Ukrainian Unleashed
Travelling across Ukraine: Akkerman fortress and Southern Ukraine

Travelling across Ukraine: Akkerman fortress and Southern Ukraine

September 3, 2020

In this episode, you’ll travel to the Akkerman fortress - a giant building and a real gem of Ukrainian South. I will guide you through the rich history of these lands by telling the story of the fortress and the ancient Greek city of Tyras which was founded here 2500 years ago. Yes, you heard it! This part of Ukraine was occupied by numerous Greek colonies-policies long time ago. And this was a bridge between Slavic tribes and the ancient world which, however, collapsed under a heavy siege of other nations. There is no understanding of Black Sea region diversity without the explanation of its ethnicity, history and warfare traditions. So have a listen to its exciting story!

Animals are (not) commodities?

Animals are (not) commodities?

August 14, 2020

In this episode, I’ll share with you the current situation with the protection of animal rights in Ukraine, because it seems that such topics get lost in today’s vigorous life. However, it is our indifference that often becomes the reason why animals all over Ukraine are tortured and exploited for entertainment as a commodity. This is especially true now in the summer tourist season because the thirst for the exotic entertainment often leads the owners of these places to poachers. So let's find out which animals suffer the most and how they fall into the wrong hands? Is this a nasty topic for Ukraine and neighbouring European countries?

Тварини (не) товар?

Тварини (не) товар?

August 7, 2020

У цьому епізоді я розкажу вам як наразі виглядає ситуація із захистом прав тварин в Україні, бо, здається, саме такі теми ми часто не помічаємо за буденністю. Проте саме наша байдужість часто і є причиною того, що тварини по всій Україні зазнають катувань та експлуатуються для розваг як товар. Особливо це актуально зараз у літній туристичний сезон, адже жага до екзотики часто приводить власників розважальних закладів до браконьєрів. Тож дізнаймося, які звірі і яким чином потрапляють до злих рук та чи взагалі ця тема є проблемною для України та сусідніх з нами європейських країн.

Український Pride (та упередження)

Український Pride (та упередження)

July 23, 2020

У сьогоднішньому епізоді ми поговоримо про спільноту ЛГБТ+ в Україні та підіб'ємо підсумки червня 2020 - місяця прайду для представників ЛГБТ+ по всьому світу. Я ознайомлю вас з останніми новинами щодо питань ЛГБТ+ та розкажу, як це бути геєм в сучасній Україні. А як щодо законодавчих ініціатив, спрямованих на покращення якості життя меншин в Україні? Чи прислухаються наші державні службовці до міжнародної спільноти із цього приводу? Тож подивимось, бути геєм і бути українцем — це благо чи невдача?

Ukrainian Pride (and prejudice)

Ukrainian Pride (and prejudice)

July 20, 2020

Sweet June - Pride month for LGBT+ communities all over the world. And what about the protection of LGBT+ people rights in Ukraine? Let me follow the latest news and show you what it’s like to live a gay life in Ukraine. Do our public officials work on any legislative initiatives aiming at improving the quality of life of minorities in Ukraine? And what international support we can rely on? Being gay and being Ukrainian: boon or a bane?

Solidarity Rising?

Solidarity Rising?

June 14, 2020

This episode is truly inspired by the ongoing protests all over the world against racism and by the need for fixing the current social paradigm which makes a lot of people feel vulnerable and discriminated. Here in Ukraine as well. Even though Ukrainians are often left aside of global social movements, I can admit that we have our internal pain points which often put people to the streets as well. From time to time, I see surveys where the Ukrainians are asked about their satisfaction with life and expectations they carry from ongoing reforms. But I wonder if this data can be a reliable indicator of people’s ability to protest? And if yes, do we need to be prepared for the after quarantine protests in Ukraine? Let’s also revise, in general, what were the biggest social movements here in the last two years.

Sex and Ukraine

Sex and Ukraine

May 29, 2020

Did you know that, according to Pornhub statistics, Ukraine appeared in the Top 20 countries by global traffic in 2019? So, in today’s episode, we will sneaky peek at Ukrainian’s sex life and find out how things with sex culture and sex education are really going in Ukraine! You’ll find out a lot of curiosities and maybe will be completely surprised by the revealed facts. Yes, they might turn out your perception of Ukrainian society. And yes, the data taken from official surveys together with the comments I’ve gathered especially for this occasion will make this episode unforgettable, trust me. Stay calm and don’t go anywhere — this you can only find in Ukrainian Unleashed.

Ukrainian Generation Z: Who are they?

Ukrainian Generation Z: Who are they?

May 19, 2020

We now mainly leave in the world where 4 different generations are mixed which are Babyboomers, Generation X, Generation Y (also called Millenials) and Generation Z - the latest one. And most likely Generation Z, those who were born at the beginning of the 2000s will be the ones to get inspired the most by these extraordinary times. So I got very curious about understanding their motifs, lifestyles and future expectations. And would Ukrainian teenagers somehow be different from their foreign peers? Let’s find out who would be our disciples and what kind of world they’d like to build for all of us?

Dreamcatcher: He made a trip around the globe (interview)

Dreamcatcher: He made a trip around the globe (interview)

May 9, 2020

In today’s episode, you will hear a compelling story from the guy who all of a sudden decided to completely change his life. He stepped forward the uncertainty which in the end led him towards peacefulness and joy miles away from home. He is my ex-colleague and a nice guy, his name is also Alex and after working 12 years in the same company he got a job on a scientific expedition ship travelling around the globe. So here is his story of dreamcatcher full of true emotions and revelations. Hope you’ll enjoy it and maybe will get inspired to make up your mind about anything you dream of. Take a listen and thanks’ for being here with us!

What’s up with 2020?

What’s up with 2020?

April 29, 2020

What would the world we all know but, I guess, none of us could imagine yet look like? Complete uncertainty. In most countries of the world, the coronavirus epidemic has not yet reached its peak, but economists, political scientists and philosophers are already trying to distinguish the contours of the new world that will arise after. Well, in this episode I’ll try to get acquainted with the latest trends and most obvious after-effects to imagine what kind of reality we’ll leave in, let’s say in 6 months from here. Are you with me? Let’s go!

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