Notre Dame Stories

The podcasts in Notre Dame Stories feature interviews with Notre Dame faculty members who can lend insight into some of the major stories of the day, as well as pieces that show the breadth of the life and research at the University.

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Religion and Philosophy

Keeper of the Flame

Rev. Peter Rocca, C.S.C., grew up so Catholic he claims he didn’t know a single public school student, so Catholic that piano-teaching nuns taught him to “play” the organ as...

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Science and Technology

On Preservation

In this episode we chat with Pinar Zorlutuna, a professor in aerospace and mechanical engineering, who is using tissue engineering to extend the viability of hearts in a...

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Health and Society

Pathways

A Notre Dame researcher discusses the relationship between the built environment and our habits, especially our eating habits. And, as hundreds seek a path to asylum in Italy...

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Global Affairs

From battle plans to lesson plans

As an infantry platoon leader in combat operations in Baghdad, Alex Ambrose felt the weight of two countries on his shoulders. It was March 2003 when the United States invaded...

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Global Affairs

Viaggi – A New Home in Italy

Rome has a knack for reinvention. It’s evident in the layers you find throughout the city, some more visible than others. They tell a story of a resilience wrought by...

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Health and Society

Cyber Sleuths

When Notre Dame senior Christina Casino started as an intern in the Cyber Crimes Unit two years ago, she did not expect the stark reality she confronted in her second week on the...

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Science and Technology

Star of Wonder

The Gospel account of St. Matthew includes a peculiar episode: Magi or wise men who followed a star to the place of Jesus’ birth. A Notre Dame astrophysicist details the...

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Law and Politics

The Role of Latinos in American Politics

As the dust settles on the 2018 midterm elections, how the Latino community is shaping the American political landscape. Our guest is Luis Fraga, Director of Notre Dame’s...

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Health and Society

Avoiding Overconfidence Penalties and Planning Buildings

New research on confidence says nonverbal cues can help people avoid the social penalties of overconfidence. And, a collaboration between Notre Dame’s School of Architecture and...

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Science and Technology

Heavenly Realms

We’re closer than ever to knowing whether life exists on other planets. A Notre Dame researcher talks about what he and other experts are recommending to find the answer in the...

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Health and Society

Helping the Most Vulnerable

A report from the White House Council of Economic Advisors declared the war on poverty largely over. A Notre Dame researcher, who helped produce much of the data behind the...

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