21 Dec 2015

Popular Podcasts with Faculty Members


There are several popular podcasts within the Harvard ecosystem. Harvard Business School launched its own official podcast this fall called Cold Call, which distills the School's legendary case study method into short, engaging discussions with faculty. Topics so far have included building a sustainable luxury brand at Stella McCartney, the impact of brain injuries on the National Football League, and how good leadership can save lives, among others.

Harvard Business Review publishes its own widely popular podcast called Ideacast, a weekly show featuring the leading thinkers in business and management. The Harvard Kennedy School, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health also have their own audio series. You can follow all these audio offerings on the Harvard University Soundcloud channel.

In addition, we asked several Harvard Business School faculty members which popular podcasts they listen to and would recommend to others. Here are their answers:

Francesca Gino – Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration
I personally love NPR's Hidden Brain podcast. Here is the description: “The Hidden Brain project helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling — and a lot of fun! — the project reveals the patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the imperceptible forces that influence our relationships.” People are fascinating creatures. This podcast is all about that — it is always interesting, talks about compelling research and I feel I am always learning something new when listening to it.

Thales Teixeira – Lumry Family Associate Professor of Business Administration
One that I listen to regularly is EconTalk, which is a talk with an economist, oftentimes a nobel laureate, about important topics related to economic principles and current topics popular on in the media. The benefit to me is to get a more in-depth perspective on complex problems and see multiple sides of the issue, as opposed to oftentimes one-sided and/or superficial explanations in the media.

Leslie John – Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Serial, Radiolab

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