Disinformation and propaganda works differently in Putin’s Russia than it did during the Soviet Union. Instead of tamping down the opposition, the Russian government works to control the opposition.
Protestors came out across Russia after the Ukraine invasion. In this act, that we first broadcast in 2017, we hear from young people who attended anti-government protests that swept through Russia.
Ira talks with a radio announcer in Truckee, California, about the increasingly alarming content of his fishing reports.
Ira introduces the first part of the latest podcast from Brian Reed (S-Town) and Hamza Syed — which all started when Hamza was a student with a burning question.
Ira summarizes part one of our story.