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About Things Podcast: politics, science, culture
55 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
#7 - Graham Barrow: Is London a money-launderer's dream?
In this episode of the About Things Podcast we spoke with Graham Barrow, an anti-money laundering expert with a background in financial services and a founder of The Dark Money Files, an educational platform and a podcast with a same name. We discussed money laundering challenges to the British financial system posed by criminals and kleptocrats from all over the world. We also spoke about the FinCEN Files and investigative reporting, as well as the role of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in financial crime. Check out the video version of this podcast and subscribe to our YouTube channel!
9 minutes | May 13, 2021
Why I love Russia and hate its perception in the West? | Moscow Tears #1
This is the first episode of Moscow Tears, our new series about politics, society, and culture of the former Soviet Union region - Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, South Caucasus, and Central Asian countries. In this episode, I explain why I love Russia and hate its perception in the West. Check out the video version of this podcast and subscribe to our YouTube channel!
11 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
Slavia's Kudela banned for racism! What's his defence? About Things Solo #2
On 14 April, Slavia Prague's defender, Ondrej Kudela, received a 10-game ban from UEFA for 'racist behaviour' towards Glen Kamara, a Glasgow Rangers midfielder. Why did Kudela receive the lowest possible punishment for racism in football? And what is his line of defence for his appeal against this decision? Check out the video version of this podcast and subscribe to our YouTube channel!
59 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
#6 - Thomas de Waal: Post-Soviet conflicts and myth-making in Armenia and Azerbaijan
In this episode of the About Things Podcast we spoke with Thomas de Waal, a senior fellow with Carnegie Europe, focusing on Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, who has authored several great books on the post-Soviet region including one of the major works on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Black Garden. We discussed a number of post-Soviet conflicts including Chechnya, Abkhazia, Transnistria, eastern Ukraine, and Nagorno-Karabakh. In relation to the latter, we spoke about myth-making and dehumanisation in Armenian and Azerbaijani societies, as well as whether these two nations can ever learn to live together again. Check out the video version of this podcast and subscribe to our YouTube channel!
6 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Is Slavia Prague racist? About Things Solo #1
During a heated Europa league football match between Slavia Prague and Glasgow Rangers, Slavia's goalkeeper suffered a head injury after Kemar Roofe's ruthless tackle, and Rangers' Glen Kamara was allegedly racially abused by Slavia's Ondrej Kudela. Check out the video version of this podcast and subscribe to our YouTube channel!
73 minutes | Jan 9, 2021
#5 - Lilit Gevorgyan: Why did Armenians lose the war in Nagorno-Karabakh?
In this episode of the About Things Podcast we spoke with Lilit Gevorgyan, an expert on the post-Soviet space, with whom we discussed the reasons behind Armenian defeat in the second war in Nagorno-Karabakh / Artsakh against Azerbaijan as well as the nature of Russian and Turkish political and military involvement in this conflict. Have the Armenians miscalculated their military capabilities? Or have they been betrayed? Check out the video version of this podcast and subscribe to our YouTube channel!
84 minutes | Dec 12, 2020
#4 - Kae Kurd: Stand-up comedy, trolls and conspiracies, cancel culture
In this episode of our About Things Podcast we spoke with Kae Kurd, a stand-up comedian and writer, with whom we discussed stand-up comedy, online hate and trolling, conspiracy theories, and cancel culture.
43 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
#3 - Nomir Ahmed: Mental Health and Covid-19
In this episode of our podcast About Things we spoke about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns on people's mental health. Nomir Ahmed is a counselling psychologist, who has worked in mental health services for the NHS for the past 15 years.
79 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
#2 - Matt Schlachter: Trump vs Biden, no-deal Brexit, and populism
In this episode of our podcast About Things we spoke about the upcoming presidential and Senate elections in the US, the likelihood of Joe Biden beating Donald Trump, the Brexit negotiations and potential consequences of no-deal Brexit, as well as difficulty to campaign against populism and populist messages. Matt Schlachter is a UK-based political campaigner, who participated in the 'REMAIN' campaign against Brexit in 2016, and who is currently working towards his PhD focusing on US politics.
81 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
#1 - Ed Johnson: The Russia Report, Belarusian gestapo, and the curse of the LibDems
In the very first episode of our podcast About Things we spoke about the Russia Report and the extent of Russian influence over UK elections and politics, the mass protests in Belarus following the country's presidential elections, and the role of the Liberal Democrats on the UK's political scene. Ed Johnson is a political analyst with a background in academia, whose primary field of expertise is the post-Soviet space. He also happens to be a proud member of the Liberal Democrats.
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