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
Ryan tests his co-hosts' knowledge of Russian car history. Learn about famous Russian cars like Zhiguli, Kopeika, Lada, why you would walk 30 min to your car garage, and what offends Russian drivers the most.
Hosts discuss the movie K-19: The Widowmaker, a 2002 historical submarine film directed and produced by Kathryn Bigelow. This movie has everything: crazy accents, nuclear almost-meltdowns, Harrison Ford, a bunch of counting, and Liam Neeson's guns that are too big to fit in the submarine.
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 ...
If you call yourself a milk mushroom, get in the basket! and other Russian proverbs.
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.youtu...
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
Loud Connection/громкая связь
Saving Leningrad/ Spasti Leningrad
Hosts tell each other Russian jokes (called anecdotes by Russians) about Russian circus, animals, Vovochka, and the Soviet Union. Lean our favorite jokes about talking cows, swimming green turds, and dick wallets.
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 e...
Answering riddles or bribing your way to your bride, kissing as guests yell "Bitter!" and other Russian wedding traditions. Amie and Ryan try to tackle some of the Russian riddles to find out that the answer is almost never "communism".
Ryan, Amie, and Leysan talk about different games and toys that children in the Soviet Union enjoyed in late 80s and early 90s.
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
In today's episode we explore Russian curse words and common slang. Say them along with us but be careful with repeating them on the streets!?
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.
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