The Slavic Connexion

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • On Democracy in Eastern Europe with Austin Sappington

    Episode  |  March 18th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  32 mins 24 secs
    culture, czech, eastern europe, eastern ukraine, geopolitics, international relations

    Czech-American Austin Sappington, a Clements Center Undergraduate Fellow for 2018-2019, talks about his identification with the local Austin Czech community, Russian influence in the EU, Ukrainian democracy, the Czech Republic, and threats to Ukraine's economic well-being.

  • Brexit: An EU Insider's Perspective with Lorinc Redei

    Episode  |  March 16th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  54 mins 36 secs
    brexit, british politics, current events, european union, josh tucker, uk, ukraine elections

    Dr. Lorinc Redei, an expert on the foreign policy of the European Union, gives his insightful take on the current trajectory of the EU, the destructive influence of Brexit on the EU, and Ukraine's prospects of joining either the EU or NATO.

  • From Radio Free Europe to the US Russia Foundation with Mark Pomar

    Episode  |  March 12th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  45 mins 46 secs
    civics, democracy, education, elections, politics, putin, russia, trump, ukraine, voting

    Dr. Pomar discourses on a full breadth of topics, including his experiences living in the Soviet Union under Brezhnev and the ideological bent of Radio Free Europe after the collapse of the USSR.

  • Baltics and Basketball with Audrius Rickus

    Episode  |  March 12th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  21 mins 34 secs
    basketball, current politics, history, lithuania

    Grad student Audrius Rickus talks about the upcoming Lithuanian elections, his research, and... basketball.

  • Let's Talk Nationalism with Jonathan Parker

    Episode  |  March 12th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  20 mins 34 secs
    czech history, identity politics, nationalism

    PhD candidate Jonathan Parker from the History Department at the University of Texas talks with Tom about his research on Czech nationalism.

  • The Vietnam Connexion with Mark Lawrence

    Episode  |  March 11th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  38 mins 16 secs
    history, politics, vietnam war

    Vietnam expert Professor Mark Lawrence dialogues about Soviet-Vietnam relations during the Cold War.

  • The Full Scoop on Bulgarian Yogurt with Mary Neuburger

    Episode  |  March 11th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 57 secs
    balkan region, bulgarian yogurt, cultural history

    Balkan historian Dr. Mary Neuburger dishes on Bulgarian yogurt with host Milena.

  • "Don't argue with a geographer" with Bella Bychkova Jordan

    Episode  |  March 11th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  34 mins
    cultural geography, culture, geography, geopolitics, international affairs, languages, post-soviet, religion

    Dr. Bella Bychkova Jordan chats about her amazing journey from Siberia to Austin, TX and her choice to become a cultural geographer, wherein all her many interests, talents, and languages intersected.

  • The International Breakdown with Dr. Michael Mosser

    Episode  |  March 11th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 17 secs
    churchill, civics, democracy, economy, elections, eu, european union, gardening, geostrategic, government, international relations, military, nato, normative, russia, space, superpower, trump, ukrainian elections, voting

    Dr. Michael W. Mosser talks with TSC host Lauren Nyquist about democracy on the international playing field.

  • "Soviet Union Lite" - The Mark Pomar Trailer

    Episode  |  March 11th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  2 mins
    cold war, communism, democracy, russia, voice of america

    Brief snippet of Dr. Pomar's longer interview.

  • All About Civics (with Matthew Orr)

    Episode  |  March 11th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  44 mins 44 secs
    civics, democracy, elections

    Graduate student and researcher Matthew Orr talks about civic education and discourse in modern-day Russia and Ukraine.