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A.K. 47 Podcast – 47 Selections from the Works of Alexandra Kollontai


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Selected Audio/Video Interviews


The Method Podcast with Rebecca Amsellem. Episode 4: Repairing Our Desires. [In English and French] May 10, 2022.

Catalan TV3, “La Fi de l’Amor,” November 29, 2021 [In Catalan]

Reimagining Soviet Georgia Podcast, “Episode 11: Social Consequences of the End of Socialism with Kristen Ghodsee and Mitchell Orenstein,” November 4, 2021

Jacobin Radio, Long Reads: Kristen Ghodsee on the Lost World of Bulgarian Communism, September 25, 2021

Overdetermined: A Rethinking Marxism Podcast, Vol. 1, Episode 2, September 24, 2021

Le Monde Diplomatique, Podcast with George Miller: The forgotten chapter of the women’s movement, July 14, 2021

National Public Radio, Throughline Podcast, “Capitalism: What Is It?” June 24, 2021

Revolutionary Left Radio Podcast, Interview with Kristen Ghodsee, “The Life and Legacy of Alexandra Kollontai” June 18, 2021

FALTER-Radio (Austria) Der Podcast mit Raimund Löw, Orgasmus und Sozialismus – #536 (Orgasm and Socialism) in English, May 25, 2021

New York State Writer’s Institute, “Socialism in the Age of AOC & Bernie Sanders: A Conversation with Bhaskar Sunkara & Kristen Ghodsee, March 16, 2021

Last Born in the Wilderness Podcast, “Red Nostalgia: Post-Soviet Europe & Arguments For Economic Independence w/ Kristen Ghodsee,” March 15, 2021

Jacobin Talks, “The Socialist History of International Women’s Day,” March 8, 2021

The Katie Halper Show Podcast, “Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism,” March 8, 2021

Revolutionary Left Radio Podcast, Interview with Kristen Ghodsee, “Socialist Feminism, Class Struggle, and the Cold War.” 7 March 2021

Democratic Socialists of America International Committee, Socialist Feminist Working Group, and Lux Magazine, “Love and Sex Behind the Iron Curtain: The Experience of 20th Century State Socialism in Eastern Europe,” March 7, 2021

It’s Not All in Your Head Podcast, “Sex Feels Better When all of Your Basic Needs are Met.” February 17, 2021

Capitalism Hits Home Podcast with Dr. Harriet Fraad and Juliana Forlano, “Kristen Ghodsee on the Decommodification of Sex – Part 1,” February 4, 2021

Economic Update with Richard Wolff, “Why Women Have Better Sex in Socialism.” February 1, 2021

The Michael Brooks Show, “Sex and Gender on the Left,” January 5, 2021

AnthroPod, The Podcast of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, “Socialism, Spies, and Serendipity: Katherine Verdery and Kristen Ghodsee on Anthropology and Epistemic Change,” November 15, 2020

Not What You Thought You Knew Podcast, “The Night Witches and the Fighting Women of the Soviet Union.” September 29, 2020

The Vast Majority Podcast, “Why you should an anti-anti-communist,” September 18, 2020

The Hotbed Collective Podcast, “Do Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism?” June 3, 2020

Radio New Zealand, “How we count women’s work is discussed at the 2020 New Zealand Arts Festival,” May 17, 2020

Radio New Zealand, “Kim Hill speaks with Dr Kristen Ghodsee about her book Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism,” April 12, 2020

Radio New Zealand, “Sex and Socialism. When Unregulated Capitalism Kills the Mood.” November 29, 2019

Catalanya Radio, “Per què les dones de països comunistes gaudien més del sexe?” November 24, 2019 [Catalán]

Radio RaBe Berne, “Warum Frauen im Sozialismus besseren Sex haben – Und andere Argumente für ökonomische Unabhängigkeit,” October 27, 2019 [Deutsche]

AnthroPod, The Podcast of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, “Anthropologists as Public Intellectuals: Ruth Behar in Conversation with Kristen Ghodsee,” August 15, 2019

New Books Network: East European Studies, “Red Hangover: Legacies of 20th Century Communism,” June 27, 2019

The Order of Things podcast, “Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism,” June 25, 2019

New Books Network: East European Studies, “Second World, Second Sex.” June 20, 2019

Revolutionary Left Radio, “Women Behind the Iron Curtain: Socialism, Feminism, & Soviet Power,” March 8, 2019

Office Hours Podcast with Brandon Baker, “A Conversation with Kristen Ghodsee,” February 13, 2019

Little Atoms Podcast with Neil Denny, “Kristen Ghodsee’s Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism,” February 11, 2019

History Hit Podcast with Dan Snow, “Sex and Socialism with Professor Ghodsee,” February 9, 2019

PBS Newshour, “Could Socialist policies give American women better lives?” January 3, 2019

C-SPAN 2 Book TV: “Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism” November 15, 2018

Behind the News with Doug Henwood: “Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism,” November 29, 2018

Season of the Bitch Podcast, November 11, 2018, “Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism.”

The Cut podcast with Molly Fischer, November 6, 2018 “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

KIRO Radio, Seattle’s Morning New with Dave Ross, July 3, 2018. MP3 Clip: “Prof Kristen Ghodsee from UPenn on democratic socialism and the generation gap

Jacobin Radio: “Behind the News with Doug Henwood: Anti-Communism,” May 21, 2018

Slought Foundation, “Folded into Lives: A Conversation with Joao Biehl and Kristen Ghodsee,” April 19, 2018

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright, “Are the labels ‘right’ and ‘left’ still useful shorthand for political belief?” February 25, 2018

KPFA Radio, Berkeley. “Behind the News with Doug Henwood.” November 23, 2017

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright, “What the legacy of the Russian Revolution means for socialism today,” November 12, 2017. MP3 Clip: CBC Interview November 2017

KIRO Radio, Seattle’s Morning New with Dave Ross, August 25, 2017. MPS Clip: “Advances for women under Cold War communist regimes.”

KPFA Radio, Berkeley. “Behind the News with Doug Henwood,” August 17, 2017.

KIRO Radio, Seattle’s Morning News with Dave Ross, August 16, 2017. MP3 Clip: “Lessons of the Cold War that apply today.”

Радио Свобода, “Путин в юбке делу не поможет,” May 5, 2017

Northeast Public Radio, “Academic Minute:  The Left Side of History,” May 1, 2015

Wer hört heute noch auf Karl Marx im Osten Europas?,” Deutschlandradio Kultur, 2 November 2015 (in German)

New Podcast features Dr. Kristen Ghodsee” American Anthropological Association

The Hunger Games, Revisited” with Aviva Briefel

Sixth Bulgarian Sets Himself on Fire to Protest Poverty,” an interview with Marco Werman on the BBC/PRI radio program, The World

Sixth Fire Suicide in Bulgaria,” Interview on Voice of Russia (UK Edition), March 21, 2013

Kristen Ghodsee discusses communist mass women’s organizations on ILO TV

The Fall of Communism in Bulgaria” with Lisa Mullins on the BBC/PRI radio program, The World

Nostalgia for Communism” on Northeast Public Radio

Understanding post-communist nostalgia,” with David Redmon and Ashley Sabin of Carnivalesque Films

“Bulgarian Muslims” with Lisa Mullins on the BBC/PRI radio program, The World

The Red Riviera”  with George Liston Seay on Dialogue


Alexandra Jones, “Left unchecked, capitalism will ruin human relationships forever,The Face, March 17, 2020

Cornelia Meyer, “ “Der späte Erfolg des Sozialismus: Warum in Osteuropa mehr Frauen in Tech-Berufen arbeiten,Business Insider Germany, March 8, 2020

Kristen de Groot, “The history behind International Women’s Day,” Penn Today, March 6, 2020

Juli Katz, „Care-Arbeit sollte staatlich organisiert werdenTAZ, March 2, 2020

Celia Parbey, “Kristen R. Ghodsee: „Der Kapitalismus macht Frauen abhängig und betrachtet sie als eine Art WareEdition F, February 3, 2020

Eefje Goossen, “Pourquoi les femmes ont-elles de meilleures relations sexuelles sous le socialisme?”, January 24, 2020

