Get entertained and educated with podcasts from WSU and alumni.


Business Curious Queer entrepreneur Scott Shigeoka (’11 Comm.) chats with LGBTQ+ business owners about their entrepreneurial journeys on episodes that run about 10 minutes. The show features such entrepreneurs as the owners of gender-neutral fragrance and shoe lines to a platform that connects trans people with short-term housing solutions to help combat homelessness.


The Common Errors in English Usage Podcast Paul Brians, WSU emeritus professor of English, for many years compiled a list of common errors in English usage with concise explanations, culminating in a website, book, and this podcast. Episodes cover topics such as medical terms and politics.


Self-Helpless Kelsey Cook (’11 Comm.) and fellow comedians Taylor Tomlinson and Delanie Fischer dive into all things self-improvement in this lively, hilarious, and uncensored show. Episodes, about an hour, cover topics such as caregiver burnout, online dating, nutrition, self-image, toxic positivity, and how your name affects your personality. The trio are relatable, refreshing and, perhaps most of all, funny.


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The DäBU Former WSU basketball players Kojo Mensah-Bonsu (x’99 Comm.) and Cedric Clark (’01 Comm.) cover race and racism in America, basketball, empowerment, and their own experiences as athletes with diverse backgrounds, success in the business world, and unlimited potential.


Podcast vs. Everyone On this CougCenter podcast, by fans for fans, CougCenter co-founder Jeff Nusser (’99 Comm.) and CougCenter host Craig Powers (’07 History) discuss WSU athletics, as well as “beer and anything else they want. So there,” according to their Twitter account.


WazzuNation This podcast “covers everything Washington State” from Cosmic Crisp apples and athletics to COVID-19 town halls and research. “Brother Darrell” Prowse (’73 Comm.) cohosts and produces the show.


WSU Wheat Beat Podcast Drew Lyon, endowed chair of Small Grains Extension and Research in WSU’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, explores the world of small grain production and research with WSU professors, researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and others. Ten-minute episodes discuss everything from herbicide-resistant weeds and oilseeds to nematodes and developing malt barley varieties for craft maltsters.


Food Safety in a Minute This minute-long podcast from WSU Extension offers handy, easy-to-apply tips to avoid foodborne illness. The series delves into all kinds of issues, from holiday food safety to packing school lunches, how to store canned food, and more.


Inside Industry with IREO WSU’s Innovation and Research Engagement Office (IREO) examines working with industry to fund research. Guests include IREO director Brian Kraft, Washington Small Business Development Center associate state director Sheryl McGrath, and Amit Dhingra, leader of the Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassadors and interim chair for WSU’s horticulture department.


Ask Dr. Universe WSU’s own Dr. Universe⁠—aka Rachel Webber (’11 Comm.)⁠—investigates science questions from kids around the world. Know kids with curious science questions? Help them submit queries at They might be featured on a future episode.

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ViewscapesWashington State Magazine’s podcast takes listeners into the lives, research, and experiences of the WSU community. Cougs from all over talk about new ideas, fascinating memories, books, and locally grown, in-season foods. Editor Larry Clark (’94 Comm.) hosts.


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