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HEAR UR is a podcast series created by students at the University of Rochester. While introducing students to the basic practices of historical research, writing, and audio engineering, the show offers an alternative platform for the creation and dissemination of historical research for broad, public audiences.

Each season explores a different theme related to the history of Rochester, NY and the region.


Executive Producers

Dr. Thomas Fleischman (Department of History)

Stephen Roessner (Department of Electrical & Computer Eng./Audio & Music Eng. Program)


Coordinating producers:

Season One: Camden Burd

Season Two: None

Season Three: Maya Lippard & William Gousios

Season Four: Celia Konowe

All seasons are available on this website, or on iTunes or Spotify.


Hear UR is created using Faders, a collaborative online audio production workstation. It offers browser-based audio recording and editing, all within an easy-to-use interface – all for free!

Go check it out at


Thank you to Jasmine Myers and the team at HOPR, who hooked up the Hear UR team with complimentary bikes for a historic tour of Rochester during the production of Season 5.

HOPR is a micro-mobility company offering on-demand bicycle and scooter share in cities including Rochester. More information  can be found at

Season Four Production Pictures

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