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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.

Ask the Expert

World-renowned mental health leaders from the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry answer the most common real-life questions patients ask.

Beyond “Unprecedented”: The Post-Pandemic Economy

Leading experts from Columbia Law School chart a course for economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic and suggest new ways of approaching law, policy, and governance.

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.

Black Lives: In the Era of COVID-19

African American and African Diaspora Studies Department and the Institute for Research in African American Studies

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 Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School. 

C'est ça l’Amérique

An American election podcast series from the Columbia Alliance Program.

Columbia Bizcast

Columbia Business School

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, the process of spinning these technologies out of the lab and into the market via industry or startups, and the challenges early-stage technologies must overcome in order to realize their full potential.

Columbia Public Health Now

Mailman School of Public Health

Columbia Roarcast

Updates and discussion from across the world of Columbia Athletics

Columbia University Bio Bytes

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

The CUSP Show

Sports Management Program, School for Professional Studies

Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning

Hosted by the CTL's Executive Director, Catherine Ross.

The Dean's Table

Fredrick Harris, Professor of Political Science and Dean of Social Science

Defending the Planet

A Columbia Law podcast on combating the climate crisis using legal means.

The Delacorte Review Podcast

Delacorte Magazine, Columbia Journalism School

Expert Opinions - Russia, Eurasia

A podcast from the Harriman Institute and featuring interviews with experts about political and cultural developments in Russia and Eurasia.

Ebony Tower

Ebony Tower is a podcast dedicated to examining race and racism across academic disciplines, from data science to ethnic studies and environmental science. Each episode, your hosts will be speaking with a Columbia professor and community leaders about the nexus between power and the production of knowledge in their discipline.

Global Thought Podcast

Carol Gluck and Vishakha N. Desaim, Columbia Global Thought

GSAPP Conversations

Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

How It Got Here: The Jab

Explore the extraordinary journey of the COVID-19 vaccines through the global supply chain as they travel from the lab to “the jab” in this limited-series podcast from Columbia Business School.

How to Read

A Student-Led Series

How We Got Here

A podcast for journalists about how history and identity shape the narrative, from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in partnership with Columbia Journalism Review.


Intersectionality Matters!

Kimberlé Crenshaw, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law

Invisible and On Stage

From Columbia Health’s Counseling and Psychological Services, this podcast is meant to provide an open and informative conversation around racism-related stress and identity and the way they impact mental health. UNI log-in required.

Ishtar Diaries

A Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul podcast that revolves around Ishtar, a major ancient goddess of the region, who allows us to reimagine the arts of civilization as aspects of her all-encompassing nature and attributes.

Just Three

From the Center for the Study of Social Difference, hear artists, activists, and scholars discuss how their work intersects with social justice.

The Kicker

Columbia Journalism Review

Lab in the Time of Coronavirus

Zuckerman Institute 

The Low Down

Office Alumni Development and the Office Public Affairs and Communications

Masaha: Climate Change in the Arab World:

Masaha is a student association at GSAPP that investigates contemporary issues facing the Arab world.

MASCLab Podcast

From the Media and Social Change Lab at Teachers College

Mission: Commission

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

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.

People Doing Interesting Stuff

Samuel K. Roberts, Associate Professor of History, Sociomedical Sciences and African American and African Diaspora Studies

Pod of the Planet

Earth Institute

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.


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

(Re)Search for Solutions

Creative research perspectives tackling real-world issues.

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.


Digital Storytelling Lab, School of the Arts

Shoe Leather

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

Shrink Speak

Host Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman is psychiatry chair at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and an expert on suicide, addiction, and mental illness. He is the author of “Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry.”

Silver Linings

A podcast about East Asia during the pandemic.

Taking it to Heart

A bi-monthly podcast discussing the latest treatments in valvular disease with host Dr. Isaac George and the Columbia University Hospital Valve Team.

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

Vincent Racaniello, Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

3 Takeaways

Hosted by SIPA Professor Lynn Thoman, episodes feature short, memorable conversations with leaders in a variety of fields focusing on three takeaways they’ve learned over their lives and careers.

Transforming India Podcast

The podcast provides an analysis of contemporary economic policies in India and offers suggestions for reforms.


Columbia Global Reports

Unpacking Latin America

Unpacking Latin America is a podcast hosted by the Director of the Institute of Latin America (ILAS), 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.

We Be Imagining

The American Assembly and the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE)

What Do We Know?

A program sharing stories at the intersection of science + society, hosted and by Ben Wolman and Kate Steiner and brought to you by the Columbia University Center for Science and Society (CSS)

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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