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Ukrainian Spaces
Ukrainian Spaces
Ukrainian Spaces

Amplifying diverse Ukrainian voices and decolonizing Ukraine conversations. Discussing Ukraine abroad without a single Ukrainian featured is still a norm. Not only... more

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Episodes

Unveiled: The Orange Revolution

S4E3 Before 2004, Ukraine pulsed with a vibrant cultural awakening. Following decades of Soviet suppression, Ukrainian language, music, art, and identity... more

24 Jan 2024 · 37 minutes
Unveiled: Ukraine's Renewed Independence

S4E2 On August 24th, 1991, Ukraine celebrated a moment etched in history: its independence from the Soviet Union. It was a... more

24 Jan 2024 · 40 minutes
Unveiled: Echoes of Chornobyl

S4E1 For many Ukrainians born after 1986, Chornobyl wasn't just a history lesson. It was a silent shadow cast over their... more

24 Jan 2024 · 41 minutes
Season 4 Premiere: How it all started.

S4E0 What made four total strangers connect in those first few paralysing months of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine?  This season,... more

04 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
olek: our ukrainian identity, explained

podcast premiere episode: a jewish-ukrainian president and a korean-ukrainian governor emerge as key leaders in the ukrainian liberation war. perfect... more

18 Dec 2023 · 54 minutes
mid-season bonus: owning stupid stuff we said about Ukraine

From victim-blaming and thinking that Russia is the language of smarter people to advocating against arming Ukraine. In our third... more

13 Nov 2023 · 34 minutes
mid-season bonus: a love letter to the diaspora.

Misunderstood, ridiculed, or cast out. The relations between Ukrainians at home and the Ukrainian diaspora have often been rocky. It... more

23 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
mid-season bonus: 2014.

Ukrainians often mention that the ongoing genocide did not start in 2022 but rather has been a slow-burning event since... more

12 Sep 2023 · 35 minutes
genia and azamat. qazaqs, we see you

DISCLAIMER. This is a public version of the podcast. Our Patreon family⁠⁠ gets the episodes much earlier, packaged with lots of bonus... more

24 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
oksana. russian culture is a lie

DISCLAIMER. This is a public version of the podcast. Our Patreon family⁠⁠ gets the episodes much earlier, packaged with lots of... more

06 Jul 2023 · 53 minutes
alim. crimea was never russian

DISCLAIMER. This is a public version of the podcast. Our ⁠⁠Patreon family⁠⁠ gets the episodes much earlier, packaged with lots of bonus... more

19 Jun 2023 · 46 minutes
olga. honest talk about ukrainian nationalism

DISCLAIMER. This is a public version of the podcast. Our ⁠Patreon family⁠ gets the episodes much earlier, packaged with lots of bonus... more

30 May 2023 · 52 minutes
sasha. let's talk about russian-speaking ukrainians

DISCLAIMER. This is a public version of the podcast. Our ⁠Patreon family⁠ gets the episodes much earlier, packaged with lots of bonus... more

08 May 2023 · 44 minutes
nodar. sakartvelo, we see you

DISCLAIMER. This is a public version of the podcast. Our ⁠Patreon family⁠ gets the episodes much earlier, packaged with lots of bonus... more

25 Apr 2023 · 43 minutes
maria. the ukrainianness of being jewish

DISCLAIMER. This is a public version of the podcast. Our ⁠Patreon family⁠ gets these episodes much earlier, packaged with lots of bonus... more

09 Apr 2023 · 48 minutes
S3 premiere: big decolonization energy. part two

s3e2: thanks to our generous Patreon family, #UkrainianSpaces is back for season three. We felt big decolonization energy and tried... more

27 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
S3 premiere: big decolonization energy

s3e1: Thanks to our generous Patreon family, #UkrainianSpaces is back for season three. For this one, we feel big decolonization... more

13 Mar 2023 · 42 minutes
S2 finale: 9 ways Ukraine will inspire you

s2e23: It has been the worst year for every Ukrainian. In a way, it also has been the best one.... more

18 Feb 2023 · 54 minutes
mark. here's why anti-ukraine disinfo gets traction in the west

s2e22: Russian-backed conspiracies about Ukraine and Ukrainians might appear bizarre, entertaining, or even funny. But every piece of anti-Ukrainian propaganda... more

09 Feb 2023 · 50 minutes
andrea. things you keep getting wrong about ukraine

s2e21: This is not Russia's first attempt to eradicate Ukrainians. This is not the first time fascism is trying to... more

04 Feb 2023 · 52 minutes
lia. how to talk to ukrainians without colonial tropes

s2e20: When Ukrainians express discomfort by being pushed into a space with a Russian person without consent, some foreigners label... more

30 Jan 2023 · 47 minutes
ukrainian music as resistance. zbaraski edition

s2e19: Through centuries of colonial oppression, music remained a secret superpower for Ukrainians to keep their resistance up. The ongoing... more

20 Jan 2023 · 49 minutes
anti-colonial storytellers unite. volya hub edition

s2e18: We took the theme of our second season, building bridges with Ukrainian allies worldwide, and thought why not go... more

15 Jan 2023 · 58 minutes
james. a message from ukraine frontline

s2e17: How does one go from a foreign journalist to a NAFO founding figure to a Ukrainian soldier putting your... more

09 Jan 2023 · 47 minutes
nadiia. everything passes but ukraine

s2e16: Despite what Russia claims, the roots of Ukrainian identity reach as far back as thousands of years. Despite what... more

03 Jan 2023 · 49 minutes
oleksandra. russia stole ukrainian culture

s2e15: We talk so much about cultural appropriation by Westerners. But Russians have been doing the same thing to Ukrainians... more

23 Dec 2022 · 48 minutes
kateryna. unbreakable ukrainian creativity

s2e14: Before Russia started mass-slaughtering us, Ukrainians had global traction for exceptional work ethic, 'everything-is-possible' attitude, and breathtaking creativity. For... more

18 Dec 2022 · 51 minutes
vlad. ukrainian endurance, explained

s2e13: sport plays such a crucial identity-shaping role in Ukraine - athletes of different genders, ethnicities, and skin colors helped... more

10 Dec 2022 · 45 minutes
natalka. holy ukrainian resistance

s2e12: there's so much queerness in being a Ukrainian. There's so much Ukrainianness in being queer. Both are making the... more

05 Dec 2022 · 47 minutes
leila & joey. middle east, we see you

s2e11: Back in February, most Ukrainians still had no idea about the harrowing scale of genocide awaiting them in the... more

27 Nov 2022 · 55 minutes
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s2e15: We talk so much about cultural appropriation by Westerners. But Russians have been doing the same thing to Ukrainians - and... more