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About Big Brains

The award-winning Big Brains podcast features stories about the pioneering research and pivotal breakthroughs by scholars at the University of Chicago and leading universities across the country.

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Awards and Accolades

Big Brains has received numerous prestigious honors across higher education and the communications industry. In 2023, the podcast earned the top honor from CASE—a prestigious "grand gold" award, for the second consecutive year, recognizing it as best-in-class. Other recognitions include CASE’s Circle of Excellence gold award (2021) and Adweek’s “best branded podcast” (2020).

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Partner with Big Brains

The Big Brains podcast is funded, in part, by Craig Newmark Philanthropies, whose mission is to support trustworthy journalism and combat misinformation.

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Ninety-nine insightful, field-defining, podcast episodes—where to start? Take this short online personality test to find out which Big Brains episodes match your interests.