From deep dives into true crime sagas to impassioned conversations about political events, podcasting has opened up a world of opportunities for people to share their opinions and expertise.
Such has been the case at Case Western Reserve, where many members of the university community have turned to the free medium as a means of sharing information. Whether you’re interested in understanding the business world, gaining tips to apply to medical school, or understanding foreign policy, expertise from across the university is available via podcasts—and The Daily has you covered with this list of some you can add to your queue.
Take a moment today, International Podcast Day (Sept. 30), to stream some of the latest podcasts produced by the CWRU community.
What Really Matters
Presented by Weatherhead School of Management, this podcast focuses on trending topics in the business world to get to the core of relevant issues. The aim is to help listeners dive deeper into why and how these issues impact business and society. With topics ranging from stock markets and economic issues to career paths and entrepreneurship, this podcast regularly consults experts across industries to share their perspectives and get to the root of “what really matters.” In their latest episode, experts sit down to discuss why companies need to be thoughtful and inclusive in their change process, and talk about the importance of candor and trust at all levels within an organization.
Applying to medical school can be hard. That’s why Christian Essman, senior director of admissions and financial aid at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, created All Access: Med School Admissions. This podcast introduces its listeners to informative and entertaining conversations between admissions colleagues from medical schools across the nation. Prospective applicants can expect transparency about the medical school application process in this podcast as well as advice on how to make yourself into the ideal candidate. In the latest episode, little known and subtle nuances of what makes a strong applicant to the Medical Scientist Training Program are discussed.
Based in the Master of Public Health program at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, this series highlights the work of public health students, practitioners and researchers in and around Cleveland. The podcast features interviews and discussions with public health leaders about leading issues and topics in public health today. In the latest episode, double CWRU alum and public health professional Julie Gerberding makes a guest appearance in the second of a two-part series featuring former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention directors. This episode’s discussion highlights pandemic preparedness, building back trust of public health officials, and ways in which medicine and public health can move forward from lessons learned from COVID-19.
In this podcast set to relaunch this semester, peer advisors from Case School of Engineering introduce a creative space in which engineers can come together and explore the engineering world outside the classroom. This podcast is dedicated to students who strive for success in their academic, experiential and personal growth as engineers. In the latest episode, engineers discuss the interconnection between the highly technical field of engineering and the more subjective fields of the humanities and arts.
Launched in 2012 in partnership with Ideastream Public Media, Talking Foreign Policy is a one-hour radio program hosted by Case Western Reserve University School of Law Co-Dean Michael Scharf. The podcast aims to cover salient and interesting foreign policy topics in a digestible manner. Frequent experts on the show include ethicist Shannon French, director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence; military and war crimes expert Col. (ret.) Jim Johnson, chief prosecutor of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone and director of the university’s War Crimes Research Office; international law expert Milena Sterio, professor at Cleveland State University; peace negotiator Paul Williams, president of the Public International Law and Policy Group; and human rights authority Avidan Cover, associate dean at the School of Law and former Attorney-Adviser at Human Rights First. With a panel of experts from across the spectrum, Talking Forign Policy provides a diverse perspective to its listeners.
Head of music education at Case Western Reserve, Professor Lisa Huisman Koops created Parenting Musically to help optimize early childhood music development and education. Featuring well-known musicians, researchers, and practitioners respondents, Koops’s podcast aims to “help families and listeners make music a more important and enjoyable part of daily life.” In the latest episode, professionally trained hula dancer and mother of GRAMMY-award winning artist Kalani Pe‘a, Pua Pe’a joins. She describes how she used music to help her son overcome his speech impediment. Later on, music therapist Claire Morison gives an expert overview about how music therapists are working with children in the same context.