Teddy Goes to the USSR explored American tourism, KGB surveillance, consumerism, race, and daily life through Teddy Roe’s trip to the USSR. And many of Teddy’s observations were inevitably informed by the Cold War and American tropes. So, what to make of Teddy’s journey and what it says about Soviet life? In this final episode, TGU host Sean Guillory and historian Leah Goldman highlight key moments in the series to tease out the contradictions and reflect on America’s and the Soviet Union’s entangled relationship.
Teddy Goes to the USSR is written, edited and produced by Sean Guillory.
Thanks to Leah Goldman for her participation. Special thanks to Teddy Roe for sharing his story, diary, and photographs.
Music is by Blue Dot Sessions, Kevin MacLeod and Eliot Holmes.
Funding for Teddy Goes to the USSR was provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh and monthly patrons of the SRB Podcast.
If you want to learn more about Teddy’s trip and the Soviet Union go to the series website teddytoussr.com.
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