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...

Friday, April 12, 2024 Episode 175: Genocide denial and the far-right in the Western Balkans

In this episode of the podcast, Adam, Alexandra and Nina start by discussing latest developments in the region including intensified Russian air attac...

Friday, April 5, 2024 Episode 174: Belarus “elections” reveal regime’s next steps

In this episode of the podcast, Adam, Nina and Alexandra start by a discussion of some of the latest developments in the region including the Georgia’...

Thursday, March 28, 2024 Episode 173: Decolonizing Russia. Indigenous peoples’ voices

In this episode, Adam, Alexandra and Nina begin by discussing last weeks' horrific terrorist attack in Moscow, Russian attacks against energy infrastr...

Thursday, March 21, 2024 Episode 172: Challenging gender stereotypes through a camera lens

In this episode, Adam and Alexandra start the episode by discussing worrying news for Kyrgyz civil society, Armenia's potential return to Europe, and ...

Thursday, March 14, 2024 Episode 171: Any surprises in Russia's Presidential Election?

In this episode, Adam and Nina discuss the deterioration of relations between Czechia and Slovakia, the celebration of 25 years of NATO membership in ...

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...

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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