Three Podcasts to get you Excited for the Spring Semester

There are empty mugs all over my house.  One sits on the credenza in my bedroom.  Another is nestled between the knife block and spice rack in my kitchen.  Still another is perched high on a ledge in my shower.  These are the evidence of a sincere addiction.  Not to coffee, tea, or even hot chocolate, but to podcasts.


If you haven’t already discovered this delightful DIY tip for amplifying your smartphone, you’re welcome.  If you have, fire up your phone’s podcast app and get your favorite mug ready.  Below are three higher education podcasts that will get your brain buzzing faster than a shot of espresso.

Teaching in Higher Ed

Hosted by Bonni Stachowiak, the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast is dedicated to the ongoing exploration of “the art and science of being more effective at facilitating learning.”  The show also provides frank and frequent discussions of managing work/life balance and increasing “personal productivity, so we can have more peace in our lives and be even more present for our students.”

Higher Ed Live

For perspectives on issues outside of teaching, Higher Ed live, is must-listen. The podcast network uses interviews with educators, administrators, journalists, consultants, and other thought leaders to explore a range of campus issues–from admissions, advancement, and marketing to campus climate and student affairs.

The Pulse

The Pulse is Inside Higher Ed’s monthly tech podcast.  Hosted by edtech veteran Rodney B. Murray, The Pulse takes on the latest trends in eLearning teaching and technology.  With product reviews, interviews with innovators, and roundups from the world of edtech, this podcast will keep you up-to-date and in the know.


Do you have a favorite higher education podcast?  Drop a link in the comment section to share!