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

  • 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.

  • 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.