Russian Pod- Stories from Russia
Russian Pod- Stories from Russia
About Russian Pod- Stories from Russia
The Russian Pod is a monthly podcast about Russian history, culture, and traditions told from the perspectives of someone who lived in Russia, someone who visited, and someone who has never been. Join us as we discuss Russian food, fairy tales, current events, movies, and more. Follow us on Twitter @TheRussianPod
The hosts talk about a classic Soviet comic science fiction film Ivan Vasilyevich Changes Occupation (Иван Васильевич меняет профессию) directed by Leonid Gaidai in 1973. The film has a time-travel machine, singing horses, Ivan the Terrible in modern times, as well as a thief and a building manager from Soviet union times ruling Russia back in the 1500s. This movie crazy and we loved it. You can watch this Soviet classic here with English subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a50qT9bW2Qo
Hosts discuss Russian Eurovision participants over the years- including creepy sisters, babushkas with a dancing oven, Dima Bilan, and Dima Bilan again. Learn about Russian's successes and failures at the beloved (by some) European music contest. Links to the Eurovision performances discussed in this episode: Alsou, 2000 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw_Yg7j7ocs Olsen Brothers (winners of the year 2000) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C76xn52ZbhA TaTu, 2003 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bbGao-OxOU Dima Bilan, 2006 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA9VdXSsneo Dima Bilan, again, 2008 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-72s4WzUcKI Buranovskiye Babushki, 2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgUstrmJzyc Lordi, Winner of 2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAh9NRGNhUU Dina Garipova, 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHNwk3Oez8U Tolmachevy Sisters, 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7HKBlAzN5I Polina Gagarina, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2gbKglCL5s Sergey Lazarev, 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXKcFvqaOlg Sergey Lazarev, 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhk6rzBqW_c Little Big, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5TJXI_Y2-Y Serduchka, Ukraine Submission, 2007 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfjHJneVonE
Hosts discuss 2019 Russian movies. Most of them involve tanks, some kind of war, and a mashup of animated movies. You can watch the trailers of the movies discussed below: ПИКОВАЯ ДАМА: ЗАЗЕРКАЛЬЕ/Queen of Spades https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4puHTUU-as Breakaway/Otryv https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOFunu19cWI Loud Connection/громкая связь https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlKA6Gccn0U Saving Leningrad/ Spasti Leningrad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF3YJUrEj4Y T-34 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1UDvi5xL9w Beanpole/ Dylda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfWhQXg4GrA Billion/ Milliard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO55ENC2uBo Sober Driver/ Trezvyi Voditel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG3pq8P021Y The House Elf / Domovoi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRjUfaE6HDI How I became a Russian (full film) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlGi47LjpNw Sheep and Wolves 2: Pig Deal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ILERsIIwp0 Quiet Comes the Dawn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMXIqbOshQw Guests/Gosti https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhBvB6qys7k Seven Dinners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU2nyumwpvw Mistresses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY2ErP7zXCM
The hosts discuss quarantine measures and how they are handling the lockdown in Russia and the US. We talk horse meat, distancing in Russian grocery stores, and why Leysan can't figure out Russian online ordering. Russia closed its borders on March 30 to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The measure came into force at all vehicle, rail and pedestrian checkpoints, and applies to Russia's maritime borders. Russia has also enacted region-wide stay-at-home orders for residents.
We are back from a very long break! We are sorry for being away for so long and hope this episode about very strange Russian idioms will make up for our long absence. When does a lobster whistle on a mountain? Is a toad strangling you? Follow Amie and Ryan as they try (and fail) to decipher the meaning of Russian idioms Try to play along and see if you can guess any of the idioms correctly!
In today's episode, we are joined by Eleanor Huntington to discuss the movie The Death of Stalin, written and directed by Armando Iannucci. Eleanor is a host of the Podcast Good Film Hunting. Check it out on iTunes or wherever Podcasts are heard https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/good-film-hunting/id1140180259?mt=2
Learn which one of the Russian sweets, according to Ryan, looks like a bread loaf that survived nuclear annihilation, and why Red October and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is the next movie cross-over that we can't wait to see made. Tundra Vodka and Bitters- http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2016/11/18/tundra-vodkas-and-bitters Halva- http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Halva Talkysh Kaleve image- https://es.postila.io/post/42610220 Red October Candy Factory https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krasny_Oktyabr_(confectionery_brand) We will also be posting images on our Twitter @TheRussianPod
Is beef tongue still meat? How about chicken stomachs? (some Russians have interesting thoughts on that). What is the best time to announce to the nation that they have to work for 8 years longer before retiring? (hint: during a game with Saudi Arabia) Can you catch herpes from wind? (Russians say Yes!). Tune in and learn about the recent trip to Russia that brought some interesting questions and revelations.
Have you ever tried Steak tartare? Do you know that it's named after nomadic Turkic-speaking people? After various groups of these Turkic nomads became part of the armies of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan in the early 13th century, a fusion of Mongol and Turkic elements took place, and the Mongol invaders of Russia and Hungary became known to Europeans as Tatars (or Tartars). Tatars live mainly in Russia and other Post-Soviet countries. Our co-host, Leysan, is tatar, and wants to tell you more about her people.
While we work on the next episode, we wanted to share a segment called Tea Time where Ryan and Leysan taste Russian dishes. This is actually the earliest recording we have done so this takes us back down memory lane before we were vegan. Today on the menu we have a Russian salad "Herring Under Fur Coat" and a drink called "Tarhun". Find out what the "fur" is made out of and how to pronounce "Tarhun". Feel free to go ahead and make your own salad by following the link to Lea's cooking blog at https://bit.ly/2pQY80n Bon Apetite!
Temperatures in some cities in Russia dropped to -88F, just as many were getting ready to plunge into the frozen water in remembrance of Jesus' baptism. We decided that this is a good time to discuss how Russians survive winter temperatures in different parts of the country. Vodka plays a part in getting Russians through the winter, but so do other less likely items such as frozen horse liver. Tune in and learn about tricks to get through rough winter or just sit back and enjoy the fact that you are not dealing with below 80F temperatures (unless you live in Oymyakon).
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