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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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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.

By Iman Rastegari 12/14/2017 10:30 AM EST
Resnick bookcover

MIT Professor Mitchel Resnick reflects on why nurturing creative thinking is so important — in kindergarten and beyond.

By Matt Weber 12/07/2017 11:54 AM EST
Chezare Warren

Chezare Warren, author of "Urban Preparation," explores ways in which young urban men can be guided toward academic achievement and post-secondary success.

11/29/2017 9:41 AM EST
comic strip of a teen with yarn-like ball of thoughts and then teen and teacher knitting muddled thoughts together

A conversation about how to confront anxiety — not accommodate or avoid it.

By News editor 11/15/2017 4:03 PM EST
John King and Paul Reville

In this special video edition of the Harvard EdCast, Professor Paul Reville welcomes former U.S. Secretary of Education John King for a discussion about equity in education.