The Remembering Yugoslavia podcast explores the memory of the country that no longer exists.
How do people of the former Yugoslav republics remember and imagine their former homeland? Created and hosted by Peter Korchnak. New episodes two to four times per month.
I am so grateful to you for producing this important podcast. It has become my current joy and addiction.
Ana, Perth, Australia
@peterkorchnak Glad to have found you here, have come to thank you profoundly for a beautiful and very interesting podcast https://t.co/8OAcB2hcMs Have just started listening, but jumped over to @SpomenikDatabse one. You are doing and important work here, thank you!
— barjanski (@barjanski) November 7, 2020
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Episode Shownotes (with Transcripts, Links, and More)
- A Galaksija Not So Far Away: The Story and Legacy of the Galaksija Computer (Podcast Episode 35)
- Petrova Gora Monument: From Utopia to Dystopia (Podcast Episode 34)
- (Croatian) Diaspora Voices (Podcast Episode 33)
- Mother Freedom, Father Land: The Revival of Kočani’s Monument to Freedom (Podcast Episode 32)
- The YUruguayan Connection: The Lost World of Yugoslav Mail Art (Podcast Episode 31)
- Mitja from the Russian Blocks and the Deficit of Yugoslavia (Podcast Episode 30)
- Long Live 1940s Graffiti (Podcast Episode 29)
- Spit and Sing, My Ex-Yugoslavia! (Podcast Episode 28)
- All the Monument’s a Stage (Podcast Episode 27)
- Diaspora Voices II (Podcast Episode 26)
- On Spomenik Photography – Jan Kempenaers & Jonk (Podcast Episode 25)
- Tito and His Biographers (Podcast Episode 24)
- The Upside Down of Serbian Historical Revisionism – Jelena Djureinović (Podcast Episode 23)
- Travel Writing About Ex-Yugoslavia – Brian Hall & Marija Krivokapić (Podcast Episode 22)
- Pictures of YU – Olja Triaška Stefanović & Dragana Jurišić (Podcast Episode 21)
- Rock’n’Retro (Podcast Episode 20)
- “Happy Birthday, Yugoslavia!” (Podcast Episode 19)
- Peace and Division in BiH – Gorana Mlinarević & Nela Porobić Isaković (Podcast Episode 18)
- I Design YU Design – Ognjen Ranković + Zoran Cardula (Podcast Episode 17)
- (Serbian) Diaspora Voices I: Ivan Colic & Andrea Jovanovic (Podcast Episode 16)
- Ace of Spomenik Database – Donald Niebyl (Podcast Episode 15)
- Balkan Travel Spies – Ralph van der Zijden + Tiago Carruco (Podcast Episode 14)
- Croatia’s Political Tragedy – Ivo Goldstein (Podcast Episode 13)
- Yugoslavia as an Alternative Political Project – Tanja Petrović (Podcast Episode 12)
- Mini Yugoslavia: A Field Report (Podcast Episode 11)
- Croatia’s History Illness – Hrvoje Klasić (Podcast Episode 10)
- Das Ist Museum – Elma Hodžić (Podcast Episode 9)
- 12,000 Monuments (and Nothin’ on Map) – Vladana Putnik Prica (Podcast Episode 8)
- Yugofuturist Rock’n’Roll – Petar Janjatović (Podcast Episode 7)
- Yugoslavia as Cultural Subversion – Martin Pogačar (Podcast Episode 6)
- Future Mo(nu)ments – Sanja Horvatinčić (Podcast Episode 5)
- Made in Yugodom – Mario Milaković (Podcast Episode 4)
- The Origin Story of Remembering Yugoslavia (Podcast Bonus Episode)
- The New-New Life of Yugoslav Partisan Songs – Ana Hofman (Podcast Episode 2)
- You Go, You Go, Yugo – Antonija Buntak (Podcast Episode 1)
- Launching the Remembering Yugoslavia Podcast: Why Remember Yugoslavia?
