András Simonyi is a former Hungarian diplomat, author. He is an independent consultant living in the U.S. He is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States.
On The Gist, an absurd criminal charge in Alabama.  In the interview, the Iron Curtain couldn’t block radio waves, or, in the ‘50s and ‘60s, a new form of music called rock and roll. András Simonyi, a former Hungarian ambassador to the United States, was electrified by Elvis and the Beatles, and says that “without rock and roll, I don’t think the Soviet Union would have broken up.” Simonyi is the author of Rocking Toward a Free World: When the Stratocaster Beat the Kalashnikov.   In the Spiel, pat them on the back all you want, not every debating Democrat can be a winner.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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May 16th, 1952
Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States of America
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35 minutes, 30 seconds
Podchaser Creator ID logo 201737