europe and co-host of the Talk Eastern Europe podcast. Originally from the United States, Adam has settled in Poland since 2009. You can follow him on Twitter/X here.

Alexandra Karppi is a research analyst at Freedom House covering the Western Balkans and Central and Eastern Europe for Nations in Transit and co-host of the Talk Eastern Europe podcast. You can follow her on Twitter/X here.

on 4/7/2023

Really easy to digest, super accessible. If you are curious about this part of the world this is the best way. I binged all the previous episodes while cleaning in one weekend!
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on 6/26/2019

This podcast is superior to its peers in terms of geographic coverage, covering more than just CE, it even covers South Caucasus which most EE podcasts ignore. Interesting and thought provoking discussions by its moderators.
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