Appearances

The Eastern Border

 
 
 

Kristaps Andrejsons’s podcast, The Eastern Border, retells the history of the Cold War from the ‘other’ side of the Iron Curtain. He grew up in Latvia and knows all about the important role political humour played in making sense of and coping with the Communist system, so together we dived into the subject with gusto!

Kristaps puts my Russian to the test with some on-the-spot translations, we contemplate where political jokes come from, and debate whether they really have any power to change the world we live in.

 
Jonathan Waterlow