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The EdSurge Podcast

A weekly podcast about the future of education, featuring insightful conversations with educators, tech innovators and scholars, hosted by EdSurge's Jeff Young and other EdSurge reporters.

You can follow the podcast on the Apple Podcast app, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen.

Latest Episode:

A Social-Emotional Learning Expert Explains Why ‘Unity’ Is So Elusive

In his Inaugural Address, Joe Biden spoke at length about unity, calling on Americans to “listen to one another, see one another, hear one another and show respect to one another.” But what would it really take to do that? Mylien Duong, a clinical psychologist and social-emotional learning research scientist, explains why listening and empathy are so complex and elusive.


Highlight: Pandemic Campus Diaries Series

Fall 2020 will bring the first full college term of the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knows quite what to expect. Plexiglass has been installed in classrooms. Professors have brushed up on their online teaching skills. New social distancing rules have been issued for students—and already broken. How will it all work out?

See full details here, and look for new episodes of this series every other Tuesday, on the EdSurge Podcast feed.


Check out our most popular episodes of 2020.

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Past episodes

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Is It Still Teaching When the Professor Is Dead?

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How the Race Between Vaccinations and COVID Variants Affects School Reopening

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Teachers Are Going Viral on TikTok. Is That a Good Thing?

29 DAYS AGO

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Another Pandemic Semester Is Underway. Here’s What Students and Profs Learned From the Fall

ABOUT 1 MONTH AGO

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Are Colleges Partly to Blame for the Riot at the Capitol?

ABOUT 1 MONTH AGO

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‘Don’t Kick the Chicken,’ and Other Memorable Advice From the EdSurge Podcast in 2020

ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO

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How to Redesign Our Educational System for Lifelong Learning

ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO

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Forgetting Is a Feature, Not a Bug: How the Brain ‘Grasps’ New Concepts

2 MONTHS AGO

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Online or In Person: Which Choice Aced the Pandemic Semester?

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A Conversation With #EduColor's José Vilson About Inclusive Teaching

3 MONTHS AGO

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How to Save Public Higher Ed: New Book Makes Case For Rethinking the Value of Colleges

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‘No-Excuses’ and ‘Progressive’ Schools Are Training New Teachers Very Differently About Race

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What Lessons Have Emerged From the Pandemic Semester?

3 MONTHS AGO

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Child Abuse Is Harder to Spot During the Pandemic. What Can Educators Do?

4 MONTHS AGO

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High Stakes, High Anxiety: How the Lead-Up to Election Day Looked on Six Campuses

4 MONTHS AGO

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Students Are Distracted. What Can Educators Do About It?

4 MONTHS AGO

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Who Is Missing From College During the Pandemic? A Lot of Students, Actually

4 MONTHS AGO

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Young People Care About Elections, They Just Don’t Always Show Up to Vote. Here’s How Education Can Help.

4 MONTHS AGO

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With No Study Buddies, More College Students Turn to Cheating

5 MONTHS AGO

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The Unusual Lengths School Bands Are Going To Keep Practices Safe—and Why It Matters

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During a Pandemic, Can College Be … Fun?

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Is Learning on Zoom the Same as In Person? Not to Your Brain

5 MONTHS AGO

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Is This College? Students and Professors Reflect on a 'Weird' First Week of Classes

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Howard Gardner on His Theory of Multiple Intelligences and Lessons for COVID-19 Era

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How Do You Prepare for a Pandemic Semester?

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Now That the Pandemic Hit, Will Employers Keep Giving Tuition Benefits?

6 MONTHS AGO

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Starting a Teaching Career When a Pandemic Hits

7 MONTHS AGO

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COVID Era Brings New Challenges for College Retention

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Why It’s So Hard to Lower the Cost of Textbooks

7 MONTHS AGO

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Longtime Educator Jamaal Bowman Is Headed to Congress. Here’s His Take on Reopening Schools.

7 MONTHS AGO

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Should Colleges Rethink Final Exams in the COVID Era? Some Profs Try 'Epic Finales'

7 MONTHS AGO

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Fighting Misinformation in the Age of COVID-19

8 MONTHS AGO

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Do Selective Colleges Favor the Rich and Work Against the American Dream?

8 MONTHS AGO

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A First-Gen College Student Talks ‘Fauxmencement,’ Loan Debt and Advice for Educators

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What a Forgotten Instructional Fad From the ‘60s Reveals About Teaching

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Reading, Writing and ... AI Literacy? Conrad Wolfram Wants to ‘Fix’ Math Education

9 MONTHS AGO

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Parents Are Getting More Involved in Remote Learning. Is That a Good Thing?

9 MONTHS AGO

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This Professor Known for Viral Videos Is Actually Camera Shy. Here’s How He Overcame It.

9 MONTHS AGO

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Did Students Learn As Much During Remote Online Instruction?

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Why Students Want Tuition Refunds Over Shift to Online Teaching

10 MONTHS AGO

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Researcher Behind ‘10,000-Hour Rule’ Says Good Teaching Matters, Not Just Practice

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How YouTube Star John Green Thinks About His Educational Videos

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Studying While Financially Stressed During COVID-19

10 MONTHS AGO

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What a Global ‘Corona Diaries’ Project Reveals About Education During the Pandemic

10 MONTHS AGO

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One Teacher’s Year Inside the World’s Largest Library

11 MONTHS AGO

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A Challenge For Remote Teaching During a Pandemic: Making Classes Feel Relevant

11 MONTHS AGO

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What Will K-12 Schools Look Like Post-Coronavirus?

