Brown Podcasts

Delve into a variety of topics — from academics to policy to pop culture — with podcasts led by Brown University faculty, staff and students.

Explore podcasts produced and hosted by members of the Brown community. For more information and to hear the latest episodes, visit the individual show pages linked here or search for the show on your favorite podcast platform.

Active Podcasts

In this podcast developed by the General Psychiatry Residency Program, Drs. Tracey Guthrie and Camila Cosmo, along with the residents in the training program, discuss timely topics in psychiatry with renowned and experienced guests.
This podcast features conversations about contemporary Brazil and is hosted by James Green, professor of Brazilian history and culture at Brown University and the director of Brown’s Brazil Initiative.
Brown University football coach Scott Cordischi brings you inside Brown Bears Athletics.
This official podcast series of the Brown Emergency Medicine Residency Program offers information and advice for medical professionals.
Produced by student newspaper the Brown Daily Herald, The Bruno Brief digs into a major news story from the past week, with new insights from the reporter who wrote the story
Brown’s Center for Careers and Life After Brown (CareerLAB) shares career advice, alumni adventures and employer stories. In the 2021-22 series, BrownConnect Alumni Conversations, alumni talk about the paths that ultimately led them to their current professional roles.
This student-led podcast from the Brown Entrepreneurship Program, part of the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, tells the stories of founders, educators, thinkers and innovators from a variety of fields in order to excite, inspire and ignite entrepreneurial spirit.
Humans in Public Health is a special podcast series created for National Public Health Week. It is hosted by Megan Hall, a multimedia journalist and health policy expert, and sponsored by Brown University’s School of Public Health.
Mark Blyth, political economist at the Watson Institute, and Carrie Nordlund, political scientist and associate director of Brown's Master of Public Affairs program, share their take on the news.
Produced by the Cogut Institute for the Humanities, Meeting Street explores topics of vital societal interest through conversations with scholars and writers whose voices have helped define issues and shape debates.
This podcast looks at the science behind proposed environmental solutions — helping listeners cut through the noise and make choices that, possibly, will make a difference. It is produced by Rhode Island Public Radio and the Program in Environmental Civic Engagement at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society.
The Rhodes Center Podcast explores some of the most important and complex issues in the world of finance and economics through straightforward, candid conversations. The show is hosted by Mark Blyth, political economist and director of the William R. Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance at Brown University.
In Sensing the Sacred, host Finnian M.M. Gerety delves into the past and present of religion, politics and society in South Asia, highlighting the latest academic research through conversations with leading scholars. The podcast is powered by the Center for Contemporary South Asia at Watson.
The Policy Lab’s 30,000 Leagues brings together experts from government, universities and community organizations to promote evidence-based policy making in Rhode Island.
Trending Globally is a biweekly discussion bridging research, politics and policy to address today's critical global challenges.
This Brown University Women's Network's podcast features incredible women from all corners of the Brunonia ecosystem sharing their insights on the big questions of work, life and living in today’s world.

Limited Series

Hosted by Brown University radio station WBRU, All Nighters talks to college students about the things that keep them up at night.
This series from WBRU breaks down interesting memes and explores the ways in which they speak to community, issues, values and inside jokes.
Back of the Chart is a medical storytelling podcast about the art of medicine, hosted by Viknesh Kasthuri and Alexander Homer.
BPRadio, the official podcast of the Brown Political Review, brings you highlights from BPR's coverage of policy and political affairs.
Produced by the Brown Daily Herald, this podcast features conversations with School of Public Health Dean Dr. Ashish Jha during late 2020 into early 2021.
Dr. Ashish Jha, a practicing physician and scientist, analyzes events around the COVID pandemic and offers his assessment and guidance for what lies ahead for the U.S. and the world.
Coordinators from the Matched Advising Program for Sophomores, part of Brown’s Curricular Resource Center for Peer Advising, interview Departmental Undergraduate Group (DUG) leaders from more than a dozen concentrations.
Faculty in Focus: The Podcast provides a glimpse into the work of Brown faculty members. Through interviews with Provost Richard Locke, professors demystify their work and offer insights into what sparked their interest and what continues to drive their curiosity today.
Hosted by Tino Delamerced, Firsts is a podcast about new experiences during medical training. Doctors and medical students share stories about the first time holding a heart, losing a patient, delivering a baby and more.
Presented by, this podcast covers specific aspects of the proposed merger between Lifespan and Care New England’s health systems to create — together with Brown University — a world-class integrated academic health system. Each episode features in-depth interviews with doctors, researchers and other health care professionals who live and work in Rhode Island.
Litmus is a community crowdsourced podcast powered by the Multimedia Labs at Brown that explores a variety of topics at Brown University.
Professor of Literary Arts and BAI Faculty Director Thalia Field's book “Personhood” is featured in the weekly podcast/performance series created by Ben Williams, category:other. Personhood moves radically through genres and conventions, taking the listener on a design-driven experience into the psychic spaces and logical conundrums created around our non-human relatives.
Public Work is a public humanities podcast created by students and staff at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown.
Hosted by Dr. Julie Roth, this medical education podcast is geared toward doctors learning to take care of pregnant women with neurological problems.
Redefining Leadership, a podcast from Brown’s School of Professional Studies, features interviews with leaders across a range of disciplines, from cybersecurity to psychology and beyond.
This special series explores television studies in the wake of multiple crises, including the global pandemic and anti-discrimination protests. It is produced by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, with support from the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University.
This podcast from Brown’s Undocumented, First-Generation College and Low-Income (U-Fli) Student Center highlights student stories and experiences.
Released for the 50th anniversary of Brown University’s 1968 Black Student Walkout, this podcast by WBRU details what led to the walkout and how its legacy impacts current students.

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To submit a podcast to be listed on this page, contact [email protected]. Podcasts should meet the following criteria:

  • Episodes have been published or updated within the last calendar year.
  • Podcasts created by Brown faculty or staff are affiliated with a Brown School, department, or academic or administrative unit or program.
  • Podcasts created by students are sponsored by a Brown faculty or staff member and/or are affiliated with a Brown School, department, or academic or administrative unit or program.