Media by DFI and Collaborators

DFI collaborates with Teachers College faculty to create and support the creation of media for use in pedagogy and research. Together we produce original podcasts and video series, support multimodal research, and provide trainings and resources to help faculty grow their use of media.

Podcast Series

DFI partners with Teachers College podcasters through the co-production of original series, partnership and training with campus collaborators, and access to audio production space and equipment at our Macy Studios podcasting station. Below are podcasts either co-produced or supported by DFI.

Featured Episode

How do we face the Climate Crisis and not freak out and give up? As a researcher and a parent, Professor Oren Pizmony-Levy shares how he holds his concern alongside determined action and a renewable hope. Visit the "How's School?" page for more. 


DFI Supported Podcasts

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How's School

The truth is, we care about our young people, dare we say, even worry about them. But staying connected to their world and all the complexity they navigate can be a real challenge. The issues we look at include education, health, and psychology, but at the core is their well-being. And our ability to face things that impact them without losing heart.

(Re)Search for Solutions

(Re)Search for Solutions

Season 1 of the (Re)Search for Solutions podcast is a limited series focusing on unexpected and creative ways that researchers are looking at solutions to the persistence of gun violence. To develop these stories, we collaborate with the experts (professors, community members, doctors, activists, teachers, and more) to understand the stories surrounding their work.

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Pop and Play

Pop and Play is a podcast from Teachers College, Columbia University about play and pop culture. Professors Haeny Yoon and Nathan Holbert take play seriously. They talk with educators, parents and kids about how they play in their work and their lives, and why play matters.

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Currents: A IUME Podcast

Video Series

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Open quotesIn Just One Thing five Teachers College faculty reflect on one thing from all that we’ve learned and experienced since March 2020 that they want to make sure we don’t forget. The responses range in topic and tone, but they share a common theme of learning to better connect and care for one another.Close quotes

Macy Studios and Support for Media Creation

Sign Up for Studio B Hours

Macy Studio B, located in Macy 259, includes stations for podcasting and and simple video recording for use with DFI support by the Teachers College community through "Studio Hours." To sign up for Studio B hours, Teachers College community members can sign up using the Studio Hours Sign-Up Calendar. Hours are staffed and this is a shared resource: please honor your sign-up requests and let us know as far in advance as possible if you need to cancel or change times. For larger requests and collaborations, send us a request to discuss.



Media Creation Guidance

Looking to learn about videos and audio creation? DFI has self-guided resources to help. And for those at Teachers College, keep an eye on our event calendar for workshop opportunities.

Audio and Video Production Support and Collaboration

Are you Teachers College community member considering making media as part of your pedagogy, research or scholarship? Do you have a project to talk over, a question about media production, or would you like to discuss getting support from our team in Macy Studios? Ask DFI and we'll be in touch!

Please be advised that this is a request and our team will review and contact you to follow up.

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