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About a Boy: The Story of Vladimir Putin

Hosted by Puck founding partner and Washington correspondent Julia Ioffe, “About a Boy” is a five-part documentary podcast series exploring the forces that shaped Putin’s childhood and how they inform his presidency and strategy in Ukraine.



LATEST EPISODES

Oct 25 43 min 53 sec

To predict what Vladimir Putin might do next in Ukraine, it’s helpful to remember his first and foremost education — in the dvor.   To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 18 34 min 18 sec

Organized crime and violence reign supreme in post-Soviet Russia. In this world, the rules of the dvor prove invaluable — for the men fighting over the jewels of the Soviet industrial empire, and for Vladimir Putin. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit […]

Oct 11 31 min 1 sec

Putin grows up as a small, scrawny kid in a poor neighborhood with few ways up. Enter judo and the KGB.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Oct 4 27 min 56 sec

The Soviet Union suffers unthinkable horrors during World War II. Leningrad, the city into which Vladimir Putin is born, loses more than a million of its citizens to starvation, and Vladimir Putin’s parents barely make it out alive. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad […]