Podcasts Listened to by the INFO College Community

- January 12, 2023

Looking for a new podcast? Here's what our faculty and staff are listening to.

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The University of Maryland College of Information Studies (INFO College) is a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who believe that information can transform lives. But we don’t just study, work, live, and breathe info — we also enjoy it! Here is a selection of our faculty and staff members’ favorite podcasts.

Emilia Azar, Program Coordinator, Master of Information Management (MIM) + CPIM, CIRPS, GEM, Data Journalism

  • NYT “The Daily”
  • Psychologists Off The Clock

Max Balagtas-Badoy, Academic Program Specialist

  • Wonderful!: An Enthusiast Podcast
  • Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine
  • The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps

Rachael Bennett, Event Management Coordinator

  • Crime Junkie (True Crime)
  • Park Predators (True Crime)
  • Something Was Wrong (True Crime)
  • Wine & Crime (True Crime)
  • And That’s Why We Drink (True Crime)
  • Best Friends with comedians Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata (Wholesome friendship-related)
  • Beach Too Sandy Water Too Wet (Hilarious yelp reviews)

Tetyana Bezbabna, Assistant Director, InfoSci Shady Grove

  • Life is a Marathon (Bruce Van Horn, Motivational)
  • The Lazy Genius (Kendra Adachi, Motivational)
  • The Working with… Podcast (Carl Pullein, Motivational)

Carol Boston, Community Engagement Faculty Assistant

  • Being Well (Rick Hanson)
  • Insights from the Edge (Tami Simon)

Jacob Stirling Davidson, Academic Advisor & Outreach Coordinator, InfoSci Shady Grove

  • Unexplainable (Science podcast delving into the unknown)
  • Tides of History
  • Pop Culture Happy Hour by NPR (Fun casual listen)
  • Air/Space (Smithsonian)
  • Sidedoor (Smithsonian)

Neil Dhingra, Graduate Academic Advisor

  • Bone Valley (Regarding cults)
  • The Dropout
  • Bad Blood: The Final Chapter (John Carreyrou)

Jen Golbeck, Professor

  • Maintenance Phase
  • Normal Gossip
  • American Skyjacker (Every episode is wilder than the last)

Renee Hill, Principal Lecturer

  • Wards of the State (Karlos Dillard, Interviews of former foster youth and adoptees – fascinating, horrifying, and humorous)
  • All Things Iceland (Jewells Chambers, Adventures of a Black New Yorker turned Icelander)
  • Grammar Girl (Mignon Fogarty, Words and their origins)
  • But Why? (Vermont Public, Kids asking cool questions)

Eric Hing-Tao Hung, Adjunct Lecturer

  • King of Kowloon (About a graffiti artist and a lot more)

Daniel Greene, Assistant Professor

  • Comedy Bang! Bang!
  • The Neighborhood Listen
  • Tech Talk with Tim and Ted
  • The Dig (Jacobin’s book podcast),
  • Odd Lots (Bloomberg’s financial news podcast)
  • Know Your Enemy (Dissent’s conservatism podcast)

Keith Marzullo, Professor and Dean

  • More or Less: Behind the Statistics (Tim Harford)
  • The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry (Off-the-wall insightful science reporting)
  • True Crime Medieval (Anne Brannen and Michelle Butler, A thousand years of people behaving badly)

Abdirisak Mohamed, Adjunct Lecturer

  • Sean Carroll’s Mindscape
  • Machine Learning Street Talk
  • The Happiness Lab

Joseph Sherren, MLIS Program Coordinator

  • Behind the Bastards
  • Slow Burn (Slate)
  • American Scandal (Wondery)
  • Punch Up the Jams (Good fun digging into popular songs)

Imani Thibou, Comms Graduate Assistant

  • Your Undivided Attention (Center for Humane Technology)

Victoria Van Hyning, Assistant Professor

  • Cautionary Tales (Tim Harford)
  • Ear Hustle (Stories from hosts incarcerated at San Quentin)
  • Oh No Ross and Carey (Hosts engage with different faith communities)
  • Splendid Table (Francis Lam about food and traditions across the US)
  • Sold a Story (Good one for school library specialists!)
  • Anything from BBC Radio 4

Tatyana Yevgrafova, Program Coordinator

  • Mindvalley Podcast
  • BenGreenfield Life
  • I will Teach You To Be Rich
  • Kwik Brain