Podcasts

Podcasts

Our podcasts provide diverse content on learning, science, business, work life and philosophy, among other things. Don your earphones and get listening!

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Operations Leadership with Gautam Basu podcast

The Operations Leadership with Gautam Basu podcast provides insights for today’s business leaders on creating value through operations improvement, process excellence, digital innovation, and leadership

Operations Leadership with Gautam Basu podcast. Photo: Aalto University / Roope Kiviranta

Future-led Learning podcast

The Future-led Learning podcast offers a platform for university educators to reflect their ideas about teaching and learning.

The Future-led Learning Podcast is hosted by Riikka Evans. Photograph: Janne Illman.

Painting Energies Podcast

Painting Energies is a podcast about light, colour, plants, microbes, and electrical energy. Eleven conversations with invited guests explore their relations, and our relations with them, through dialogue across science, technology, art, and philosophy.

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Cloud Reachers

The Cloud Reachers podcast tackles future learning with experts from different fields from the perspective of both teachers and learners.

Illustration of human figures climbing stairs to clouds on blue background. / illustration: Lisa Staudinger

Magnificent Life

The podcast offers wholesome content that guides listeners to improve their mindset and live their daily life with more purpose.

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The Best Thing Today podcast series

The Best Thing Today is a podcast series by Aalto study, career and advanced study psychologists.

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Latest episodes

#5 Electrical cable bacteria - with Robin Bonné (external link)

Filamentous bacteria up to 7 cm long live in the sediments around the world mysteriously conducting electricity between the oxygen-rich top and hydrogen sulfite-rich bottom.

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#4 Between art and science - with Laure-Emmanuelle Perret-Aebi (external link)

Solar panels that look like the normal roofs – how art and science can work together to solve big challenges of our times – and working in-between the disciplines.

Fluorescence photograph of hand-painted dye solar cell

#3 Sunlit leaves - with Matthew Robson (external link)

A sunny afternoon in a bird-filled forest. How do plants respond to the spectral composition of radiation in the forest understorey - from molecular to a global scale?

Aronia m. leaves in the spring

Future-led Learning 7: Esa Saarinen, part 2 (external link)

Last summer, philosopher and professor Esa Saarinen retired from Aalto University. Pt 2/2.

Future-led Learning, Oasis of Radical Wellbeing at Aalto

Future-led Learning 6: Esa Saarinen, part 1 (external link)

Last summer, philosopher and professor Esa Saarinen retired from Aalto University.

Future-led Learning, Oasis of Radical Wellbeing at Aalto

Painting Energies Podcast #2 Colour - with Sini Vihma (external link)

In this episode we meet visual artist Sini Vihma. Sini teaches theory and practice in colour and perception in the Department of Art in Aalto University with focus on contemporary art, particularly painting. Our conversation meanders through many aspects of human color perception from the technical to the biological, physiological, psychological and philosophical.

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Remote Work: Are We Thriving or Barely Surviving? Part 2 of 2. (external link)

Low-hanging fruits to try: advice on how to manage remote work. In this second part of the two-part podcast, your host Maria Törnroos and Maija Taka discuss how to manage remote work and give some advice - low-hanging fruits to try! Maria Törnroos, is the psychologist for doctoral students at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland. Maija Taka is a postdoc & project manager in doctoral education project Majakka in the Water and Development research group at Aalto University.

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Remote Work: Are We Thriving or Barely Surviving? Part 1 of 2 (external link)

It’s been one year, are we thriving or barely surviving? The host, Maria Törnroos, is the psychologist for doctoral students at Aalto University, Espoo. Her guest is Maija Taka, a postdoc & project manager in doctoral education project Majakka in the Water and Development research group at Aalto. In the first part of the two-episode podcast, they focus on defining the background and the problem itself.

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‘Painting Energies’ Podcast Explores Light and Energy at the Intersection of Art and Science

A new podcast hosted by physicist Janne Halme and artist Bartaku explores the connections between light and color, plant and microbe, art and science. The Painting Energies podcast builds upon their visionary artscience workings that have been evolving at Aalto University since 2017. Painting Energies is not to be missed for any scientist, artist or student looking to find new ways of combining art and science.
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Kahvit näppikselle -podcast’s second season guests are top researchers in the field of technology

Aalto University Department of Computer Science's podcast 'Kahvit näppikselle' continues on 17 Sep with new episodes. Our podcast host Risto Sarvas will discuss various technology-related topics with researchers from Aalto University, the University of Helsinki, and the Finnish Centre for Artificial Intelligence FCAI.
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Listen to a special podcast series discussing the Northern Dimension policy

The Finnish podcast Euroopan Suunta ('Direction of Europe') has published four special episodes in which expert guests discuss the Northern Dimension policy.
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A new podcast reveals how computer science is involved in pretty much everything

A new Finnish podcast explains how technology plays a key role in solving different kinds of problems
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