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The Slavic Connexion

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The Slavic Connexion

The University of Texas at Austin

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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 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, y'all. TPN 2021 ...
 
The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) is a non-university research institution registered as an association and predominantly financed by public funds. Founded in 1953, the Vienna-based institute carries out fundamental research and mediation work with a regional focus on Central, East and South East Europe. We are a think tank and a platform for actors and stakeholders from academia, politics, economy, administration, culture, media and civil society. In addition to r ...
 
Kristen R. Ghodsee reads and discusses 47 selections from the works of Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952), a socialist women's activist who had radical ideas about the intersections of socialism and women's emancipation. Born into aristocratic privilege, the Russian Kollontai was initially a member of the Mensheviks before she joined Lenin and the Bolsheviks and became an important revolutionary figure during the 1917 Russian Revolution. Kollontai was a socialist theorist of women’s emancipatio ...
 
Dracula tells the tale of a sinister Transylvanian aristocrat who seeks to retain his youth and strength by feeding off human blood. The author, Bram Stoker, a young Victorian theater professional, was probably inspired by the strange epidemic of vampirism that occurred in remote parts of Eastern Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. These stories were recounted by travelers who later arrived in England and other parts of Western Europe. Stoker initially meant the tale to be written as a pl ...
 
The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington promotes in-depth interdisciplinary study of all major post-communist subregions - Eastern and Central Europe, the Baltic region, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and Russia - in order to understand the legacies of the imperial and communist past as well as to analyze the emerging institutions and identities that will shape Eurasia's future. We share audio of interesting and relevant events ...
 
A fast-moving history of the western world from the ancient world to the present day. Examine how the emergence of the western world as a global dominant power was not something that should ever have been taken for granted. This podcast traces the development of western civilization starting in the ancient Near East, through Greece and Rome, past the collapse of the Western Roman Empire into the Dark Ages, and then follows European and, ultimately, American history as the western world moved ...
 
The University of Chicago International and Area Studies Multimedia Outreach Source is intended as a resource for students, teachers, and the general public. It makes available recordings of conferences, lectures, and performances sponsored and organized by: the Center for International Studies; the Human Rights Program; the Center for East Asian Studies; the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies; the Center for Latin American Studies; the Center for Middle Eastern Studies; a ...
 
The University of Chicago International and Area Studies Multimedia Outreach Source is intended as a resource for students, teachers, and the general public. It makes available recordings of conferences, lectures, and performances sponsored and organized by: the Center for International Studies; the Human Rights Program; the Center for East Asian Studies; the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies; the Center for Latin American Studies; the Center for Middle Eastern Studies; a ...
 
The Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University is a Comprehensive National Resource Center funded under Title VI of the International Foreign Language and Education division of the U.S. Department of Education. It's mission is to support the study and knowledge of Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
 
Formula Indie Asia, Africa & Oceania is a 2 hours music showcase focused on independent music made in Asia, Africa & Oceania produced by European Indie Music Network info on www.euroindiemusic.info Country List Algeria, Angola, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Armenia, Georgia Moldova,Ukraine, Israel, Turkey, Russia, Azerbaijan,Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burma, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia,Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad ,China, Comoros, Rep of the Congo, DR of the Congo, So ...
 
He hosts an all expenses paid luxury cruise to Europe for fifty guests and showers them with expensive gifts. When he's mugged in a dark alley, he insists that the thugs also take the $300 stashed away in his back pocket. He flies into a rage whenever one of his employees suggests cutting costs. Every time he places a bet, he wins, causing him even more despair! In Brewster's Millions by George Barr McCutcheon, a classic riches-to-rags tale, Montgomery Brewster is bound by the terms of an ec ...
 
Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and countries, how we pray and how we fight. They determine what money we spend and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. From Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.
 
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Global Security Briefing

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Global Security Briefing

The Royal United Services Institute

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Global Security Briefing provides regular insights from leading international experts to help you make sense of the far-reaching changes affecting international security around the globe. Hosted by analysts from RUSI's International Security Studies team, the podcast looks at how the UK can best shape its foreign and security policies in an increasingly dynamic international environment.
 
Welcome to the home of Eat Sleep Suplex Retweet, a wrestling podcast based out of Scotland and the U.K. Through our team of knowledgeable fans of the industry, we bring you the best of all things wrestling, from the heights of WWE and AEW to the best of the Japanese and European scene. Some wrestling pods may just do previews and reviews, but here, we aim to produce analysis of a number of topics, whilst also providing a whole bunch of laughs and banter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and In ...
 
