Obie Podcasts

Below is a list of podcasts produced by or featuring Oberlin Alumni.

Do you know of a podcast with an Oberlin connection? Send an e-mail to the Alumni Office so we can add it to the list!

Some podcasts may have content or language intended for an adult audience.

Podcast Appearances


99% Invisible

A tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world.

Roman Mars '94

AMAM Collection

An audio tour of works on display at the Allen Memorial Art Museum.

Alexandra Michel '09  
Michala Rolle '13

The Book of Life

A podcast about Jewish people and the books we read.

Heidi Rabinowitz Estrin '89

Brains On

Brains On! is a podcast featuring science for kids and curious adults. We love science and we'll make you love it too.

Sanden Totten ’04


Brainwaves is a two-hour weekly “eclectic alternative radio” music program that airs every Monday at 9 AM Pacific and Noon Eastern and at 7 PM Israel on ErrorFM.

Brian Blum '83

Church of the Geek

The churchiest geek stuff...or is that the geekiest church stuff?

Brian Bennett ’93

Destination DIY

Taking the DIY lens beyond home improvement and crafts, we explore all kinds of ways people are working with limited resources to create rather than consume the world around them.

Julie Sabatier '03

Free Speech Radio News

Free Speech Radio News is a daily 30-minute US and international radio news program heard on more than 110 community radio stations.

Caroline Lewis '10
Alice Ollstein '10
Ellis O'Neill '11

In The Parish

A collection of sermons from a Lutheran pastor seeking to reclaim the role of pastor as theologian. Excerpts and reflections meant to generate discussion and devotion are posted on an accompanying blog.

Brian Bennett ’93    

The Lawfare Podcast

This is the podcast series from Lawfare, the web's leading multimedia web site devoted to national security law and policy.

Ben Wittes ’92

The Life of the Law

Life of the Law explores the relationship of law to American society and culture, reaching into the parallel worlds of scholars and journalists, engaging the listener’s imagination through sound-rich narrative storytelling, and presenting investigative reporting and thoughtful analysis over multiple platforms, including broadcast radio, podcasts, blogs, an interactive website and live law events.

Julia Barton ’91  

Malignant Brain Humor

Mike has appeared in, on, at and upon Vh1, ViceTV, Cosmo, Laughspin, The Boston Comedy Festival, The Laughing Skull Festival, and most importantly in your ears and mind when you listen to his podcast. He also occasionally writes in the third person (Tell no one).

Mike Blejer '06

The Moth

Moth stories dissolve socio-economic barriers, expose vulnerabilities, and quietly suggest ways to overcome challenges and see with new eyes.

Jenna Weiss-Berman ’05

Necessary & Sufficient

Each week I record a conversation with a guest about a pair of related yet distinct concepts. The guest doesn’t know about the topic in advance (I send them a set of index cards through the mail, which they open on-air) but I try to match up people with ideas that they will have some knowledge or opinion about.

Evan Forman '96

Oberlin College & Conservatory Video Podcast

Creative short videos by and about Oberlin students and Alumni. Enjoy!

The Organist

The Organist is a monthly experimental arts-and-culture program produced and distributed by KCRW.

Jenna Weiss-Berman ’05

The Paula Gordon Show

Paula and co-host Bill Russell find remarkable people, across the human experience, and engage them in lively one-hour "Conversations with People at the Leading Edge."

Paula Gordon ’68


PHD TV aims to illustrate and communicate the ideas, stories and personalities of researchers, scientists and scholars worldwide in creative, compelling and truthful ways.

Laurence Yeung '04

Planet Money

Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at Planet Money.

Alex Blumberg '89
Zoe Chace '04
Chana Joffe-Walt '03

Play It Again Swig

My podcast is my audio piano practice diary while I learn all the Chopin etudes and teach myself to improvise at the piano.

Jocelyn Swigger '94  

Pop Culture Happy Hour

NPR's entertainment and pop culture round-table podcast features spirited discussions of movies, books, television, nostalgia, and — every time — what's making us happy this week.

Linda Holmes '93

Radio Diaries

Since 1996, Radio Diaries has been giving people tape recorders and working with them to report on their own lives and histories. We’ve collaborated with teenagers and octogenarians, prisoners and prison guards, bra saleswomen and lighthouse keepers….and along the way we’ve helped pioneer a new form of citizen journalism.

Sarah Kate Kramer ’03
Joe Richman ’87


Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.

Jad Abumrad '95
Robert Krulwich '69

The Second Page

A storytelling radio show originating from WOBC.

Harris Lapiroff '10


A series about what happens when someone who knows nothing about business starts one. With Alex Blumberg ’89 from This American Life & Planet Money.

Alex Blumberg ’89

This Light: Sounds for Social Change

A Washington D.C. based radio series featuring activist artists from across the globe.

King ’08