The People Story
Our objective is to ensure that the people affected by the invasion of Ukraine have a platform from which they can express their stories, while documenting this historical period for future generations.
Liza Rubchynska, Yuliah Kurbatova, Sam Finkelman || Helpers of Ukraine
April 23, 2022 • 59 MIN
Zhyty Khochu (I want to live) brings much-needed medical supplies directly into Ukraine. Liza, Yuliah, and Sam source the most needed medicines worldwide and transport them over the border, where their team distributes medical aid directly to Ukrainian civilians. There are few more worthy causes than this one. Please help them save lives by heading to their website ( and learning about their revolutionary work throughout this podcast. Keeping one person alive can save the world.
Hot Paprika Comedy Fundraiser
March 4, 2022 • 8 MIN
"A plea from the heart to people/ governments to do a little or a lot for Ukraine. Take in refugees if you can. Donate. Do what you can. Come to our fundraiser." ~Rupert Slade Event:
Gugulami || Refugee of Ukraine
March 4, 2022 • 59 MIN
Gugu went to Ukraine as an engineering student 12 years ago. He carved out a career as a DJ and a promoter amongst other things. He has a 5-year-old boy with a Ukrainian woman. He and his partner are friends but no longer together. This is the story of his escape. As an African, he has a very insightful take on the stories of racism at the border. He loves Ukraine and speaks Russian and Ukrainian fluently. It is his home and is well known in the town of Lviv. His story is fascinating and heartbreaking
Sergey || Refugee of Ukraine
March 2, 2022 • 58 MIN
Sergey is a 26 old Belarussian dissident. He was falsely accuse aged 20 of dealing with marijuana and imprisoned for five years. At 25 He fled to Kyiv where he met Sveta. They fell in love. After 18 months of happiness, the war started. This is the story of their escape from Ukraine. It is compelling and heartbreaking.