Joking around with Comrades

Greetings, Comrades! Due to editing issues, we lagged behind with this episode, but here it is. A semi-serious interview with Jonathan Waterlow PhD, author of the newly-published book “It’s only a joke, comrade!” – a book about Soviet political jokes during Stalin’s era in the 30’s. Semi-serious, because we talked about the cultural impact of jokes and…well, Stalin himself, this episode consists of the largest quantity of jokes of all of our episodes. I also managed to look like a worried amateur at times, but as I do that now and then, it should be ok. We also have a contest in the end.

Anyhow, here’s the book cover, and go follow Jon everywhere, listen to his philosophy podcast and get the book! Oh, and enjoy the episode!

It's Only a Joke, Comrade! Cover

Jon’s podcast is here:

And you’re welcome to find him directly here:
– Instagram: @jwaterlow
– Twitter: @JonWaterlow
Or via the podcast:
– Instagram: @vinthed.pod
– Twitter: @vinthed
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