Sunday, May 24, 2020 Episode 38: China’s unlikely interest in Lithuania

For the last several years China has viewed the region of Central and Eastern Europe as an opportunity to gain a foothold in the European Union and in...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Debate: What are Polish / German views on the East?

This debate took place live online an May 13 2020. The debate examines how Poland and Germany view the region of Eastern Europe. Both countries have a...

Friday, May 15, 2020 Episode 37: Update on Armenia

It has been two years since Nikol Pashinyan has come to power after the Velvet Revolution in Armenia. In this episode Adam catches up with Richard Gir...

Friday, May 8, 2020 Episode 36: Complicated neighbours. Romania-Moldova relations in the spotlight

Developments in relations between Romanian and Moldova have raised a lot eyebrows lately. After Moldova’s pro-European government has fallen to be rep...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 The war in Donbas and why it still matters

On April 20th 2020, New Eastern Europe convened an online live discussion which examined the latest issue of New Eastern Europe and brought some of it...

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Episode 35: The future(s) of Eastern Europe

This episode takes a look at the current state of the Eastern Partnership and discusses a new report that outlines possible scenarios for future devel...

Thursday, April 2, 2020 Episode 34: Pandemic, power and Putin forever

This episode takes an in-depth look at the political developments in Russia and analyzes the changes that were made in order for Vladimir Putin to sta...

Thursday, March 26, 2020 Episode 33: Ukraine reshuffles the government

Adam and Maciek open the episode with a discussion on how the coronavirus situation is developing in the Eastern Partnership countries. They also high...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Episode 32: Addressing the challenge of climate change

Episode 32 of the Talk Eastern Europe podcast takes a snapshot of how some countries in Eastern Europe are trying to slow the effects of climate chang...

Sunday, March 8, 2020 Episode 31 –Berlin to host POSTWEST Theatre Festival

Maciek and Adam are back in the latest episode of Talk Eastern Europe! This episode is dedicated to the upcoming POSTWEST Transcultural Festival which...

Monday, March 2, 2020 Eurozine Podcast Part II: Local journalism in the digital age

Globalization was supposed to connect people, but instead ended up connecting only the powerful. Local news is rapidly disappearing and leaving crucia...

Friday, February 14, 2020 Eurozine podcast part I: The changing face of the media

Tackling disinformation means thinking about how our media spheres are structured. Recent developments suggest a readiness for regulation, reversing t...

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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