Thursday, March 7, 2024 Episode 170: Enlargement burnout and Romania's role in integrating the Western Balkans

In this episode, Alexandra and Nina discuss the funeral of Alexei Navalny, Putin's state-of-the-nation address and the latest attack on Odesa in Ukrai...

Thursday, February 29, 2024 Episode 169: Albania at a precarious moment

In this episode, Adam and Nina start by reflecting on recent Belarusian parliamentary elections and tragic death of Alexei Navalny. They also discuss ...

Thursday, February 22, 2024 Episode 168: Stories of strength and resilience. Ukrainians after two years of full-scale war

This special episode marking the second anniversary of Russia's full scale invasion of Ukraine features four short-form interviews with Ukrainians in ...

Thursday, February 15, 2024 Episode 167: Disinformation narratives in elections – the case of Poland

In this episode Adam, Nina and Alexandra start out by offering some of the latest news developments in Hungary, Czech Republic, Kosovo, Ukraine and Ru...

Friday, February 9, 2024 Episode 166: North Macedonia braces for possible change

In this episode, Adam and Nina start by discussing the latest news, including developments in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Russian spies in the West.L...

Friday, February 2, 2024 Episode 165: Kyrgyzstan’s populist turn raises concerns for media and civil society

In this episode, our three co-hosts open this episode with a brief rundown of the latest news in the region, including developments related to Azerbai...

Thursday, January 25, 2024 Episode 164: Bosnia and Herzegovina’s crackdown on media and civil society

In this episode, Alexandra and Nina start with a brief rundown of the latest news in the region, including the meeting between Slovakia’s Robert Fico ...

Saturday, January 20, 2024 Episode 163: Can the West keep up its support for Ukraine in 2024?

Talk Eastern Europe is back with a new episode! All three co-hosts welcome you with a short discussion on the latest news since the new year, includin...

Friday, December 22, 2023 Episode 162: Crackdowns intensify in Azerbaijan

In this episode listeners are introduced to the newest co-host – Nina Panikova, welcome Nina! Adam, Alexandra and Nina do a rundown of the most import...

Thursday, December 14, 2023 Episode 161: Serbia's Snap Elections: Extraordinary Campaigning in Extraordinary Elections

In this episode Adam and Alexandra start with the latest news in the region, including the new government in Poland, the trucker blockade on the Polis...

Thursday, December 7, 2023 Episode 160: Quo Vadis, Montenegro?

In this episode, Adam and Alexandra discuss the latest news from Georgia, the Balkans, and Russia. They also discuss the controversial legacy of Ameri...

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 Episode 159: Journalism under stress in Central and Eastern Europe

In this episode, Adam and Alexandra catch up on the latest news from Poland, Hungary and Serbia. Later, they are joined by Paulina Milewska, a media e...

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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