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, and culture from the Slavic world and beyond in digestible episodes. Each week we feature faculty, students (both undergraduate and graduate), and speakers of note from other institutions and countries. The Slavic Connexion is a graduate student production of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies within the College of Liberal Arts at UT Austin... It's not typical Texas.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Американская рапсодия с Мариной Александровой

    Episode  |  September 26th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  21 mins 22 secs
    американская жизнь, образивание в сша, подкасты на русском языке, русские профессора в америке

    В этом эпизоде ​​ведущие Мэтт и Лера садятся с профессором Мариной Александровой, чтобы рассказать о своем опыте адаптации к жизни в Америке...

  • 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...

  • Season 2 Here We come!

    Article  |  August 26th, 2019
    By Matt
    boris nemtsov fund, russia, season 2, slavxradio, ukraine

    Howdy dear listeners! Matt here. I wanted to quickly update you guys on my summer and l let you guys know about why I’m so excited for our second season of The Slavic Connexion...

  • Connexion is happening... Thank you to our guests!

    Article  |  March 13th, 2019
    By Tom
    internet problems, production, professors, recording, student life, technology

    A brief account of our progress and thank yous to our guests!

  • Day 1

    Article  |  March 2nd, 2019
    By Tom
    austin, culture, identity, language, life, radio, russia, slavic, traveling

    Day 1 of recording/filming The Slavic Connexion... a few hiccups but nothing too bad.