Sept. 30 marks International Podcast Day
“This Is Purdue” highlights stories about Boilermakers from across all disciplines, who, through research, innovation and determination, have persistently pursued their next giant leaps.
Join us every other Thursday as we interview students, faculty and alumni taking small steps toward their goals and inspiring others to do the same.
In-depth with Purdue Basketball Icon, Coach Gene Keady
The retired head coach of the Boilermakers men’s basketball team discusses Purdue’s balance of academics and athletics and why he loves watching his protégé, Matt Painter, coach. Plus, listen in to hear Coach Keady’s thoughts on the NCAA tournament, why Mackey Arena is such a special place and his game-day traditions.
Boilermakers for Life: The Anthrop Family Legacy
If you’re a Purdue sports fan, you’ve probably heard the name Anthrop. Brothers Dru, Danny and Jackson Anthrop were all Boilermaker athletes, and their father, John, played both basketball and baseball for Purdue, and was on Purdue’s 1980 Final Four team.
Purdue Alum Ronak Dave’s Next Giant Leap: NASA Flight Director
We’re talking to a Purdue aeronautics and astronautics alum recently selected as a NASA flight director. Ronak will lead missions to the International Space Station and prepare for lunar missions for NASA’s Artemis program. He dives into his persistent pursuit to achieve his dreams and shares what he thinks about the future of space exploration.
Purdue’s Angela Ashmore Makes History as First Woman IndyCar Crew Member to Win Indy 500
On May 29, Marcus Ericsson won the most famous race in motorsports in Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 8 Huski Chocolate Honda, and Angela was a big piece of that winning strategy. Listen in as she describes her experience and hear our original interview discussing her Purdue journey.
Purdue-Discovered Drug Strengthens Fight Against Cancer
We’re featuring a Boilermaker whose innovations are changing and saving lives across the world. Listen in as Professor Philip Low discusses how the drug works, why the team started using this drug on ovarian cancer patients first and what attracted him to innovation at Purdue University.
Entrepreneur Shawn Taylor on Embracing Change and Developing Authentic Relationships
This successful entrepreneur has been named the newest member of the Purdue University Board of Trustees. Listen as Shawn describes his childhood growing up on the south side of Chicago, his experience as a first-generation college graduate and the impact that Purdue’s very own Dr. Cornell A. Bell had on his life.
In-depth with Purdue Women’s Basketball Head Coach Katie Gearlds
As an Indiana native and former Purdue player, Coach Gearlds describes what it feels like to have her dream job and how she recruits the right fits for the Purdue culture while striving to empower and influence the young women on her team.
Who are the next game-changers, difference-makers, ceiling-breakers, innovators? Who are these Boilermakers?Kate Young ‘This Is Purdue’ Host, Writer and Executive Producer
Podcast Ep. 74: President Mung Chiang on Becoming Purdue’s 13th President, Boilermaker Persistence and Family
In this special episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to the 13th president of Purdue University, Mung Chiang. Listen in as President Chiang discusses the day he learned he would become president of what he calls “the most consequential …
Podcast Ep. 73: Greatest Hits of 2022: Celebrating Boilermaker Education and Innovation
In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re celebrating even more popular episodes from 2022. Part 2 of our “Greatest Hits of 2022” episode focuses on the academic side of Purdue University. Listen as these Boilermakers — from an IndyCar, …
Podcast Ep. 72: Greatest Hits of 2022: Celebrating Boilermaker Athletics
Celebrate the new year with some of our most popular “This Is Purdue” athletics episodes from 2022. Listen today!
Podcast Ep. 71: A Graduation Celebration to be Thankful For: The Impact of Purdue Global
In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to five members of the Purdue Global community as they celebrate the impact Purdue Global has had on their careers and lives. The podcast team went behind the scenes at the …
Podcast Ep. 70: Former Quarterback Kyle Orton on Coach Tiller, His NFL Experience and Earning His Purdue Degree After Retirement
In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to former Purdue University and NFL quarterback Kyle Orton. Listen as Kyle (BA history ’14) discusses how former coach Joe Tiller and quarterback Drew Brees inspired him to choose Purdue, the …
Podcast Ep. 69: Purdue Alum, TikTok Star Phil Cook Celebrates ‘Chem-o-ween’
In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to chemistry teacher and TikTok superstar Phil Cook. Listen as Phil (BS chemistry education ’00, MS education ’13) discusses his passion for education, his rise in Internet fame after just one …
Podcast Ep. 68: Boilermaker Alum Lesley Wiete’s Journey to Purdue Police Chief
In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to the new Purdue University Police Department (PUPD) Chief Lesley Wiete. Listen as Chief Wiete discusses her transition from attending Purdue as an undergraduate student to working for the PUPD for …
Podcast Ep. 67: Purdue Global Chancellor Frank Dooley: The Future is Fueled by Education
In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Frank Dooley, chancellor of Purdue Global. Purdue Global is Purdue’s accredited and affordable online solution designed for the working adult with life experience, and often some college credit – but …
Podcast Ep. 66: Entrepreneur Shawn Taylor on Embracing Change and Developing Authentic Relationships
In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Shawn Taylor (Management ’82), a successful entrepreneur and the newest member of the Purdue University Board of Trustees. Listen as Shawn describes his childhood growing up on the south side …