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By Goutham Y.
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Do You Feel Seen? | ft. Kristen Collins | Senior Fellow for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics @ Mercatus Center | Episode 20 | The Re-Educated Podcast


Education Through the Lens of Slumdog Millionaire | Episode 21 | The Re-Educated Podcast
In this week's episode we tackle the big question driving this podcast, what is the purpose of education? Using the 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, I use the plot's protagonist, Jamal Malik, to further analyze this question. The themes covered this week include: what are some of the biggest differences between the academic environment and the world outside of school, what is knowledge and how has its definition transformed in the 21st century, and what are some traits of an educated person? I hope you enjoy this conversation and please feel free to share your ideas and thoughts! ~gy
September 07, 2022
Do You Feel Seen? | ft. Kristen Collins | Senior Fellow for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics @ Mercatus Center | Episode 20 | The Re-Educated Podcast
We officially made it to 20 episodes! Thanks for all your support. In today's episode Professor Kristen Collins talks about the fine balance between feeling recognized and feeling surveilled, an issue I had never considered in regards to education. We discuss how schools are run similarly to prisons and talk about its impacts on students. I hope you enjoy this conversation :)
August 30, 2022
10 Day Silent Meditation Retreat in France - Eastern Philosophy in Western Education | Episode 19 | The Re-Educated Podcast
In today's episode we delve into the missing art of eastern philosophy in our western education system. I found a Buddhist monastery in central France and attended a 10 day meditation course to learn more about the practice of meditation. In this episode I share what I learned, and possible application in our schools. If you are interested in attended here is the website to find a location near you.  Link:
August 23, 2022
Shh, We're Talking About School Choice, Whisper! | ft. Lily Klam | Equity Intern at Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium | Episode 18 | The Re-Educated Podcast
On this week's podcast we dive into the highly politicized issue of school choice for the first time. We discuss conversations parents should have with their children when choosing a school, the different schooling options available to students, the reason school choice is politicized, family engagement, and tips for working in the non-profit sector. I hope you enjoy this conversation!
August 03, 2022
Small Steps Towards Social Change | ft. Naveen Shamsudhin | Co-Founder of both Humane-Warriors & Kaleido | Episode 17 | The Re-Educated Podcast
When I met Naveen his ability to transform his passion, creativity, and imagination into an action plan culminating in a product left me in awe. In this week's episode we discuss the importance of intellectual humility, a wild imagination, and a self-motivating incentivization structure. He shares his experience building both the Kaleido event and the Humane Warriors Organization. I hope you enjoy this conversation!  Kaleido: Humane Warriors:
July 25, 2022
What Does Topic Modeling Say About Inequity in Schools? | ft. Jaren Haber | Postdoctoral Fellow @ The Massive Data Institute | Episode 16 | The Re-Educated Podcast
In this week's episode we focus on how topic modeling, another machine learning technique, can be used to identify motifs in a school's mission that leads to inequity in private and charter schools. We then transition the conversation to our educational philosophies. I hope you enjoy!
July 12, 2022
Educational Retreat In Italy (Cortona Week 2022) | Episode 15 | The Re-Educated Podcast
I spent the last week in Sienna, Italy in a missionary surrounded by trees, animals, and silence, with a 100 people from around the world to discuss consciousness and the largest issues facing humanity. Is this a dream or what? I was blessed with this once in a lifetime experience and I had to share some of the lessons I gleaned from this conference. I hope to recreate such an event like this for people passionate about policy reform in the States. I hope you enjoy! Link:
July 05, 2022
How Does The US News Rank Colleges? | ft. Francie Diep | Senior Reporter @ The Chronicle of Higher Ed | Episode 14 | The Re-Educated Podcast
The U.S News College ranking system helps millions of students make their college decision, but how are these rankings actually calculated? Francie Diep joins me on today's episode to discuss some of the issues that arise with having a dominant ranking system for colleges.
June 21, 2022
Saving Democracy Through Tech (Web3) | ft. Frank McCourt | CEO of McCourt Global | Episode 13 | Re-Educated Podcast
Today's big question: When it comes to the Internet what are some of the most pressing issues our society face? Using Frank McCourt's input I suggest a few ideas that can be embedded into our curriculums to improve our student's technical literacy. 
June 16, 2022
Active Listening & Conflict Resolution | ft. Candace Bertotti | Mediator for DC Superior Court | Episode 12 | Re-Educated Podcast
The big question for today's episode: how can we be better active listeners and why is this critical in today's political climate?  If you have any questions for Candace here is her email: I hope you enjoy this conversation!
June 08, 2022
Uncertainty in Policy | ft. Brianne Bilsky | Dean of Berkeley College at Yale | Episode 11 | Re-Educated Podcast
In today's conversation we discuss the role uncertainty should play in our policy decision making process. Brianne Bilsky is the residential dean at the Berkeley College at Yale as well as a lecturer in the humanities department. If you have any question for Brianne feel free to reach out to her at
April 14, 2022
Project Based Learning | Episode 10 | ft. Kyle Wagner | Re-Educated Podcast
Kyle Wagner is a learning experience designer and a project based learning consultant who travels throughout the world implementing the PBL model in schools. The primary questions we discuss are why is the PBL model an improvement to the current forms of teaching, what are its impacts, and how can we go about implementing these practices in schools and in policy? This was an insightful conversation and I hope you enjoy! I am attaching Kyle's information below! Kyle's LinkedIn: Kyle's email: Resources in Podcast 'Re-School Sprint':  Catalyzing innovation and change on campuses for small teams. (You can also sign up as an individual) 12 Shifts for Learner-Centered Environments Webinar: Kyle is hosting a free webinar around designing learner-centered environments through project-based experiences.
April 07, 2022
College Return On Investment Report | Episode 9 | ft. Martin Vanderwerf | Re-Educated Podcast
Our guest today is Martin Vanderwerf, the Associate Director at the Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW). Today we talk about the implications of the ROI metric when evaluating the efficacy of higher education institutions. If you have any questions for Martin Vanderwerf here is his contact information:  You can also email him at  I hope you enjoy!
March 29, 2022
Machine Learning Applications in Educational Research | Episode 8 | ft. Qiwei He | Re-Educated Podcast
How can we use the process data collected in standardized testing to improve upon our tests?
March 15, 2022
Analysis of "The Breakdown of Higher Education" | Episode 7 | By John M. Ellis | Re-Educated Podcast
In this week's episode we analyze the key concepts of a conservative take on the issues with higher education by John M. Ellis.
February 25, 2022
Early Childhood Education | Episode 6 | ft. William Gormley | Re-Educated Podcast
In today's conversation we discuss the importance of early childhood education, the balance between the federal and the state governments in educational issues, organizational report cards, and teacher evaluation. I hope you enjoy, and as always stay Re-Educated!
February 14, 2022
Are We Sure About Textbooks? | Episode 5 | ft. Michael Bailey | Re-Educated Podcast
I hope you enjoy this conversation! Feel free to reach me at if you have any questions.
February 01, 2022
An Equitable Education | Episode 4 | ft. Dean Maria Cancian | Re-Educated Podcast
Hope you enjoy this conversation!
January 14, 2022
Interest Oriented Learning | Episode 3 | ft. Vera Michalchik | Re-Educated Podcast
In today's conversation we discuss ways in which schools can assist students in finding their interests.
December 28, 2021