Thank you for visiting! I am a writer, pianist, and podcast producer based in Austin, Texas. I have many interests and passions, including Russian history, language, and culture. While undertaking graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, I focused on the history of radio broadcasting to the Soviet sphere, primarily investigating the history of the BBC and the work of the Russian Service during the Cold War. I have thus developed a deep interest in the use of media as a diplomatic tool and the applications of history to modern media, such as social media and podcasts.
In tandem with my research, I launched an international academic podcast for the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at UT Austin called The Slavic Connexion which has listeners in over 130 countries worldwide. I now use the show as a model for other podcasts I have been spearheading to foster dialogue and cross-cultural audio exchanges. From giving clinics to creating branding and sound design for new podcasts, I have helped people and organizations globally learn how to record, produce, and promote their podcast.
My book on the BBC Russian Service DJ Seva Novgorodsev, published with Academic Studies Press, is now out everywhere.
KAZKA: The Voice of Ukraine – The Slavic Connexion
- KAZKA: The Voice of Ukraine
- You Only Need to Die: The Secret Police of East Germany and Romania
- Milan Rastislav Štefánik: The Slovak National Hero and Co-Founder of Czechoslovakia
- "In the Storms of Transformation": History of Balkan Migration and Globalization with Ulf Brunnbauer
- The Other: Russian-American Relations Through the Centuries with Ivan Kurilla
S2 Ep3 – The Art of Writing for TV: A Conversation with Writer Sean Collins-Smith – How the Arts were Won
- S2 Ep3 – The Art of Writing for TV: A Conversation with Writer Sean Collins-Smith
- S2 Ep2 – The Art of Winning the War on Truth: A Conversation with Author Samuel C. Spitale
- S2 Ep1 – The Art of ‘Court 17:’ A Conversation with Screenwriter Elad Ziv
- S1 Ep6 – The Art of NaNoWriMo
- S1 Ep5 – The Art of ‘Art and Life:’ A Conversation with Author Nicole Tersigni