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Heart's Desire and Social Change
Approaching Asia
Everyday Holiness
For Good: Stories of Notre Dame
Ethics at Work Podcast
Conversations That Matter: Mental Health and the Catholic Church
Game Changers: Inspiration and Expertise to Elevate Your Game for Good
Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary Podcast
Black Domers 2
Grace Period
Inspiring Conversations: Kinship
Education for Flourishing
Creating Your Inspired Journey
Global Dialogues: The Worsening Water Crisis
Beyond the Border: The Realities of Migration
Civil Discourse: Becoming a Better Conversation Partner
Anticipatory Innovation
A Hell of a City: Dante’s Inferno on the Road to Rome
An Irish Christmas at Kylemore
Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 conversation
Black Domers
Bridging the Divide 2020
Hitchcock in London
Communicating Across Cultures
Raphael's School of Athens: The Medium and the Message
Restoring Reason, Hope and Faith in Architecture
Soc(AI)ety Seminars
Raising Resilient Children
Lenten Perspectives: The Art of the Raclin Murphy Museum
Leadership in Public Conversation
Shakespeare and Possibility
Seasons of Change: Care & Support for Yourself & Others
Restoring Reason, Beauty, and Trust in Architecture
London in Song
Jerusalem TalksND Podcast
Powerful Conversations
Ten Years Hence 2022: Life Beyond Earth
Pilgrimage for Healing and Liberation
Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit: Rome 2022
Journey Towards Purpose
Primo Levi’s The Truce: A Guide to Returning to Life
London Shakespeare Lecture 10th Anniversary Series
Neuroscience and (Your) Behavior
Lenten Music Through the Ages
Ten Years Hence 2021: News, Fake News, and Deep Fakes
Numbers Can Lie
Leading People in an Ever-Changing World
Literature & Film in Lockdown

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How Notre Dame’s Catholic identity impacts the world with Fr. John Jenkins

Join Notre Dame President Emeritus Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and Lou Nanni ’84, ’88 M.A., Vice President for...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Jul. 22, 2024
Leadership
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Everyday Holiness: Fr. Pete McCormick, CSC

“It is by the grace of God that I have continued to this point, and that is increasingly what I need to rely upon in...

12:00 PM ET Fri., Aug. 02, 2024
Religion and Philosophy
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A New Era for Notre Dame

For only the third time in 72 years, the University of Notre Dame has a new president, Rev. Robert A. Dowd, C.S.C. This...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Aug. 05, 2024
Leadership
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Why academic freedom is the key to Notre Dame’s success with John McGreevy

Join Charles and Jill Fischer Provost John McGreevy ’86 as he discusses his time as a Notre Dame student, the...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Aug. 19, 2024
Leadership
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What is the Heart’s Desire?

Host Fr. Dan Groody discusses his vision for the podcast with Dan Allen, the ‎Associate Director of Spirituality and...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Aug. 26, 2024
Leadership
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Marcus Freeman is not just a football coach

Join Lou Nanni as he sits down with Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Marcus Freeman for a deeper conversation to...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Sep. 02, 2024
Leadership
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Everyday Holiness: Lou Holtz

“Significance is when you help other people be successful, and when you do that, that lasts many a lifetime.” Catch...

12:00 PM ET Fri., Sep. 06, 2024
Religion and Philosophy
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The Heart’s Desire & the True Self with Richard Rohr

Fr. Dan interviews Richard Rohr, the renowned Franciscan priest, author, and spiritual teacher. In this first half of...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Sep. 09, 2024
Religion and Philosophy
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How Notre Dame helped end war in Colombia with Josefina Echavarría Alvarez

For 52 long years, Colombia was in turmoil due to a protracted civil war between the Colombian government and the...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Sep. 16, 2024
Leadership
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The Heart’s Desire & Contemplation with Richard Rohr

Fr. Dan and Richard Rohr continue the second half of their conversation. They explore substitutionary atonement theory,...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Sep. 23, 2024
Religion and Philosophy
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Pete Bevacqua ’93 on the future of Notre Dame Athletics

College sports are going through unprecedented change. The stakes are high and the challenges daunting. While many...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Sep. 30, 2024
Leadership
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Everyday Holiness: Fr. Nate Wills, CSC

Grab a sideline view with Fr. Nate Wills, CSC, as he provides a glimpse into his life as a religious priest, a Catholic...

12:00 PM ET Fri., Oct. 04, 2024
Religion and Philosophy
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Heart’s Desire & Purpose

Fr. Dan introduces his co-host Richard Leider to the podcast. An international bestselling author, Richard is founder...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Oct. 07, 2024
Religion and Philosophy
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How philosophy shapes the world with Meghan Sullivan

Whether it’s wrestling with questions about the meaning of life or tackling contemporary issues with no easy...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Oct. 14, 2024
Leadership
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Silence & Solitude

Why are we always busy? What are we missing in our 24/7, always “on” world? In this episode, Fr. Dan Groody and...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Oct. 21, 2024
Religion and Philosophy
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How Notre Dame Empowers Change in D.C. with Pedro Ribeiro

Leading communications for a congresswoman, the Department of Homeland Security, the White House, and the association...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Oct. 28, 2024
Leadership
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Everyday Holiness: Alex Jones

Alex Jones, co-founder and CEO of Hallow, shares the inspiring story of the struggle and growth of his spiritual life,...