Hear what Israel's top experts in the fields of intelligence, security, international relations and diplomacy have to say about Israel and the complexities of the Middle East in the 21st century.
 
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The 011 Podcast

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The 011 Podcast

Todd Williams & Steve Graning

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Two American misfits moved to Europe in the 1990s and watched the world change. Join Todd & Steve as they retrace the events that brought them from California and Illinois to the Wild Wild West of Eastern Europe after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Along the way they answer questions like: Should you fear the police? What happens to rock bands at borders? And what are the best ruin pubs in Budapest? So tune in each week for a new episode of the 011 Podcast.
 
A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.rickst ...
 
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Russia and Eurasia - Audio

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Russia and Eurasia - Audio

Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Major areas of focus include regional security, domestic politics, economic development, trade and transit, defense technology, and energy, among others. CSIS also analyzes the political and economic relationships between the states of the former Soviet Union and other critical geopolitical actors, including the United States, the European Union, and the states of Northeast Asia, South Asia, and the Greater Middle East. This work is anchored by the Russia and Eurasia Program and supplemented ...
 
Mythology extends past the Greek and Roman pantheon, and European fairy tales are only one section in the worldwide folklore lexicon. Every other Monday, join your host Gree, long time folk tale fan and short time global studies scholar, as we delve into stories from traditionally overlooked cultures from all over the planet. If you’re interested in hearing about myths and fables and legends from civilizations that have honed storytelling over thousands of years, “Colored Folklore” is the po ...
 
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Paradigm Shift

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Paradigm Shift

Hebrews of The Twelve Tribes, TNT

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Villanova basketball has earned the right to be called a blue blood. That much we know is true. Former Wildcat Curtis Sumpter, a one-time All-Big East second-teamer, has teamed up with the Field Of 68 Network to provide Villanova fans with the kind of access, analysis and insight into the Mainline that you cannot get anywhere else.
 
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Talking Geopolitics

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Talking Geopolitics

Geopolitical Futures - Geopolitics from George Friedman and his team at GPF

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A bi-monthly non-partisan podcast brought to you by Geopolitical Futures, an online publication founded by internationally recognized geopolitical forecaster George Friedman. Geopolitical Futures tells you what matters in international affairs and what doesn’t. Go to https://geopoliticalfutures.com/podcast for details.
 
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Overwatch

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Overwatch

Institute for the Study of War

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Overwatch, an Institute for the Study of War podcast, goes beyond the news headlines to give listeners analysis and commentary on issues related to U.S. national security and American foreign policy. The episodes feature discussions with experts and practitioners to explore what challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the U.S.
 
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Geek City Podcast

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Geek City Podcast

Geek City Podcast Network

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Hello there and Welcome to the Geek City Podcast Network. Here we host Geek City, a show about all the western happenings in the west including movies, music, comics, American and European cartoons, and whatever random pieces of Pop culture pop into their heads. We have JaPodcast, like New Geek City, but for the east! We love everything Japanese, so much so that we decided to dedicate a whole second podcast to it! Also check in at the end of every month for a Hatecast, a monthly venting sess ...
 
Focusing on the defence industry, trends in military technology and the procurement programmes that get the kit into the hands of the warfighter. As well as a weekly news round-up of current events, Shephard Media’s team of international journalists and analysts take deep dives into defence issues, focusing on niche sectors of the market and look at where the trends are heading.If you work in the defence sector, have an interest in the development of defence technologies, or even if you are ...
 
Hosted by best-selling author Robert D. Kaplan, this 13-episode bi-weekly podcast features interviews with preeminent foreign policy experts discussing the critical issues and challenges facing the U.S. and its allies in this new era of great power rivalry. Each episode will cover how pandemics, climate change, massive cyber-attacks, and other terrors of a global media age will affect potential conflicts between the United States and China, and the United States and Russia.
 
Eastern Europe is the land of talent that is most of the time unrecognized by the media. Here, you will discover technical experts, founders, and investors, who’ve built impressive companies or kickstarted local ecosystems. This podcast is hosted by Vlad Ciurca, the co-founder of Techsylvania. Its aim is to shed a bit of light on the other side of the curtain and to find the next big thing coming out of Eastern Europe. Nonetheless, it tries to direct West’s direction towards East.
 
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) enjoys vast deposits of precious minerals and metals. Diamonds are found in the south and center of the country and the land holds 80% of the world’s Coltan, needed in all our mobile phones. It should be one of the richest countries on Earth, but it is not. This Podcast explores why, from the very beginning. A new podcast will be released each Monday every two weeks, the website is https://www.thehistoryofthecongo.com Starting in prehistoric times, ...
 
