"It Is What It Is": Western Media, the End of the USSR, and Russia Today (with Jeff Trimble)

April 25th, 2020 · 49 mins 20 secs

About this Episode

Jeff Trimble, Moscow Bureau Chief for US News & World Report during the late Soviet period, talks to us about his wild experiences reporting from behind the Iron Curtain and witnessing the dissolution of the USSR. A radio professional as well (and earnest space aficionado and Star Trek fan) he certainly brings some extra finesse to yet another Zoom session. Hope you enjoy!

NOTE: This episode was recorded via Zoom on April 15th, 2020.

(Pictured below, guest Jeff Trimble with famed lead singer of Aquarium, Boris Grebenshchikov in Trimble's Moscow apartment in the late 80s)

(Pictured below is the photo taken by David Remnick of Jeff Trimble in Yerevan in the 80s--the picture talked about at the beginning of the episode)

CREDITS
Co-Producer: Tom Rehnquist (Connect: facebook.com/thomas.rehnquist)
Co-Producer: Matthew Orr (Connect: facebook.com/orrrmatthew)
Associate Producer: Lera Toropin
Associate Producer: Kathryn Yegorov-Crate
Associate Producer: Cullan Bendig
Associate Producer: Samantha Farmer
Associate Producer: Milena D-K
Development Assistant: Luis Camarena

Executive Editor/Music Producer: Charlie Harper (Connect: facebook.com/charlie.harper.1485 Instagram: @charlieharpermusic) www.charlieharpermusic.com (Additional Background music by Blue Dot Sessions, and sound effects from Star Trek the original series from mediacollege.com and trekcore.com)

Executive Producer & Creator: Michelle Daniel (Connect: facebook.com/mdanielgeraci Instagram: @michelledaniel86) www.msdaniel.com

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed on this episode do not necessarily reflect those of the show or the University of Texas at Austin.