The best of Radio Prague International’s interviews
Every year we at Radio Prague International interview scores of fascinating people either from the Czech Republic or with a
connection to the country.
With Prague Talk you get the best of those interviews as a regularly updated podcast, delivered as a download to your device or
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Martin Klíma was a prime mover behind the November 1989 student gathering that sparked the Velvet Revolution. He has since found enormous success with role-playing games, including as co-founder of the hit company Warhorse Studios.
When Dana Huňátová joined Czechoslovakia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in late 1989 she literally came across a red telephone to Moscow. As head of office of new minister Jiří Dienstbier she was closely involved in the deep overhaul of the ministry required after four decades of communism.
František Vrábel is an expert on Russia’s infiltration of Czech society via sophisticated online disinformation. He discusses efforts to combat Kremlin propaganda, says regulating Facebook is key and explains his own motivations for working "mostly for free" in this area.
Has Putin dangerously lost touch with reality? And how are things most likely to play out now, following the launch of his brutal war against Ukraine? Leading Czech expert on Russia Michael Romancov discusses those questions, and others pertaining to the Czech Republic.
Roman Máca has recently been monitoring a rise in activity among pro-Russian voices on the Czech internet, linked to Putin's invasion of Ukraine. The security expert has also been drawing attention to radical individuals, some of whom he calls Putin's Czech "legion".
Linguist Julie Sedivy's family left Czechoslovakia when she was two and when they settled in Canada she gradually lost most of her Czech. In her book Memory Speaks has many interesting things to say about memory, language, identity and migration.
Adventurer Benedict Allen used to be referred to as a "new Indiana Jones". The English writer and broadcaster, who now lives here in Prague, shares some of his stories with us in this interview.
For three decades Glen Emery has been one of the best-known foreigners in Prague. The charismatic Canadian was a pioneering bar and club operator in the city back in the “Wild East” days of the early 1990s – and has many great stories from that period.
Pavel Klusák, author of a new book on Karel Gott, discusses several of the most contentious points in the singer's career – and the qualities that made him his country's biggest ever pop star.
Children's author and illustrator Peter Sís, the subject of a new documentary, discusses how the Czech version of Nicky & Vera differs from the original, the fact his kids were models for David Černý's baby sculptures – and a collaboration with David Bowie that never happened.