Now Playing: Season 5

With a Side of Knowledge started out as the show that invited scholars, makers, and professionals to brunch for 30-minute, informal conversations about their work—until season 4, when the pandemic prompted us to record everything remotely.

Now, with season 5, we’re excited to be able to bring back in-person interviews while still taking advantage of the flexibility afforded by our remote setup. But whether we’re literally sitting down with a guest or talking with them virtually from that trusty old walk-in closet, we hope you’ll find that you’re glad you stopped by.

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Highlights

  • Holden Thorp’s Jazz for Beginners

    In episode 4.13, Holden Thorp, editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals and a huge fan of jazz, shared some recommended listening for beginners. We turned that into a Spotify playlist.

  • Video: Baseball Lightning Talk

    Got 3 minutes? Season 5 guest Katherine Walden will tell you why she’s so interested in studying Minor League Baseball.

  • From the Archives

    Episode 3.1: On Exile, Literature, and Feeling Small Before the Page—Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, Author