Welcome to Kalliope's Sanctum, a biweekly story podcast hosted by writer Sylvia V. Linsteadt. This podcast is dedicated to Kalliope, primordial and first Muse of epic poetry and ecstatic song in ancient Greece. This podcast is a place of sanctuary for her oldest stories. It is a return to the wild garden, to the spring, to the ground of being & the source of inspiration in the Earth. Here, we honor Kalliope as Muse of Earth. Here, you will find some of the stories beneath the stories of Old ...
 
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" [The question] is now: how to finance, how to make a fair distribution, and how to prepare a system in a way which is resilient, that brings life quality and fairness to all of us." In 2019 the CAF2020 was launched, aiming to help and improve public sector organizations’ performances from a national to a local level. The CAF (Common Assessment Fr…
 
Karoshi – Become (feat. Dubrow) Hanoi Traffic – Seashells Hanoi Traffic – There’s no money in math rock Hanoi Traffic – Henri rollins? The guy from he never died? Hanoi Traffic – Ground dog day Hanoi Traffic – Two minutes in heaven is better than one minute in heaven Hanoi Traffic – Goodbye Crocodile (i’ll see you in a while) TH.I.A. - Down for me …
 
The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its forecast for the global economy - trimming half a percentage point off its projection - now at 4.4 per cent. The IMF's First Deputy Managing Director, Gita Gopinath tells us the focus right now is on the world’s two biggest economies - the US and China - neither of which, the IMF believes, will be …
 
Curtis Sumpter and former Villanova basketball manager (and currently a 9-time Emmy Award-winning anchor of NBC10 in Philadelphia) Keith Jones look back on their time at Villanova, including a deep conversation about their mental & physical struggles and how the Villanova community affected their journey. Plus, an UNMISSABLE story about the Villano…
 
Some 8,500 combat-ready US troops are on high alert to deploy at short notice amid rising tension over Ukraine, the Pentagon says. President Biden held a video call with European allies on Monday as Western powers aim for a common strategy against Russian aggression.The Pentagon said no decision had yet been made on whether to deploy troops. We ass…
 
After returning home from the West in 1985, Tamás Rupaszav lost his traveling privaleges but not his love for punk music. In part 2 of our interview with the Hungarian music producer, Tamás talks about dodging military service, recording music in summer homes and his never-ending car repairs.By Todd Williams & Steve Graning
 
Historian Sarah Vowell revisits how the Hawaiian Islands became an American territory in the 19th century, then journalist David Wolman tells us how three cowboys from Hawaii's Big Island redefined the American West when they competed at the world's greatest rodeo championship. And writer Michael Scott Moore explores how surfing spread from Polynes…
 
2022 is not yet one month old, but already around a thousand people have made "irregular" crossings from France to the United Kingdom – putting a spotlight back onto the issue of migration between the European Union and its former member state. Margaritis Schinas is European Commission Vice-President, and the Commissioner in charge of migration and…
 
Beginning in the early Fourteenth Century, the Papacy went through a period of protracted exile from Rome. The Popes changed the seat of the Papal Government to Avignon, on the Rhone River in modern-day France. This period of exile coincided with the further decline and secularization of the Roman Catholic Church in ways that would hurt the overall…
 
In a week when France has been at the forefront of EU news thanks to heated exchanges between President Macron and Members of the European Parliament, we speak to leading French MEP from the president's political group, Fabienne Keller. The former Strasbourg mayor tells FRANCE 24 Emmanuel Macron is "determined" to make progress on key issues includ…
 
We start the programme in Ghana where there's been a huge explosion close to the town of Bogoso. Afua Adom from Metro TV gives us insight on the accident from Accra. There's been a dramatic consequence of last week's submarine volcanic eruption and resulting tsunami in Tonga. The government of Peru says it's now grappling with the country's worst e…
 
Kristen Ghodsee's (now twenty-year-old) daughter interviews Ghodsee about the original idea for the podcast and how it has developed since January 2019 when she posted her first episode. Mentioned in this podcast are these books and articles: Red Valkyries: Feminist Lessons from Five Revolutionary Women, Verso Books, 2022 “The Most Famous Feminist …
 
China’s written history goes back more than 3,000 years, stretching deep into the Bronze Age. But just how far back does it go, and how reliable are those first legendary texts when discussing a world that had already been lost for centuries? They speak of powerful kings and capital cities, and a dynasty called the Xia, but can we find them in the …
 
