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Big Brains Podcast

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About the Big Brains Podcast

Nationally recognized, university produced: Since Big Brains began in 2018 the podcast has featured more than 60 University of Chicago scholars and is recognized as a leader amongst university-produced podcasts.

Last year the Big Brains Podcast was named Adweek’s “Best Branded Podcast,” the Content Marketing Institute’s “Best Podcast/Audio Series,” and received The Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s highest communications honor—a CASE Circle of Excellence Gold award.

In 2018, the Big Brains podcast was downloaded 49,000 times; by 2019 that number tripled to 156,000, and last year Big Brains saw 435,000 downloads. The podcast allows a growing number of listeners to hear directly from the University to learn about the critical role that research plays in tackling the world’s most complex problems.

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Your contributions help us grow Big Brains through improved episode production, an expanded podcast media presence, recording more interviews with UChicago scholars, and enhancing our ability to communicate the impact of UChicago research to larger portions of the public.

We illustrate the impact of UChicago research to a global audience

The Big Brains team greatly appreciates your support of the podcast and our mission of sharing the impact of UChicago research with a global audience.

The Big Brains podcast was created to support our faculty’s pioneering research, and share their stories to a broader, intellectually curious audience. The podcast’s listenership has grown exponentially since its 2018 debut, and with your help, we can further communicate the impact of UChicago scholars’ field-defining work and broaden awareness of the eminence of the University of Chicago.

Why are donations necessary?

The Big Brains podcast is entirely produced by Office of Communications staff and funded through internal resources. Gifts like yours allow us to further the podcast’s reach and influence, and help UChicago become better recognized as one of the world’s leading research universities.

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