ABL protests, Kareli man kidnapped to South Ossetia, BI bodyguard Gomelarui to be Minister of State Security, Misha Odessa deputy now Gaidar’s daughter, oil companies ticked off at fines will appeal, Tusk visits, Usupashvili talks MAP in Brussels, Margvel on Prosecutor reform, shuki prices up, ex-US Ambo Courtney on VOA guns to Geo, easier Russian visa “in future”, Antoneli hot potato, Nanuashvili on LL UNM 12million ransom, Zhvania case and Vano, drugs seizures, Kakakh flights, GMO border stops, big hazelnut stuff, Italians build giant Svaneti dam, beauty in jails, Kutaisi hotel planned, Geo tennis team, Dartlo fixed, Romans in Gonio, 13th century Vardzia discoveries, Afgan medals, Youth games start soon, banking supervision passes parliament, budget, mountain bill adopted, EBRD and ibiardi, Georigan walkers, Power Vertical, TV ad money, Pirosmani, PaNOrama

3 thoughts on “TBLPOD23july2015

  1. The MEME this week is some crazy stuff Georgian Dream member of parliament Soso Jachvliani said on the 21st of July during a session. He was saying: “I never go to EBRD because I am a faithful husband…” Confusing the EBRD with ‘ibiardi,’ the Georgian word for brothel. Link: http://bit.ly/1Ly8BDC

    For National Geographic, Paul Salopek’s ‘Out of Eden’ walk across the globe brings him to Georgia, where he’s taking a small summer break. And immediately notices that on the sidewalks, Georgians tend to take up a lot of space. Link: http://bit.ly/1gQFAGC

    RFE/RL’s Power vertical podcast has a new program called the Power Vertical Briefing. Part of their discussion this week was how the Georgian Dream government’s accommodation policy towards Russia has obviously backfired. Link: http://bit.ly/1JB3Rr4

    Time Out has a list of lesser-known European holiday destinations for 2015, features Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/1gNV8uy

    The Calvert Journal goes to food and meat markets in the former Soviet Union, with visits to Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/1TUkPYJ

    The CRRC blog this week compares what Georgians say are the ideal number of children for a family to have, with how many children they actually have. Link: http://bit.ly/1ejWyLo

    Georgian Journal interviews a Georgian sculptor in the U.S. about his Tbilisi Flood hippo piece. Link: http://bit.ly/1CSIYuA

  2. Okay, okay, I have an excuse on Andorra. This is a deep (not dark) secret, but every single time I turn on TBLPOD I fall asleep at least once during the broadcast. This is not a criticism! I think the content is great. But Mark, there is something about your voice that I think you should bottle, you must be wonderful with small children at nap time. So anyway I missed Andorra and the Ruthenians and whatever else was going on, my bad.

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