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Exercise your little grey cells with podcasts from across the University. If you're looking to learn something new, there are lots to choose from.


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The History of Now

A new podcast series from the History Faculty puts past and present into dialogue.

Hosted on: Anchor

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Risky Talk

Podcast series with Professor David Spiegelhalter, Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication in the Department of Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, and guest experts in risk and evidence communication.

Hosted on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify

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Science & Policy Podcast

The current series from this podcast produced by Cambridge's Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) is Science, Policy and Pandemics, created in partnership with Cambridge Infectious Diseases and the Cambridge Immunology Network to discuss the covid-19 response.

Hosted on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Google Play, RadioPublic, Pocket Casts, Castbox, YouTube

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Hear This Idea

Hear This Idea

Hear This Idea is a podcast showcasing new thinking in philosophy, the social sciences, and effective altruism — hosted by Cambridge recent grads and long-time friends Fin Moorhouse and Luca Righetti. In each (≈90 minute) conversation, they ask thinkers, founders, and academics to explain their field and their work.

Hosted on Spotify, Pocket Casts, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts

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We are the University

Interviews with people connected to the University in different ways in which they talk about their work.

Hosted on: Soundcloud, Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts

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Camthropod is produced by a collective of staff and students from the Department of Social Anthropology and is broadcast regularly during term time.

Hosted on: Soundcloud, Apple podcasts

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Cambridge American History Seminar Podcast

A weekly term-time podcast interviewing seminar presenters.

Hosted on: Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts

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Cambridge Creative Writing Centre - Crime and Thriller

Academics at Cambridge Creative Writing Centre, based at the University's Institute of Continuing Education, talk to authors about what they’re writing, what inspires them, and their tips and ideas.

Hosted on: PodBean, Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud

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Cambridge Judge Business School Debate podcast

Talks from CJBS

Hosted on: Soundcloud

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Cambridge Law

Public lectures from the Faculty of Law

Hosted on: Apple Podcasts

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Declarations: the human rights podcast

Podcast series from the Centre for Governance and Human Rights, exploring contemporary debates about politics and human rights, broadcast weekly.

Hosted on: Soundcloud, Apple podcasts

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Interventions: The Intellectual History Podcast

Podcast series led by Cambridge graduate students

Hosted on: Soundcloud

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The Naked Scientists podcast

Science news stories, scientific breakthroughs and interviews with leading experts by The Naked Scientists, based at the University's Institute of Continuing Education.

Hosted on: Apple Podcasts, nakedscientists.com

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Talking Politics

Podcast series by academics from the Department of Politics and International Relations and the Centre for the Future of Democracy.

Hosted on: acast

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More from the University

Talks from across the University and its public events such as the Festival of Ideas, Science Festival and Cambridge Series at the Hay Festival.

Hosted on: Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts