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31: “For Ukrainians, the sunflower is an incredibly powerful symbol.”

April 28, 2022

Dean and Tom are back to talk about the use and importance of symbols across cultures, otherwise known as “going the full Robert Langdon” (you know, the main protagonist in Dan Brown’s novels). Being the super symbologists they are, Dean and Tom decipher what iconic symbols have to tell us about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, while also decoding symbols that have arisen from other conflicts, such as in Hong Kong, the United States, and more. We hope you’ll crash some cymbals to commemorate this discussion of symbols, symbolizing a celebration of all our new 2022 episodes coming up!

(For more on protest symbols in Russia, here is the April 15, 2022 episode of the Rough Translation podcast from NPR.)

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Music: “Little Idea” – Bensound.com