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Podcasts from the MIT Alumni Association. Visit for more information.




Professor Emeritus Ernie Moniz on Climate Change and Nuclear Security

Former United States Secretary of Energy Ernie Moniz HM ’11 addressed a sold-out MIT audience in Washington, DC and discussed his thoughts on the United States’ role in climate research, nuclear security, and technology innovation. Read more on the Slice of MIT blog: Moniz is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor Emeritus of Physics and Engineering Systems at MIT, and he was awarded honorary membership in the MIT Alumni Association in 2011. He delivered his talk at the...


Professor Adam Berinsky on Thinking Fast and Slow (Alumni Books Podcast)

The MIT Alumni Book Club's pick for February 2017 is Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, selected by Adam Berinsky, Professor of Political Science at MIT. Join this month's discussion to read and discuss the book. To join the discussion: visit and click on "Alumni Book Club."


Amy Brand PhD '89 on Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Amy Brand PhD '89, Director of the MIT Press, discusses Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds, published in May 2017 by MIT Press, in this podcast for the MIT Alumni Book Club. Join the book club and the conversation on this book at


MIT Alumni Book Club: Adaptive Markets (Selected by Professor Sylvain Bromberger)

Asked what one book he would have all MIT alumni read, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus Sylvain Bromberger selected Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought, by MIT Professor of Management Andrew Lo. Here, Prof. Bromberger explains his choice and shares his thoughts on Lo's theory.


Advice from the Women's unConference

Hear the advice from three speakers at the MIT Women's unConference-Suzanne Frey, a 2006 graduate of the MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program; Catherine Crawford, a mechanical engineering graduate from the Class of 1991, and Bel Pesce a double major in engineering and computer science and management from the Class of 2010. Episode transcript:


Unscaled (Alumni Books Podcast)

Hemant Taneja '97, MNG '99, SM '99 discusses his new book, Unscaled: How AI and a New Generation of Upstarts Are Creating the Economy of the Future, published in spring 2018. Episode transcript:


Treating Health Care: How the Canadian System Works and How It Could Work Better

Raisa Deber '71, PhD '77, a professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at University of Toronto, discusses her new book, Treating Health Care: How the Canadian System Works and How It Could Work Better, published in 2018 by University of Toronto Press. Episode transcript:


The Hardware Hacker (Alumni Books Podcast)

Andrew Bunnie Huang '97, MNG '97, PhD '02 talks about The Hardware Hacker: Adventures in Making and Breaking Hardware, published in March 2017 by No Starch Press.


Apple CEO Tim Cook at MIT Commencement

Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed more than 1,800 new MIT graduates on Friday, June 9, and shared a message of humanity deeply connected to his Apple experience. Speaking at the 2017 MIT Commencement, Cook described his relationship with Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple; described a meeting with Pope Francis; and called on the new graduates to focus the exciting power of technology on improving the world. “Thanks to discoveries made right here, billions of people are leading healthier,...


Inside Job (Alumni Books Podcast)

Mark Zupan PhD '87, President of Alfred University, discusses his new book, Inside Job: How Government Insiders Subvert the Public Interest (Cambridge University Press, 2017).


Color by Technicolor: An MIT Story

The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ow their electric blue skies, golden yellow brick road, ruby red slippers, and fiery landscapes to innovation that came out of MIT. In this Slice of MIT podcast, we take a trip back in time to learn just how Technicolor came to life and discover the MIT alumni behind many classics of the golden age of Hollywood. The Color by Techniolor podcast includes interviews with William Uricchio, and additional...


Dignity, Taste, and Charm: A Tour of MIT's IAP

On a campus with a wealth of acronyms, one is on everyone’s lips this time of year—IAP. The Independent Activities Period (IAP) provides members of the MIT community “with a unique opportunity to organize, sponsor and participate in a wide variety of activities.” This means that each year more than 600 non-credit IAP activities give students, staff, alumni, and faculty a chance to learn and do just about anything. But how do you narrow down the hundreds of classes to just a few choices for...


Travel to Costa Rica with your Ears

Costa Rica is home to ten percent of the world's known species of butterflies, more than 800 species of birds, and 200 volcanoes. Listen in on the journey of the MIT Alumni Travel Program as they witnessed sloths, howled with howler monkeys, and met with an American Quaker who left prison to start a Costa Rican town. Read more: Music Credits: "Cuban Sandwich," "Carnivale Intrigue," "Cumbia No Frills," and "Pennsylvania Rose," Kevin MacLeod (


Tales from Bronze Beavers

The MIT Alumni Leadership Conference (ALC), Sept. 25‒26, is a time for alumni to reconnect and learn new skills while also recognizing the work of alumni volunteers. A spotlight event for ALC is the Leadership Awards Celebration honoring MIT’s most dedicated volunteers. In this Slice of MIT podcast, you’ll hear personal stories from this year’s four alumni winners of the Bronze Beaver award, the Association’s highest honor. Read more: Music: Carefree and Go Cart


What Makes Rock Band Rock?

Eran Egozy, one of the faces behind acclaimed video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero, shares why Rock Band rocks and his secrets to career success. Read more:


The Outskirts of Hope (Alumni Books Podcast)

Jo Ivester '77 discusses her new book, The Outskirts of Hope, a memoir written in collaboration with her mother, about life in Mound Bayou, Mississippi in the 1960s. Read more:


The Art of Data

Data is everywhere—nearly anything can be represented by a number. In its simple form, data tells a story backed by numerical truth. But data is rarely simple or pure—and we have access to more data than any time in history. In this podcast, recorded at the 2015 South by Southwest Interactive festival, five MIT alumni discuss how their work and research are making sense of this never-ending wave, and how we can better understand data and use it to solve real-world problems (and develop...


Creamed Spinach and Community: Alumnae Memories of MIT

What was it like to be a women at MIT then and now? In this Slice of MIT podcast, MIT alumnae share their memories of the Institute. Read more: Music: Kevin MacLeod (


Reading the Comments (Alumni Books Podcast)

Joseph Reagle SM '96, an an assistant professor of communication studies at Northeastern University, discusses his new book, Reading the Comments: Likers, Haters, and Manipulators at the Bottom of the Web. Read more:


The Research and Science of Climate Change

What’s the science behind climate change, and how can we combat a warming climate? Those are complex questions that MIT faculty are actively pursuing. In this podcast, four MIT professors— Dan Cziczo, Kerry Emanuel, Christopher Knittel, and Andrew Whittle—will discuss their climate research on areas including hurricane activity, coastal flooding, carbon dioxide, and economic policy. Read more: Music: "Odyssey" Kevin MacLeod (