The Slavic Connexion

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

80 episodes of The Slavic Connexion since the first episode, which aired on March 11th, 2019.

  • Georgia On My Mind: From Smuggled Spices to Internally Displaced Persons

    Episode  |  September 23rd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  48 mins 55 secs
    displaced peoples, georgian food, immigrant crises, no path home

    Our new hosts Tracy and Cullan sit down with geographer, anthropologist, and food studies expert Dr. Elizabeth Cullen Dunn of Indiana University. Dr. Dunn's journey from baby food factory worker to anthropologist is an incredible story. WARNING: Discussion of Georgian food will make you hungry; listen at your own peril.

  • Dr. X: The Reluctant Conspiratologist

    Episode  |  September 20th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  49 mins 55 secs
    politics, propaganda, russian literature, victor pelevin, x-files

    Professor Keith Livers joins us as our expert in the world of American and Russian conspiracy. But because the subject itself is fairly distasteful to him, he necessarily gets creative in the classroom -- enter the X-Files.

  • "Hammer and Silicon" with Dan Satinsky

    Episode  |  September 16th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  48 mins 7 secs
    hammer and silicon, russian entrepreneurs in the us, soviet diaspora, soviet union

    Our guest on this episode is Daniel Satinsky, a business professional and associate of the Davis Center at Harvard University who is an expert on the Soviet diaspora's impact and innovative success in the U.S. economy.

  • "The Colorful Revolution" Part 2 of 2

    Episode  |  September 12th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  25 mins 15 secs
    albania, anticorruption movements, bulgaria, corruption, elections, macedonia, mass protest, political unrest, social democratic party

    Part 2 of "The Colorful Revolution" with Aleksej Demjanski...

  • Season 2 Begins: "The Colorful Revolution" (Part 1)

    Episode  |  September 9th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  25 mins 13 secs
    albania, bulgaria, corruption, elections, macedonia, mass protest, political unrest

    Welcome to Season 2! To kick us off we have with us in the studio Fulbright-er (that's a word, right?) Aleksej Demjanski. Aleksej brings the riveting tales of protest movements in Southeast Europe to the microphone...

  • Тринадцать минут с Ильей Яблоковым (на русском языке)

    Episode  |  September 2nd, 2019  |  Season 1  |  12 mins 57 secs
    ilya yablokov, leeds, илья яблоков, сша, университет лидс

    Илья Яблоков, профессор Университета Лидса, говорит с ведущим Мэттом о США, городах которые он посетил, и так далее...

  • "Fifty Shades of Conspiracy" with Ilya Yablokov (Part 2 of 2)

    Episode  |  September 2nd, 2019  |  Season 1  |  20 mins 55 secs
    american conspiracies, conspiracy theory, fortress russia, leeds university, pushkov, putin, russian conspiracies, suvorov

    Conspiracy theory expert Ilya Yablokov joins SlavX host Matt to talk about... well... conspiracies: "When Notre Dame was on fire, you can't imagine how many of my Facebook friends were saying, 'oh my God this must be a sign', 'it must be a plan of Macron's to finance reconstruction'... Bloody hell! What kind of reconstruction plan is that?"

  • "Fifty Shades of Conspiracy" with Ilya Yablokov (Part 1 of 2)

    Episode  |  September 2nd, 2019  |  Season 1  |  32 mins 56 secs
    alex jones, american conspiracies, conspiracy theory, fall of the soviet union, fortress russia, leeds university, russian conspiracies

    Conspiracy theory scholar Ilya Yablokov (University of Leeds) joins SlavX host Matt to talk about... well... conspiracies: "When Notre Dame was on fire, you can't imagine how many of my Facebook friends were saying, 'oh my God this must be a sign', 'it must be a plan of Macron's to finance reconstruction."

  • SlavX Student Spotlight: Anna-Maria Andreeva

    Episode  |  August 30th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  17 mins 31 secs
    bulgaria, eu, international students at ut, tour bulgaria, youth with vision

    Our first Student Spotlight features Anna-Maria Andreeva, an international relations and global studies major from Bulgaria.

  • "Vampires of Serendipity" with Tom Garza

    Episode  |  August 14th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  42 mins 45 secs
    american professors studying russian, language learning, russia, serendipity, soviet union, vampires

    Legendary Texas professor Dr. Thomas Garza brings his experience in the Soviet Union to the studio, reminiscing with Tom and Matt about why he became so invested in Russia and (yes!) vampires. The key concept of this episode is serendipity, and Dr. Garza brings real meaning to this SAT vocabulary word.

  • "The Continuity of Everything..." with John Gleb (and Matt & Tom)

    Episode  |  August 2nd, 2019  |  Season 1  |  39 mins 56 secs
    diplomacy, history of international relations, liberal internationalism, state department, wilsonian internationalism

    John Gleb is back on the Tom & Matt Show to discuss his favorite topic: U.S. diplomacy. It's slightly less than Slavic, sure, but still relevant to understanding modern international relations and foreign policy.

  • Turbofolk 2: Revenge of the Balkan Divas

    Episode  |  July 6th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  40 mins 4 secs
    arkan, balkan pop culture, ceca raznatovic, lepa brena, reggaeton, sasa kovacevic, severina, turbofolk, turboton, yugo nostalgia

    Turbofolk is back with a vengeance! Dr. Vladislav Beronja joins Milena in the studio again but with reinforcements: students from his Spring 2019 class on popular music in the Balkans. These undergraduate scholars discuss the turbofolk artists, history, and songs that grabbed them!

  • "This is NOT Propaganda..." with Peter Pomerantsev

    Episode  |  June 13th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  25 mins 35 secs
    facebook political ad campaigns, information wars, propaganda, social media, texas

    Author, journalist, and TV producer Peter Pomerantsev chats with host Tom about his impressions of Texas, his research into information wars, and his forthcoming book entitled "This is Not Propaganda".

  • Albania Mania: Football to Rap to Racism with Cultural Anthropologist Chelsi West Ohueri

    Episode  |  June 7th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  45 mins 54 secs
    african american anthropologists, albania, albanian football, balkans, cultural exchange, journeying to foreign countries, racism, sexism

    In this entertaining interview, host Tom sits down with cultural anthropologist Dr. West Ohueri to discuss all things Albania with special focus on her journey as an African-American woman into a white environment. We're sure you'll enjoy!

  • One Maidan, Two Maidan, Three Maidan, Four... with Olga Onuch and Emma Mateo (Parts 1 and 2)

    Episode  |  May 31st, 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 3 mins
    academics, latin america, mass protests, politics, presidential elections, russian-latin america relations, ukraine, venezuela

    Hosts Lauren and Milena sit down with Ukrainian professor Olga Onuch (University of Manchester) and PhD candidate Emma Mateo (Oxford) to talk about their choice to study Ukraine and the marvels of mass protest - in the words of Milena "four fabulous females" together in the studio.

  • The Final One... of Season One

    Episode  |  May 24th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  33 mins 15 secs

    We know almost everybody is disappointed with the Game of Thrones ending, and we feel your pain, but maybe this will cheer you up. Hosts Tom, Matt, Milena, and Lauren get together to reflect on our first season before they each went their separate ways for the summer.