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Harvard EdCast

The Harvard EdCast is Harvard University's flagship education podcast, comprising a weekly series of 15–20 minute conversations with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. The Harvard EdCast is a dynamic space for educational discourse, focusing on the myriad issues, books, research, and current events related to the field.

With over 500,000 listens, the 200+ guests have included Oprah Winfrey, Noam Chomsky, Wynton Marsalis, David Brooks, Colin Powell, Lois Lowry, Arne Duncan, and Temple Grandin.

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06/27/2018 2:14 PM EDT
Managing the Summer Enrichment Craze

A conversation with Denise Pope about giving kids the downtime they need.


By Matt Weber, By Jill Anderson 06/20/2018 3:18 PM EDT
Minnijean Brown-Trickey

Civil Rights activist Minnijean Brown-Trickey, one of the Little Rock Nine, discusses the need for America to face the truth and understand it — especially in schools — if we want to see change.


By Jill Anderson 05/16/2018 4:19 PM EDT
Teens and Smartphones

Psychologist Jean Twenge discusses her research that examines how smartphones affect teens' happiness, and advises on how children and adults can use smartphones in the healthiest ways.


By Matt Weber 05/09/2018 12:28 PM EDT
Escuela Nueva

Vicky Colbert, director of the Escuela Nueva Foundation and former vice-minister of education in Colombia, discusses what makes Escuela Nueva's unique school model so successful.


By Iman Rastegari 04/25/2018 4:37 PM EDT
Learning for Careers

Faculty members Robert Schwartz and Nancy Hoffman discuss their new book, the Pathways to Prosperity Network, and what they’ve learned about preparing students for the workplace.


By Jill Anderson 04/18/2018 11:46 AM EDT
Security Camera

UC–Berkeley Professor Calvin Morrill on how one school's increased security policies altered its culture and how the current debate about school security can be informed by this experience.


By Matt Weber 04/12/2018 10:59 AM EDT
C.J. Anderson

C.J. Anderson of the Denver Broncos reflects on his community activism and shares tips for other nonprofit leaders.