Ask Brown professors about the stories behind their research

Faculty in Focus Podcast

The Office of the Provost is devoted to nurturing Brown University’s vibrant scholarly community.

The Faculty in Focus podcast, hosted by Brown’s Provost Richard Locke, puts that vibrant community on display through a series of interviews with some of Brown University’s most compelling faculty members.

The MHC Group produces and edits Faculty in Focus. Theme song, sound design and recording are by Tom Van Buskirk.

Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.

Client

Brown University’s Office of the Provost

Tasks

Record, edit, and produce interview podcast .

Timeframe

Summer 2019 – Present

Answer your nagging questions about the environment

Possibly Podcast

What’s the deal with plastic straws? Does speeding waste gas? Is it worth it to buy a hybrid car? Possibly tackles these types of listener questions every Tuesday morning on The Public’s Radio.

Megan Hall from The MHC Group is the host of this podcast/radio show. She also oversees, edits, and advises the Brown University students who research the answers to each question.

Listen to past episodes.  Ask a questionSubscribe to the podcast.

Client

The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Tasks

Host and oversee a weekly podcast offering science based answer to environmental questions

Timeframe

Winter 2018 – Present

Turn academic lectures into online courses
Evidence Synthesis Academy

Turn academic lectures into online courses

Systematic reviews answer important questions by finding, combining and analyzing all existing evidence about a particular topic.

This kind of research could be useful to all sorts of people, including lawmakers, journalists, and advocacy groups, but it’s rare that these audiences know about systematic reviews, much less how to use them.

The MHC Group has been working with the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health (CESH) to change that, by creating free, open access, online courses for anyone who wants to learn more about evidence synthesis and systematic reviews. So far, the team has developed seven courses, available at EvsynthAcademy.org.

Client

Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health (CESH) at Brown University

Tasks

Write, edit and manage creation of online courses

Timeframe

Spring 2017-Present

Interview local civic leaders

Pioneers Podcast

When the Rhode Island Foundation wanted to launch its first podcast- a series of conversations with local leaders- it turned to The MHC Group to record, edit and produce the final product.

We turned live interviews with notable Rhode Islanders such as Hasbro’s Alan Hassenfeld, The Globe’s Amanda Milkovits and retired Rabbi Leslie Gutterman into 20 minute episodes as well as 2 minute and 30 second “teasers” to air on The Public’s Radio.

The teasers ran on The Public’s Radio in the summer of 2019. You can listen to the full episodes here.

 

Client

Rhode Island Foundation

Tasks

Turn live interviews into a high quality podcast.

Timeframe

Fall 2018 – Present