If you haven’t heard the term podcast before, it’s simply a combination of iPod and broadcast. Podcasting is a distribution method for media that you can easily download and watch from anywhere at any time.

McGill Podcasts gives you a look at some of McGill’s finest speakers, most interesting lectures and greatest performances. From thematic series like McGill Minis to one-off performances, McGill Podcasts allows anyone to experience McGill’s atmosphere from anywhere in the world. All content is completely free and open to all. Subscribe to get new talks when they appear.

iTunes U

IMPORTANT NOTICE: On September 1, 2015, Apple will discontinue iTunes U private sites. This includes McGill’s current iTunes U site. A new public McGill iTunes U site is in development and is expected to launch in the Fall of 2015. Podcasts will remain available on podcasts.mcgill.ca throughout this period.

iTunes U has expanded the frontiers of academia, bringing together entertaining and educational content from top universities worldwide and connecting them for public access through Apple’s iTunes Store. McGill’s iTunes U page contains the video and audio found on McGill Podcasts and allows you to experience it, free of charge, in a new way:

  • Automatically download all McGill talks and performances, or just a series you find particularly interesting, every time a new one is added.
  • Experience McGill’s public content just the same as your music, movies or TV shows on iTunes.
  • Automatically sync the videos to your mobile device, or download them on-the-go if you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, so you can watch McGill’s talks wherever you find yourself.
  • Explore related talks at sister universities.


The video and audio material presented on McGill University’s podcast sites comes from a variety of sources. The University does not author all of the material presented here. However, every effort is made to ensure that the material does not violate the intellectual property rights of others.

To report possible copyright infringement, contact the Office of Communications and External Relations at info.podcasts@mcgill.ca.