On 9 June, Prof. Emer. Kaarle Nordenstreng (FIN) celebrates his 80th birthday. He is the distinguished member of the Mediadelcom’s advisory board. On the occasion of his birthday, Mediadelcom releases podcast episodes, in which two professors emeriti have a conversation on topics that portrait the jubilarian. The conversation is hosted by Epp Lauk (EST). In the current part, Kaarle Nordenstreng will look back on his bridge building work between East and West throughout the decades and also will reflect upon the core concept of the Mediadelcom project – deliberative communication.