Among life’s simpler pleasures, there may be nothing better than having brunch or grabbing coffee with one of the most interesting people you know.

With a Side of Knowledge is a podcast created with just that idea in mind.

Giving you the chance to get to know a fascinating scholar, maker, or professional, episodes typically feature a member of the Notre Dame faculty or a visitor from elsewhere who has come to campus to do anything from give a lecture or performance to participate in a fellowship program.

With a Side of Knowledge cover art featuring an interlocking ND waffle

True to the show’s name and brunch-loving ethos, we record onsite at a restaurant—ambient noise and all. Well, that’s the idea, anyway.

At the moment, we’re recording remotely in accordance with physical distancing guidelines. And we’d never turn down the chance to talk to a great guest just because we couldn’t do so in person, so you’ll hear remote interviews in the mix at other times, too.

Either way, the goal is the same: To bring you informal conversations on a variety of subjects, with all manner of experts, and to do so in a way that respects your time. That’s why each episode is about 30 minutes long. 

A production of the Office of the Provost, the podcast is hosted by Ted Fox, with new episodes released every other Thursday. If you’re in the South Bend area, you can also hear it Sundays at noon on radio station WSND (88.9 FM).

*Note: In the interest of making the show more broadly accessible, we are working to publish transcripts of as many episodes as possible. If there’s a particular one you’d like to see added sooner rather than later, please let Ted know.

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