Notre Dame Stories brings you perspective on the world’s top news stories and tells the stories of Notre Dame’s work to be a force for good in the world. Produced by the Office of Public Affairs and Communications, episodes range from interviews with experts to storytelling from the places where research is taking place. In addition, Notre Dame Stories releases special series about once a year focusing on a particular subject area such as a part of the world where Notre Dame has one of its Global Gateways or a topical area in which our students are engaged to help unify, heal, and enlighten a world deeply in need. Subscribe to Notre Dame Stories where you get your podcasts.

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    "Learn every day"

    In October, it was announced that Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., would step down from his role as the 17th president of the University of Notre Dame. He has shaped and grown the University and its impact over the past 19 years in research, global engagement, and by attracting super faculty and the highest caliber students, just to name a few. In this special episode of Notre Dame Stories, Father Jenkins reflects on his tenure with host Jenna Liberto.

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    Notre Dame as a leading research university

    The University of Notre Dame has experienced transformational growth in research over the past decade. The evidence is everywhere on campus, both in the talent of the faculty and the resources devoted to making Notre Dame a leading research institution.   In this episode of Notre Dame Stories, host Jenna Liberto talks to Vice President for Research Jeff Rhoads, who shares his plans for expanding the University's impact globally.

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    Breathe with both lungs

    What comes to mind when you think about the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame? Likely, an image of traditional…

  4. Chesterton Podcast

    G.K. Chesterton and Notre Dame

    In this episode, we look at the relationship between the great Catholic intellectual, G.K. Chesterton, and the University of Notre Dame. Chesterton spent a semester on campus in 1930, lending his intellectual prowess and good humor to the Notre Dame community. Today, a collection of his personal belongings…

  5. Sept

    The connection between dreams and work productivity

    We know that a good night’s sleep can help you at work…but what role do dreams play in your 9-to-5? We sat down with Casher Belinda, assistant professor for management at the Mendoza College of Business, to discuss a new study that shows how the emotions we experience at night can help us during the…

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    How Notre Dame became the 'Fighting Irish'

    One of the more popular stories we've produced is on the origin of the University's athletics nickname, the "Fighting Irish." As the football team prepares to open its season in Dublin, Ireland, for the Aer Lingus College Football Classic, we revisit that history to open the new season of Notre…

  7. Commencement Prep Podcast

    Sounds of Commencement 2023

    The 2023 academic year culminates in one of the most distinctive events at the University of Notre Dame - Commencement in Notre Dame Stadium. Before the conferring of thousands of degrees, the inspired and meticulous work of thousands of University employees orchestrates an unmatched experience for…

  8. London Countless Journeys

    Countless Journeys: Notre Dame in London

    This special episode takes a look at the University's presence in London. We spent some time with a few of Notre Dame's students there, following them to different locations on that most iconic mode of transport, the Underground.

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    Insight into Human Trafficking

    In this episode, we chat with Dean Shepherd, the Ray and Milann Siegfried Professor of Entrepreneurship in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. Professor Shepherd recently published research into the organization of sex work and human trafficking in India. The study draws from interviews…

  10. Common Home

    East and West, Notre Dame in Ireland Episode 2: Common Home

    In episode two, we explore Notre Dame students' work on environmental issues in Ireland. None is more pressing than the role of bogs, a quintessential feature of the Irish landscape. They've been plowed over for generations to harvest the underlying peat for fuel. As the practice is phased out, one Notre Dame graduate student is studying how to restore these crucial pieces of carbon-storing habitat.

  11. Ireland Podcast

    Trailer: East and West: Notre Dame in Ireland

    For a University with Ireland in its DNA, a presence on the Emerald Isle is only natural. But Notre Dame doesn't just have a presence in Ireland; it has a relationship with it. In East and West: Notre Dame in Ireland, we take a look at how the University is making an impact in Dublin and in the western part of country. The first episode of the series drops in March.

  12. Law School

    The Law School's DEI Podcast

    The Notre Dame Law School seeks to "educate a different kind of lawyer." Part of that process is training in the realm of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Max Gaston joins us to talk about his role as the Law School's director of DEI, and how his podcast gives a window into his work. Find…

  13. Tech Ethics

    The Future of Tech Ethics and Notre Dame's Technology Ethics Center

    This season we plan to give you a look at some other podcasts produced at Notre Dame. Today, we’re highlighting a show called TEC Talks. It’s hosted by Kirsten Martin, who is the William P. and Hazel B. White director of the Technology Ethics Center at Notre Dame. We sat down with professor…

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