How do you learn the story of a university?

You talk to its people. Then you listen.

Each week, Through the Gates shines a light on the faculty, staff, students, administrators, alums and campus visitors who make Indiana University one of the most vibrant communities in the country.

We talk about research and projects. We celebrate achievements and milestones. We explore the ins, outs and roundabouts of everything from the chemistry of craft brewing to politics to “Breaking Bad.”

And we have fun doing it.

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Latest Episode

Vaccination at Birth with Dr. John Patton

What if every baby could get the COVID-19 vaccine in its first month of life? Dr. John Patton, Professor of Biology at the College of Arts and Sciences, is on the case. Dr. Patton's lab is developing an inoculation that would modify the Rotovirus vaccine to incorporate immunity from the novel coronavirus as well. Host Elaine Monaghan and producer Violet Baron get the facts and the timeline on this episode of Through the Gates.


Ep. 87: Anthony DeCurtis, author, journalist, music critic & IU alum

More Arts & Humanities

Guests include actor Jonathan Banks and Oscar winner Bruce Joel Rubin and topics such as David Baker and Leonard Bernstein.

Ep. 86: A life of adventure: A profile of Barbara Restle

More Chronicles of IU

Guests include Olympic gold medalist Lily King, Rhodes Scholar Morgan Mohr, and journalist and IU professor Tom French.

Ep. 93: Ian Samuel and Steve Sanders on the modern Supreme Court

More Politics & the World

Guests include former Congressman Lee Hamilton and political analyst William Kristol and topics such as DACA, the international refugee crisis, and Confederate monuments.

Meet the Team


Elaine Monaghan

Professor of practice
The Media School

James Shanahan

The Media School

Violet Baron

Graduate student
The Media School