Podcasts and Other Audio

Here at the CDE, we're eager to engage everyone in the conversation and to learn new things.

We'd love to know the podcasts to which you're subscribing, whether they're from your own country or elsewhere, in English or another language.

If you have something you recommend, email us at crl2 (at) williams (dot) edu, and we'll put them up!

Our Latest Recommendations

Audio: “The Power of Parents in Accelerating Global Education Progress”

In this Brookings Cafeteria Podcast, guest Rebecca Winthrop of the Center for Universal Education interviews a several educators with various experiences on how parental engagement and attitudes affect education for their children.

Audio: “Achieving Inclusive Growth in Asia”

VoxDev’s Tim Phillips talks with Yasuyuki Sawada, the Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), about how the objectives and challenges of the ADB have changed in the past half-century as Asian economies have developed and altered how they interact with the rest of the world.

Audio: Is Aid Effective?

VoxDev talks Tim Phillips hosts Stefan Dercon of Oxford’s Blavatnik School about how he envisions making aid effective in a world where the most certain bang for aid bucks might not be where the dollar would be most useful.

Audio: Achieving Meaningful Impact through Aid

VoxDev host Tim Phillips talks with Rachel Glennerster, the Chief Economist of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) about the role of aid in development.

Audio: Tackling the Challenges of Global Development

Tim Phillips of VoxDev hosts Rodger Voorhies of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a talk on how Voorhies sees the role of the foundation in the world.

Our favorite podcasts

WorkLife with Adam Grant

WorkLife is a podcast from the TED group about “making work not suck.”


VoxTalks discusses the very latest in research, and has been expanding their offerings to include regular updates on evolving research pertaining to the coronavirus crisis and its likely economic impacts.