Your kindred perspective as a post-socialist, national of a non-existent country, really comes across in the podcast, and protects it from the fetishisation or exoticism (even orientalism) that I sense in so many other English language podcasts about…well anywhere outside America’s borders. So thank you again for that.
Mikal, London, UK
“Just to say how much I enjoy listening to your podcast. It is so well made, serious but at the same time enjoyable, clever, with excellent editing and music support.” —Ivan, Canada / Czech Republic (April 2021)
“Thank you for the work you’re doing. It helps those of us who love this country that no longer exists to keep the flame alive, but also to know new authors and academic approaches. Your podcast is really a breath of fresh air.” —Carlos, Spain (February 2021)
“Just binging your podcast. It is helping me so much in discovering the land my parents left in 1963. This podcast is riveting to me and at the same time, I feel a great melancholy. Being the child of immigrants can be difficult. You never belong where you are nor where they came from. Your podcast helps me to understand so much more of the life I may have had if things had been different.” —Tania, Serbia / Australia (February 2021)
“Thank you so much for making this podcast! This [is] a much needed resource for those of us that were born in the early 80s and were/are looking for ways to articulate our experience/past and also process and reconcile the mostly positive narratives re YU (from our parents etc) with the contemporary nationalistic narratives.” —Sanjin, Bosnia and Herzegovina / USA (January 2021)
“Greetings from an ex-Yugoslav! I just wanted to say I’ve enjoyed your podcasts thoroughly over the past few months. [T]hank you for all the work you’ve done bringing the memory of the country to those who know little or nothing about it, to those like myself who were too young to remember much of the old country! I myself am from Bosnia, born in ‘86. So as you can imagine, other than a few fleeting (possibly even projected) memories, all I know is from my parents many stories and research I’ve done myself. I have been warmly recommending your podcast to everyone interested.” —Bojan, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Ireland (January 2021)
“Thank you, Peter, for your terrific work on exploring and documenting Yugoslavia as a country, idea, and a contemporary point of reference and for the incredible time and effort you are putting into it. I enjoy very much your podcast and your incisive cultural, political and economic analyses.” —Tomislav, Croatia / Canada (December 2020)
“I am so grateful to you Petar for producing this important podcast. It has become my current joy and addiction. I look forward to learning more from you. It really has been a wonderful journey of discovery. I never considered travelling around the country or to other republics because I like to stay in [my ancestral] village and be part of daily life there. I’m not much of a ‘tourist’, but now I have reason to see more.” —Ana, [Croatia] / Australia
“I really really enjoy your project. What I appreciate most about it is your hosting it – it is difficult to find any media in English that is not either produced by America or somehow heavily influenced or indebted to it. Your kindred perspective as a post-socialist, national of a non-existent country, really comes across in the podcast, and protects it from the fetishisation or exoticism (even orientalism) that I sense in so many other english language podcasts about… well anywhere outside America’s borders. So thank you again for that.” —Mikal, UK (October 2020)
“First of all, I really enjoy listening to your podcast and learning about life in Yugoslavia, its culture and how its former citizens viewed it then and view it now. I admit that as someone who grew up in the West I have a sense of nostalgia for an idealised Yugoslavia that I never experienced, so I am just a bit of a fashionable interloper looking at old photos on Instagram. (…) So thank you for the podcasts, and it’s a pleasure to listen and to support you in making more episodes.” —Alexander, UK (September 2020)
“I’ve been following you and your account on Instagram for awhile and have been enjoying your podcasts as well. I was born in the former Yugoslavia and emigrated with my family to South Africa during the early 90s Civil War. I’ve grown up here and while I feel South African I also feel I am a Yugoslav, nor Serbian or Bosnian Croat. As I grow older, I feel a deep love, longing and even a heavy pain every time I explore the history of the former Yugoslavia. Your podcast and the episodes Ive listened to have really moved me and allowed me to take a glimpse into this country that I love and yet barely know. Thanks for the work you’re doing and I look forward to your next episodes!” —Ivan, Serbia / South Africa