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

#8 Cross-disciplinary biotopes - with James Evans (external link)

What are the ingredients for a successful cross-disciplinary collaboration? A biotope where playful experimentations and collisions across research fields are actively encouraged and supported, and persons who act as catalysts and linking agents, like James Evans, our guest in this episode.

James Evans reading scientific paper in a chemistry lab in purple glowing light

#7 Seeing at the limit of extreme darkness - with Petri Ala-Laurila (external link)

What happens physiologically in the eye-brain system when we look at an artwork in extreme darkness? Is it possible to see a single photon? What is the dimmest shadow we can see?
Listen to our lively conversation with Prof. Petri Ala-Laurila, Painting Energies podcast episode 7.

Looking at the JMW Turner's `Snow Storm´ (reprint) illuminated by the energy from Blck Vlvt soalr panel painting based upon it. Photo by Anne Kinnunen.

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

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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News

Conversation Room, by Ariel Bustamante, Otaniemi, 2018. Photo: María Villa
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The Squirrel’s Nest / Oravan Pesä Podcast 2018-2022

A new season and previously archived episodes of The Squirrel's Nest / Oravan Pesä Podcast co-created in Ariel Bustamante’s 'Conversation Room' now available online.
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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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