The Office of Open Learning has created MIT Podcasts, an app that gathers all of MIT’s podcasts onto one page, with a list of new episodes updated daily. With some 30 podcasts from over a dozen departments, initiatives, offices, and clubs, the content represents a wide range of interests and expertise from across the MIT community.
Ranging from the MIT News podcast, which features audio articles and explainers on some of its most important and timely pieces, to MIT Sloan Management Review’s sports analysis podcast “Counterpoint,” to the “Chalk Radio” podcast from OpenCourseWare featuring interviews with MIT faculty, there’s something for everyone in MIT’s audio landscape.
Every night the MIT Open website scans each podcast for the latest episodes and indexes them. Users can play back the latest episodes right on the site or subscribe to individual podcasts using their favorite podcast app. They can even subscribe to a podcast feed that combines all the MIT podcasts. In the future, the Open Learning engineering team plans to allow searching the transcripts of all the podcast episodes as well.
The flow of ideas and information is the lifeblood of MIT’s intellectual activity; as we continue to physically distance from one another, resources like the MIT Podcasts page can help make sure that flow never stops.