Stories From The Eastern West
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A podcast telling little-known histories from Central & Eastern Europe that changed our world... Heard of how The Rolling Stones played for the Communist Party? The bear who fought in WWII? Or the man who single-handedly created an entire language? Each episode of our narrative podcast tells incredible stories that all have one thing in common: the Eastern West. #SFTEW
||CleanNAKED||How the beach became a battleground for freedom in an authoritarian state...||17 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRabbithole Two||A secret, sacred song...||14 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMESMERISED||The story of a man who mesmerised half a continent||3 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCONTINUATION||Grotowski had left Poland, but his journey had only just begun...||20 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSEARCH||How a search for what was most essential in theatre went to the very limits.||6 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSHOETOPIA||Journey to a utopian city built over 100 years ago||22 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSUPERSTAR||How the original big-celebrity-turned-big-politican helped resurrect an entire country.||9 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRabbithole One||No money for a sports star...||26 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanARM||Hear the pole-vaulter who offended the entire Soviet Union at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow explain himself.||26 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnnouncing Season II||The new season of Stories From The Eastern West is nearly here! This year, we've really stepped up our game. You'll notice we have a new theme tune, and that's just the beginning...||10 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCLIMB||Discover the relentless climber who changed the world's deadliest sport...||31 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[BONUS] UNCLE||Learn how observing an old Christmas tradition resulted in a mystery that was never resolved||23 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEXPERIMENTAL||Discover the Iron Curtain's unlikeliest music haven and the people who made it happen.||6 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanREBEL||Get to know the doctor who defied the whole system to save people's lives||22 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSPY||Learn about the dangerous and daring life of the Polish CIA operative code-named Jack Strong.||8 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBABY||Delve into the fascinating background of classic horror film Rosemary’s Baby and learn how it was made.||25 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNUCLEAR||How one man went from making nuclear bombs to banning them||18 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPALACE II||Learn how a strange unwanted building became a lasting symbol of a capital city.||11 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPALACE||The creation of Stalin's controversial palace in Warsaw||4 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZOO||How a family of zoo-keepers saved countless lives.||27 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanESPERO||How Ludwig Zamenhof created Esperanto single-handedly.||20 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBOWIE||The meaning and the story behind one of David Bowie's most iconic songs||13 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBULLETPROOF||How a monk created the bulletproof vest and changed the world.||7 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEAR||When a brave bear came to serve his country in wartime.||31 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTONES||What happened when the world's biggest band came to the Soviet Bloc||31 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCOMPETITION||When a piano competition started an extraordinary chain of events.||31 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Really captivating - compelling stories with awesome music and sound design.
I've been listening to it on my way to work and didn't really want to get out of my car :D
Amazing podcasting from Poland!!!
To be honest, I've never heard an English-language podcast of this calibre ever to come out of Poland. The richness of the sounds, the choice of interviewees, the general production quality are all of a very high quality. If there's anything that should get people interested in this much-looked-over country and region, it's this podcast. Congrats to the team!
A truly awesome pod!
Really great one! Brilliantly narrated, well written. Even though I’m Polish, I didn’t know half of these stories or barely knew them, so it was just a perfect occasion to get to know them better.