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Arrogant, contrived, basically CNN headlines. Also, have guests?
idk679 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/24
Been listening for over a year and this is the best pod about Russia, Putin and the politics of that troubled country. Academic without being hard to follow, Mark G is balanced in his assessments and incredibly well informed, plus he’s a very likeable host.
Itsthenoise via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/20/24
This guy is awful and dumb
very funny and clever pod via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/19/24
Great podcast, the best on Russia I’ve found. Very listenable and insightful. If you have even a passing interest in Russia, the current Ukraine conflict, international affairs or geopolitics I suspect you’ll enjoy this and you’ll be hooked!
JFLovett via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/01/24
I am always grateful for Mr Galeotti’s well-informed insights into Russia. This episode was especially illuminating and I am grateful that he has a moral compass and does not fall for the cheap and counterproductive shots we have seen play out in our information space after the horrific terror...Read full review »
Ana5468 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/24/24
In Moscow Shadows is THE podcast I never miss. Dr. Galeotti displays an exceptional knowledge of Kremlin’s intricacies and its particular logics, together with an insightful view of long-term impact of today’s events. And, despite the bleak picture which emerges, he manages to keep a pinch of...Read full review »
Kihoyo via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 03/14/24
Is an excellent communicator. The best voice on Russia today. Always insightful, smart and clear.
spintrongalaxy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/24
This show is going to be the next big thing. The host has a way of luring you in with his voice & keeps you listening with his insights! Keep the episodes coming
Showers Dig via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/24
You’d think that repeated monologues on Russia would run its course fairly quickly but I’m always impressed by how repeatedly thoughtful, insightful and interesting this podcast is. Thank you Mark for making these each week - long may it continue!
Majomista via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/02/24
Fantastic commentary on Russia.
ForeignRadiohead via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/01/24
Basic message: don’t do anything that will make Russians experience the consequences of their (in)action/s. Make it as easy as possible for people to live outside of Russia in comfortable western democracies. Give support for these exiles to talk in their eco chambers. If all of these things got...Read full review »
lvivianka via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/28/24
Superb, detailed, fluent, intelligent, informed. A must-listen.
Tricolour Sage via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/27/24
Mark illuminates the subtleties and nuances of all things Russia. It’s the only podcast I listen to twice to glean every detail offered.
chile100 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/28/24
Brilliant commentary from a very knowledgeable person who knows Russia extremely well. Mark is the best voice I have heard on Russian actions.
MGB74 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/23/24
Mark Galeotti knows everything about Russia and disprove the old saying that Russia cannot be comprehended by a human mind. Great in depth analysis by a Russia nerd who is objective and honest. My favourite podcast on Russia.
Joseph Wentil via Apple Podcasts · Poland · 01/18/24
Have been a fan of Mark’s for a long time. I am incredibly disappointed with this most recent podcasts. I sponsor Mark on Patreon. Have bought all his books. Praised him on Twitter. If Mark needed a kidney, I would donate mine without hesitation. However, the value and quality of the recent...Read full review »
WFT in Saudi Arabia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/24
Thanks Mark, Russia is a frightening prospect to the outsider, you help to bring some sense and humanity to the country, with or without production values
Roboprop100 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/06/24
Intriguing Insight not available in the USA.
NOT A TOTAL IDIOT!! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/30/23
Thanks Mark for sharing your views, thoughts and opinions. I personally have taken on greater interest in Russian history and culture since Putins invasion. I suppose it’s a kind of positive to this horrendous war if we all become a bit wiser in the west to the potential dark future that awaits...Read full review »
John W1959 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/29/23
Mark gives such a thoughtful in depth analysis and insight into the inner workings in Moscow. Thank you
h"c"p via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/10/23
Makes sense of much that seems impenetrable, always showing his working, and in a very listenable and engaging way.
Tobler One via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/23/23
by far my favorite podcast right now. Not only is the content always interesting but its also a pleasure to listen to such a skilled writer. And I love his humor!
akdjhgalkfdghadg via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 11/21/23
Incredible insight and brilliantly presented.
Tae dog via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/20/23
Every episode is interesting and informative
Tikonotlim via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/07/23
They just don’t do it like they used to, do they? Punditry instead of scholarship is the norm. Thank you for doing it your way Mr. Galeotti. Bought your latest book. Well be reading on my next trip.
hermes in Houston via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/04/23
Insightful, humorous at times, relevant topics. Galeotti is always delivering excellent comments and analysis on what’s happening in and around Russia.
Pelle Gee via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 09/24/23
If you want insight into current events in Russia, this is a must listen
rvaddy27 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/23
Dr Galeotti’s analysis and commentary is superb. While I don’t always agree with it (I’m less optimistic on the regime’s survival after reviewing Guriev, reading the papers in the Journal of Democracy, etc.), it’s well-written, well-delivered, crisp, and engaging. The perspicacity is indubitable.
Hygdfgbxbnm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/20/23
One of the best commentators on all things Russia. Essential listening to understand the country, it’s history - everything.
Patti O’Doors via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/14/23
Pure podcast perspicacity.
dandylion1971 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/28/23
Listening to Mark Galeotti informs and entertains at the and time. His use of the English language and his fluid mind keep the listener eager for the next word. He brings the inner workings of the Russian Federation to life in a way that no one else seems to be able to do. It’s as if he knows the...Read full review »
Timthepianoman via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/24/23
I look forward to each new episode and the insights into Russia and its key ‘players’ provided. Thank you for such an engaging and informative podcast plus the snippets of humour.
YvanaJ via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/18/23
The best commentary available in podcast form on Russia. Bonus dollops of dry humour. A+
Saap288 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 06/26/23
The only trustworthy pod on the war.
carlifen via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 06/25/23
Very high quality and granular information, beautifully presented. Without doubt, the best source for Russian politics, and great one for related matters such as the war. And: HUGE FUN. I'm a very active follower of ca. 50 news and history podcasts, and Mark's is in my top 4 with The...Read full review »
Georgeeeeeeeeee76 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/23
Interesting and thought provoking
Niklas Rolandsson via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 06/11/23
This guy appears to know his subject matter and communicates it excellently. Always interesting.
Mribbo675744 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/04/23
Great insights and a very likable host. And those allegedly low production values…? Extremely reassuring. Love this podcast!
The Impodster via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/17/23
A great view and deep knowledge of Russia today
jamesbruce1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/11/23
This podcast is everything I’ve listed in the header, and more.. well done Mark.
TheChipVan via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 05/08/23
Such a great podcast! Anyone that wants the intel about the unfolding story of Russia…this is the one. Putin the would be Stalin and his henchmen - Lavrov and all the other apparatchiks…a must listen!
jamaisdelavie via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/25/23
Really easy listening and informative that’s occasionally dotted with very dry humour. Mark really knows his stuff about all elements of Russian politics and it shows. It’s particularly worthwhile when the host takes small asides in Russian culture - popular Lord of the Rings fan fiction, for...Read full review »
Quarterwit via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/24/23
Indispensable and compulsive commentary - unmissable
Vaughanmr via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/05/23
One of the top 3 podcasts for satisfying the craving for information about Russia and its relationship to Ukraine
The Revyou via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/23
very informative
mnytdvloddem via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/11/23
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