Podcasts have gained popularity over the years because their accessibility enables listeners to tune-in on the go. There is a wide variety of topics available to listen to such as, comedy, news, true crime stories and talk shows. Podcasts are not only good for passing time, they’re also a great tool for education.
Cal Poly Pomona’s faculty, staff and students have taken advantage of this platform to produce shows on a variety of topics such as housing insecurity, Bronco Athletics, what it’s like to be an engineering student, plus much more.
‘Learn Through Discovery’
Want to learn more about the Signature Polytechnic Experience (PolyX)? If so, check out “Uncharted Horizons,” the official podcast of the Learn Through Discovery Initiative. The show highlights how PolyX courses offer hands-on, learn-by-doing opportunities to deepen students’ education. These experiences also allow students to develop creative and innovative solutions to positively impact the world.
Listeners will hear from students, alumni, faculty and members of the community on a variety of topics such as, research, innovation and community service. New episodes are released multiple times every semester.
‘The Engineering Student Experience’ Podcast
The series now has 28 episodes and cover everything from the challenges and rewards of being an engineering student, potential career paths, and the differences between engineering disciplines.
Culture Centers ‘Chapter 25’
A collaborative project led by the Office of Student Life & Cultural Center staff and student staff at Cal Poly Pomona, “Chapter 25: Tracing Our Roots” celebrates the campus’ cultural centers by exploring how far the school has come and how far it has to go.
Since 1995, Cal Poly Pomona has welcomed cultural centers on campus to serve the university’s diverse community of students by giving them recognition, promoting their wellness and offering support. There are currently 13 centers on campus, whose doors are open to any student.
The podcast highlights the legacy of the university’s Cultural Centers by introducing listeners to stories and views from the Black Student Union, Pride Center, Womxn’s Resource Center and many more.
Created by the California Center for Ethics and Policy (CCEP) at Cal Poly Pomona, “Securing Justice,” focuses on housing insecurity in California, bringing together students, artists, philosophers, and advocates to debate, tell stories and share ideas for solutions.
Established in 2018, the California Center for Ethics and Policy investigates and explores pressing national and global challenges — such as climate policy, healthcare, artificial
intelligence, immigration, and racism — through a California lens. Listeners can hear from experts who explain a variety of ways in which housing insecurity is experienced, as well as personal stories from individuals who have been homeless.
The official Cal Poly Pomona podcast for all Bronco Athletics, “The BroncCast” brings together your favorite coaches, staff members, student-athletes and other members of the athletics community. They discuss a range of topics such as sports, school, work-life balance and random topics like grilling, favorite TV shows, and trivia.
The podcast is hosted by Assistant Athletics Director for Communications Tyler Lobe and currently has 10 episodes.
‘Foundation 411’ (CPP Foundation)
“Foundation 411” is the podcast for all things Cal Poly Pomona Foundation. The purpose of this podcast is to provide news to staff members, from important announcements to lighthearted stories and commentary.
Episode topics range from town hall meetings, dining services, daily health screener and more. Foundation411 currently has 26 episodes. Listeners will hear from Foundation Board members, Human Resources, and Marketing.
The “#CPPMusicCouches Podcast” is a student internship program whose goal is to revive the art of listening and provide a close-up look at members of the Cal Poly Pomona Department of Music community — including faculty, staff, alumni, students, and guest composers and performers.
With seven episodes, music lovers can sit back and relax and enjoy intimate conversations with Cal Poly Pomona’s music community.
‘Equity Minded Leadership’
The podcast is titled “Equity Minded Leadership,” and it will showcase what measures educators are taking to help bridge equity gaps and ensure that every student has the support they need to be successful. The initial episode, featuring a doctoral alumna and middle school principal, has aired. Subsequent episodes will air every Tuesday.
Returning for its fourth season in the fall of 2022, this weekly podcast produced by Project CAMINOS (Cultivating Access and Mentoring through Institutional Networks and Opportunities for Success) provides support and guidance for freshmen and transfer applicants to CPP dealing with the excitement and uncertainty that comes with applying to college.
Hosted by CPP student Deicy Lemus, episodes follow applicant timelines, highlight CPP students in various majors, spotlight program opportunities, share insights from campus departments, and much more. Bronco Scoop is supported by Cal Poly Pomona’s Office of Student Success, Equity & Innovation and U.S. Department of Education grant funding for Project CAMINOS. Subscribe here or follow on Instagram @cpp.broncoscoop.