The Slavic Connexion
A fresh international chat show from The University of Texas at Austin
We found 8 episodes of The Slavic Connexion with the tag “journalism”.
"Čas proměn": Prague in a Time of Transformation with Mark Baker
February 3rd, 2022 | Season 4 | 43 mins 45 secs
eastern europe, journalism, prague, travel, writing
On this episode, Lera and our newest host Misha speak with travel writer and journalist Mark Baker based in Prague. They discuss how he went from writing for the likes of Bloomberg and working for Radio Free Europe to researching and creating travel books for Lonely Planet and others. Mark Baker expounds on his latest book, not a travel guide but a memoir, which covers his amazing stories and experiences in Prague in the decade following the Cold War. We hope you enjoy!
The Inside Scoop on "Cold War Correspondents" with Dina Fainberg
June 29th, 2021 | Season 3 | 43 mins 30 secs
america, history, journalism, media, soviet union
On this episode, Professor Dina Fainberg joins Zach and Lera to talk about her latest book, the highly readable "Cold War Correspondents" in which she highlights stories of Soviet and American journalists and draws parallels to the US-Russia media landscape today. We hope you enjoy!
From Red to Green: The True Nature of Environmental Activism in Russia with Angelina Davydova
January 27th, 2021 | Season 3 | 50 mins 24 secs
environmental activism, environmental issues, journalism, russia, siberia
From St. Petersburg, Angelina Davydova, Environmental journalist and head of the German Russian Office of Environmental Information, graciously joins us to give us some surprising facts on the landscape of environmental activism and reform in Russia. This was an uplifting and eye-opening conversation and we hope you enjoy!
"Dance of Compromise": Putin's Russia, Disinformation, and the Wily Man with Joshua Yaffa
October 19th, 2020 | Season 3 | 35 mins 9 secs
disinformation, journalism, pandemic, russia, us elections
The New Yorker's Moscow correspondent, Joshua Yaffa, joins us from Moscow in fact to talk about the conditions in Russia during the pandemic, his latest book "Between Two Fires", and the oft-debated Russian interference in US elections. This is a fascinating conversation, and we hope you enjoy!
Вокруг света с Жанной Немцовой
May 7th, 2020 | Season 2 | 56 mins 26 secs
journalism, russia, ukraine, usa
В этом эпизоде Мэтт беседует со знаменитой российской журналисткой Жанной Немцовой о многих темах, от ее времени в Америке до Украины. Надеемся, вам понравится слушать!
"To Russia and Beyond!" (featuring RBTH Editor-in-Chief Vsevolod Pulya)
April 16th, 2020 | Season 2 | 52 mins 45 secs
journalism, media, rbth, russia
If you're at all a Russophile and you've never visited Russia Beyond (rbth.com), find out what you've been missing as we connect with the editor-in-chief of this amazing, culturally-focused international publication that now boasts 5 million readers worldwide. (Also, the alternate title for this episode is "Pants Challenge", courtesy of Tom.)
"The Shadow in the East" with Aliide Naylor
April 2nd, 2020 | Season 2 | 46 mins 26 secs
baltics, covid-19, journalism, protests, putin, uk
We meet with freelance journalist Aliide Naylor who joins us for our first Zoom interview from London to discuss her experiences in Russia, Ukraine, and her newly released book on Putin and the Baltics on this our 80th episode!
Q is for Qazaqstan: Independent Media, Brain Drain, and the New Alphabet
November 18th, 2019 | Season 2 | 48 mins 15 secs
central asia, free media, journalism, podcasting, politics, radio, youth culture
Two visiting Kazakh journalists talk with Matt and Tracy about their experiences as independent and international media practitioners, the challenges they face in a country they say whose government tolerates no opposition.