The Thinking Ear is a collection of episodes produced by you, offering a sonic space to share ideas on education worldwide.

The Thinking Ear is an audio periodical focused on education broadly defined. The show is aired on FreshEd’s platform, ensuring episodes reach thousands of listeners across the globe. Episodes are independently-created by researchers like you who want to push the boundaries of academic publishing through the medium of podcasting.

Why it matters? 

Sonic productions expand our understanding of education. Research is no longer confined to niche journal articles or shared in half-empty conference rooms. Podcasts encourage us to think both analytically and creatively about research and increase public impact.

Cross-sector and interdisciplinary research in education further expands the podcast medium. Podcasting is open to experimentation, providing researchers with the creative space to combine academic insights and artistic sensibilities with audio production.

How to contribute?

The Thinking Ear is looking for boundary-crossing/redefining contributions that use diverse formats and take novel angles. There are three ways to contribute:

1. Submit: Researchers who have already produced a podcast on any topic in education can submit a brief overview for review. You may then be invited to share your full podcast on The Thinking Ear.

2. Pitch: Researchers who have an idea for an episode can pitch The Thinking Ear team. The Thinking Ear will commission select pitches for independent production by you.

3. Partner: Researchers working on a grant can partner with The Thinking Ear. Partnership opportunities are an excellent way to incorporate alternative knowledge dissemination strategies into grant applications. Get in touch to learn more about partnering and its costs.

When sending a submission, pitch, or partnership opportunity, please be sure to outline (a) the idea and (b) its significance, (c) your production timeline, and (d) the relevance to the FreshEd listenership.

Only researchers with the skills to produce podcasts should apply. Cross-sector and interdisciplinary collaborations will be prioritized.