Stories From The Eastern West

16 EpisodesProduced by Culture.pl

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 incr… read more

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CLIMB

January 31st, 2018

34:03

Discover the relentless climber who changed the world's deadliest sport...

In the early 1960s, a woman decided that the way men were dominating the world of mountain climbing didn’t make any sense. She went on to defy …

[BONUS] UNCLE

December 23rd, 2017

5:23

Learn how observing an old Christmas tradition resulted in a mystery that was never resolved.

All of us at SFTEW want to thank you so much from the …

EXPERIMENTAL

December 7th, 2017

28:53

Discover the Iron Curtain's unlikeliest music haven and the people who made it happen.

In 1957, the Polish Radio Experimental Studio (PRES) first …

REBEL

November 22nd, 2017

25:49

Get to know the doctor who defied prejudices, the media and the entire system to save people’s lives.

In 1967, South African surgeon Christiaan …

SPY

November 8th, 2017

26:53

Throughout the Cold War, both the Soviet Union and the United States used espionage extensively to gather information about the opposing side. To do …

BABY

October 25th, 2017

28:01

Delve into the fascinating background of classic horror film Rosemary’s Baby and learn how it was made.

In 1968, Rosemary’s Baby debuted in theaters and terrified unsuspecting audiences. The film was a box-office …

NUCLEAR

October 18th, 2017

28:21

Discover how Joseph Rotblat went from creating nuclear bombs to winning the Nobel Peace prize.

The American bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is generally considered to be one of the most, if not the most, important …

PALACE II

October 11th, 2017

27:05

PALACE

October 4th, 2017

22:01

Find out about the creation of Stalin's controversial Palace of Science and Culture in Warsaw.

Following World War II, much of Poland lay in ruins …

ZOO

September 27th, 2017

25:11

Hear how the Żabiński family saved the lives of countless Jews during the Nazi German occupation.  

In September 1939, Nazi Germany began their …

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