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The 011 Podcast
53 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
011 Podcast #65: A Hungarian punk band on tour
After returning home from the West in 1985, Tamás Rupaszav lost his traveling privaleges but not his love for punk music. In part 2 of our interview with the Hungarian music producer, Tamás talks about dodging military service, recording music in summer homes and his never-ending car repairs.
57 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
011 Podcast #64: The machine is strong
Music producer Tamás Rupaszav joins The 011 Podcast to talk about playing in a Hungarian punk band in the early 1980s. Looking like Johnny Rotten got him his first gig, launching Tamás on a wild journey that culminated in exile in France.
46 minutes | Dec 12, 2021
011 Podcast #63: Art in Russia and Hungary today
Maria Gyarmati joins The 011 Podcast to talk about her work as the Art Director of Panel Magazine, why she decided to leave Russia to study and live in Hungary, and what she thinks about the state of animation, dance and NFTs.
54 minutes | Nov 28, 2021
011 Podcast #62: John Cantwell gets Hungarian citizenship
Todd & Steve ask John about how and why he became a Hungarian citizen. They then discuss navigating local bureaucracy, addressing adults with the formal form, meeting Todd during his office hours and much more.
38 minutes | Nov 14, 2021
011 Podcast #61: Masha Kamenetskaya on her writing and publishing projects in Hungary
The publisher of Panel Magazine joins The 011 Podcast to talk about trends in writing and publishing, printing on demand, what she looks for in new authors who submit to her magazine and much more.
43 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
011 Podcast #60: A year or 30 in Budapest
John Cantwell left Long Island in 1993 to live in Budapest for a year or 2. Nearly 30 years later it all still makes sense.
54 minutes | Oct 17, 2021
011 Podcast #59: Bob Cohen remembers the old days
How different were things in Hungary back in the day? Bob Cohen shares his opinions on flip phones, music promoters, and Hungarian cultural myths.
51 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
011 Podcast #58: Funny East and West
What makes a good laugh? Todd & Steve unpack humor in the US and Europe to find we all have much more in common than we think.
54 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
011 Podcast #57: Illicit folk music
Bronx native Bob Cohen arrived in Hungary in just before the fall of Communism and his interest in music and linguistics took him to Romania, Hungary and the Balkans during a fascinating period of change.
47 minutes | Sep 12, 2021
011 Podcast #56: European and you‘re not
Todd & Steve put their American heads together and sort the European continent into sectors. The resulting paradigm may still need a little work.
46 minutes | Sep 5, 2021
011 Podcast #55: Are you a tourist or a traveler?
There's not much adventure on a guided, all-inclusive tour. So how far do you need to go to call yourself a real traveler?
57 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
011 Podcast #54: My identity demands action!
Todd & Steve search their histories and experiences to answer the question of how committed people are to the identities they assume and explain why they grew their hair at the beginning of their European adventure.
34 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
011 Podcast #53: When Hungary closed its gates
Human rights lawyer Tamás Fazekas reflects on the past six years, since the Hungarian government erected a barbed wire fence across its southern border to keep refugees, whom they insisted were economic migrants, out.
58 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
011 Podcast #52: The wild 1970s
Lighting fireworks in the driveway, skateboarding at the fire department, and building muscle cars. Todd & Steve plumb their memories to talk about being a child in the 1970s. Find out why Todd wore a suit to school and Steve only saw his mom at dinnertime.
27 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
011 Podcast #51: A lawyer reacts to Hungary's anti-LGBTQ law
Todd & Steve are joined by lawyer and human rights activist Tamás Fazekas to talk about the effects of the government's new anti-pedophilia law, which included restrictions on classroom material and media that "popularizes" homosexuality or gender reassignment.
49 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
011 Podcast #50: Parks, fences and passing through
Where can you go? In honor of the (partial) renovation of Budapest's vital City Park, Todd & Steve weigh up public spaces in Hungary versus the United States and why it's always a struggle to maintain public areas. Then they discuss the merits of fenceless neighborhoods.
63 minutes | Jul 4, 2021
011 Podcast #49: Hungary versus the EU
Todd & Steve are joined again by author and professor Zoltán Pogátsa to figure out what it takes to get kicked out of the EU, why the money will keep flowing into Greece and Hungary, and what to expect in next year's Hungarian election.
37 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
011 Podcast #48: Post-Communism economics and politics in Hungary
Todd & Steve are joined by published author and professor of political economy Zoltán Pogátsa to discuss privatization after the fall of Communism, the disastrous speech given by then-Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány, the lack of ideology in modern politics and much more.
63 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
011 Podcast #47: Rocking with Bródy János and the growing open-mic scene
Rocking with Bródy János and the growing open-mic scene, part 2 of our interview with Gábor Bihari. After organizing a concert for Bródy János in Los Angeles, Gábor returns to Hungary and joins the good times in Budapest in the 1990s. He then tells us about running one of the most popular open-mics in Europe, while Todd announces his new album.
36 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
011 Podcast #46: From Romania to California in the 1980s
From Romania to California in the 1980s, part 1 of our interview with Gábor Bihari. As a teenager under the Ceausescu dictatorship, Gábor's family was cut in half when his mother and brother defected to America. Two years later he joined them in Los Angeles and the American dream was at hand. So why does he live in Hungary?
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