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Harvard EdCast

The Harvard EdCast is Harvard University's flagship education podcast — a weekly series of 20 minute conversations with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. The EdCast is a dynamic space for discourse about problems and solutions in education, aiming to shine a light on innovative and compelling people, policies, practice, and ideas. 

With more than 500,000 listens and more than 200 guests — including Oprah Winfrey, Noam Chomsky, Wynton Marsalis, David Brooks, Colin Powell, Lois Lowry, Arne Duncan, and Temple Grandin — the Harvard EdCasts draws an audience of teachers, school leaders, university faculty, out-of-school educators, nonprofit leaders, and others interested in the issues facing schools, students, and society.

Produced by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the EdCast holds a unique space in the education podcast landscape.

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Contact: Jill Anderson for information or to submit a guest proposal.

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Views and opinions expressed by the guests of the Harvard EdCast belong to the guests alone and do not reflect the positions of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


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By Jill Anderson 12/06/2018 9:00 AM EST
Oakland Promise

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has zeroed in on education as a core priority. In an EdCast, we ask her why education is so central to her vision for Oakland — and about her ambitious program to get more city kids to college.

By Jill Anderson 11/28/2018 3:20 PM EST
How Personalized Learning Can Lead to Success

Lecturer Todd Rose discusses what we can learn from "dark horses" and how personalized learning can put students on the path to success.

By Jill Anderson 11/14/2018 2:35 PM EST
Axium Education

Craig Paxton, Ed.M.'09, executive director of Axium Education, on the importance of supporting education efforts in South Africa's most rural communities.

By Jill Anderson 11/08/2018 11:07 AM EST

Catherine Brown, vice president of education policy at the Center for American Progress, provides insight into sex education standards around the country and the shift to do more.

By Jill Anderson 11/01/2018 3:13 PM EDT
Harvard Yard

Natasha Warikoo on the discrimination lawsuit against Harvard and whether the college admissions process can truly ever be fair.

By Jill Anderson 10/25/2018 11:04 AM EDT
Faith in Ed

Senior Lecturer Irvin Scott talks about why faith leaders can be key players in educational outcomes for children in their communities.

By Jill Anderson 10/17/2018 3:48 PM EDT
Mizzou protest

University of Missouri Associate Professor Ben Trachtenberg on why the 2015 Mizzou protests escalated to such dramatic levels and what other universities can learn from the school’s experience.