Dotted with castles, churches, lakes and forests, this small nation was the first of the former Soviet republics to demand, in 1988, that its laws take primacy over those imposed by Moscow. A popular tourist destination, Estonia's economy is closely tied to those of its northern Scandinavian neighbors. With an advanced economy, Estonia regularly ranks among Europe's least corrupt and most free societies.

How Estonians Kiik Ass: One Extreme Swing Sport at a Time

Who could have guessed that generations of kids getting pushed on swings while screaming “Higher!” would lead to an extreme sport.

Scandinavia, Baltics Set to Become China's Newest Playground

From Norway to Estonia, Beijing is expanding its investment footprint across Northern Europe.

The Next Big Thing in Fashion: Scraps

Estonian designer Reet Aus is on a mission to get the fashion world behind upcycling.

How Blockchain Could Change the Way You Vote and Pay Taxes

Governments are using crypto tech to digitize services from tax filing to paying benefits.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

Touring the Secret Spy Museum in Estonia

A former KGB headquarters in a Tallinn hotel is now a tiny, good-natured museum.

The Story Behind Russia's Male Suicide Problem

The suicide rate in several former Soviet-bloc countries is more than six times higher for men than women.

Standing Up for Stand-Up in Estonia

Maybe Communism is a secret comedy cultivator.

Europe Puts Its Finger on the Trigger

Around the continent, defense and intelligence budgets are ballooning in response to a plethora of threats.

Business Is Hot in the Baltics

Escaping Russia’s clutches, it turns out, motivates smart economics.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

Taavi Kotka Is Putting the 'E' in Estonia

Meet the tech star turned public servant working to make Estonia the world’s most digitally advanced country.

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