International Podcast Day

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A selection of public health podcasts you should know about!

Celebrated on September 30th, International Podcast Day recognizes the huge impact of podcasts. The genre has exploded in popularity around the world, in part due to the ease of access to technologies to produce them. That means the podcast community is a diverse one, featuring a multitude of creators discussing an even greater amount of topics. 

Our favorite podcasts are ones about public health! We put together a list of some of our favorite public health podcasts to recognize and celebrate the creators that help to spread important and interesting public health stories. Maybe you can find a podcast that’s new to you, and add it to your queue!

Population Healthy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health

Shameless self-promotion aside, our 4 seasons of podcasts cover a wide range of public health topics; from environmental health and health equity, to mental health and racism. We also have a special series all about the COVID-19 pandemic, which contains more than 40 episodes! 

Public Health On Call from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Started in the early days of COVID-19, the podcast primarily covers the coronavirus pandemic by tracking news of the emerging omicron variant, and, most recently, discussing how we can learn to live with COVID in an endemic phase. 

Agents of Change in Environmental Justice from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

The Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast is a biweekly program that dives into the career paths, research, and big ideas from past and present fellows, as well as other leaders in the field.

PHPod from the Boston University School of Public Health

Covering a wide array of public health topics, this podcast features interviews with public health practitioners and influencers. Check out their most recent season where they focus on what it means to be a public health activist.

The "Pandemic Tracking and the Future of Data" episode of the 99% Invisible podcast

This episode takes a deep dive into how data about diseases are thought of, gathered, and analyzed. 99% Invisible explores public health data gathering from the 1600s to today and how it might change in the future. 

Latinx @ UMich, a limited podcast series from the University of Michigan

During Latinx Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), U-M student Luisa Sánchez will share the stories of some of U-M’s most fascinating Latino researchers and graduate students. The Wolverines talk about their experiences in academia, how they forged a path to their current fields, and how they navigated different challenges and opportunities at U-M. The initial three episodes are available, with more to come, including health professionals.