Friday, July 19, 2024 Episode 187: NATO Celebrates its 75th anniversary amidst war in Ukraine

In this episode Adam and Nina start with some of the recent developments including the return of Robert Fico after an assassination attempt in Slovaki...

Friday, July 12, 2024 Episode 186: How the CEE region sees its place in the EU and NATO

In this episode, Adam, Alexandra and Nina discuss recent horrific attacks on Ukraine, Orbans' visit to Kyiv and Moscow, and the Washington NATO summit...

Friday, July 5, 2024 Episode 185: Lithuania as an outpost for global democracy

In this episode, the three hosts finally get back together and discuss the results of the Bulgarian elections, celebrate the opening of accession talk...

Friday, June 21, 2024 Episode 184: LGBTQI+ activism and advocacy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

In this episode, Alexandra and Nina start by reviewing some of the latest developments in the region, including the start of the Hungarian presidency ...

Friday, June 14, 2024 Episode 183: How Czech activism transformed into global humanitarian relief

In this episode, Adam and Alexandra start by reviewing some of the latest developments in the region, including the high-level Ukraine Recovery Confer...

Thursday, June 6, 2024 Episode 182: Georgia’s European future is at stake

In this episode of Talk Eastern Europe, Adam and Alexandra kick off this episode with a rundown of some of the recent developments in the region, incl...

Friday, May 31, 2024 Episode 181: Fiction from Southeastern Europe - both unique and universal

In this episode, Alexandra and Nina start by catching up on news from the Western Balkans. They also discuss the latest developments in Georgia and Al...

Friday, May 24, 2024 Episode 180: In the own words. Former Belarusian political prisoners share their experiences

This episode opens with Adam and Nina running down the latest news in the region, including the situations in Georgia and Armenia as well as the new m...

Friday, May 17, 2024 Episode 179: Chechnya today and Ramzan Kadyrov’s potential successors

In this episode, Adam and Nina open with breaking news from Slovakia and discuss the recent shooting of Slovak’s Prime Minister- Robert Fico.Later, th...

Thursday, May 9, 2024 Episode 178: Anti-Gender Movement in Croatia

In this episode, Adam, Alexandra and Nina commemorate the 20th anniversary of the EU's 'Big Bang' enlargement. They also discuss Xi Jinping's visit to...

Thursday, April 25, 2024 Episode 177: Understanding political technology

This episode opens up with Adam, Alexandra and Nina discussing the latest news developments including the US Congress’s passage of the Ukraine aid bil...

Thursday, April 18, 2024 Episode 176: Photophobia – a film about children during war

In this episode of the podcast, Alexandra and Nina share some tips on interesting films from the region and discuss the latest developments related to...

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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