Higher Education Podcasts

EconTalk show

EconTalkJoin Now to Follow

EconTalk is an award-winning weekly talk show about economics in daily life. Featured guests include renowned economics professors, Nobel Prize winners, and exciting speakers on all kinds of topical matters related to economic thought. Topics include health care, business cycles, economic growth, free trade, education, finance, politics, sports, book reviews, parenting, and the curiosities of everyday decision-making. Russ Roberts, of the Library of Economics and Liberty (econlib.org) and George Mason U., draws you in with lively guests and creative repartee. Look for related readings and the complete archive of previous shows at EconTalk.org, where you can also comment on the podcasts and ask questions.

By EconTalk: Russ Roberts, Library of Economics and Liberty

This Week in Parasitism show

This Week in ParasitismJoin Now to Follow

TWiP is a monthly netcast about eukaryotic parasites. Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier, science Professors from Columbia University, deconstruct parasites, how they cause illness, and how you can prevent infections.

By Vincent Racaniello

The Physician Assistant Insider Podcast show

The Physician Assistant Insider PodcastJoin Now to Follow

How do you get into physician assistant school? What's it like once you're there? What is physician assistant medicine like as a career? It's a burgeoning field, and this podcast answers all these questions about it, and more.

By Paul K.

The Weather Junkies show

The Weather JunkiesJoin Now to Follow

Tyler Jankoski is a broadcast meteorologist communicating the forecast on daily basis. Dakota Smith is a atmospheric science graduate student studying the carbon cycle. Different careers, different perspectives but both are "weather junkies" at heart. Join them every Thursday for their conversations on various topics in the weather and climate enterprise.

By Weather Junkies

Common Rounds show

Common RoundsJoin Now to Follow

Are you sick of reading medical textbooks? Listening to lecture recordings? Too shy to join a study group and listen to students discuss medical topics? Join in on the Common Rounds as two medical students explain what they know to each other. Over the course of this year, we’ll cover all general topics from head to toe. Read our companion notes on thecommonrounds.org

By The CR Team

Naked Astronomy - From the Naked Scientists show

Naked Astronomy - From the Naked ScientistsJoin Now to Follow

We look at the latest news from the stars, planets and other heavenly bodies. Plus interviews with professional astronomers and the answers to your space science questions.

By The Naked Scientists

Naked Archaeology show

Naked ArchaeologyJoin Now to Follow

Where did the Nazca Lines come from? Who built Stonehenge, and what secrets lie concealed within Egypt's pyramids? To find out, join the Naked Archaeologists as they undress the past...

By Diana O'Carroll, The Naked Scientists

Creative Strings Podcast with Violinist Christian Howes: Exploring intersections between creativity, music education, string playing, DIY music business, and culture. Creative Strings is a non-profit organization with a mission to support music education  show

Creative Strings Podcast with Violinist Christian Howes: Exploring intersections between creativity, music education, string playing, DIY music business, and culture. Creative Strings is a non-profit organization with a mission to support music education Join Now to Follow

Creative Strings is for musicians and music-lovers, especially violin, viola, and cello players, looking to live creatively, whether in your musical education, projects, music career, in the practice room, classroom, onstage, or on tour. Each interview is edited carefully and mixed with a blend of musical clips from the Creative Strings community curated by jazz violinist Christian Howes. . Creative Strings is a non-profit organization with a mission to support music education through outreach, summer conference, and online" curriculum

By Christian Howes

The History of Islam Podcast show

The History of Islam PodcastJoin Now to Follow

The History of Islam podcast is a weekly podcast released every Thursday on the history of Islam. The blog (http://goo.gl/VHkUbo) will accompany the podcast with episode guides, updates, maps and lots of additional content!

By Elias Belhaddad

Talking Biotech Podcast show

Talking Biotech PodcastJoin Now to Follow

The modern technologies in medicinal and agricultural biotechnology are powerful tools that can address a wide range of problems. From improved plants, animals and microbes, the technologies known as genetic engineering (familiarly "GMOs") are mostly misunderstood and oftentimes maligned. These technologies are well regarded by scientists, yet approached skeptically by a concerned public. The disparity has been conjured by prevalent misinformation on the internet and in activist literature and documentaries. At the same time farmers and scientists have not been good communicators about what the technology is, and isn't. <br> <br> The Talking Biotech Podcast is a weekly podcast that provides science-based discussion on current topics. The discussion is led by Dr. Kevin Folta, a professor with training in these areas and familiarity with the scholarly literature. Guest will describe current issues in biotechnology, twitter-based questions are answered, and there is a segment dedicated to plant genetic improvement from domestication through today's breeding efforts. <br> <br> The podcast is geared to anyone wishing to know more about biotechnology, its risks and benefits, and how it can be used to help farmers, the needy, consumers and the environment.

By Kevin M. Folta; Paul Vincelli