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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 03/22/2018 10:57 AM EDT
Computational Thinking

Stephen Wolfram, CEO of Wolfram Research and chief designer of the Wolfram Language, reflects on the evolving role of computational literacy and AI in education.

By Matt Weber 03/15/2018 2:52 PM EDT
Growth Mindset

Stanford professor Carol Dweck discusses her seminal research on mindset and how, by incorporating growth mindset, schools and organizations can create a curriculum of change.

By Matt Weber 03/07/2018 3:46 PM EST
Making Caring Common

Rick Weissbourd, faculty director of Making Caring Common, discusses the launch of the Caring Schools #CommonGood campaign.

By Jill Anderson 02/28/2018 10:43 AM EST
Paper Dolls

Educator and activist Jackson Katz, Ed.M.'92, discusses the significant role men play in preventing gender violence and creating more gender equality, in light of movements like #MeToo.

By Matt Weber 02/22/2018 10:58 AM EST
Community College

Professor Bridget Terry Long breaks down what "free" community college really looks like — to both students and schools.

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.