The Slavic Connexion

A fresh international chat show from The University of Texas at Austin

About the show

A fresh international chat show from The University of Texas at Austin meant to share research, ideas, politics, and culture from the Slavic world and beyond in digestible episodes. The Slavic Connexion is a production of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at UT Austin. "It's not typical Texas."

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies condemns the Russian Federation’s military invasion of Ukraine. We stand in support of the people of Ukraine who are fighting for their lives and sovereignty in the face of the unjustified invasion by Russian military forces.

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  • From Russia to Hollywood: Bringing Slavic Culture to the Silver Screen

    September 26th, 2023  |  Season 6  |  37 mins 14 secs
    cold war, culture, film, immigration, media, post-soviet

    On this episode, Misha and Taylor speak with Lada Egorova, a Russian filmmaker in Los Angeles who has an ambitious and timely project, creating a TV comedy series about Slavic culture and people in the United States, specifically LA. Thanks for listening!

  • There's No Business Like War Business: Prigozhin, Putin, and Weakening Partnerships

    September 17th, 2023  |  Season 6  |  39 mins 32 secs
    business, china, conflict, international relations, politics, ukraine russia war

    On this episode, Mark McNamee, political, economic, and intelligence analyst, talks with host Nick about a range of topics pertaining to Russia's War in Ukraine: from the late Prizoghin's mutiny to China's and Russia's relationship rooted largely in an anti-Western agenda and what this means for the continuing conflict. Thanks for listening!

  • Bohemian Forgery: The Legendary Czech Manuscripts and National Myth

    September 2nd, 2023  |  Season 6  |  38 mins 28 secs
    culture, history, literature, nationalism

    On this episode, historian Dr. David Cooper from the University of Illinois shares the surprising true story of the forgery and dramatic discovery of two Czech manuscripts in the early 19th century which shaped the Czech cultural revival during "Medieval mania" in Europe. Thanks for listening!