The EdUp Experience Reviews

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Excellent Podcast

I truly enjoyed participating in this podcast. However, my greatest enjoyment has been listening to the other segments. This is an excellent podcast for educators. It has become part of my weekly routine.

Excellent Podcast

I enjoyed participating in an episode of this podcast. However, my greatest joy has been listening to the other episodes. This is an excellent podcast for educators. It has become part of my weekly routine.

Excellent content!

This podcast is absolutely amazing. Great content and quite fun to listen to. I'd highly recommend you take the time to check it out.

436: Working Learners

I'm new to higher Ed and love this podcast! Great information from Parminder at Unmudl!

Needs and Desires of Today's Students

It was an honor to be on the EdUp Podcast. The questions were wonderful and the feedback I have received has been overwhelming. Thank you, EdUp for give College President's a platform to address today's tough issues.

Fantastic Experience as a Guest

I had a lot of fun doing this podcast and had the opportunity to talk about online learning. Really enjoy getting the message out about a topic I am really passionate about!

I’m a Fan!

I started listening to The EdUp Experience podcast in April 2020 when Scott Pulsipher, President of WGU was interviewed (one of the best episodes BTW), and I’ve been a fan ever since! As a former guest and two-time cohost, I appreciate the insights and learnings I get from every guest. Plus, Joe and Elvin know how to have fun which differentiates them from other higher ed podcasts! Keep up the excellent work!

Loved connecting with the EdUp Team

It was super fun to record this podcast! The low key, informal approach was really fun!

#421 - Digi Edwards - eLive Interview

As my first podcast EVER ... Joe and Elvin prepped me well and made it comfortable for me to provide information on my company, the reasoning behind attending eLive in person and what I would gain from attending. Super cool guys - loved the added sounds and the positive spirit surrounding the interview. Great job guys - let's do it AGAIN!

Matt Alex & Gabrielle Kristofich of Beyond Academics

What a honor to join Joe and Elvin on the EdUp podcast. It was so fun and such a natural dialogue. Joe made it light yet hit the points that needed to be touched. Love to do it again!!

Lively conversation!

The podcast hosts have natural energy and curiosity, and they certainly know how to draw out a spirited conversation. I enjoyed talking to them about math on Episode #417!

Real conversations about what matters most in higher education

As a long time listener and recent guest, I really appreciate this podcast. There are diversity of guests and perspectives. There are interesting topics. And most importantly, there are great conversations that are informal and authentic - it's clear that people are not just going through their talking points and moving from one question to the next, but that new ideas and insights are being created in real time as we listen and learn. Great stuff.

Great conversation and interesting content

Enjoyed the opportunity of being on the podcast. Great variety of topics and interesting guests!

The EdUp Boost!

Just when you think all podcasts are alike--there is EdUp! Seriously, I walk away with a bigger energy boost after talking with Joe than my "morning joe." And just when you least expect it-- he takes it up a notch with a "whoosh" or a "oh yeah" sound effect. Hmm... maybe that's just to see if he can throw you off your game? No way! Seriously Joe--you are a total rock star that brings buzz to our amazing world of higher education. Thanks to you and Elvin for the incredible work you do to bring the best of higher ed to your audience in a fun and engaging way. See you and the EdUp team at Ellucian Live 2022!

EdUp Wichita State University

Had a great time discussing HiEd and all things Wichita State University with Dr. Joe Sallustio!! His insightfulness and humor creates a positive environment to discuss the future of HiEd.

What an Experience!!!

I had the pleasure of doing an interview with EdUp, and by far this was the most relaxing, fun, laid back filled with information I’ve experienced. From the time we started until finishing, there was great energy and conversation filled with learning. I’m already ready to come back. The recording sounds excellent and my peers are enjoying listening. I now have a new podcast!!

Glad You're Out There

So glad "EdUp" is out there bringing new and diverse and unique higher education voices to the conversation. Keep on keeping on.

What is The Minerva Project

Provide vision of higher education's future

Can't Wait to do it Again!

I loved getting to be a guest on the podcast - honestly, most fun podcast interview I've done yet, and a joy to spend time with such smart thinkers and educators too. It's quickly become one of my favorite overall podcasts to listen to, too!

Great show!

It was a lot of fun to be part of an episode as well as listening to the other episodes.

A space to think and maybe laugh just a bit!

The EdUp podcast finds the ever elusive balance between irreverent fun and thought-provoking conversation. It is a great space to take a deep breath and think about the challenges facing higher education from a different perspective. I find myself re-charged and ready to climb the "next mountain" after listening to the podcast!

Fun and insightful!

Great show to stay up to date on trends within education with a touch of fun to stay engaged!

Best Education Podcast out there

Amazing. The guys Joe and Elvin are fantastic. They run a professional, interesting and engaging show. The interviewing, production and flow rival the TOP podcasts across all genres. If you're into The Daily, The Journal, Smartless, Explained and are looking for that quality of interviewing, relevant topics and flow, please give this a listen. If you have an interesting interview to put forward, the guys are great. I've been on both sides, pitching stories and listening to the podcasts, and I'm a fan.

