Kevin Meiselman, broadcast journalism major at Quinnipiac University edits a podcast in the McMahon Center in the School of Communications. Kevin records his own podcasts for his show on Apple Music tited, ‘Behind the Mind’

Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio

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Distinctive Storytelling

The Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio is operated by the School of Communications to tell the stories of those who share our corner of Connecticut. Along with the support of the director of community programming, the podcasts are conceived and produced by students as part of their academic and professional development for the careers of the 21st century. The podcasts feature faculty members, staff and students as well as municipal officials, religious leaders, nonprofit workers and other community members. 

The conversations are thoughtful, provocative and compelling. The episodes provide a local look into some of today’s most pressing issues, including health care, climate change and the innovative ways Hamden officials, the United Way and other groups have come together to address hunger and food insecurity. 

Podcasts are not limited by a signal’s reach or a station’s daily programming schedule. When the Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio is fully operational in the spring of 2020, listeners can download the studio’s content at any time through applications such as Apple, Google and Spotify.

Past Episodes

Other Quinnipiac Podcasts

The following episodes were produced by Professor Ben Bogardus as a special initiative to kick-off the first of many community-focused podcasts. A more extensive calendar of episodes will follow.

“Hunger in Hamden” series:

Food insecurity — the lack of reliable access to food — isn’t just a problem in America’s cities. Hunger is a concern everywhere, including Hamden. According to a 2019 study commissioned by the United Way, nearly 1-in-8 adults and 1-in-6 children in Hamden suffer from food insecurity. For School of Communications students studying community-based journalism with professors Amy Walker and Courtney Marchese, a class assignment became a social awakening, a platform to tell stories with meaningful data, authentic voices and humanity. The following three podcast episodes focus on this important issue, and the project.

Hunger in Hamden won an "award of excellence" in the BEA's Festival of Media Arts competition in the "radio documentary" category.

Professor Ben Bogardus works with students taking his Art of the Podcast course.

Experiential Learning

Professor Ben Bogardus works with students taking his Art of the Podcast course.

“My students are excited about podcasting because of all the creative possibilities it offers. Their shows do not have to be traditional radio interview programs or news broadcasts. Instead, they can experiment with audio narrative storytelling — stories that combine words with music and sound effects to create an immersive audio experience.”
Ben Bogardus, Assistant Professor of Journalism

Contact us

We’d love to hear from you

The schedule of upcoming podcasts is currently in development. The studio plans to be fully operational in the spring of 2020. It is conveniently located in the Center for Communications & Engineering on Quinnipiac University’s Mount Carmel campus.

If you are interested in producing a podcast or learning more about the studio, please contact David DesRoches, the director of community programming, at

Director of Community Programming

David DesRoches

Director of Community Programming

David DesRoches joins us from WNPR Connecticut Public Radio. He won five 2018 Connecticut SPJ awards, a 2019 national Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI), and was named to Connecticut Magazine’s “40 under 40” list. Working at the Darien Times, he earned a “Reporter of the Year” award from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in both 2013 and 2014. He also co-founded a nonprofit media company in Ethiopia called Project Image Ethiopia.