Skip to main content
Democracy Podcasts


CEU Democracy Institute  podcasts feature interviews and discussions about cutting-edge research in the field of democratic theory, processes of de- and re-democratization and other topics on the Institute’s research agenda.  Researchers at the Institute and its Review of Democracy (RevDem) also provide additional readings and comments for opportunities of deepening knowledge on the specific topic,  making it ideal for both curriculum development and individual study. 

Georgiana Turculet on the Launch of Her Documentary

In this interview with New Sound Level, our Research Affiliate Georgiana Turculet talks about the launch of her documentary.

New Podcast: Abortion Laws in CEE

Our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto joined Agnieszka Wadolowska, deputy editor of Notes from Poland for an episode of The VoiCEE podcast series.

New Podcast: Backsliding Democracy

Zsuzsanna Szelenyi, Program Director of the CEU Democracy Institute Leadership Academy joined the Mark Leonard’s World in 30 Minutes podcast series of the European Council on Foreign Relations.

New Podcast: How Orban Destroyed a Democracy

Our Senior Research Fellow Zsolt Enyedi joined Doomsday Watch host Arthur Snell in the podcast series The Bunker to unpack what lessons democracies should take from the Orban era.

Rights, If You Can Keep Them

Teodora Miljojkovic, RevDem assistant editor, interviews Professor John Shattuck, international legal scholar, diplomat, human rights leader and previous CEU rector.

Post-war Christian Democracy Was Relatively Short-lived

In this conversation with RevDem editor Ferenc Laczo, Fabio Wolkenstein sketches the broad variety of Christian politics across modern Europe

Voters Turn Towards Symbolic Personalities When They Are Disappointed with Political Parties

Zsolt Enyedi discusses party cooperation with Danica Fink-Hafner, professor and Head of the Political Science Research Program at University of Ljubljana, and expert on party politics, European integration, nation-building, interest-representation and democratization.

Democracy Depends on Those Who Are Harder to Fool

In this conversation with RevDem editor Ferenc Laczó, Daniel Treisman discusses how ‘spin dictatorships’ differ from ‘fear dictatorships’; why such a new form of dictatorship has emerged and spread in recent decades.

A Global History of Hungary

In this conversation with Bence Bari and Orsolya Sudár, editors Ferenc Laczó and Bálint Varga and contributor Dóra Vargha discuss the new volume A Global History of Hungary, 1869-2022.

Free Speech, Equality, and Tolerance Are Mutually Reinforcing

In this conversation with RevDem editor Ferenc Laczó, Jacob Mchangama discusses central ideas of his new monograph Free Speech: A Global History from Socrates to Social Media.