Getting the Message Out

What a great opportunity to share what's happening in community colleges and the Coast Community College District in particular. The conversation was easy and enjoyable. Thanks #EdUp.

Best interview experience!

Describing my interview experience with EdUp as amazing would be an understatement. We had the most riveting conversation about everything from the role of youth in education advocacy to the WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) summit and its importance in a time when youth voices must be unmuted to bring about much needed change in the world. This podcast is an absolute must-listen for anyone interested in all things education!

Great Opportunity to Share

The podcast interview was a great opportunity share our unique experience as an institution. The podcast hosts are well prepared and facilitate a very fun and valuable discussion.

Great passion

WOW! What an amazon interconnection you build for the students all around the country, and the world in future!

Wonderful Interview Experience

A fun, informative, and thoughtful podcast interview experience with relevant topics and questions for higher education leaders.

Fun and informative

Had a great time with Joe - great, thoughtful questions - with lots of fun intertwined.


I greatly enjoyed being a guest on the podcast discussing the shared responsibility of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As cohosts, Joe and Michelle were welcoming, insightful, and easy to talk to about DEI-related topics and support for student-athletes. The EdUp Experience features some of the top leaders in higher education. I'm grateful for the opportunity to share my passion and thoughts related to key areas within higher education and intercollegiate athletics.

A must

Incredibly insightful and exciting. A sine qua non for anyone who works in education and has an interest in it.

Fantastic Show

What a great source for up to date news on higher ed trends. Great show.


Very much enjoyed the fun podcast conversation about Culture & Learning with Joe Sallustio and Julie White on EdUp. I had a blast and hope to see Julie (and you!) soon at SXSW EDU!

Easy as talking to a friend over dinner

Very professional and a great team! Joe and Elvin did an amazing job of making me feel comfortable and helping me to share my thoughts on higher education trends and what is happening at my university.

Incredibly valuable content

The EdUp Experience is an absolutely incredible podcast that I've incorporated into my daily routine! Such informative content and also so entertaining to listen to, thanks to the incredible hosts. Each guest offers ground-breaking insight into the industry with real-time examples and experience that I can't find anywhere else - 5 stars!!!

Excellent Content!

The information is valuable and the dialogue is fun and interesting. EdUp is on the cutting edge of exploring what leaders in higher education think about the present and the future. It's a must-hear podcast!

The Pulse of Higher Ed

EdUp is a wonderful and entertaining way to stay abreast of the latest issues and trends facing higher education. Tune in today to learn first-hand from college and university presidents and leaders as well as the other players shaping the field.

Learning Goldmine

I always learn something valuable from listening to EdUp Experience episodes, and the conversations are great. This is a great service and resource for anybody interested in education and learning.

Keeping the learner at the center

Joe continues to campaign, through the EdUp podcast, for higher education that best serves the learner - every learner. Thank you for your commitment.

Informative and entertaining

Loved the way he tied the past with the present regarding the university. I enjoyed the flow and upbeat approach to this podcast.

Great experience

I enjoyed being part of this experience. Both hosts were very thoughtful and thorough, asked very good questions and kept the conversation flowing. The time went by very quickly! Great job!

I've listened to EdUp a lot

I've listened to EdUp a lot – as a first-year president during Covid, it was very helpful to have this broad perspective of people and their experiences and it’s been helpful to learn from other Presidents.

Amazing Content!

Joe and Elizabeth do such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!

Excellent experience

I must say that I was intrigued upon acceptance to participate on the podcast. The team afforded me the opportunity to truly reflect on the work that I am passionate about. In many ways, the questions elicited thoughts that made me proud to be a community college leader. As a champion for student success and advocate for removing barriers, I was most impressed by the knowledge of the interviewers and the ease by which they coordinated the session. Thank you for sharing this platform with the world. I look forward to learning from other leaders that participate in this experience.

Timing is Everything

Working with many Higher Education institutions, I always find the nuances of each one interesting. So naturally I would gravitate to a podcast like The Ed Up experience. Couple that with the pivot the entire higher education institutions had to make in March of 2020 it is no wonder why this is the #1 podcast on my list. The vast range of guests is very eclectic. I have been fascinated by the way each guest describes the speed of which everyone was able to pivot. Kudos to Joe, Liz and the entire Ed Up Experience team !!

Creative, Informative

So glad I found this podcast. Joe Sallustio and Elizabeth Leiba interview various innovators in the education space, talking about both where we are and where we’re going. Guests include everyone from nonprofit leaders to higher ups in different institutions and edtech innovators. A go-to for me, and one that never fails to leave me feeling inspired!

Listen now!

This podcast is thought provoking and needs to be on everyones playlist!

EdUp is Changing the World of Higher Ed Education and Supporting Us All!

