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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. Hosted by Matt Weber and co-produced by Jill Anderson, 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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Contact: Matt Weber, director of digital communications strategy, for additional information or to submit a guest request.


By Matt Weber 02/14/2018 2:40 PM EST
Dr. Ruth

Dr. Ruth Westheimer reflects on the importance of sex education, her long career as a "psychosexual therapist," and her philosophy of life revolving around turtles.

By Matt Weber, By Sarah Dryden-Peterson 02/07/2018 2:51 PM EST
Elmo and Sarah Dryden-Peterson

Elmo and Sesame Workshop Executive Vice President Sherrie Westin discuss the global work Sesame is doing to educate young refugee children.

By Jill Anderson 01/31/2018 2:12 PM EST
Toxic Stress

Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris discusses how childhood adversity creates toxic stress that can impact long-term health and how early intervention can significantly alter children's futures.

By Matt Weber 01/25/2018 3:56 PM EST
Cornel West

Cornel West on democracy, the importance of activism, and the difference between schooling and deep education.

By Jill Anderson 01/17/2018 12:45 PM EST

Author Carla Shalaby discusses what teachers can learn from the "troublemakers" in their classrooms.

By Iman Rastegari 01/10/2018 2:42 PM EST
Critical Thinking

Georgetown professor William Gormley on the value of teaching critical thinking in schools, and how it can improve today's world.

By Jill Anderson 01/03/2018 4:06 PM EST

Columbia University Assistant Professor Raygine DiAquoi shares what she has discovered about how today's black parents talk to their sons about race and discrimination.