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Stephen Kotkin

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Stephen Kotkin: ESCARGOT

Lexman Artificial

Ever seen a snail go on a skating rampage? If not, then you're in for a treat as Stephen Kotkin brings us his latest, ESCARGOT.

6 Aug 2022

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Stephen Kotkin on the History of Harvesters, Telepathy and the Future of Food

Lexman Artificial

In this episode of Lexman, we talk to Stephen Kotkin about the history of harvesting and the possibility of telepathy. We discuss the forces that led to the development of harvesters and what they may be able to achieve in the future.

3 Aug 2022

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Stephen Kotkin with Lexman

Lexman Artificial

In this episode, Lexman welcomes Stephen Kotkin to discuss his writing and pseudonyms. Stephen shares the story of his hair, which led to him using a variety of pen names in the literary world. He discusses the Ojibwa tribe and their oral stories, and how his love for folklore has influenced his work.

30 Jun 2022

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#289 – Stephen Kotkin: Putin, Zelenskyy, and War in Ukraine

Lex Fridman Podcast

Stephen Kotkin is a historian specializing in Stalin and Soviet history. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Lambda: https://lambdalabs.com/lex – Scale: https://scale.com/lex – Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/lex and use code LEX to get 1 month of fish oil – ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/lexpod and use code LexPod to get 3 months free – ROKA: https://roka.com/ and use code LEX to get 20% off your first order EPISODE LINKS: Stephen’s Website: https://history.princeton.edu/people/stephen-kotkin Stalin: 1878-1928 (Vol 1): https://amzn.to/3NvokpC Stalin: 1929-1941 (Vol 2): https://amzn.to/3wIYqsT PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips:

2hr 49mins

25 May 2022

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WSJ Opinion: Free Expression

On this episode of Free Expression, Wall Street Journal Editor-at-Large Gerry Baker speaks with one of the world’s pre-eminent historians of Russia, Stephen Kotkin, about the autocratic ambitions behind Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, how the west can do more to resist his aggression and how he has placed China at an inflection point in its rise to global superpower status.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


14 Mar 2022

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5 More Questions For Stephen Kotkin: Ukraine Edition

Uncommon Knowledge

Last month, Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson asked Princeton Professor and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Stephen Kotkin 5 questions, all in the foreign policy and history realm. Since then, the world has changed in ways that were unimaginable just 3 weeks ago. So we asked Professor Kotkin to come back for a second round of questions, this time all dedicated to one topic: the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And as usual, his answers are concise, incisive, and analytic. If you want to understand this crisis and some possible outcomes, don’t miss this conversation. 

1hr 18mins

4 Mar 2022

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5 Questions For Stephen Kotkin

Uncommon Knowledge

Stephen Kotkin is a professor of history at Princeton and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is the author of nine works of history, including the first two volumes of his planned three-volume history of Russian power and Joseph Stalin, Paradoxes of Power, 1878–1928 and Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941. The premise of this show is simple: Peter Robinson poses five questions to Dr. Kotkin: what Xi Jinping, the president of China believes; what Vladimir Putin believes; whether nuclear weapons are a deterrent in the 21st century; the chances of another American renewal; and Kotkin’s rational basis for loving the United States. It’s a fascinating conversation that delves deep into one of the country’s brightest minds. Recorded on January 14, 2022

1hr 1min

4 Feb 2022

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Stephen Kotkin: China, Russia, And American Freedom | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

Hoover Virtual Policy Briefings

Recorded June 25, 2020, 11AM PST Stephen Kotkin Discusses China, Russia, And American Freedom. The Hoover Institution presents an online virtual briefing series on pressing policy issues, including health care, the economy, democratic governance, and national security. Briefings will include thoughtful and informed analysis from our top scholars. ABOUT THE FELLOW Stephen Kotkin is a Hoover senior fellow and a Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University. In addition to conducting research in the Hoover Library and Archives for three decades, he is also founder of Princeton’s Global History Initiative. Kotkin’s research and publications encompasses geopolitics and authoritarian regimes in history and in the present, and he has also participated in numerous National Intelligence Council events over the years.   To receive notifications about upcoming briefings, please sign up by clicking here: http://eepurl.com/gXjSSb.


25 Jun 2020

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Stephen Kotkin: Stalin, Putin, and the Nature of Power

Lex Fridman Podcast

Stephen Kotkin is a professor of history at Princeton university and one of the great historians of our time, specializing in Russian and Soviet history. He has written many books on Stalin and the Soviet Union including the first 2 of a 3 volume work on Stalin, and he is currently working on volume 3. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast. If you would like to get more information about this podcast go to https://lexfridman.com/ai or connect with @lexfridman on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Medium, or YouTube where you can watch the video versions of these conversations. If you

1hr 37mins

3 Jan 2020

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Stephen Kotkin on Turning points: Yesterday's world and tomorrow's

Conexus Financial's podcast

What can the geopolitical conflicts of the past teach us about the future? This session will examine key points in history, how China, the European Union and the US have survived, and what it means for the future.

1hr 10mins

29 Apr 2019