Sonja Eismann, “Ist der Kommunismus so böse?konkret, heft 12/2019

Angela Waters, “Why East Germany was for Lovers.” Sleek Magazine, November 9, 2019

Mathieu Magnaudeix, “Le sexe socialiste, et si c’était mieux?, November 9, 2019

Konstantin Nowotny, „Sex ist Konsum“ der Freitag, October 31, 2019

Fátima Elidrissi, Kristen Ghodsee: “El capitalism afecta nuestras vidas e incluso a nuestras experiencias sexuales,” The Objective, October 21, 2019

Sara Pérez, Kristen Ghodsee: “Las relaciones heterosexuales siempre serán más equitativas en las sociedades que apoyen la independencia económica de ellasLa Línea de Fuego, October 17, 2019

Nuria Alabao, “Cuando los hombres contribuyen de manera más justa al trabajo doméstico las parejas tienen más sexoRevista Contexto, October 9, 2019

Mónica Zas, “Por qué el capitalismo se cargó el orgasmo femenino,” El Diario, October 3, 2019

Tony Pecinovsky, “‘Intersectional before it was cool’: The women’s movement under state socialism.” People’s World, October 3, 2019

Sophia Benoit, “How Socialism Improves Sex Lives,” GQ Magazine, May 15, 2019

Aaron Freedman, “Can Markets Corrode Relationships?, March 25, 2019

Angela Waters, “Why the Marxist History of International Women’s Day Matters,” Sleek Magazine, March 8, 2019

Maria Bucur, “Socialism and the Future of Gender Justice, Part 2,”, February 15, 2019

Maria Bucur, “Socialism and the Future of Gender Justice, Part 1,”, February 14, 2019

Claire Ochroch, “Meet the Penn prof. who wrote ‘Why Women Have Better Sex Under SocialismThe Daily Pennsylvanian, February 6, 2019

Gwyneth Shaw, “The Scholar behind Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism.” Penn, January 18, 2019

Illana Novick, “Want Better Sex? Consider Moving to a Socialist Country?, December 21, 2018

Sean Illing, “Why women have better sex under socialism, according to an anthropologist,”, December 12, 2018

Rita Abundancia, ¿Está el capitalismo arruinando nuestra vida sexual?, El Pais, December 12, 2018

Michelle Hart and Hamilton Cain, “10 Great Books You May have Missed in 2018,” O Magazine, December 10, 2018

Megan Day, “No Scrubs.” Jacobin Magazine, November 29, 2018

Dahlia Balcazar, “Red Handed,” Bitch Media, November 21, 2018

Amanda Arnold, “Capitalism in Ruining Your Sex Life,” The Cut, November 15, 2018

NY to Seattle: Why is Support Growing for American Socialism?, July 4, 2018

Maryna Bazylevych, “A Conversation with Kristen Ghodsee,” Anthropology News, April 23, 2018

Karen Brooks, “Seeing Shades of Grey in the Red,” Omnia, January 25, 2018

Sex war im Sozialismus besser,” General-Anzeiger, 2 Oktober 2017

Mathew Reisz, “Books Interview: Kristen Ghodsee,” Times Higher Education, October 12, 2017

Judith Langowski, “The history of communist feminism. An interview with Kristen, October 4, 2017

Judith Langowski, “Osteuropäische Feministen: „Heftige, rechte Gegenreaktionen””

Wofür kämpfen wir heute noch?uniCross, July 14, 2015

Kristen Ghodsee  Vagabond Magazine, No. 87/88, 2013-2014: pages 20-23  (pdf)

Кристeн Годси: “Българските жени са приспособими, упорити и готови да поемат и най-големите предизвикателства”

Една американка с болка за България, Sega, 16 February 2002

Ghodsee’s Bulgarian Studies Draw Wide Support

Other media

Syrian Refugees Flood Bulgaria, Expose Flaws in EU Refugee Policy,” Voice of American News, Cecily Hilleary, January 13, 2014

The old ones die, and the young ones go abroad.” The Washington Times, Sunday, December 26, 2004.

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