President Biden has held a rare press conference to mark a year in office. Biden has defended his administration’s response to the global economic impact of the pandemic and concerns over supply chain problems. We speak to the BBC's Gary O'Donoghue outside the West Wing. Also in the programme, the vice president of the European Securities and Marke…
 
Bares – Fruit Fyve Shinobi & Teck Zilla - Personality Disorder August River Band – Hallowed Be Jem – Secrets Maya Isacowitz – Nature is my hood Benjamino – Play Her Venus in Spirals - I'll Never Enjoy The Sun Again Meiv – Daydreaming Poolside Meiv – Zima Meiv – Murakami Meiv – Dito Meiv – Rain Jacket Meiv – Acropoli Hill Meiv – Gardener Meiv – Boy …
 
Microsoft says it plans to buy major games company Activision Blizzard in a deal worth $68.7bn. It would be the biggest acquisition in the company's history and is expected to be finalised in 2023. We speak to Carolina Milanese, Senior Technology Analyst at Creatrive Strategies to find out why Microsoft has done the deal. US mobile networks AT&T an…
 
An absolute legend of the Villanova program, Jonathan Haynes, sits down with Curtis Sumpter to trade stories about their recruiting process, the intense pickup game the two played in this summer, and more! POWERED by BetRivers SUBSCRIBE and FOLLOW to Blueblood on the Mainline Curtis Sumpter Field of 68 Instagram Youtube Go to The Field of 68…
 
The bosses of ten of America’s biggest airlines are warning that the United States “is facing major disruption of the traveling and shipping public” if 5G mobile phone services are switched on as planned on Wednesday. They have written a letter outlining urgent concerns which has been sent to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigeg and the head of t…
 
On this episode, UT CREEES's new cohort of MA graduate students, under the direction of Dr. Mary Neuburger, presents their findings of a Fall 2021 project in which they analyzed North Macedonia’s mired quest for EU accession, which was blocked for over 25 years by Greece and since 2019 has been held up by a Bulgarian ultimatum. Since both Greece an…
 
International pressure forced the Belgian government to succeed King Leopold II, and The Belgian Congo was born. The Belgian people were not unanimously behind colonialism, although the colony was supported by the socialist government on the grounds of developmental support. But the companies who were developing were also exploiting, although now u…
 
The president of the social-justice nonprofit Sojourners joins Rick to discuss places you can visit to better appreciate the life and civil-rights accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr. Travel writer Tim Neville describes how a homegrown ski slope had brought a bit of joy — at least for a few years — to the young people of Bamyan, Afghanistan. …
 
Here's what goldfish driving 'cars' tell us about navigation The animals' sense of direction is not limited to their natural habitat In a new experiment, several goldfish learned how to drive a motorized water tank.
 
Female dolphins have a clitoris much like humans' Similarities between the species suggest female dolphins experience sexual pleasure The similarities between the human and dolphin clitoris suggest the cetaceans experience sexual pleasure, which may explain why the species is so randy all the time.
 
The largest group of nesting fish ever found lives beneath Antarctic ice The unexpected find is much larger than any other known collection of fish nests Jonah's icefish ( Neopagetopsis ionah ) create circular nests with hard rock centers, where the fish can lay over 1,000 eggs.
 
Physicists have coaxed ultracold atoms into an elusive form of quantum matter A new experiment produces a material with properties of a 'quantum spin liquid' Physicists used lasers (one shown) to trap rubidium atoms in a quantum simulator, coaxing them to exhibit the physics of a strange, elusive substance called a quantum spin liquid.…
 
An early outburst portends a star's imminent death Scientists spotted the first early warning sign of a standard type of supernova Scientists observed the last gasp of a type of star called a red supergiant (illustrated).
 
Wildfire smoke may ramp up toxic ozone production in cities A new study reveals what happens when urban pollution mixes with smoke's chemical cocktail Smoke from wildfires blazing in California blankets the San Francisco skyline in an auburn haze.
 
Here's the chemistry behind marijuana's skunky scent Newly identified sulfur compounds in cannabis flowers give the plant its telltale funky odor A new study reveals the sulfur compounds that give cannabis flowers that unmistakable skunky aroma.
 
50 years ago, NASA's space shuttle program got the green light Excerpt from the January 15, 1972 issue of Science News On July 8, 2011, space shuttle Atlantis rocketed to the International Space Station on the final mission of NASA's space shuttle program.
 
Blastoids' made of stem cells offer a new way to study fertility Models of early-stage embryos could be used to research contraceptives too Human stem cells can be used to create models called blastoids (one shown that has been chemically altered to fluoresce) for studying how early-stage embryos implant into the lining of the uterus.…
 
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