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Learn more about our current lineup
Doug Schwartz of the renowned Quinnipiac University Poll gives you a behind-the-scenes look at public opinion polling and what’s going on in politics today through a series of informal conversations between experts in the field. Each episode, Doug will spark conversations with fellow pollsters, journalists and others, with the goal of untangling the current political polling landscape for listeners.
The Way Forward is a presidential speaker series to connect members of the university community with leaders, visionaries and established professionals from across the country. The Way Forward will offer a virtual forum to showcase and share innovative ideas and critical thinking about some of the most current and pressing challenges facing society. It is hosted by Quinnipiac University president, Judy Olian.
If you're touched in any way by the life of a child with a disability, this podcast is for you. Each week, hosts Julie Swanson and Jennifer Laviano pull back the curtain on what really happens in special education. The Special Ed Files will explore real-world examples in special education, explain where mistakes were made, explain where the law was violated, and help listeners avoid making these mistakes. The podcast hopes to demystify the federal law that governs special education, and change the lives of children with disabilities by empowering the adults who work with them.
Many of us are now living the majority of our lives online. It is where we work, our social communication and connection, it is our entertainment and play. All of this screen time comes at a cost, which manifests differently for each of us.
In this podcast we will look at different ways that people are being resilient in their everyday lives in their pursuit to show up for themselves on a daily basis. It is our hope that you will find a few tricks and tools to add to your own survival kit while recognizing that the struggle is REAL... for all of us.
So put aside your ideals of perfection, control and normalcy and spend some time on this roller-coaster with us as we try to find some balance, and live well while living online.
Behind the White Coat is a podcast where we learn about the stories of people underrepresented in medicine through a series of conversations. My conversations range anywhere from talking with doctors to first year medical students. Regardless if you are already a med student, doctor, or have never even thought about going into medicine you will be able to connect with these stories and gain some insight on the people who make up the medical field.
In a world that's shifting under our feet faster than any other era in a lifetime, information and media access are critical. So Quinnipiac University's School of Communications put together this podcast to introduce some of our students so they can talk about what they're learning, and how it's even more relevant now.
Listen to the school's dean, Chris Roush, interview different students about why they chose the school, how they got interested in their major, and their plans for the future.
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From the Archive
Isolated Together explores every conceivable angle related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath – that includes the serious stuff, and the stuff we can laugh at. One day we might talk to health care workers and people who have recovered from the virus and their families, and look at the health care system and its struggles. The next day, we might dig up tips and tricks for being creative in a world without toilet paper or mayonnaise.
The Roar is a weekly podcast hosted by students Dan Bahl and Matt McAuliffe. Formerly known as the Quinnipiac Athletics Podcast, The Roar features interviews and segments with Quinnipiac University student-athletes, coaches and administrators that will give you a behind-the-scenes look at what it means to be a Bobcat.
Hunger in Hamden is an ongoing podcast series produced by Ben Bogardus, assistant professor of journalism at Quinnipiac. The first season consists of three episodes, and focuses on food insecurity in Hamden and the efforts by community organizations and individuals to connect families-in-need to resources.
The Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio will be producing new podcasts throughout the year.
TOLD (To Learn and Develop), hosted by Lisa Coplit, associate dean for faculty development and associate professor of medicine, will explore new research in the medical field and be a resource for medical students and professionals.
Podcast studio director, David DesRoches, will be producing a documentary-style podcast called Behind Rage, which explores the making of the original play, “RAGE,” which the Quinnipiac theater department recently produced. The play, written and directed by Elizabeth Dinkova, is an adaptation of Stephen King’s first novel, which is about a school shooting. King removed the novel from circulation after school shooters cited his novel after their massacres as inspiration. The play focuses on the internal struggle artists face when their work is used to justify a horrendous act.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
About our Director
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.
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