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Slavenka Drakulić: A European Person (Podcast Ep. 56)

A conversation with journalist and writer Slavenka Drakulić. Listen Subscribe Support the Podcast Become a monthly patron on Patreon: Become a Patron! Make a one-time contribution via PayPal/credit card: Episode Transcript (and More) Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate we earn… Continue Reading →

Third Culture Kids (Podcast Ep. 55)

The scars of the Siege of Sarajevo have marked an entire generation of Sarajevans—and their children. How do children of Bosnian refugees growing up abroad, the third culture kids, form their identity?

Jovanka vs. Melania (Podcast Ep. 54)

In the last 75 years, two Yugoslav-born women were the First Lady of their respective countries: Jovanka Budisavljević was the third wife of Josip Broz Tito and Melania Knavs is the third wife of Donald John Trump.

I Am Jugoslovenka (Podcast Ep. 53)

Generations of Yugoslav women fought for Yugoslavia and then against the patriarchy in it. Many of them were artists, whose primary medium for their work were their own bodies.

Remembering Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics (Plus Podcast Ep. 52)

The Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics AKA XIV Olympic Winter Games AKA Sarajevo 1984 were Yugoslavia’s proudest moment in the final years of its existence.

Balkan Travel Writers (Podcast Ep. 51)

When it comes to travel writing and the Balkans, the vast majority of literature is by Western authors; travel writing about the Balkans. What’s much less known

Here Yugo Again: The Yugo Car Goes to America (Podcast Episode 50)

The Yugo car headlined the inaugural episode of Remembering Yugoslavia. A part of the little Yugoslav car’s story remained unexplored, the part that made the Yugo one of the best known automobiles in history—and turned it into a legend.

History of Yugoslavia 101 (Podcast Ep. 49 – Bonus)

Croatian historian Ivo Goldstein gives a short lecture on Yugoslavia’s history in an attempt to answer the question, “Was Yugoslavia good or bad for its peoples?”

Yugoslav Cuisine (Podcast Ep. 48)

There was Yugoslav cuisine the same way there is European cuisine. At best, Yugoslav cuisine was an amalgam of cuisines of Yugoslavia’s constituent peoples

The Specter of Dayton (Podcast Ep. 47)

Yugoslavia continues to disintegrate. There’s Kosovo, there’s lingering territorial and financial disputes among successor countries…and there’s Republika Srpska.

Two Schools Under One Roof (Podcast Ep. 46)

In 2016, a cantonal government decided that, in one of the secondary schools in Jajce, which was following a Croatian curriculum for all the students, a separate school would be established on the premises for Bosniak students with a parallel… Continue Reading →

Secondhand Tito (Podcast Ep. 45)

A sea of ink has been spilled documenting the life and times of Josip Broz Tito.

Karma Pavilions (Podcast Episode 44)

Yugoslavia lives. It lives, among other things, in the architecture and infrastructure built during its existence.

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon at 80 (Podcast Episode 43)

Eighty years since its publication, Rebecca West’s Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia remains the most authoritative (and longest) book of travel writing on that former country.

Robert Kaplan: The Ghosts of Balkan Ghosts (Podcast Episode 42)

Few travel books have had as big a real-world impact as Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History by Robert Kaplan.

“UDBA je sudba”: Yugoslav Killer, Qu’est-ce que c’est (Podcast Episode 41)

Yugoslavia was the most aggressive among socialist countries in using assassinations as a means of protecting the state and the communist party.

The Great Bosnian Emigration (Podcast Episode 40)

Bosnians are leaving their country in droves. Why? And what can be done about it?

Svetlana Slapšak: A Yugoslav Dissident (Podcast Episode 39)

Yugoslavia was a one-party system, and not everyone there liked it.

Toward a Concrete Utopia (Podcast Episode 38)

From July 2018 to January 2019, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City hosted the exhibition Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980.

Yugosplaining the World (Podcast Episode 37)

In July 2020, a series of 18 essays appeared on the Disorder of Things blog under the umbrella title, Yugosplaining the World.

Dream of the Yugoslav ’80s (Podcast Episode 36)

For some two decades now the 1980s have been a rich referential resource for culture-makers across ex-Yugoslavia (and globally, of course).

A Galaksija Not So Far Away: The Story and Legacy of the Galaksija Computer (Podcast Episode 35)

Do you remember that time in the early days and weeks of the pandemic when you picked up a new hobby?

Petrova Gora Monument: From Utopia to Dystopia (Podcast Episode 34)

The Monument to the Uprising of the People of Kordun and Banija at Petrova Gora, or Peter’s Mountain, in central Croatia, belongs to the most notorious derelict Yugoslav-era monuments.

(Croatian) Diaspora Voices (Podcast Episode 33)

Diaspora Voices is an occasional series of conversations with ex-Yugoslavs living abroad. In this, the third installment, two millennials from Croatia living and pursuing their PhD in the UK share their stories, poems, and scholarly findings of emigration.

Mother Freedom, Father Land: The Revival of Kočani’s Monument to Freedom (Podcast Episode 32)

Art, bravery, and community in the lesser known corner of the former country.

The YUruguayan Connection: The Lost World of Yugoslav Mail Art (Podcast Episode 31)

On February 19th, 2015, Clemente Padín, the elder statesman of Uruguayan art, replied to an email from his compatriot and young artist Francisco Tomsich with a fateful attachment:

Mitja from the Russian Blocks and the Deficit of Yugoslavia (Podcast Episode 30)

The top scholar of Yugonostalgia, professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Ljubljana, and ex-Yugoslav National Army cook, Mitja Velikonja, discusses his military service, the good and the bad of Yugoslavia

Long Live 1940s Graffiti (Podcast Episode 29)

Graffiti dating back to the 1940s survive on walls of towns and villages from Ljubljana to the Istrian peninsula.

Spit and Sing, My Ex-Yugoslavia! (Podcast Episode 28)

Across former Yugoslavia and beyond, songs of the Partisan struggle, resistance, and revolution reverberate anew in the public square.

All the Monument’s a Stage (Podcast Episode 27)

Artists have used Yugoslav World War II monuments as elements in their works to criticize official policies

Diaspora Voices II (Podcast Episode 26)

In this installment of Diaspora Voices, an occasional series of conversations with ex-Yugoslavs living abroad, three people on three different continents—Australia (Parramatta, NSW), North America (Vancouver, BC), and Europe (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)—share stories of their journeys

On Spomenik Photography (Podcast Episode 25)

How and when did the world’s fascination with Yugoslav socialist monuments begin?

Tito and His Biographers (Podcast Episode 24)

More than a generation after Tito’s death, biographies of the Yugoslav statesman keep appearing apace. Why is that?

The Upside Down of Serbian Historical Revisionism – Jelena Djureinović (Podcast Episode 23)

Historian Jelena Djureinović, PhD parses the trajectory and the many facets of historical revisionism in Serbia.

Travel Writing About Ex-Yugoslavia (Podcast Episode 22)

Travel writing about ex-Yugoslavia exploded in the 1990s as the country disintegrated in violence. The lessons the author of the first such account, Brian Hall, learned when he traveled through then-Yugoslavia in 1991 resonate today more than ever.

Pictures of YU (Podcast Episode 21)

Two photographers born in former Yugoslavia and living abroad, Olja Triaška Stefanović (Novi Sad, Serbia / Bratislava, Slovakia) and Dragana Jurišić (Slavonski Brod, Croatia / Dublin, Ireland) have (re)claimed the memory of their disappeared homeland through their art.

Rock’n’Retro (Podcast Episode 20)

…or New Yugoslavism in Contemporary Popular Music in Former Yugoslavia Parallel to Yugonostalgic enjoyment of Yugoslav-era music across the region, another related musical phenomenon emerged in the 1990s: original music glorifying Yugoslavia.

“Happy Birthday, Yugoslavia!” (Podcast Episode 19)

…or A Field Report from the Days of AVNOJ Every last Saturday in November, several thousand people from all across former Yugoslavia gather in Jajce for Days of AVNOJ, an official celebration of Yugoslavia’s founding

Peace and Division in BiH: 25 Years of Dayton (Podcast Episode 18)

What has Dayton wrought and where do we go from here? Bosnian policy analysts and activists Gorana Mlinarević and Nela Porobić Isaković bring a feminist perspective to discuss the legacy of the Dayton Peace Accords after 25 years of implementation.

I Design YU Design (Podcast Episode 17)

A Serbian and a North Macedonian graphic designer discuss Yugoslavian design as an inspiration for their work.

(Serbian) Diaspora Voices I (Podcast Episode 16)

Two members of the Serbian diaspora share their experiences leaving former Yugoslavia, making a new life in South Africa and the United Kingdom, and staying connected with their disappeared homeland. Plus a listener’s letter from Australia.

Ace of Spomenik Database – Donald Niebyl (Podcast Episode 15)

Donald Niebyl discusses the origin story and notoriety of his project, Spomenik Database, and the fetishization of Yugoslav-era World War II monuments.

Balkan Travel Spies (Podcast Episode 14)

Foreign-born, Belgrade-based tour operators, Ralph van der Zijden, from the Netherlands (iBike Belgrade & Yugotour), and Tiago Carruco, from Portugal (Into the Balkans), share the stories of their respective businesses and how the covid pandemic has affected them.

Croatia’s Political Tragedy – Ivo Goldstein (Podcast Episode 13)

Historian Ivo Goldstein identifies the roots and actors of historical revisionism in Croatia.

Yugoslavia as an Alternative Political Project – Tanja Petrović (Podcast Episode 12)

Director of Ljubljana-based Institute of Culture and Memory Studies, Tanja Petrović, discusses the new lives of Yugoslav objects, Yugonostalgia, and the political potential of socialist Yugoslavia today.

Mini Yugoslavia: A Field Report (Podcast Episode 11)

President Goran Gabrić takes me on a walking tour of Mini Yugoslavia.

Croatia’s History Illness – Hrvoje Klasić (Podcast Episode 10)

Hrvoje Klasić discusses historical revisionism in Croatia and life as a celebrity historian.

Das Ist Museum – Elma Hodžić (Podcast Episode 9)

Elma Hodžić, curator at the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, discusses the museum’s memory-making activities and Bosnian post-war identity.

12,000 Monuments (and Nothin’ on Map) – Vladana Putnik Prica (Podcast Episode 8)

Art historian Vladana Putnik Prica of the University of Belgrade discusses inappropriate monuments, foreigners’ interest and generational differences in locals’ perception of spomeniks, and nostalgic songs.

Yugofuturist Rock’n’Roll – Petar Janjatović (Podcast Episode 7)

Petar Janjatović, author of Ex-YU Rock Encyclopedia 1960-2015, discusses the endurance of Yugoslav rock and the political power of music.

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