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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Episode | March 11th, 2019 | Season 1 | 2 mins
cold war, communism, democracy, russia, voice of america
Brief snippet of Dr. Pomar's longer interview.
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.
Article | March 2nd, 2019
austin, culture, identity, language, life, radio, russia, slavic, traveling
Day 1 of recording/filming The Slavic Connexion... a few hiccups but nothing too bad.