Friday, September 11, 2020 Russia and China in Eastern Europe. The view from Poland and Germany

Originally live streamed on 08 September 2020This is the fourth and final online debate in the framework of the project titled “Ost/Wschód: German-Pol...

Saturday, September 5, 2020 Episode 52: Nord Stream 2 and pipeline politics

Please support the podcast – become a patron: www.patreon.com/talkeasterneurope Episode 52 features a discussion on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline - a ver...

Saturday, August 29, 2020 Episode 51: Belarus turmoil continues

Following the falsified August 9th presidential election in Belarus, which declared incumbent Alyaksandr Lukashenka winner with 80% of the vote, Belar...

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...

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, Alexandra Karppi and Nina Panikova. 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.

Nina Panikova a senior capacity building officer at the Human Rights House Foundation supporting civil society in Eastern Europe, Southern Caucasus and the Western Balkans 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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