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BG Ideas

A podcast featuring BGSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni who are doing their part in creating public good.

Big Ideas for the Public Good

The BG Ideas Podcast features Dr. Jolie Sheffer, the Director of the Study of Culture and Society (ICS) at Bowling Green State University, as she talks with academics, artists, activists, and other professionals about the amazing interdisciplinary work being done in and around the university to help address social problems for the public good.


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Every episode of BG Ideas seasons 1 – 3 is available now on Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. Subscribe via your favorite podcasting platform to be the first to hear season 4, which was released on Sept. 1!

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BG Ideas Podcast

BG Ideas is a podcast produced by the Institute for the Study of Culture and Society (ICS) and the School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University.

Each episode features conversations about timely issues with influential subject matter experts such as Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, whose testimony before Congress alerted the public about the Flint, Michigan water crisis, alongside BGSU professor and medical geographer Dr. Karen Johnson-Webb; and Maurice Cherry, graphic designer and creative strategist whose podcast was the first to be added to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), in conversation with school of art teaching professor Taylor Simone.

Each podcast is researched, written, edited, and sound engineered in part by BGSU students.

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Do you have an idea for a new episode? Are you interested in being part of the BG Ideas Podcast team?

Submit your ideas and learn about our open positions by contacting:

Dr. Jolie Sheffer, Director
230 East Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403



Partner with BG Ideas

The BG Ideas Podcast is now looking for sponsorship partners to allow us to share our stories of public good to an even broader audience.

If you believe in the power of big ideas to change the world, then consider underwriting the BG Ideas podcast.

To learn more about sponsorship packages, please contact:

Dr. Jolie Sheffer, Director | 419-372-0585 | jsheffe@bgsu.edu

Attractive sponsorship packages NOW available!