The Last Soviet

The Last Soviet

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Lance Bass, NSYNC Superstar and Russian trained astronaut, takes you on a wild ride into space. He tells the story of the last Soviet cosmonaut who is trapped on the world’s only space station, as the country he knows and loves collapses beneath him. On this journey through Earth’s atmosphere in the form of a podcast, Lance introduces you to the woman who won a reality show cosmonaut contest, a ham radio operator in Australia who became a lifeline for the Soviet Space Station, a hustler from Chicago who tried to sell coca-cola to the Russians and the editor of Playboy who took part in a revolution.

 

It’s one man’s dream to go to space, his dedication to the country he thought he knew and 313 days spent orbiting the Earth. 313 days that changed our world. 

 

Plus, Lance’s own dream to go to space and the lengths he went to make it a reality. 

Episodes

THE LAST SOVIET - EP 8: A Common Goal

The collapse of the Soviet Union heralds a new era in international space travel and leads to the arrival of Lance Bass in Star City. But what happens when Lance’s mission goes wrong?  Like what you hear? Follow us @kscope_nyc on Twitter and Instagram.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/04/23·23m 45s

THE LAST SOVIET - EP 7: Homecoming

Sergei finally returns to a new country. But what will happen to his beloved space program now cosmonauts are selling their space medals in the metro?  Like what you hear? Follow us @kscope_nyc on Twitter and Instagram.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/04/23·31m 16s

THE LAST SOVIET - EP 6: Pioneers and Pirates

A starry eyed young wheeler-dealer from Toronto sets out on a mission. To get a coca cola can onto Sergei’s space station. But soon the idealism of post Communist Russia turns dark as Sergei’s new country is plunged into chaos. Like what you hear? Follow us @kscope_nyc on Twitter and Instagram.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/03/23·29m 48s

THE LAST SOVIET - EP 5: Three Hot Days in August

Sergei makes the decision to stay in the space station. But a few weeks later something happens that changes everything. Mikhail Gorbachev disappears. What happens over the next 3 days will decide the future of the Soviet Union once and for all. Three days that changed the world.  Like what you hear? Follow us @kscope_nyc on Twitter and Instagram.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/03/23·28m 30s

THE LAST SOVIET - The Lance Files

In this mini-episode, we take a pit stop with our host Lance Bass in Star City. He gives us the no holds barred account of training with the Russians: from flying a fighter jet drunk on vodka to elective heart surgery. Plus, we hear about why he never did make it to space…not yet anyhow. Like what you hear? Follow us @kscope_nyc on Twitter and Instagram.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/03/23·38m 9s

THE LAST SOVIET - EP 4: VK3CFI

A woman in suburban Australia makes contact with the Soviet Space Station. Little does she know she’s about to become a lifeline to Sergei as his country collapses.  Like what you hear? Follow us @kscope_nyc on Twitter and Instagram.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/03/23·28m 58s

THE LAST SOVIET - EP 3: No Experience Necessary

A woman is driving home from work one day when she hears an ad on the radio that changes her life. “Astronaut Wanted No Experience Necessary.” This unassuming Brit who worked in the Mars Bar factory in the suburbs would end up traveling with our cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev on the mission he almost didn’t come home from. An effort to save the Soviet space program, birthed commercial space travel.  Like what you hear? Follow us @kscope_nyc on Twitter and Instagram.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/03/23·31m 0s

THE LAST SOVIET - EP 2: Salyut 7

The world’s only space station goes dark. And now Soviet cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev has to lead one of the riskiest missions ever flown in space. He alone is tasked with saving the Soviet Space program from catastrophe. Like what you hear? Follow us @kscope_nyc on Twitter and Instagram.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/02/23·33m 12s

THE LAST SOVIET- EP 1: Let’s Go

Traveling at five miles a second, 250 miles above the Earth’s surface, Soviet cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev wakes to a message from his handlers on the ground: the Soviet Union is collapsing. And so is the Soviet Space agency. You have a choice: come down as planned and abandon the world’s only space station to an unknown fate. Or stay, protect the final outpost of a falling empire and risk your life?  Like what you hear? Follow us @kscope_nyc on Twitter and Instagram. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/02/23·38m 54s

Introducing: The Last Soviet Hosted By Lance Bass

Boyband sensation and little known Russian trained astronaut Lance Bass has a story to tell you. It’s a thriller about the last Soviet cosmonaut stuck in orbit as his country and a way of life disintegrates beneath him. With only one trusted source on earth to explain these unprecedented events, Sergei Krikalev relies on a ham radio operator from Australia, who has managed to tap into the Mir Space Stations frequency. What does it take to defend the final outpost of a falling empire? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/02/23·3m 46s
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