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Adventures in Russia and Kazakhstan

1 hr 43 min / Published
By Nazerke

In this episode, we discuss languages, political sciences, and history. We demystify some common stereotypes about Americans, Russians, and Kazakh people. Joshua also shares his volunteer experiences with immigrants fleeing their countries.      
During the conversation, many topics come up in the discussion like Ukraine, rigorous teaching methods, and some book recommendations on history.

1. The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
2. Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky by Noam Chomsky
3. Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda by Noam Chomsky
4. Sapience: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. 
5. Guns, Germs and Steel:The Fate of Human Societies by Jared Diamond 
6. Michel Foucault a french philosopher. 
Link for the suggested books by Standford University press on Foucault: https://stanfordpress.typepad.com/blog/2016/10/5-books-for-foucaults-birthday.htm

0:22 Who is Joshua Dufour
4:48 More about volunteering works in remote places / Joshua became a meme
7:49 Research background. (Languages, Political Sciences, History) 
13:30 Why learn Russian? Education. Politics. Corruption
16:46 How many languages do Joshua speak / Learning Russian in Russia
21:38 What language is more difficult to understand: Kazakh vs. Russian 
22:31 Cultural differences between Russia & Kaz / Personal space doesn't exist in Kaz. Asia is a big family 
28:16 Stereotypes. 
All Americans are rich / Russians are spies (KGB agents) / About "Borat" movie
33:30 Volunteer experiences in non-profit organizations. 
About asylum seekers / Islamophobia (Surya & Uyghurs in China) / Ukraina today
40:50 Why do we always have wars in human history? 
46:56 Why learn History? 
49:10 Schools in Russia & Kaz
54:49 Hitting students / Jesus Professors / Criticizing Professors
58:32 Meeting monks in Russia / Austranofts in Kaz deserts / Being a teacher in Buddist Monastery / Foods    
1:09:20 Books on History, Political Sciences (Hannah Arendt / Noam Chomsky / Noval Yuval Harari / Michael Fuko / Jared Diamond)
1:15:19 What I did to change the world
1:19:19 Three lessons I learned from my experiences of Eating sheep's head / Being a foreigner / Education 
1:24:47 My life in a movie genre would be ...
1:25:56 How can we make the world a better place?!
1:30:23 What is the meaning of your life? What drives you in life?
1:31:27 How to balance multiple tasks & keep learning
1:33:48 What scares you the most in life?
1:36:40 The best advice for my younger self! Homophobia in Russia
1:40:33 More advice: "Not only pursue your dreams ... but also don't give up on them."

Science Talk with Naz:
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Joshua Dufour
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Nazerke Amangeldy
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/annazeka_

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