11 MONTHS AGO

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How a Preschool for At-Risk Children Is Prioritizing Mental Health During COVID-19 Closures

11 MONTHS AGO

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Scenes From College Classes Forced Online By COVID-19

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‘Let Yourself Off the Hook’: Advice for Teachers and Parents During COVID-19

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How Librarians Continue Their Work Digitally Even as Coronavirus Closes Libraries

11 MONTHS AGO

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Coronavirus Has Led to a Rush of Online Teaching. Here’s Some Advice for Newly Remote Instructors

12 MONTHS AGO

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How Education Is Becoming the Front Lines for Debating the Role of Algorithms

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What Does Inclusive Teaching Look Like?

12 MONTHS AGO

Early Learning

Behind the Story: Healing the Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis

12 MONTHS AGO

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Dave Eggers on Finding Creative Refuge From the ‘Lunacy’ of Technology

ALMOST 1 YEAR AGO

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How ‘Dialogue’ Can Create Empathy in a Divided Classroom

ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO

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Why Talking About ‘Screen Time’ Is the Wrong Conversation

ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO

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A Case for Educational Innovation Without ‘Disruption’

ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO

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Students Today Are Learning All The Time. Can Schools Keep Up?

ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO

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How Stretching to Pay for College Is Altering Middle Class Life

ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO

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Can Teaching ‘Hope’ Revive Democracy?

ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO

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When a Homecoming Video Raises Questions About Campus Diversity

ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO

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Teaching Students How to Live a Good Life

ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO

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Why Music Education Is More Than Learning How to Play

ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO

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A Podcast for Every Discipline? The Rise of Educational Audio

ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO

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When College Becomes a Benefit of Employment

ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO

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Algorithms are Changing Low-Wage Work. What Educators Should Know About Life ‘On the Clock.’

ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO

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Many Frustrated Teachers Say It’s Not Burnout — It’s Demoralization

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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The Latest Innovation in Student Retention at Colleges: ‘Food Scholarships’

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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What Happened to the ‘$100 Laptop’?

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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Speed Demons: How Quantum Computing Could Change Education

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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An Astronaut’s Guide to Improving STEM Education (and What Space Is Really Like)

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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A ’Golden Age’ of Teaching and Learning at Colleges?

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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The Internet Can Be a Force for Good. Here’s How.

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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Can a Sitcom Teach Philosophy? Meet a Scholar Advising 'The Good Place'

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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The Challenge of Teaching News Literacy

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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How Choosing a College Is Like Buying a Milkshake

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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The Fight to Preserve—and Teach—African-American History

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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A Bored Student Hacked His School’s Systems. Will the Edtech Industry Pay Attention?

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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Satirical Takes on Higher Ed and Why They Matter

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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Should Schools Teach the Scientific Method? New Book Says Maybe Not

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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The New Jim Code? Race and Discriminatory Design

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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Can Anyone Be an Inventor? Why MIT’s Invention Education Officer Says Yes

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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Loophole—or Fraud? How Far Parents Go to Save on College

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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How to Bring ‘Mastery Learning’ to the Classroom

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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Diving Deeper Into What 6 Million Syllabi Say About Higher Education

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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Behind the Story: When Online Tutors Witness Child Abuse

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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Sal Khan: Test Prep Is ‘the Last Thing We Want to Be’

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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What ‘Impact Investing’ Means in Education

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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Meet Anthony Johnson: Teacher of the Year. Rebel ‘Mayor.’ High School Dropout.

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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Higher Ed Has Become ‘An Entrepreneurial and Philanthropic Wild West’

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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What It’s Like Navigating the Strictest Student Privacy Law in the Country

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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Can Work Be Dignified in an Automated World?

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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Transgender Students Are Still at Risk, But Schools Can Help

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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Is There Still a Meaningful Difference Between For-Profit and Public Higher Ed?

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

OVER 1 YEAR AGO

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Better Representation in Artificial Intelligence Starts Early

ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO

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How Goddard’s New President Plans to Save His Struggling Experimental College

ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO

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Why Social-Emotional Learning Is Suddenly in the Spotlight

ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO

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Adult Students Have Moved Into the Mainstream. How Can Colleges Adjust?

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Teachable Moments: What We Learn When We Teach

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The Fast-Changing and Competitive World of Grad Degrees

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Is The SAT Secure? What the College Board Is Doing to Respond to the Admissions Scandal

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Teachable Moments: Reaching Students Through Technology

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Why Students Can’t Write — And Why Tech Is Part of the Problem

ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO

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Working to Bring Diversity to Tech is a ‘Trek for a Lifetime’

ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO

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Why Elementary Schools Should Teach Kids to Play Poker

ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO

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The Evolving Role of Race in Children’s Lit, From ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘The Hate U Give’

ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO

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Much Ado About MOOCs: Where Are We in the Evolution of Online Courses?

ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO

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The Science of Empathy: What Researchers Want Teachers to Know

ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO

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Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO

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Is Teaching an Art or a Science? New Book Takes a Fresh Look at ‘How Humans Learn.’

ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO

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The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos

ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO

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How Much Artificial Intelligence Should There Be in the Classroom?

ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO

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As OER Grows Up, Advocates Stress More Than Just Low Cost

ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO

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How to Keep Kids From Being Mean Online

ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO

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How to Move From Digital Substitution to ‘Deeper Learning’

ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO

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