5 STARS! Listening to the EdUp Experience over the past year has grounded me and also provided useful, relevant, and extraordinary insights from higher ed leaders from a variety of institutions. The synergy created by hosts Joe and Liz and producer Elvin provides for a safe, engaging, and diverse space for many topics to be discussed. There is really something in this podcast for everyone in education. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you’re missing out! Thank you EdUp for supporting us through Covid-19 and continuing to remind us that education is a place for change and innovation. You all rock!

The premier podcast in higher Ed

The EdUp Experience covers the most important topics in higher education today. I highly recommend it to anyone concerned about the future of education and the workforce and wants to hear some of the stories about the biggest players in the industry.

Highly Recommend

Not only does The EdUp Experience keep me well informed with what’s happening in higher education, but I’m quickly becoming motivated to go back to school. The way they are humanizing each university president makes me want to pick one of the schools as my next higher ed stop. Also, Liz and Joe are amazing hosts - they keep things interesting and the episodes moving enemies when the guests are not as engaging. I highly recommend this podcast to everyone!

Outstanding Work!

Wow, I feel so lucky to have learned about this podcast. It has become part of my daily routine to listen and the interaction between Joe and Liz makes it engaging and fun. No other higher Ed podcast has come close to fun or funny when dealing with the complicated world of education. Keep up the great work and you have one very loyal listener here!

Phenomenal podcast

Between the charisma of the two hosts, the variety of speakers and the frequency of output you cant get much better than this podcast when it comes to education. They do a great job of elevating new voices

It’s SO Good

This podcast is really, really good. Not only is the content incredible, Joe and Liz are amazing hosts regardless of whether they are talking about higher education or something else. It’s rare to find a podcast in the education world that transcends education. The guest list is unprecedented - the number of university Presidents and CEOs is just amazing and I am truly hooked. I am so happy to have found this podcast and I love that I can communicate with the hosts on social media - and they always respond!

Higher Education Expertise

The Ed UP Experience is MORE than an’s a movement. Bringing thought leaders, innovators, and learning leaders who are doing amazing things to shake up educational institutions and inspire new ways of doing business!

Forward Thinking Leaders

The EdUp Experience has the most most forward thinking leaders in higher education as their guests — discussing current and critical issues in higher ed. Their guests focus on real examples and practical advice that folks can actually use. Elvin, Elizabeth and Joe are incredible hosts, asking great questions. If you are trying to up your higher ed game with an incredible podcast that delivers awesome content every day — look no further. There simply is no other podcast that has had more forward thinkers in higher ed on their show than the EdUp Experience.


Love the ED UP Experience! You guys are so consistent, and you have your hand on the pulse of the dynamic HigherEd space.

Great Guests, Informative

I very much enjoy listening to the Ed Up Experience Podcast. The variety of guests including University presidents, authors, business executives, etc provide their own unique perspective on the subject of higher education. Joe and Liz are great host and keep it rolling. Everyone should be listening.

Higher Education Expertise

The Ed UP Experience brings the most innovative and forward thinking thought leaders to the mic. Great new episodes and guests. Thanks for the great content!

Dr. Gregory Fowler & Southern New Hampshire University

I loved this episode. Dr. Fowler and Southern New Hampshire University seems to truly be committed to their students. When Dr. Fowler said “we meet them (students) where they are” and then “how do we solve this for the people who need this the most” I knew this university is mission driven and walking the talk. I hope other university leaders hear Dr. Fowler and will follow suit. This is my second episode of the podcast and I need to catch up big time. Keep up this great and necessary work!

Competence based learning

The episode with the President of Western Governors University is a must hear for all college presidents, Provost’s and CBOs.

Loved the Gallup Conversation

This episode with John Clark helped me get a better grasp on where higher ed is heading and the challenges of colleges and universities.

Insightful, Relevant & Superb!

The hosts Elvin and Joe have really brought together a new and refreshing community for us higher education professionals. I’m still amazed at the guests they’re able to bring in. I’ve listened to some of the episodes multiple times. Great job guys!

Great experience.

Thoroughly enjoyed what I have heard from the podcast so far. What I like most is that Elvin and Joe seem passionate about what they produce which makes for a great show. Also, they are taking higher ed to a new medium, which hopefully opens the doors for new ideas in the industry.

Timely, Relevant & Engaging!

I thoroughly enjoy this podcast. The hosts always have timely, relevant and engaging content and guests that bring the topics to life. I highly recommend subscribing and listening if you’re a higher education professional or interested in the state of higher education.

Best Higher Ed focused Podcast

This is by far the best podcast focused on the field of higher education available. A must listen for anyone who works or is interested in higher education!

Professional Educators: Listen Up!

This show covers topics educators need to be thinking about. The guests are genuine thought leaders. There's no fluff here. Problems and challenges are laid out and dissected methodically. The hosts are fun and keep things snappy, asking probing questions throughout. What an entertaining way to keep abreast of the issues that are reshaping education!