Isn't she cute?Every day I take a walk with my little jack russell/rat terrier Dolly. She loves Victoria Park, so we usually head there first so that she can walk the oval and say hi to the Canada geese that make the park their shoulder season home. Then we head to Roos Island where she tries so terribly hard to catch squirrels, always coming up just short, as they scurry up the trees towards their winter homes. These days we also stop by the green space beside the Joseph Schneider House where she gets a little extra time for some ‘fetch’, before turning back up Queen to head back home. As we walk, I listen to a podcast. Since Dolly is just the cutest thing, and podcasts are awesome, I’ll be sharing the podcast I listen to that day, along with a short blurb about why I think it’s worth paying attention.

This first entry is for policy nerds. More specifically, policy nerds that are interested in the kind of effects that Russian foreign policy has had on key European states, as well as how the Russians are inserting themselves into American political life. This podcast is timely given the major story in the Washington Post last week that tackled the role played by Russia in this past election, and the rebuttal to that piece as written by former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald. In any case, here is the Atlantic Council with “The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses: Russian Influence in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.” While I listened to the event on podcast, I have linked to the video here.

My Podcaster of choice is PocketCasts. Be sure to download it today.