University podcasts


Broadcast from the heart of Detroit, the Today@Wayne Podcast presents insightful interviews with Wayne State University administrators, faculty, staff and other experts about the news, research and issues that most impact our campus, our city and our country. Hosted by Darrell Dawsey, the podcast airs weekly.

EmpowerED to Lead

EmpowerED to Lead is a Wayne State University podcast hosted by Sara Kacin, Ph.D., assistant provost for faculty development and faculty success and director of the Office for Teaching and Learning. In each episode, Kacin speaks with academic luminaries at Wayne State to discuss their leadership path, discovering how they have developed their careers while empowering themselves and others along the way.


A podcast focused on nursing career pathways and based at the WSU College of Nursing, Nightintales is hosted by its creator and WSU Nursing faculty member, Dr. Jessica Spruit. The interview-style podcast invites fellow nurses to share their inspiring stories with listeners and celebrates the power of the nurse in every setting.

Tales from the Reuther Library

Tales from the Reuther Library, in which archivists and researchers at the Reuther Library share stories from our collections about the American labor movement, metropolitan Detroit, and Wayne State University.

First Thought Podcast

Listen in on the First Lady of Wayne State University, Jacqueline Wilson, with thoughts on a number of topics as she imparts her own wisdom, to empower others as they navigate their own journeys as budding professionals.

Athletics - "What I've heard"

Director of Athletics Rob Fournier introduces a new monthly podcast called "What I've Heard" where he will share reflections, stories and news from his time at Wayne State, which spans over 19 years.

Dear Wayne State

Dear Wayne State where we discuss navigating the world of post-secondary education

Let me tell you a story

The Office of International Programs (OIP) at Wayne State University hosted 21 Iraqi students in July 2019 as part of the Iraq Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) for Undergraduates. As part of this course, each student chose one personal story to share as an episode in a podcast called "Let Me Tell You a Story."

Innovation Corner

On Innovation Corner, Matthew Roling and Joshua Asker interview the risk-takers and change-makers who are shaping the future of Southeastern Michigan's economy.

Possibilities Podcast

Possibilities is a quarterly podcast that examines topics that affect people with disabilities and their support systems. Produced by Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI), the podcast features guest speakers who work to improve quality of life for people with disabilities. From research and statewide programs to lived experiences, we share a variety of perspectives on how people of all abilities can be fully included in our communities.