Since getting on the public diplomacy path in early 2019, I have spearheaded the development of more educational podcasts to bring academia into the public sphere. Why podcasts? Why not YouTube? YouTube is great, but there’s just nothing like the power of sound, the power of listening to get people to connect and understand each other a little better. Here are a few podcasts I’ve had the privilege to produce…

The Slavic Connexion (Austin, TX)
An international podcast in chat show format from the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin 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), and speakers of note from various academic institutions. 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. Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and more!

Stuck in the Media With You (Moscow, Russia)
Media literacy series (in Russian) from the American Center in Moscow (www.amc.ru). Funded by the U.S. Department of State and hosted by media literacy fellow Joe Crescente. Available Fall 2019 on platforms everywhere via the AMC Podcast Channel and the upcoming AMC Education website.

It’s a Longhorn Life! (Austin, TX)
Official podcast of the UT Graduate School, hosted by grad students and featuring current and former politicians and other figures of note. Starting Fall 2019!