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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 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.


By Jill Anderson 10/10/2018 4:50 PM EDT
Andria Zafirakou

How one globally recognized teacher uses the arts as a powerful tool for inclusion in schools.


By Jill Anderson 10/03/2018 12:53 PM EDT
Who Goes to Private Schools?

Private school enrollments are declining — a trend that reveals a lot about the middle class in America. Here’s why it’s important for everyone to pay attention to who goes to private school.


By Jill Anderson 09/26/2018 11:06 AM EDT
Demoralized teachers

The real reason teachers are leaving the profession (not burn out!) and how school leaders can help stave off this phenomenon.


By Jill Anderson 09/19/2018 8:10 AM EDT
High school football game

With evidence mounting that tackle football can have lasting, negative effects on children's brains, is it unethical for schools to continue their programs?


By Jill Anderson 09/12/2018 2:15 PM EDT
Junlei Li

An early childhood expert — inspired by Mister Rogers — describes the meaning of "high quality" in early education, the lasting legacy of Fred Rogers, and the power of "deep and simple" interactions between caregiver and child.


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

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