12:00 PM ET Fri., Nov. 01, 2024
Religion and Philosophy
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Values & Culture

What is most important in my life? How can I connect my inner values with my outer life? Fr. Dan Groody and Richard...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Nov. 04, 2024
Religion and Philosophy
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Why Notre Dame is a global research hub with Jeff Rhoads

The University of Notre Dame is no stranger to innovative, groundbreaking research. Synthetic rubber, wind tunnels, and...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Nov. 11, 2024
Leadership
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True Self & False Self

Fr. Dan and Richard discuss the themes of the True and False Selves. Whose story are you living – yours, or someone...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Nov. 18, 2024
Religion and Philosophy
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When Notre Dame calls: the untold stories of ND Listens

Experience an in-depth look at ND Listens, the student call center on campus, as senior manager Cesar Sanchez...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Nov. 25, 2024
Leadership
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Heart’s Desire & heart’s desire

Fr. Dan and Richard explore the differences of the Heart’s Desire and the heart’s desires. They also discuss the...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Dec. 02, 2024
Religion and Philosophy
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Everyday Holiness: Fr. Matt Kuczora, CSC

Join Fr. Matt Kuczora, CSC, as he details his somewhat surprising discovery of a priestly and religious vocation, his...

12:00 PM ET Fri., Dec. 06, 2024
Religion and Philosophy
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From NCAA champion to head coach: how Niele Ivey etched her name in history

Join Niele Ivey as she discusses her journey to become the Karen and Kevin Keyes Family Head Women’s Basketball...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Dec. 09, 2024
Leadership
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Gratitude & Grace

Fr. Dan and Richard discuss the importance and practice of gratitude and grace. Integrations We all have people that...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Dec. 16, 2024
Religion and Philosophy
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Canvas of hope: The remarkable influence of art with Joe Becherer

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to become distracted and lose track of our contemplative...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Dec. 23, 2024
Leadership
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Everyday Holiness: Sister Ann Astell

“God doesn’t change. God is always there—he’s our anchor. To have faith is to participate in this victory, and...

12:00 PM ET Fri., Jan. 03, 2025
Religion and Philosophy
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How Notre Dame is leading in AI with Nitesh Chawla

Join Lou Nanni as he chats with Nitesh Chawla, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering,...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Jan. 06, 2025
Leadership
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Freedom & Conversion

Fr. Dan and Richard Leider discuss the importance of freedom, conversion, and Groundhog Day. Integration Cultivating...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Jan. 13, 2025
Religion and Philosophy
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Why Notre Dame invests in the South Bend community with Shannon Cullinan ’93

Join Shannon Cullinan ’93, executive vice president, as he sheds light on residential life and its importance to the...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Jan. 20, 2025
Leadership
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Discernment & Decision Making

Fr. Dan and Richard discuss discernment, decision making, and how we can make wise decisions. Integrations What should...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Jan. 27, 2025
Religion and Philosophy
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How the arts become a unifying force with Ted Barron

In our most difficult and divisive times, we turn to the arts to find beauty and connection through our shared...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Feb. 03, 2025
Leadership
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Everyday Holiness: Deacon Mel & Ann Tardy

“When the Church addresses those things, people feel like they’re welcome, that the Church is relevant. When the...

12:00 PM ET Fri., Feb. 07, 2025
Religion and Philosophy
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Biography & Autobiography

Fr. Dan and Richard Leider discuss the importance of biography and storytelling. At the end of the day, are we living...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Feb. 10, 2025
Religion and Philosophy
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Fear & Flow

Fr. Dan and Richard Leider discuss the difficulties and importance of facing fear and anxiety. Integration We all have...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Feb. 24, 2025
Religion and Philosophy
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Everyday Holiness: Sister Michaela Martinez, OP

Listen to Sister Michaela Martinez, OP, as she reflects on her call to religious life, God’s fidelity to her, and how...

12:00 PM ET Fri., Mar. 07, 2025
Religion and Philosophy
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Loneliness & Community

Fr. Dan and Richard Leider discuss the difficulties of loneliness and the importance of genuine connection and...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Mar. 10, 2025
Religion and Philosophy
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Cry of the Poor & Justice

Fr. Dan and Richard Leider discuss the importance of justice and servant leadership in the search for the Heart’s...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Mar. 24, 2025
Religion and Philosophy
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Kinship & Accompaniment

Fr. Dan and Richard Leider discuss the importance of kinship and accompaniment. As Fr. Greg Boyle describes it,...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Apr. 07, 2025
Religion and Philosophy
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Death & Redemption

Fr. Dan and Richard Leider discuss the importance of a realistic and nuanced perspective on death and mortality. As Fr....

12:00 PM ET Mon., Apr. 21, 2025
Religion and Philosophy
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Meaning & Mission

Fr. Dan and Richard Leider discuss the importance, difficulties, and practices of finding a meaningful calling....

12:00 PM ET Mon., May. 05, 2025
Religion and Philosophy
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The Heart’s Desire & Educational Access

Rev. Dan Groody, C.S.C., interviews Notre Dame Trustee and Fellow Sara Martinez Tucker. She will discuss her passion...

12:00 PM ET Sun., May. 18, 2025
Religion and Philosophy
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The Heart’s Desire & Being on the Margins

Subscribe to the ThinkND podcast on Apple, Spotify, or Google. Featured Speakers: 

12:00 PM ET Mon., Jun. 02, 2025
Religion and Philosophy
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The Heart’s Desire & Listening for Vocation

Fr. Dan Groody interviews Parker Palmer, a world- renowned writer, speaker, activist, and founder and Senior Partner...

12:00 PM ET Mon., Jun. 16, 2025
Religion and Philosophy
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