This isPurdue

Our award-winning official podcast, “This Is Purdue,” highlights exciting stories of innovative Boilermakers and shares them with a global audience.

Kate Young interviews the 13th president of Purdue University, Mung Chiang.

Inspiring stories

Listen as we engage accomplished guests — ranging from football coaches to fighter pilots — in animated conversations about their pursuit of the next giant leap. You may learn about a star-destroying black hole nicknamed “Scary Barbie,” explore Purdue’s storied history in semiconductor advancement or discover what it takes to be the president of one of America’s largest pizza chains.

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Danny Milisavljevic from Purdue University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy in the @CoSPurdue (College of Science).

A global audience

“This Is Purdue” ranks in the top 2% of podcasts globally (Listen Notes) and frequently charts on Apple Podcasts, rating as high as #2 in education and #20 overall. YouTube views of the program grew more than 1,000% from 2021 to 2022, and listens increased almost 95% during the same period. With more than 1.25 million listens and views so far this year, the program’s reach is only growing. 

“This Is Purdue,” hosted by Kate Young, has established itself on a global stage, gaining more listeners than ever before and continuing to host a lineup of top-tier guests. Catch up on the podcast with our archived episodes.

TOP2%Global RankListen Notes, 2023
RANKS AS HIGH AS#2EducationApple Podcast Top Charts, 2023
MORE THAN1.25MListens and YouTube ViewsJanuary-June 2023
Kate Young interviewing Tiffini Grimes, Purdue University's deputy athletics director and senior woman administrator.

An award-winning podcast

“This Is Purdue” has been recognized by industry leaders for the quality of its programming. Some of the international awards the podcast has won include:

  • Webby Awards, Honoree: Science & Education for Philip Low/Cytalux episode
  • Content Marketing Awards, Finalist: Best Podcast/Audio Series
  • w3 Awards, Gold: General Series, Education Category
  • Signal Awards, Silver: General Series, Education Category
  • Signal Awards, Finalist: Listener’s Choice

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