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The Journal of International Affairs' podcast series takes you beyond the headlines into long-lasting issues that will shape the 21st century order.

Beyond Unprecedented

Columbia Law experts to explore complex economic phenomena impacting workers, investors, companies, and communities.

The Big Switch

Dr. Melissa Lott of Columbia University brings together historical examples, current events, and incisive analysis to give listeners a deep understanding of the solutions to climate change.

Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs

Join Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs for monthly interviews with renowned authors about their groundbreaking work in history, social justice, sustainable development, and more.

Capital for Good

Corporate and civic leaders discuss how to build a more just, inclusive, and sustainable society, hosted by Georgia Levenson Keohane and presented by the Tamer Institute for Social Enterprise and Climate Change at Columbia Business School. 

Columbia Athletics Podcasts

Updates and discussions from across the world of Columbia Athletics.

Columbia Bizcast

Hear what drives the innovators, leaders, and thinkers of Columbia Business School in this podcast hosted by Fahad Ahmed (BUS'17). 

Columbia Energy Exchange

Hosted by Jason Bordoff and Bill Loveless, this podcast features in-depth conversations with the world’s top energy and climate leaders from government, business, academia and civil society.

Columbia Invents

Hosted by Orin Herskowitz, Executive Director of Columbia Technology Ventures, the series explores breakthrough innovations being developed in Columbia’s scientific laboratories.

Columbia University Bio Bytes

Students in Systems Biology interview prominent scientists working at the intersection of biology, engineering, medicine, computer science, and mathematics.

Columbia University Bioworks

Columbia University BioWorks is a podcast focused on life science business, entrepreneurship, policy, and investment. Listen in to hear conversations with a diverse array of guests making "bio work" in the real world.

The CUSP Show

Sports Management faculty members Joe Favorito and Tom Richardson host thought leaders from across the sports industry as they discuss a wide array of topics. 

Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning

Hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning's Executive Director Catherine Ross, this podcast encourages instructors, students, and leaders in higher education to reflect on what they believe about teaching and learning.

Espresso with the Experts

Espresso with the Experts, sponsored by the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), invites you to learn from Columbia University’s experts, both inside and outside academia, about the main social, economic and political challenges we face.

How to Read

A student-led series for curious readers of all kinds. 

Intersectionality Matters!

Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory and Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law.

The Kicker

Brought to you by the Columbia Journalism Review, whose mission is to encourage excellence in journalism in the service of a free society.

Mission: Commission

A podcast from Miller Theatre demystifying the process of how classical music gets made.

More MPE

Host Professor Ray Horton and Columbia Business School faculty casually discuss some of the most current and controversial issues that affect business, government, and society both at home and abroad, presented by the Tamer Institute for Social Enterprise and Climate Change at Columbia Business School.

New Books In the Arts and Sciences

A podcast of panel discussions celebrating recent work of Columbia faculty in the Arts and Sciences.

On Assignment

Some of the best conversations from the Columbia Journalism School, produced and hosted by the school's Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. 

Parenting for the Future

Petal Modeste is an associate dean at Columbia Law School. In this podcast, she discusses the science and strategies for raising children to find their own voices.

Pop and Play

A podcast on play and pop culture from Teachers College. Professors Haeny Yoon and Nathan Holbert take play seriously. They talk with educators, parents, and kids about how they play in their work and their lives, and why play matters.

Public Books: 101

Run by a Columbia-based online journal and housed/archived at the Libraries, this initial series focuses on the internet, its histories, uses, and futures.

Pulitzer on the Road

What makes a Pulitzer Prize winner? The Pulitzer on the Road podcast travels across the country to meet with authors and journalists to share the stories behind their prize-winning work.

Pursuing the Public Good

A podcast from Teachers College focusing on work in higher education that aims to improve our world, hosted by Thomas Bailey, President of Teachers College.


rAADio is an investigation by Advanced Architectural Design students in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia.

Race Beyond Borders

A podcast from the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity, Race Beyond Borders seeks to examine experiences of race and blackness in their full complexity across the world.

Rise and Resilience of Populism in Eastern Europe

From the European Institute, an interview series where host Dr. Tsveta Petrova and a guest speaker interrogate some of the main drivers and impacts of populist mobilization in Eastern Europe.

Rising to the Top: Lessons in Leadership

The School of Professional Studies' Career Design Lab interviews senior industry leaders who share the secrets of their success and reveal pivotal moments that impacted their career paths.

Said & Done

A podcast from the Columbia University Language Resource Center that explores languages at the intersection of culture and biography. In conversation with host Chris Kaiser, guests share how they have been shaped by the languages that they speak.

Shoe Leather

Columbia University Libraries and Columbia School of Journalism present an investigative podcast series exploring forgotten stories from New York City’s past.

SOF/Heyman Bookshelf

The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities podcast, hosted by Constantine Lignos, featuring talks with professors about their recent work, publications, novels, and more. 

Startup Alley

Led by current students and The Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School, Startup Alley explores the experiences of startup founders and their perspectives on industry trends and events.

The Stuff that Matters for Kids' Health

Pediatrician, new mom and host Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez, of Columbia University Children's Health, examines the many, at times confusing, health recommendations modern parents receive. 

TED Business

Every Monday, host Modupe Akinola of Columbia Business School presents the most powerful and surprising ideas that illuminate the business world.

This Week in Virology

A weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Professors Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler and science writer Alan Dove and guests deconstruct viruses, how they cause illness, and dissect the latest research.

3 Takeaways

Hosted by SIPA professor Lynn Thoman, 3 Takeaways brings you conversations with people who are changing the world, such as former Secretaries of the Treasury and Homeland Security, Nobel prize winners, former Prime Ministers, the former Chief of MI6, past CEOs of Google, Ford, and American Express, and many others. Each episode ends with 3 key takeaways to help you understand the world in new ways that can benefit your life and career.

Through the Gale

From Columbia Law School, Through the Gale explores the role of lawyers in the struggle for multiracial democracy.

Toxic History!

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Adam Blumenberg, a board-certified medical toxicologist and emergency physician, hosts a podcast with medical experts who discuss the history of poison.


Columbia Global Reports podcast, hosted by Nicholas Lemann, providing depth and clarity on global issues that are underreported. 

Unpacking Latin America

Unpacking Latin America is a podcast hosted by the Director of the Institute of Latin America Vicky Murillo on the exciting research produced by Columbia scholars about Latin American history, culture, and politics, which helps our understanding of the contemporary challenges of the region.

Unsung Stories

The stories of women who undertook significant work at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center and the Computer Music Center.

Views on First

The Knight First Amendment Institute's podcast tackles some of the thorniest questions that arise when social media collides with the First Amendment. 

Vis A Vis

Featuring conversations that challenge our understanding of key global, economic and social issues by casting them in a transatlantic perspective. Brought to you by the Alliance Program.

Voices of Ukraine

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, we’ve been hearing a lot of firsthand accounts of lives upended by the war. Listen to the Harriman Institute's new podcast featuring the voices of Harriman community members who are in Ukraine or deeply connected to it. 

We Be Imagining

A podcast from Incite examining the intersection of race, tech, surveillance, gender, and disability in the COVID-19 era.

Zora's Daughters

A society and culture podcast that uses Black feminist anthropology to think about race, politics, and popular culture.

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