Harvard University | Cambridge, massachusetts

November 1-3, 2018


a conference for educational audio producers and listeners

An Expanding World

Educational podcasts and radio programs reach tens of millions of listeners a year - listeners who tune in during their free time to educate themselves on an ever-increasing array of subjects. From radio professionals, to tenured professors, to self-styled enthusiasts, educational audio producers come in all shapes and sizes, and they share a collective interest in using audio to educate the general public for free. Sound Education is a 3-day event put on by educational audio producers, for educational audio producers, and the greater listening public.


Thursday: Sound Education Workshops


Friday: Sound Education Conference


Saturday: Sound Education Festival

Early arrivals to Sound Education will get a chance to attend a workshop hosted by veteran producer and consultant Eric Nuzum of PRX’s Podcast Garage. This workshop will focus on storytelling, character, and voice in podcasting. Learn more about this event, and register at the workshop’s official page: Three Things Your Podcast Needs.


Friday’s event is a conference, designed for producers of educational audio. Hosted by Harvard Divinity School, the Sound Education Conference will feature about fifty panelists from all over the educational audio spectrum, from radio hosts, to academics, to DIY podcasters. Panel topics will cover a wide variety of subjects - read about them on our Schedule page.


Saturday’s event, designed for the general public, is a festival with dozens educational audio producers. From Hardcore History’s Dan Carlin, to Radiotopia’s Julie Shapiro, to John Biewen of Scene on Radio, Nate DiMeo of The Memory Palace, and many more, the Sound Education Festival is a chance for listeners to meet some of their favorite hosts. A full catalog of speakers is available on our Speakers page.




Cambridge, Massachusetts