Whether you’re going for a walk or run, stuck in traffic or just washing the dishes, podcasts can make your daily routine, and even chores, more fun and informative.
And because here at UF we have countless experts on what seems like every topic under the sun, it’s likely no surprise that we’re home to a number of podcasts too.
So if you’re looking to try something new this summer, tune into one or more of the podcasts below, and be sure to let us know if we forgot any of your favorites! While you’re at it, UF Libraries has some tools for the aspiring podcasters among you.
Level Up on Presence and Belonging
Each week, Chief Diversity Officer Antonio Farias interviews a member of the university community to hear their story of belonging and learn about their work at UF. Tune in here: https://cdo.ufl.edu/level-up-podcast/
Teaching Beyond the Podium
Get inspired by members of the UF community as they discuss tips and strategies for creating a quality learning experience in this podcast from the Center for Teaching Excellence. Tune in here: http://teach.ufl.edu/teachingbeyondthepodium/
Reflections on Leadership
“Reflections on Leadership” is a podcast from UF Training & Organizational Development that explores why leadership matters in higher education and what great leadership looks like at the University of Florida. Tune in at: https://leadership.hr.ufl.edu/podcast/
Ecologists go from their own backyards to the edges of the Earth in pursuit of knowledge. This podcast shares the experiences of the faculty and students of the UF/IFAS Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. Tune in at: https://player.fm/series/ecological-adventures
A curious and inquisitive show about the world of international politics, presented by the Uppsala Association of International Affairs, Radio UF brings listeners surprising stories and interviews about changes around the globe. Tune in here: https://player.fm/series/radio-uf
Health in a Heartbeat
Health in a Heartbeat from UF Health features two-minute segments providing consumer-health information and the latest news on medical research, patient-care breakthroughs and health-care industry trends. Tune in here: https://podcasts.ufhealth.org/
This WUFT podcast features a variety of stories, including commentary from the people behind them and the lessons that can be learned from them. Taylor Williams, the creative director of Guts & Glory GNV, serves as host. Tune in here: https://www.wuft.org/news/category/podcast/unvarnished/
Animal Airwaves, presented by UF Health, features faculty members from the UF Veterinary Hospitals who address a variety of topics related to pet health care for companion animals, exotic pets, horses and others. Tune in here: https://podcasts.ufhealth.org/
Gator Tales, also presented by UF Health, is the official podcast of the Florida Gators, where you can hear exclusive interviews with players and coaches along with the stories that have shaped the Gator Nation. Tune in at: https://player.fm/series/gator-tales-podcast-106224
Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP)
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ SPOHP offers free community podcasts, including oral-history episodes featuring first-person interviews and living histories, meant to facilitate easy access to local history for students, teachers and the general public. Learn more here: https://oral.history.ufl.edu/collections/podcasts/
What UF at Work readers are listening to
Several readers wrote in with their favorite UF podcasts. Check them out below:
Hosted by Jeremy A. M. Waisome and Kyla McMullen, of the Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering Department, Modern Figures is a podcast that elevates the voices of black women in computing. Tune in at: http://modernfigurespodcast.com/
The Career Connections Center’s brand new career podcast, Nexus, is a 15-minute unscripted conversation that pushes you to reflect on your values, interests and career goals. Keira Simmonds will be chatting with fellow career coaches and friends of the C3 for interesting conversations about their career journeys. A new episode premieres every other Friday. Tune it at: https://career.ufl.edu/nexus/
UF research scientist and criminologist Read Hayes co-hosts the biweekly CrimeScience podcast, where he discusses crime-reduction strategies and research. Tune it at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/crimescience/id1335674356
From mental health to hurricane impacts, UF’s Streaming Science showcases science topics through podcasts, photo essays and video productions. Tune in at: https://streamingscience.com/