Podcasts are booming, and the higher ed world hasn't been left out.

Whether you want to enhance your teaching skills, learn new techniques that boost student engagement, or improve your understanding of the learning process, podcasts can be a great resource. Through academic discourse, explore evidence-based practices that can increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your teaching. Here are a few podcasts we've seen recommended around the web. If anyone has suggestions for other podcasts in this genre, please share with us at facultydevelopment@txstate.edu

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The Black Goat
(Drs. Sanjay Srivastava, Alexa Tullett, and Simine Vazire)

Three psychologists talk about doing science and important issues in higher education. Most recent episodes include talks about publication ethics, burnout in academia, and awards in the academic ecosystem. 

Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning
(Columbia University)

Our mission is to encourage instructors, students, and leaders in higher education to reflect on what they believe about teaching and learning. In each episode, guests are invited to share their discoveries of “dead ideas”—ideas that are not true but that are often widely believed and embedded in the pedagogical choices we make. 

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Faculty Focus Live
(Magna Publications)

The inspiration your classroom needs… We’re here to bring instructors and teachers inspiration, energy, and creative strategies that they can utilize in their everyday teaching. We hope the following tips, tricks, and pedagogy techniques give teachers and instructors an extra boost of creativity and motivation.

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Leading Lines
(Vanderbilt University)

Leading Lines is a podcast on educational technology in higher education. In this podcast, we explore creative, intentional, and effective uses of technology to enhance student learning, uses that point the way to the future of educational technology in college and university settings. Through interviews with educators, researchers, technologists, and others, we hope to amplify ideas and voices that are (or should be!) shaping how we think about digital learning and digital pedagogy.

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Lecture Breakers
(Barbi Honeycutt, Ph.D.)

The Lecture Breakers podcast is the place where educators share innovative teaching strategies to help you break up your lecture, energize your classroom, increase student engagement, and improve learning.

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Teaching in Higher Ed
(Dr. Bonni Stachowiak, Vanguard University)

This is the space where we explore the art and science of being more effective at facilitating learning. We also share ways to increase our personal productivity, so we can have more peace in our lives and be even more present for our students.

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Tea for Teaching
(Drs. John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare, University of New York at Oswego)

Informal discussions of effective practices in teaching and learning.

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You've Got This
(Dr. Katie Linder, Kansas State University)

This is a podcast dedicated to helping academics and higher education professionals seek self-knowledge, playfully experiment, and live core values with intention. Tune in for insights, examples, and advice on topics such as meaningful productivity, boosting creativity, and much more.