Among life’s simpler pleasures, there may be nothing better than having brunch or grabbing coffee with one of the most interesting people you know.

cover art for With a Side of Knowledge podcast, featuring a plated Notre Dame waffle in the background behind the show's name and two dialogue bubbles in the foreground

With a Side of Knowledge is a podcast created with just that thought in mind.

Giving you the chance to get to know a fascinating scholar, maker, or professional, episodes typically feature a member of the Notre Dame faculty or a visitor from elsewhere who has come to campus to do anything from give a lecture or performance to participate in a fellowship program.

True to the show’s name and brunch-loving ethos, we record onsite at a restaurant—ambient noise and all. Well, that was the idea, anyway.

The pandemic prompted us to record all of season 4 remotely. Now, with season 5, we’re excited to be able to bring back in-person interviews while still taking advantage of the flexibility afforded by our remote setup.

Either way, the goal is the same: To bring you informal conversations on a variety of subjects, with all manner of experts, and to do so in a way that respects your time. That’s why each episode is about 30 minutes long. 

A production of the Office of the Provost, the podcast is hosted by Ted Fox, with new episodes released every other Thursday. If you’re in the South Bend area, you can also hear it Sundays at noon on radio station WSND (88.9 FM).

Go to the With a Side of Knowledge website