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...

Friday, January 31, 2020 Episode 30: A Russian Hangover. Interview with Shaun Walker

In this episode Adam and Maciek catch up with Shaun Walker – a journalist, writer and Guardian correspondent for Central and Eastern Europe. Shaun spe...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Episode 29: Belarus under the Kremlin’s pressure

In the first episode of 2020, Adam and Maciek explore the current situation in Belarus. As the country is under more pressure from the Kremlin to impl...

Saturday, January 4, 2020 Meet the co-hosts, Part II: Adam

In the second part of this special two-part series, Maciek interviews Adam, the co-host of Talk Eastern Europe and editor in chief of New Eastern Euro...

Friday, December 27, 2019 Meet the co-hosts. Part I: Maciek

In this special two-part series, we have decided to open up and give a special look into the co-hosts of Talk Eastern Europe. In this first part, Adam...

Monday, December 23, 2019 Episode 28: The London NATO meeting recap

In the final episode of our special series on Black Sea security, Adam and Maciek discuss the most recent NATO meeting of heads of states in London. A...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Episode 27: The crossroads of geopolitics

In this episode of Talk Eastern Europe, Adam interviews Emil Avdaliani, a Tbilisi-based expert and author with New Eastern Europe, on the role of geop...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Episode 26: Fighting anti-western narratives in Georgia

Welcome to Episode 26 of Talk Eastern Europe! This episode features an interview with Marta Ardashelia of Sova.News – a Russian language portal based ...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Episode 25: Extremism in the South Caucasus

How does the situation of extremism look in Georgia and the South Caucasus? How can these countries deal with returning members of ISIS and the challe...

Monday, November 25, 2019 Talk Eastern Europe Episode 24: Georgia under threat

This episode is a part of a special series on Georgia and Black Sea Security funded by the Polish Embassy in Tbilisi.In this episode Adam interviews E...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Episode 23: Fukuyama on Identity and Populism

This episode features an interview with Francis Fukuyama, a professor at Stanford University and author of the recent book Identity: the demand for Di...

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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