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ABROADcast
The Journal of International Affairs' podcast series takes you beyond the headlines into long-lasting issues that will shape the 21st century order.

Ask the Expert
World-renowned mental health leaders from the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry answer the most common real-life questions patients ask.

Beyond Unprecedented
Columbia Law experts to explore complex economic phenomena impacting workers, investors, companies, and communities.

The Big Switch
Dr. Melissa Lott of Columbia University brings together historical examples, current events, and incisive analysis to give listeners a deep understanding of the solutions to climate change.

Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs
Join Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs for monthly interviews with renowned authors about their groundbreaking work in history, social justice, sustainable development, and more.

Capital for Good
Corporate and civic leaders discuss how to build a more just, inclusive, and sustainable society, hosted by Georgia Levenson Keohane and presented by the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School.

Columbia Athletics Podcasts
Updates and discussions from across the world of Columbia Athletics.

Columbia Bizcast
Hear what drives the innovators, leaders, and thinkers of Columbia Business School in this podcast hosted by Fahad Ahmed (BUS'17).

Columbia Energy Exchange
Hosted by Jason Bordoff and Bill Loveless, this podcast features in-depth conversations with the world’s top energy and climate leaders from government, business, academia and civil society.

Columbia Invents
Hosted by Orin Herskowitz, Executive Director of Columbia Technology Ventures, the series explores breakthrough innovations being developed in Columbia’s scientific laboratories.

Columbia University Bio Bytes
Students in Systems Biology interviews prominent scientists at the intersection of computer science, medicine, biology, and mathematics.

The CUSP Show
Sports Management faculty members Joe Favorito and Tom Richardson host thought leaders from across the sports industry as they discuss a wide array of topics.

Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning
Hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning's Executive Director, Catherine Ross, this podcast encourages instructors, students, and leaders in higher education to reflect on what they believe about teaching and learning.

The Dean's Table
Hosted by Fredrick C. Harris, Class of 1933 Professor of Political Science and former Dean of Faculty in the Social Sciences, this podcast features distinctive, in-depth conversations with colleagues from across the disciplines of the social sciences.

Defending the Planet
A Columbia Law podcast on combating the climate crisis using legal means.

Global Thought Podcast
The Global Thought Podcast explores pressing issues from a global perspective while showcasing the outstanding work of Columbia Global Thought Faculty and leaders from around the world.

GSAPP Conversations
Podcast episodes from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

How It Got Here: The Jab
Explore the extraordinary journey of the COVID-19 vaccines through the global supply chain as they travel from the lab to “the jab” in this limited-series podcast from Columbia Business School.

How to Read
A student-led series for curious readers of all kinds.

How's School?
From Teachers College, a podcast about issues that impact young people, for the people who care about them.

How We Got Here
A podcast for journalists about how history and identity shape the narrative, from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in partnership with Columbia Journalism Review.

Intersectionality Matters!
Kimberlé Crenshaw, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law

Invisible and On Stage
From Columbia Health’s Counseling and Psychological Services, this limited podcast series was created to provide an open and informative conversation around racism-related stress and identity and the way they impact mental health. Available where you listen to podcasts.

Ishtar Diaries
A Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul podcast that revolves around Ishtar, a major ancient goddess of the region, who allows us to reimagine the arts of civilization as aspects of her all-encompassing nature and attributes.

Just Three
From the Center for the Study of Social Difference, hear artists, activists, and scholars discuss how their work intersects with social justice.

The Kicker
Columbia Journalism Review

Lab in the Time of Coronavirus
Zuckerman Institute

Masaha: Climate Change in the Arab World
Masaha is a student association at GSAPP that investigates contemporary issues facing the Arab world.

MASCLab Podcast
From the Media and Social Change Lab at Teachers College

Mission: Commission
A podcast from Miller Theatre demystifying the process of how classical music gets made.

New Books In the Arts and Sciences
A podcast of panel discussions celebrating recent work of Columbia faculty in the Arts and Sciences

On Assignment
Some of the best conversations from the Columbia Journalism School, produced and hosted by the school's Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards.

