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Feeling Stir-Crazy? Check out These Digital Diversions

March 24, 2020

Feeling stir-crazy? Check out these digital diversions from Brandeis

The Brandeis Alumni Association wants you to know that your Brandeis family is thinking of you and wishing you well. We also want to offer some digital diversions during this stressful time.

We've put together a collection of timely podcasts, binge-worthy TV series, a new way to experience the Rose Art Museum and even some fun activities to do with kids, all with a Brandeis connection.

Have other suggestions we should know about? Email us!

Browse by category: Podcasts | Arts | TV Shows | Kid-Friendly

LISTEN: Podcasts 

At the Intersection

Featuring Brian Kennedy, MPP’16 | Two friends investigate the intersection of policy, culture and identity

Related reading: Brian Kennedy is Podcasting on Policy and Pop Culture

From the Dorm Room to the Board Room

Featuring Professor Andy Molinsky | Discover the secrets to early career success

Related reading: Virtual Meetings Don't Have to Be a Bore

How I Built This

Featuring Guy Raz ’96 | Stories behind some of the world's best known companies

Related reading: Guy Raz Answers the Brandeis Questionnaire

Mentors on the Mic

Featuring Michelle Simone Miller ’11 | Accomplished leaders in the entertainment industry share their career paths and give advice

Related reading: New Alumni Podcast on How to Make it in Entertainment

Recall This Book

Featuring Brandeis Professors Elizabeth Ferry and John Plotz | Professors discuss current issues and problems through books from different times and genres

The Dissenters

Featuring Debra Messing ’90 | Activists don’t need "a certain pedigree" to make a change

The Parsnip Ship

Featuring Iyvon Edebiri ’13 | A podcast play company that amplifies accessible stories and storytellers

Related reading: Bringing New Voices to American Theater, One Podcast at a Time

The Take: Big Ideas Explained in Under 5 Minutes

Featuring Lawrence Goodman, Brandeis staff | Big ideas explained in under 5 minutes

Tuesday People

Featuring Mitch Albom ’79 | Inspired by "Tuesdays with Morrie," explores themes of leading a better life

Related reading: Thursday with Mitch: Best-Selling Author Returns to Brandeis

EXPERIENCE: The Arts Online

Rose Art Museum Digital Collection

The Rose Art Museum Digital Collection offers an exciting way for community members to engage with the Rose's outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art. Browse by artist or portfolio.

Follow the Rose on Facebook and Instagram for more.

Create at Brandeis

Follow @CreateAtBrandeis on Instagram for daily posts about our community's creative moments, from music to visual art, and tag us to be featured.

Online Theater

When Broadway went dark due to COVID-19, theater writer Jeanne Lieberman ’57 compiled this list of virtual theater opportunities, especially for theater-loving Brandeisians.


Explore the Slosberg Music Center's Youtube Channel for recent concerts and recitals. 

WATCH: Streaming TV Shows

Big Little Lies | Deadwood
Actress Robin Weigert ’91
Streaming: HBO

Related reading: A Magical Vanishing Act

Grace and Frankie
Co-creator and Executive Producer Marta Kauffman ’78
Streaming: Netflix

Related reading: Marta Kauffman Answers the Brandeis Questionnaire

Home Before Dark
Executive Producer Rosemary Rodriguez ’83
Streaming: Apple TV

Mozart in the Jungle
Producer Caroline Baron ’83
Streaming: Amazon Prime

Voice actress Kathleen McInerney ’93, aka Veronica Taylor
Streaming: Netflix, Pokémon Official Site

Actor Tony Goldwyn ’82
Streaming: Netflix

Related reading: Tony Goldwyn Answers the Brandeis Questionnaire

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Actress Gates McFadden ’70
Streaming: Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix

Will & Grace
Actress Debra Messing ’90
Streaming: Amazon Prime, Hulu, NBC

PLAY: Activities for Kids

Brandeis Printables

Download a printable Ollie coloring sheet and Brandeis-themed word search or play it online. Post your creations on social media and tag @BrandeisUAlumni!

Little Kids Rock

Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit founded by David Wish ’90, P’21, to transform music education in schools, is offering free online music lessons via YouTube that are fun for kids and adults alike!

Change For Kids

Rebecca Bachman ’13, associate director of development and events at Change For Kids, shares CFK | Digital, a free resource for 3rd-6th graders and their parents that features videos about science, reading, art and chorus, with various live classes.