Five podcasts of April 2022 – Special Ukraine

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Podiocast is a monthly appointment with monthly news in search of an audience. We mention – the most interesting Italian podcasts recently published or available online – without too much formality themselves on the release dates. In short, the newest and most interesting that we will put on the “podium” this month. For the April edition we have selected audio insights that give you a better understanding of the Russian war in Ukraine.


From Kyiv

Where to listen: on all platforms

By Annalisa Camilli – For Storielibere.fm

“It’s the stench of war. Pablo says the smell of this war is incredible. The air has a strong smell of explosives, mixed with dust that looks like coal.” Thus begins the first episode of Analisa Camille’s podcast for StoryLiber. A reporter for the weekly “Internazional” talks about the life of Kiev in the siege and describes the daily lives of those who hid in the Ukrainian capital, underground, in garages, in subway stations, who slept in air strikes. Shelter and wait until the storm is over or those who try to escape, leave everything forever. Camille collects rumors and testimonies from those who remained in the capital, where they have been fighting for weeks. Who is committed to fight, who to inform, who just to survive. The city has come under attack from several fronts, and although Russian progress seems to have slowed down in recent days in counter-attacks by Ukrainian forces, sirens continue to sound at night, with half the population fleeing and the other half living underground. Protect yourself from bombings. Here you will hear their voices, this is their story.

The first episode is online from March 14


Worldwide

Where to listen: on all platforms

By Will and Ispi

Each week, Francesco Rochetti, general secretary of ESP, and Sylvia Bokardi, a journalist for Will, spoke to a guest and tried to give the audience the tools to navigate the ever-changing social, economic, and political situation within 15 minutes. Since the beginning of the conflict, Globally has become an important appointment for those who have enough time to travel to the metro, a few bus stops and want to use them to analyze and deepen what is happening in Ukraine: from controversy to media coverage of aggression (how do we describe this war? ) Military strategy in two areas of the field, Moscow and Kyiv; From the refugee journey to the situation on the Polish border, to the analysis of European dependence on Russian gas. Pills useful to make a weekly point.


Jelensky is becoming

Where to listen: on all platforms

For Micol Flammini and Paola Peduzzi – Chora

Putin’s war against Ukraine doesn’t add much: How can he talk of de-nazifization if he drops bombs on Jewish cities? One of these is Kryvyi Rih, the birthplace of Volodymyr Zelensky, born in 1978, of Jewish origin. They lived in the same way as in the Soviet Union: without weighing it. For the first time, his face appears on a billboard, not for an election campaign, but to launch a TV series. It is broadcasting the first episode of 2015 and the Ukrainian television station 1 + 1 “Servant of the People”. The TV series in which he played the role of a history teacher who won the presidential election is the latest of many of his roles.

Families torn apart by the Nazis, comedy as an emotion and then as a profession, fiction that becomes reality and then war. How did an actor become the first president of Ukraine and then the hero in the war against Putin’s army? Our Paola Peduzzi and Micol Flammini here tell stories of ambition, rise to power, satire, resistance in bunkers and on social networks. In short, they say what it means to be “Zelensky.”

Five episodes, one a day. The first one has been online since March 28


Ukraine, conflict

Where to listen: on RaiPlay

By Dario Fabbri – For Ripley Sound and Radio 3

A “geopolitical” series. Dario Fabry, a journalist and populist, talks about the causes of the war, the strategic value of the conflict, the relevance of Ukraine as a border land, Russia’s claim, the role of the West, the weight of religion. To make the conflict between Moscow and Kiev relevant to the historical origins of the war.

Four appointments, the first two online from 21 March 2022

Also by Fabbri, always on RaiPlay and always useful for those who want to get a basic picture of the players on the pitch (those who are directly involved and who are not), “Empire” is a series of five episodes that think great power.

China, the United States, Russia, Turkey and Iran: where they come from, what they carry, what their goals are, how they fight for supremacy. There is also an additional episode entitled “War in Ukraine: Cause, Consequences”, which was recorded and played live on March 13 at the Parco della Music in Rome’s auditorium, under review. Like the book.


Flee from Ukraine

Where to listen: Speaker and Spotify

By Valerio Nicolosi – For Micromega

A battle in ten words. Blockade. Saboteurs Removal. Humanitarian corridor. No fly zone. Prevent sanctions. De-nazification. Desert Exodus.

Or: The story of Ludmiller, who escaped from Donbass, and Katia, a war refugee, with her mother, daughter, and family cat, met in the unrealistic setting of a luxury hotel in the Romanian town of Suseva on the Ukrainian border.

Or again, portraits of men who will never end up as “heroes” in the pages of history, who try to flee the country in war despite martial law. “Desert” or just people who don’t want to kill and kill? Or the story of Alessia, who – on the contrary – is fleeing the war to cross the border into Ukraine to get her family back. Following “Voices from Kyiv”, a podcast in which Valerio Nicolosi describes the first week of the siege of the Ukrainian capital, a new series of Micromega correspondents talks about the deportation of refugees from Ukraine, which has been attacked by Putin’s army.

The first episode online from March 11

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