October 21st, 2021 | Season 4 | 38 mins 26 secs
environmental history, forest, geographic history, mountain ranges, poland, ukraine
In this episode, Patrice Dabrowski takes us on a historical journey through the highly understudied Carpathian Mountains of Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Her brand new book details the many forces at play in the mountainous region over the years from 1860 to 1980 and shows how this area gradually went from terra incongita to tourist attraction. We hope you enjoy!
Steppe by Steppe: From America's Great Plains to Russia's Grasslands (and Back Again!) with David Moon
May 31st, 2021 | Season 3 | 34 mins 13 secs
agriculture, caucasus, environmental history, geography, russia, west texas
On this episode, Professor David Moon joins Tom and Lera from the UK to talk about the fascinating personal journey which led to the release of his latest book, The American Steppes: Unexpected Russian Roots of Great Plains Agriculture. He clearly delineates how the kernels of his transnational research all began during his tenure some years ago at The University of Texas at Austin. We hope you enjoy!
September 4th, 2020 | Season 3 | 42 mins 27 secs
belarus, bison, environment, environmental activism, environmental history, forest, poland
On this episode, Cullan speaks with Dr. Tomasz Samojlik, an environmental historian and researcher at the Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Białowieża. In addition to his research, Dr. Samojlik spoke with us about his work popularizing science and scientific knowledge using books, comics and graphic novels for children. Enjoy!