Slavic and Eurasian Studies


Slavic Connexion

A fresh international chat show from the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies meant to share research, ideas, and culture in digestible episodes within and between academic institutions globally. Each week we feature faculty, students (both undergraduate and graduate) from the University of Texas at Austin, and speakers of note from other institutions around the world. The Slavic Connexion is a student-driven production of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies within the College of Liberal Arts at UT. Diplomacy Starts Here.

Notable episodes include:

Vampires of Seredipity with Tom Garza

This is Not Propaganda with Peter Pomerantsev

Albania Mania: Football to Rap to Racism with Chelsi West Ohueri

Turbofolk 2: Revenge of the Balkan Divas with Vladislav Beronja

A True Gentleman with Seva Novgorodsev

SPECIAL EDITION: The Fate of Alexei Navalny

15 Minute History

The 15 Minute History podcast features short, accessible discussions from UT faculty members and graduate students. The topics are wide-ranging and likely to intrigue any history buff. Subjects are drawn from the World History and U.S. History Standards for Texas K-12 social studies courses, making them a strategic educational resource for teachers and students.

Since its launch in July 2013, 15 Minute History has topped the iTunes U’s charts more than 20 times, besting content produced by organizations like NASA, Smithsonian Libraries, TED and Harvard University. It’s drawn more than 500,000 downloads and has nearly 60,000 subscribers. iTunes U selected 15 Minute History as one of the Best Podcasts of 2014.

Recent 15 Minute History episodes about our region include:

The Ash Heap of History | The End of the Cold War

One Small Step | The Space Race

Securing Foundations | Philip of Macedonia

15 Minute History is a joint project of Hemispheres, the international outreach consortium at The University of Texas at Austin, and Not Even Past, a website with articles on a wide variety of historical issues, produced by the Department of History.

To learn more and listen to the podcast, visit or subscribe on iTunes.

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