56 episodes

A college campus is a destination for all kinds of interesting people, representing all kinds of research specialties and fields of expertise. With a Side of Knowledge, which is produced at the University of Notre Dame, invites some of these folks out to brunch—yes, we said brunch—for an informal, 30-minute conversation about their work. Some guests are members of the Notre Dame faculty, but many are visitors from elsewhere who have come to our campus to do anything from give a lecture or performance to participate in a fellowship program.

With a Side of Knowledge University of Notre Dame

    • Education
    • 4.8, 22 Ratings

A college campus is a destination for all kinds of interesting people, representing all kinds of research specialties and fields of expertise. With a Side of Knowledge, which is produced at the University of Notre Dame, invites some of these folks out to brunch—yes, we said brunch—for an informal, 30-minute conversation about their work. Some guests are members of the Notre Dame faculty, but many are visitors from elsewhere who have come to our campus to do anything from give a lecture or performance to participate in a fellowship program.

    What Makes Me Happy: Journalists Richard Jones and Victoria St. Martin on Prince

    What Makes Me Happy: Journalists Richard Jones and Victoria St. Martin on Prince

    In this bonus mini-episode, Richard Jones and Victoria St. Martin of Notre Dame’s Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy join host Ted Fox via Zoom to discuss a musician whose art dared us to love each other for exactly who we are: Prince.

    • 14 min
    On Reporting and Politics—Robert Costa, The Washington Post and Washington Week

    On Reporting and Politics—Robert Costa, The Washington Post and Washington Week

    Robert Costa of The Washington Post and Washington Week spends his days tracking down the biggest stories in American politics. Here he takes us inside how he approaches doing those jobs even as our standard brunch interview managed to elude him.

    • 34 min
    On AI and Why We Need Humans (and Tiger King)—Mutale Nkonde, AI for the People

    On AI and Why We Need Humans (and Tiger King)—Mutale Nkonde, AI for the People

    After AI for the People CEO Mutale Nkonde’s visit to Notre Dame had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus, we asked her to join us virtually to discuss artificial intelligence, bias, and whether Tiger King broke the brain of the Netflix algorithm.

    • 37 min
    What Makes Me Happy: Philosopher Meghan Sullivan on LEGO

    What Makes Me Happy: Philosopher Meghan Sullivan on LEGO

    In this bonus mini-episode, Meghan Sullivan, professor of philosophy and director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, joins host Ted Fox via Zoom to discuss a passion she’s had since childhood, one that played a memorable role as she earned tenure: building with LEGO.

    • 13 min
    On DeLoreans, Autonomous Systems, and the Drive to be Awesome—Jon Goh, Stanford University

    On DeLoreans, Autonomous Systems, and the Drive to be Awesome—Jon Goh, Stanford University

    Brunch? Where we’re going, we don’t need “brunch.” Stanford’s Jon Goh joined us via Zoom to talk about building the most incredible DeLorean this side of Back to the Future.

    • 28 min
    On Education, Parenting, and Improving Outcomes—Jenni Heissel, Naval Postgraduate School

    On Education, Parenting, and Improving Outcomes—Jenni Heissel, Naval Postgraduate School

    Can students learn algebra online just as well as they do in a classroom? Do school start times actually matter? What sorts of policies work to support new parents? If you find questions like these interesting, then you and Jenni Heissel of the Naval Postgraduate School have that in common.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Zoomeister27 ,

Always Smart

Definitely one of my faves.

jspinelle ,

Connection to Notre Dame not required

I don’t have any connection to Notre Dame, but I love tuning in to hear Ted’s interviews with guests who are always interesting. Definitely recommend checking this show out if you are looking to learn something new and have a little fun along the way.

lw459 ,

The crossroads of great ideas!

This podcast exemplifies the way Father Hesburgh described Notre Dame’s mission as an intellectual hub: “Notre Dame can and must be a crossroads where all the vital intellectual currents of our time meet in dialogue.” Excellent!

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