The Russia Guy
The Russia Guy
Sep 26, 2018
E59: Sean Guillory
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Today's show features an interview with Sean Guillory, the scholar behind the popular Sean’s Russia Blog and the SRB Podcast, a weekly podcast on Eurasian politics, history, and culture. Sean is also the digital-scholarship curator in the Russian and East European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, and he’s an occasional columnist at Jacobin Magazine, where he writes about Russian left-wing politics. In this interview, Kevin asks Sean what he makes of American Russophobia today and whether he thinks it’s fair when people compare it to the McCarthyism of yesteryear. He talks about how he got his start as a blogger, and what he thinks of academia today, when it comes to the study of Russia. Also, he discusses U.S. media coverage of Russia and the anti-Kremlin opposition, and explains what he thinks journalists generally get right about the culture, and where a lot of reporting comes up short.Follow Sean on Twitter:https://twitter.com/seansrussiablogRead his blog and listen to his podcast here:https://seansrussiablog.org/Support his podcast here:https://www.patreon.com/seansrussiablogRead Sean's Jacobin articles here:https://www.jacobinmag.com/author/sean-guillorySupport this very podcast here:www.patreon.com/kevinrothrockMusic:“Polyushka Polye” by The Red Army Choir, www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2YlbiyiuMcОлег Анофриев, Бременские музыканты, “Говорят, мы бяки-буки,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-3wC7gkMDQ“Your Health,” Soyuzmultfilm, 1965, Ivan Aksenchuk, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFKxyA81TtM

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