Thank you for visiting my site! I am a novelist/screenwriter, musician, and podcast producer based in Austin, Texas. I have many interests and passions, including Russian history, language, and culture. But these days, having spent nearly two decades as a performing artist and storyteller, I primarily produce podcasts, teach music, write, and perform around Austin. 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 their groundbreaking development of radio diplomacy during World War II. I have thus developed an indelible interest in traditional media and the applications of history to modern radio 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 (visit https://www.slavxradio.com for more information or check out the link in my sidebar) 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. If you’re interested in starting a podcast and need a little advice, feel free to reach out.