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How Scientists Around the World are Solving the World's Leading Issues

August 20th, 2021


In this episode we have two special exceptionally global segments from our staff.

First we’ll go to Germany. Falling Walls is a conference and …

The Big Clean Energy Transition

August 3rd, 2021


Climate Change is obviously a global issue. And there are organizations, companies, and cities trying to mitigate it through decarbonization, the process of reducing the reliance on fossil fuels and achieving a carbon …

What's Next for the Scottish Independent Movement?

July 6th, 2021


Riding off the major developments of the past few years, including Brexit and the pandemic, Scotland had a major parliament election back in May, …

The Perks of Knowing Russia in Space

June 8th, 2021


On today’s show we have some audio from an event co-sponsored by our MIT-Russia program and the MIT AeroAstro department, featuring a NASA astronaut. You may have remembered a past episode of ours that featured …

The South Asians of East Africa

May 24th, 2021


MIT-India and MIT-Africa were thrilled to team up to host a conversation with MIT alumni, students, and faculty on difficult but necessary topics …

On Anti-Asian Violence

May 14th, 2021


The shootings of six Asian women in Atlanta in March of this year may have felt like the apotheosis of Anti-Asian violence in the time of Covid. Hate …

22 Countries By the Age of 22

April 30th, 2021


Ari recently had a chance to catch up with Kathleen Schwind, a 2019 MIT graduate from the Urban Studies and Planning program. Kathleen traveled extensively through MISTI while she was a student at MIT, making it to 22 …

On Japanese Film and the State of Research in Spain

April 16th, 2021


On today’s show, we have some clips from the Boston Japan Film Festival. If you don’t know, the Boston Japan Film Festival is a single-day event that …

Building the Brazilian Fiddle

April 8th, 2021


The rabeca probably not an instrument many people would be familiar with. If you’ve never seen one before, you could look at it and compare it to a …

The South Asian Oral History Project

March 4th, 2021


The discussion of Universal Basic Income, a program where the government issues cash to its citizens on a consistent basis, is quite contentious in …

A Q&A with MIT Alum Jamshied Sharifi from "The Band's Visit"

February 9th, 2021


In 2018, the Broadway hit "The Bands' Visit," won a slew of Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best original score, best actor, and best actress. It also won best orchestration, which was awarded to Jamshied Sharifi, …

The Great Tech Disruption and Evolution in Africa

January 28th, 2021


Nacho Nwana, a recent MIT grad who double majored in Management and Political Science. As a Nigerian-American, he had looked to travel to Africa …

How a NASA Astronaut Wants to Transform Telemedicine

December 18th, 2020


On this episode, we want to show you the ways telemedicine and energy industries are being transformed around the world. These two sectors may sound disparate, but there is actually something they have in common, and …

“The world's full of problems to be solved”: Celebrating 20 Years of Global Startup Labs

December 7th, 2020


This year, Global Startup Labs, or GSL, celebrated 20 years sending MIT students abroad to teach other students about entrepreneurship and help realize their startup ideas.

GSL managers, students, alumni, and founders …

MISTI Radio Hall of Fame

November 18th, 2020


Every year we send over a thousand students to over 25 countries, and we have a few who really stand out for different reasons. Because of this we have unofficially created the MISTI Radio Hall of Fame, featuring …

The State of Digital Transparency in Denmark

October 16th, 2020


The MIT-India team recently caught up with MIT alum Uma Girkar who founded the Smart Learning, Eating, Exercising and Thinking program also known as SLEET program. It is a public health and education program which Uma …

The Black History of France Part 2

September 21st, 2020


We have a really cool segment submitted by a student who spoke with students and alumni who traveled to Brazil either through MISTI or Fulbright. But …

The Black History of France

September 9th, 2020


In this episode, we feature Keví Donat, a French tour guide and founder of Le Paris Noir who provides, quote, “an alternative and authentic vision of” Paris, mainly through the lens of Black history, a perspective …

Student Spotlight: Identity and Philosophy

August 25th, 2020


Today we’re putting a spotlight on two MIT students; Rahul Ramakrishnan, who participated in the MIT-India program, and Mercedes Riley, who presented …

Proceed with Caution

August 10th, 2020


As a whole, MISTI has had to forgo almost all travel for students, staff, and faculty. It was difficult to come to terms with this as a program that …

What Makes a Country Trust their Government?

July 27th, 2020


As a whole, MIT is always looking to connect with the rest of the world in innovative ways that bring change. Students are a crucial part of that …

Working Somewhere Between Home and Abroad

July 13th, 2020


In this episode, we have our students and partners from the U.K. and Denmark who are addressing inequities related to food and STEM spaces. While these are issues that are prevalent in the U.S., we wanted to share the …

How the World Keeps Turning

June 29th, 2020


On this episode of MISTI Radio Podcast we talked with program partners from India and Denmark. With Covid continuing to spread, how does India adapt to ensure the security and safety of its people? Sloan graduates Hank …

Climate, Communications, and COVID

May 11th, 2020


On this episode we have a special interview and talk to share; both about how COVID-19 affects things from communications to climate change.

Ari Jacobovitz, Managing Director of MIT-Africa, interviews Michala Mackay, …

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