A Glimpse into History – My True Story8

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This is the story told to me by my grandfather Ivan, who survived the atrocities of the Soviet Regime. The story offers you a glimpse into the history of the Soviet Union and the Ukraine and especially the Holodomor (literally translated from Ukrainian as “death by hunger”). This Great Famine of 1932 – 1933, a man-made famine in the Soviet Ukraine’s Kuban Region (now a part of the Russian Federation) and in the Kazakh Soviet Republic (now Kazakhstan) killed millions of ethnic Ukrainians. Some scholars still argue about the number of deaths – estimates range from 3,9 to 12 million.

Convention Time! Two fans – two experiences

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You think you know everything about fan conventions and that they are not your thing at all? Hm, are you really sure about that? In this podcast we briefly talk about fan conventions and make a few suggestions about which fan convention might be the one for you.

 

Purgator Con (PurCon): https://www.purgatory-con.de/

Walker Stalker Con: https://walkerstalkercon.com/london/

Comic Con Germany: https://www.comiccon.de/de/

Comic Con San Diego: https://www.comic-con.org/

Fairy Tales And Feminism

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Banning fairy tales? What? Why?

In a recent interview Keira Knightley claimed that she does not permit her daughter to watch traditional Disney movies because they serve as bad example for girsl. This statement sparked a heated debate about what kind of role gender stereotyping plays in children’s media and if it is necessary to even ban traditional fairy tales from children’s bedrooms. In this podcast we present some of the debate’s main arguments.