TheEasternBorder

TheEasternBorder

is creating Podcast

89

patrons

$232

per Episode
I’m Kristaps Andrejsons. I live in Riga, Latvia, I have a master’s degree in western philosophy from the University of Latvia (and I’m working on my PhD), and The Eastern Border is my podcast about the life in and the history of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in general. I explain the other side of the cold war - using both historical sources and the stories of the people who lived there. I talk about how it really was like, to live in the USSR, and while doing this, I preserve the stories of those common folk that won't make it in the history books. We have lots of dark humor, tragic events and real human suffering. Questions about identity, responsibility and the value of human life. We have strangeness and paradoxes. That is The Eastern Border. Enjoy your stay.

We are also a part of the Dark Myths network, which assures our quality.
Tiers
1$
$1 or more per Episode
For a 1$ pledge, you shall have my gratitude, the rights to call yourself a Comrade, and a guaranteed answer to your questions in e-mail, whenever you'll have some. Also, you'll have access to any supporters-only content we'll ever make - and if you ever decide to visit Latvia, you'll get a free tour around Riga, a beer and a chance to hang out with The Eastern Border crew. Also grants access to a weekly Q&A session on The Eastern Border Discord server!
Includes Discord rewards
3$
$3 or more per Episode
For a 3$ pledge, you shall receive everything in the previous reward level, plus you'll be entered in a draw where we'll send authentic Soviet pins/badges/medals to some of out supporters each month.  Also grants access to a weekly Q&A session on The Eastern Border Discord server! 
Includes Discord rewards
5$
$5 or more per Episode
For a 5$ pledge, you shall receive everything in the previous reward level, we'll say a "thank you" on the show, plus you'll be entered in a Soviet curiosity draw where we'll send bigger rewards such as Soviet propaganda posters, paper Roubles and other valuable stuff once every 3 months or so to some of our supporters.  Also grants access to a weekly Q&A session on The Eastern Border Discord server! 
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$232 of $500 per Episode
With a 500$ in pledges (if I ever reach this one, but anything close to this) I'll quit my dayjob, and go back to fully, professionally producing this show. Also, it'll allow me to hire a new sound editor, and buy more cat food, so that Freya stops chewing my wires.
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I’m Kristaps Andrejsons. I live in Riga, Latvia, I have a master’s degree in western philosophy from the University of Latvia (and I’m working on my PhD), and The Eastern Border is my podcast about the life in and the history of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in general. I explain the other side of the cold war - using both historical sources and the stories of the people who lived there. I talk about how it really was like, to live in the USSR, and while doing this, I preserve the stories of those common folk that won't make it in the history books. We have lots of dark humor, tragic events and real human suffering. Questions about identity, responsibility and the value of human life. We have strangeness and paradoxes. That is The Eastern Border. Enjoy your stay.

We are also a part of the Dark Myths network, which assures our quality.

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Tiers
1$
$1 or more per Episode
For a 1$ pledge, you shall have my gratitude, the rights to call yourself a Comrade, and a guaranteed answer to your questions in e-mail, whenever you'll have some. Also, you'll have access to any supporters-only content we'll ever make - and if you ever decide to visit Latvia, you'll get a free tour around Riga, a beer and a chance to hang out with The Eastern Border crew. Also grants access to a weekly Q&A session on The Eastern Border Discord server!
Includes Discord rewards
3$
$3 or more per Episode
For a 3$ pledge, you shall receive everything in the previous reward level, plus you'll be entered in a draw where we'll send authentic Soviet pins/badges/medals to some of out supporters each month.  Also grants access to a weekly Q&A session on The Eastern Border Discord server! 
Includes Discord rewards
5$
$5 or more per Episode
For a 5$ pledge, you shall receive everything in the previous reward level, we'll say a "thank you" on the show, plus you'll be entered in a Soviet curiosity draw where we'll send bigger rewards such as Soviet propaganda posters, paper Roubles and other valuable stuff once every 3 months or so to some of our supporters.  Also grants access to a weekly Q&A session on The Eastern Border Discord server! 
Includes Discord rewards