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22 – 24, 2023

How To

How to Create a Learning Podcast: Featuring a Live Recording of the 'Great Minds on Learning' Podcast

Date Thursday, Nov 24  Time   –    Room Schoeneberg I/II/III

This How To session, which features a live recording of the 'Great Minds on Learning' podcasts with co-hosts Donald Clark and John Helmer, is preceded by a presentation by John Helmer giving advice for setting up your own learning podcast, based on his own experience of showrunner of both 'Great Minds on Learning' and the 'Learning Hack' podcasts.

The 'Great Minds on Learning' (GMoL) podcast has been widely acclaimed within the learning community for its engaging and immersive approach to explaining 2,500 years of learning theory, profiling thinkers from Aristotle to the present day. In each episode Donald Clark, described by one listener as 'a proper expert, fountain of knowledge, and excellent communicator on all things learning', joins John Helmer to discuss a group of 'great minds'. Past episodes have covered Cognitivists, Behaviourists, Workflow Learning, the Enlightenment, and the Greeks. 

For the first part of this How To, Co-host and Showrunner John Helmer explains the genesis of GMoL, the use of podcasting as a learning medium, and gives valuable practical advice to anybody setting up their own learning podcast.

The second part will feature the live recording of an episode of the GMoL podcast entitled 'Extended Mind', in which Donald and John will discuss the work of Strickgold & Walker, Clark & Chambers and Elon Musk, for broadcast as part of Season 3.


  • Understand better the use of podcasts as a medium for learning.
  • Advance planning for the launching of your own learning podcast.
  • Encounter, or advance your understanding of, the thought of five key theorists on the internet and its importance for learning.

OEB speaker John Helmer

John Helmer

Showrunner & Host, The Learning Hack podcasts, United Kingdom

OEB speaker Donald Clark

Donald Clark

eLearning Expert and Strategist, Plan B Learning, United Kingdom