The Podcasts

Education Next Podcasts are available on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, Stitcher and here every week.

Audio Excerpt: NurtureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

Podcast: An audio excerpt from "NurtureShock" by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

Ed Next Book Club: Dan Willingham’s Why Don’t Students Like School?

Podcast: Mike Petrilli talks with psychology professor Dan Willingham about his book, which is organized around nine questions a teacher could ask a cognitive scientist.

Ed Next Book Club: Richard Whitmire’s The Bee Eater

Podcast: Mike Petrilli talks with Richard Whitmire about his new biography of Michelle Rhee.

Merit Pay in the U.S.

Podcast: Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson discuss why merit pay experiments in the U.S. tend not to last very long or work very well.

Merit Pay Around the Globe

Podcast: Eric Hanushek talks with Ed Next's Paul Peterson about a new study that finds that countries that reward teachers for effective teaching outperform countries that don't.

Learning from Great Teachers

Podcast: Doug Lemov, author of Teach Like a Champion, and Steven Farr, author of Teaching as Leadership, talk with Education Next about their efforts to identify what great teachers are doing in the classroom and to share these techniques with new teachers.

Audio Excerpt: The Black-White Achievement Gap

Podcast: An audio excerpt from "The Black-White Achievement Gap" by former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige

Audio Excerpt: Why Boys Fail by Richard Whitmire

Podcast: An audio excerpt from Richard Whitmire's new book "Why Boys Fail"

Grade Configuration Matters

Podcast: Jonah Rockoff talks with Education Next about his new study, which finds that when students move to a middle school, their academic achievement declines substantially relative to students who continue to attend a K-8 school.

Pension Reform Would Be Good for Teachers

Podcast: Robert Costrell and Michael Podgursky talk with Education Next about ways to eliminate the peculiar incentives built into current teacher pension systems.


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