Best Podcasts for Interdisciplinary Academics

Best Podcasts for Interdisciplinary Academics

Best Podcasts for Interdisciplinary Academics

May 11, 2016 Blog

Whether you’re new to podcasts, or are a seasoned podcast listener, finding great podcasts can sometimes be challenging. Ideas on Fire has you covered. Below is a list of awesome podcasts for social justice-oriented interdisciplinary academics like yourself.

Imagine Otherwise

  • This is our podcast so we’re obviously fans. Episodes feature people and projects bridging art, activism, and academia in the service of social justice.

99% Invisible

  • 99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.

Ben Franklin’s World

  • Ben Franklin’s World is a podcast about early American history. It is a show for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world.

Invisiblia

  • Invisibilia is Latin for “the invisible things.” We explore the invisible forces that shape human behavior — things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotion.

Bitch Media’s podcasts Popoganda + Backtalk

  • Bitch Media publish a new feminist podcast episode every week. Our hour-long show Popaganda digs deep on movies, books, TV, and media while Backtalk is a snappy conversation between two Bitch editors about the week’s pop culture.

The Allusionist

  • A podcast about language and etymology by Helen Zaltzman

Strange Fruit

  • Dr. Kaila Story and Jaison Gardner host this weekly podcast of musings on politics, pop culture and black gay life.

Homoground

  • Every week Homoground produces & distributes an audio podcast featuring music by queer & allied musicians. The podcast was created to bring exposure & access to queer bands, especially to those who live in isolated communities.

Distillations

  • Distillations explores the human stories behind science and technology, tracing a path through history in order to better understand the present. Each month we explore stories from the intersection of science, culture, and history.

Bindercast

  • A podcast exclusively devoted to women and gender non-conforming writers and their careers. In each episode, co-hosts Lux Alptraum and Leigh Stein tackle the essential questions of making it as a writer.

Fresh Air

  • Fresh Air with Terry Gross is the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues.

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Cathy Hannabach: Cathy is the president of Ideas on Fire, and loves helping progressive, interdisciplinary academics rock their careers and build the worlds they want to see.