This Is Purdue

As the official Purdue podcast, This Is Purdue profiles the people of Purdue, examines the incredible accomplishments of Boilermakers and chronicles the impact of the university.

A Beacon in Turbulent Times 

With its January 2020 debut, This Is Purdue could not have picked a more consequential moment to establish itself. 

When Purdue University President Mitch Daniels guided the decision to fully open the University in the darkest days of the global pandemic, it drew global attention and inspired powerful conversation.  

Over a year later, a follow-up with Daniels gave Purdue’s fledgling podcast a major boost: a 60% jump in downloads from the previous month, with a nearly 75% increase in unique listeners — precisely the benchmark a podcast needs to meet to begin making sustained growth and expanding its reach. 

This Is Purdue podcast host Kate Young sits across from a man she is interviewing while the videographer holds a clapboard in between them.

Continuing the Growth 

View the milestone episode featuring President Mitch Daniels and catch up with the most recent episodes of the podcast. 


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