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...

Friday, November 24, 2023 Episode 158: Repressions in Belarus continue

In this episode Adam and Alexandra review some of the latest news in Hungary, Bulgaria and Latvia.They are later joined by the guest Pavel Slunkin – a...

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 Episode 157: Moldova’s political hurdles remain after local elections

In this episode Adam and Alexandra are together in a Warsaw studio to discuss the latest news in the region, including the European Commission’s lates...

Sunday, November 5, 2023 Episode 156: New government in Slovakia promises stability

In this episode Alexandra and Adam run down the latest news from Moldova, Ukraine and the South Caucasus. Alexandra then interviews Roman Hlatky an As...

Thursday, October 26, 2023 Episode 155: Poland's future in the balance after elections

In this episode Adam and Alexandra open up with a discussion on the latest news in the region including Georgia’s president surviving an impeachment p...

Thursday, October 19, 2023 Episode 154: Nagorno-Karabakh: Repercussions and Ramifications

This episode opens up with a brief rundown of the results of Poland’s parliamentary elections held on Sunday October 15th, Adam and Alexandra provide ...

Thursday, October 12, 2023 Episode 153: Russia’s influence in the South Caucasus

Support the podcast, become a patron, get additional benefits: https://bit.ly/3nMGeYjIn this episode we welcome the newest co-host of Talk Eastern Eur...

Thursday, September 28, 2023 Episode 152: Heightened tensions as Kosovo-Serbia dispute continues

Support the podcast, become a patron, get additional benefits: https://bit.ly/3nMGeYjTensions between Serbia and Kosovo appear to be once again on the...

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 Episode 151: Ukraine is committed to victory

Support the podcast, become a patron, get additional benefits: https://bit.ly/3nMGeYjThis episode of Talk Eastern Europe opens with Adam’s rundown of ...

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 Episode 150: The Death of Yevgeny Prigozhin (and what it means)

Support the podcast, become a patron, get additional benefits: https://bit.ly/3nMGeYj On August 23rd 2023, the founder and leader of the Russian merce...

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 Episode 149: The role of sanctions

Support the podcast, become a patron, get additional benefits: https://bit.ly/3nMGeYjTalk Eastern Europe is back after the short August break. Adam op...

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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