A journey through the memory of a disappeared country, Remembering Yugoslavia explores how the people of the former Yugoslav republics remember and imagine their former homeland, which no longer exists.
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)
- 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
“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