With a Side of Knowledge

By University of Notre Dame

Produced at the University of Notre Dame, 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. Guests include members of the Notre Dame faculty, visitors who have come to campus to do anything from give a lecture or performance to participate in a fellowship program, and other interesting people we’ve plain cold-emailed and asked to come on the show. But no matter who we’re talking to—or where we’re talking to them from, be it the other side of a table or virtually from that trusty old walk-in closet—we hope you’ll find that you’re glad you stopped by.

  1. 1.
    Season 5 Trailer
    1:10
  2. 2.
    On Baseball and Critiquing Things You Love—Katherine Walden, Notre Dame
    36:46
  3. 3.
    On Fashion History and the Human Story—Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, Author
    28:08
  4. 4.
    On 3D Printing and the Rise of Industry 4.0—C. Fred Higgs III, Rice University
    35:35
  5. 5.
    On “The State of Science” (Part 2)—Holden Thorp, Science Family of Journals
    34:56
  6. 6.
    On “The State of Science” (Part 1)—Holden Thorp, Science Family of Journals
    37:41
  7. 7.
    On Infrastructure and Engineering Change—Trish Culligan, Notre Dame
    31:12
  8. 8.
    On TV Cooking Competitions and Croquembouches—Sinaí Vespie, Chef
    30:27
  1. 9.
    On Good Science and Ignoring the Noise—Timothy Caulfield, University of Alberta
    35:57
  2. 10.
    On Mosquito-Borne Diseases and Spatial Repellents—Nicole Achee, Notre Dame
    38:59
  3. 11.
    Happy Author Days: Royal Novelists Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
    35:31
  4. 12.
    Happy Author Days: PEN/Faulkner Winner Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
    31:45
  5. 13.
    Happy Author Days: Pulitzer Winner Marilynne Robinson
    33:56
  6. 14.
    Happy Author Days: Spy Novelist Lauren Wilkinson
    28:48
  7. 15.
    Happy Author Days: Ali Biographer Jonathan Eig
    34:21
  8. 16.
    What Makes Me Happy: Social Media Manager Liz Harter on *NSYNC (and Others)
    12:03
  9. 17.
    On Masterpieces and Mysteries—Jennifer Dasal, ArtCurious
    29:29
  10. 18.
    On Personal Data, Hyper-Targeting, and Privacy—Kirsten Martin, Notre Dame
    37:26
  11. 19.
    From the Archives: Costa, Schmuhl, and a Whole Bunch of Politics (Double Episode)
    1:10:59
  12. 20.
    On Misinformation and Truth Sandwiches—Lisa Fazio, Vanderbilt University
    29:26
  13. 21.
    On ‘American Spy’ and Finding It on the Page—Lauren Wilkinson, Author
    27:53
  14. 22.
    On Royal Novels and Writing Partners—Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, Authors
    34:36
  15. 23.
    On HQ Trivia, the Attention Economy, and Our Digital Selves—Alyssa Bereznak, The Ringer
    27:59
  16. 24.
    On Crosswords and ‘Wordplay’—Deb Amlen, The New York Times
    34:40
  17. 25.
    On Research, Universities, and the Love of Dogs—Marie Lynn Miranda, Notre Dame
    36:18
  18. 26.
    What Makes Me Happy: Journalists Richard Jones and Victoria St. Martin on Prince
    14:32
  19. 27.
    On Reporting and Politics—Robert Costa, The Washington Post and Washington Week
    34:13
  20. 28.
    On AI and Why We Need Humans (and Tiger King)—Mutale Nkonde, AI for the People
    37:38
  21. 29.
    What Makes Me Happy: Philosopher Meghan Sullivan on LEGO
    13:17
  22. 30.
    On DeLoreans, Autonomous Systems, and the Drive to be Awesome—Jon Goh, Stanford University
    28:26
  23. 31.
    On Education, Parenting, and Improving Outcomes—Jenni Heissel, Naval Postgraduate School
    31:07
  24. 32.
    What Makes Me Happy: Economist Kasey Buckles on the (Red) Sox
    14:13
  25. 33.
    On Reindeer Herders and Powerlifting—Cara Ocobock, Notre Dame
    31:26
  26. 34.
    What Makes Me Happy: Biology Ph.D. Candidate Katie O’Reilly on Midwest Pizza
    12:14
  27. 35.
    On the Smithsonian and Sneaking in the Sidedoor—Lizzie Peabody and Justin O’Neill, Smithsonian Institution
    28:05
  28. 36.
    On Muhammad Ali and a Knockout Biography—Jonathan Eig, Author
    33:54
  29. 37.
    On Work, Money, and the Rise of Female Entrepreneurship—Kerry Hannon, Author
    31:33
  30. 38.
    On the Rhodes Scholarship and Making Yourself Useful—Prathm Juneja, Notre Dame
    25:45
  31. 39.
    On the Presidency and Possibility—Bob Schmuhl, Notre Dame
    36:09
  32. 40.
    On the EU, Allies, and the State of European Democracy—Janne Matláry, University of Oslo
    31:38
  33. 41.
    Top 5 Most-Played Episodes of 2019: No. 1
    32:21
  34. 42.
    Top 5 Most-Played Episodes of 2019: No. 2
    34:47
  35. 43.
    Top 5 Most-Played Episodes of 2019: No. 3
    32:02
  36. 44.
    Top 5 Most-Played Episodes of 2019: No. 4
    31:12
  37. 45.
    Top 5 Most-Played Episodes of 2019: No. 5
    34:01
  38. 46.
    On Democracy and Difficult Questions—Chris Beem, Penn State University
    34:53
  39. 47.
    On Movies (and Golden Tickets)—Shea Serrano, The Ringer
    31:06
  40. 48.
    On ‘A Dangerous Idea’ and Documentary Filmmaking—Stephanie Welch, Director
    32:15
  41. 49.
    On Lions and Tigers and ... Okapi?—Josh Sisk, Potawatomi Zoo
    34:08
  42. 50.
    On ‘How Charts Lie’ and Increasing Graphicacy—Alberto Cairo, University of Miami
    34:26

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