20 Best Higher Education Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about higher education ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best higher education podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Higher Education Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Times Higher Education

  • Publisher: Times Higher Education
  • Total Episodes: 131

The latest university news, higher education analysis and world university rankings discussion. Essential listening for academics and university professional staff, and those with a keen interest in academia. Times Higher Education: at the heart of higher education debate.

The EdUp Experience

  • Publisher: Elvin, Joe & Elizabeth
  • Total Episodes: 207

Welcome to America’s leading higher education podcast! Dr. Joe Sallustio & Elizabeth Leiba whose natural chemistry & down-to-Earth approach personally connect you with some of the most complicated topics in Education today. Along with Producer Elvin Freytes, The EdUp Experience team brings over 60 years of experience in higher education & you will feel refreshed, upskilled, & reskilled after listening! Our mission is to inspire & educate people to pursue a life long learning mindset no matter the path they choose. LEARN MORE: edupexperience.com We make education your business!

The Wonkhe Show – the higher education podcast

  • Publisher: Mark Leach
  • Total Episodes: 135

Every week the Wonkhe team and guests from across higher education dissect the week’s big policy developments, and we also feature interviews, features and views from around the sector.

A Comic Book Education

  • Publisher: Jeremy Mace and Stuart Stincer
  • Total Episodes: 79

Higher education, news and information about comic books.


  • Publisher: PhDivas
  • Total Episodes: 115

Podcast about academia, culture, and social justice across the STEM/humanities divide. Dr. Liz Wayne and Dr. Christine “Xine” Yao are two women of color Ivy League PhDs navigating higher education. Biomedical engineer meets literary critic. Both fans of lipstick.

The Big Idea

  • Publisher: Michael Anderson
  • Total Episodes: 130

Feature interviews on business, higher education and community.

Research in Action | A podcast for faculty & higher education professionals on research design, methods, productivity & more

  • Publisher: Dr. Katie Linder, Director of the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit
  • Total Episodes: 413

Research in Action is a weekly podcast about topics and issues related to research in higher education from experts across a range of disciplines.

Enrollment Growth University: Higher Education

  • Publisher: Eric Olsen: AVP of Marketing at Helix Education
  • Total Episodes: 193

Enrollment Growth University is a professional development podcast for higher education leaders looking to grow enrollment at their college or university. Each episode features an interview with a leader in higher education, discussing enrollment growth strategies that are working at their institution, through topics such as: enrollment marketing, adult student recruitment, enrollment management, online learning, student retention, data intelligence, online course development, financial aid, academic scheduling, and more. If you’re looking for tactics, strategies, and best practices in order to build a step-by-step roadmap toward enrollment growth in higher education at your institution, this podcast is for you.

Higher Ed AV Podcast

  • Publisher: Joe Way
  • Total Episodes: 129

Podcast dedicated to building the AV/IT tech manager community in higher education through discussions on classroom technology and audiovisual support.

You’ve Got This | Tips & Strategies for Meaningful Productivity and Alignment in Work and Life

  • Publisher: Dr. Katie Linder
  • Total Episodes: 557

You’ve Got This is a podcast dedicated to helping academics and higher education professionals seek self-knowledge, playfully experiment, and live core values with intention. Tune in for insights, examples, and advice on topics such as meaningful productivity, boosting creativity, and much more.

NASFAA’s Off the Cuff Podcast

  • Publisher: NASFAA
  • Total Episodes: 134

Hosted by NASFAA staff, this weekly podcast offers an unscripted view of hot financial aid and higher education-related topics. Justin Draeger and co-hosts will discuss what’s happening inside the beltway to give you an insider’s perspective.

Teaching, Learning, and Everything Else

  • Publisher: Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development
  • Total Episodes: 63

conversations with people who teach in higher education

Grad School Femtoring

  • Publisher: Yvette Martinez-Vu
  • Total Episodes: 60

In this podcast, Dra. Yvette Martínez-Vu, a Chicana femtor and higher education professional, provides low-income, first-generation, and students of color with knowledge about academia to help them prepare for graduate school.

Careers in Higher Education

  • Publisher: Dr. Jason Lynch
  • Total Episodes: 34

Careers in Higher Education (CHE) is a weekly podcast exploring pathways and functional areas for those interested in pursuing a career working at colleges and universities. Each week features a different higher education professional in a specific area of higher education who shares stories and advice from their professional journeys. CHE is produced by Dr. Jason Lynch, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, at Appalachian State University. He can be reached via email at [email protected].

The Collegiate Empowerment® Show for Higher Education Professionals

  • Publisher: Tony D’Angelo & Collegiate Empowerment
  • Total Episodes: 272

If you’re a future focused Higher Education Professional, a University Executive, or an Entrepreneurial Educator committed to the long haul of Higher Education, then this show is for you! Join your host Tony D’Angelo, the founder of Collegiate Empowerment, as he and his guests help you increase your professional Clarity, Confidence, Capability and Commitment, so you can Help College Students Get What They Truly Want and Need for success in the 21st Century. From Enrollment through Engagement to Endowment this show has the insights that Higher Education Professionals like you are looking for.

The Buzz

  • Publisher: Capture Higher Ed
  • Total Episodes: 56

What’s the latest buzz in higher education? Find out each month from the experts and thought-leaders at Capture Higher Ed as they discuss the critical topics shaping the industry landscape — from admissions to advancement, technology to breaking news, marketing trends to so much more.

Higher Ed Now

  • Publisher: American Council of Trustees and Alumni
  • Total Episodes: 76

Higher Ed Now is a production of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. It is a podcast concerning issues and policy in America’s higher education system.

The Mortarboard

  • Publisher: Daniel Barwick
  • Total Episodes: 57

The administrator’s source for solutions in higher education.

Thought Feeder

  • Publisher: Thought Feeder
  • Total Episodes: 34

Deep thoughts, critique, and solutions for higher education digital marketers. Joel Goodman and Jon-Stephen Stansel host this program that questions the status quo of digital marketing in higher ed and makes recommendations for progressing and improving every institution’s efforts.

Innovation That Matters

  • Publisher: The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Total Episodes: 4

Innovation That Matters is a podcast series from Goldie Blumenstyk at The Chronicle of Higher Education sharing the stories of change makers working to improve equity in higher education.

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