Parenting for the Future
Petal Modeste is an associate dean at Columbia Law School. In this podcast, she discusses the science and strategies for raising children to find their own voices.

People Doing Interesting Stuff
Samuel K. Roberts, Associate Professor of History, Sociomedical Sciences and African American and African Diaspora Studies

Pod of the Planet
Earth Institute

Pop and Play
A podcast on play and pop culture from Teachers College. Professors Haeny Yoon and Nathan Holbert take play seriously. They talk with educators, parents, and kids about how they play in their work and their lives, and why play matters.

Public Books: 101
Run by a Columbia-based online journal and housed/archived at the Libraries, this initial series focuses on the internet, its histories, uses, and futures.

rAAdio
rAADio is an investigation by Advanced Architectural Design students in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia.

(Re)Search for Solutions
Creative research perspectives tackling real-world issues.

Rise and Resilience of Populism in Eastern Europe
From the European Institute, an interview series where host Dr. Tsveta Petrova and a guest speaker interrogate some of the main drivers and impacts of populist mobilization in Eastern Europe.

Rising to the Top: Lessons in Leadership
The School of Professional Studies' Career Design Lab interviews senior industry leaders who share the secrets of their success and reveal pivotal moments that impacted their career paths.

Said & Done
A podcast from the Columbia University Language Resource Center that explores languages at the intersection of culture and biography. In conversation with host Chris Kaiser, guests share how they have been shaped by the languages that they speak.

Sandbox
Digital Storytelling Lab, School of the Arts

Shoe Leather
Columbia University Libraries and Columbia School of Journalism present an investigative podcast series exploring forgotten stories from New York City’s past.

Silver Linings
A podcast about East Asia during the pandemic.

Startup Alley
Led by current students and The Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School, Startup Alley explores the experiences of startup founders and their perspectives on industry trends and events.

Taking it to Heart
A bi-monthly podcast discussing the latest treatments in valvular disease with host Dr. Isaac George and the Columbia University Hospital Valve Team.

TED Business
Every Monday, host Modupe Akinola of Columbia Business School presents the most powerful and surprising ideas that illuminate the business world.

This Week in Virology
Vincent Racaniello, Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

3 Takeaways
Hosted by SIPA Professor Lynn Thoman, episodes feature short, memorable conversations with leaders in a variety of fields focusing on three takeaways they’ve learned over their lives and careers.

Through the Gale
From Columbia Law School, Through the Gale explores the role of lawyers in the struggle for multiracial democracy.

Transforming India Podcast
The podcast provides an analysis of contemporary economic policies in India and offers suggestions for reforms.

Underreported
Columbia Global Reports

Unpacking Latin America
Unpacking Latin America is a podcast hosted by the Director of the Institute of Latin America (ILAS), Vicky Murillo, on the exciting research produced by Columbia scholars about Latin American history, culture, and politics, which helps our understanding of the contemporary challenges of the region.

Unsung Stories
The stories of women who undertook significant work at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center and the Computer Music Center.

Views on First
The Knight First Amendment Institute's podcast tackles some of the thorniest questions that arise when social media collides with the First Amendment.

Vis A Vis
Featuring conversations that challenge our understanding of key global, economic and social issues by casting them in a transatlantic perspective. Brought to you by the Alliance Program.

Voices of Ukraine
Since Russia invaded Ukraine, we’ve been hearing a lot of firsthand accounts of lives upended by the war. Listen to the Harriman Institute's new podcast featuring the voices of Harriman community members who are in Ukraine or deeply connected to it.

We Be Imagining
The American Assembly and the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE)

What Do We Know?
A program sharing stories at the intersection of science + society, hosted and by Ben Wolman and Kate Steiner and brought to you by the Columbia University Center for Science and Society (CSS)

Zora's Daughters
A society and culture podcast that uses Black feminist anthropology to think about race, politics, and popular culture