Introducing the What’s New Podcast


My new podcast, What’s New, has launched, and I’m truly excited about the opportunity to explore new ideas and discoveries on the show.¬†What’s New will cover a wide range of topics, from the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and technology, and it is intended for anyone¬†who¬†wants to learn new things. I hope that you’ll subscribe today on iTunes, Google Play, or SoundCloud.

I hugely enjoyed doing the¬†Digital Campus podcast that ran from 2007-2015, and so I’m thrilled to return to this medium. Unlike¬†Digital Campus, which took the format of a roundtable with several colleagues¬†from George Mason University, on What’s New¬†I’ll be speaking largely one-on-one with experts, at Northeastern University and well beyond, to understand how their research is changing our understanding of the world,¬†and might improve the human condition. In a half-hour podcast you’ll¬†come¬†away with a better sense of cutting-edge scientific and medical discoveries, the latest in public policy and social movements, and the newest insights of literature and history.

I know that the world seems impossibly complex and troubling right now, but one of themes of¬†What’s New is that while we’re all paying closer attention to the loud¬†drumbeat of social media, there are people in many disciplines making quieter¬†advances, innovations, and creative works that may enlighten and help us in the near future. So if you’re looking for a podcast with a little bit of optimism to go along with the frank discussion of the difficulties we undoubtedly face,¬†What’s New is for you.

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