Rank #1: Episode 20: GRE
[Note: Thank you to listeners of the show. This weeks episode is brought to you a few days late due to some technical errors. Fortunately, Naomi's back-up recording means we have a show this week! I apologize for any audio hiccups this week! - Joker]
This week on Graduates Anonymous we ask whether it's ever too late to learn a language, whether leopard print is in fact a neutral, how your elevator pitch sounds after a year of grad school, and dive into another meandering discussion about the big bad wolf known as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). We also ask you the listener what you think of your 12th favorite podcast becoming bi-weekly.
Episode #102: Long distance https://gimletmedia.com/episode/long-distance/
Episode #103: Long distance, part II https://gimletmedia.com/episode/103-long-distance-part-ii/
An Inconvenient Sequel
Intro: Sam Smith - I'm Not the Only One
Outro: Dean Martin - That's Amore/Francesca Michielin - Vulcano
Aug 11 2017
Rank #2: Episode 9: Single in Grad School (Part 1)
This week we have our first candid discussion about single life as a grad student. As the first part in our four part series on love and relationships, Missy joins us to discuss how she dealt with being in her 20s and suddenly in a much smaller dating pool than she expected. We also talk a little about what Terrence's secret is, and think over what primates pressing buttons reveals about comparative social cognition. Remember to give us your feedback on gradation.fireside.fm or on twitter @gradanon.
Enculturated chimpanzees imitate rationally:
IUD Reproductive Health:
Rad American Women A-Z:
Rad Women Worldwide
Make money by taking care of pets!
(e.g. - Rover.com)
Intro: Francis and the Lights feat. Chance the Rapper - May I Have This Dance
Outro: Toto - Africa
Special Guest: Missy.
May 26 2017
Rank #3: Episode 12: Imposter Syndrome & Competition
This week we are joined by guest Safi to wade into the uncomfortable waters of imposter syndrome and competition in graduate school. We try to ask how it manifests, it's different effects, and how we confront the challenge of feeling isolated by these thoughts. Our Q&A this week ventures into what it's like to be the youngest person in your cohort. Stay tuned after the episode (~1:15:00) for a one on one as Safi and Terrence dig deeper into how discourse has changed since the election. Remember to give us your feedback on gradation.fireside.fm or on twitter @gradanon.
Fellowship. It's important.
Elaine Scarry - The Body in Pain
Intro: Moby - Porcelain
Outro: Rilo Kiley - Silver Lining
Special Guest: Safi.
Jun 16 2017
Rank #4: Episode 18: Teaching (Assistants)
Given that this week is a solo discussion we decide to go down the rabbit hole a bit into something that both of us are interested in doing better. Teaching. We answer a Q&A about being a teaching assistant, finally answer the question of the difference between adjunct, assistant, and associate professor, discuss baller scholarship about PhD tenure placement statistics in several fields, and pass along some advice about how to tackle teaching in graduate school.
"So You Want to Become a Professor! " Lessons from the PhDs - 10 Years Later Study by Maresi Nerad, Rebecca Aanerud, & Joseph Cerny in Paths to the Professoriate: Strategies for Enriching the Preparation of Future Faculty,
eds. Donald H. Wulff, Ann E. Austin, & Associates
(Now "Inside Higher Ed") https://www.insidehighered.com
Take all of the money!
- Department grants
- Internal conference grants
- Institution level grants
Subscribing to Professional Society Newsletters & Journal Publishing Newsletters
(It's your job now!)
Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
American Gods - Neil Gaimann
Intro: Sufjan Stevens - Should Have Known Better
Outro: Aesop Rock - Leisureforce
Jul 28 2017
Rank #5: Episode 10: Together in Grad School (Part 2)
This week we continue our discussion about finding the right person while in grad school. As the second part in our four part series on love and relationships, Stephanie joins us to discuss how she took a chance, and ended up meeting the person she'd eventually marry as well as what's good and what's not so good about making the commitment to another person. Additionally, we answer a question about how to navigate new responsibilities with your PI. Remember to give us your feedback on gradation.fireside.fm or on twitter @gradanon.
Enculturated chimpanzees imitate rationally:
United Shades of America
PDF organizers/Reference managers for the busy article reader:
The Birthmark of Damnation: Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Black Body by RL Stephens for Viewpoint Magazine:
Finding the right journal for you:
Studying? Try Upbeat Jazz and Bebop
Write shit down!
[see. Bullet Journal: http://bulletjournal.com/]
Intro: Fiddler on the Roof
Outro: Take 5 by David Brueback
Special Guest: Stephanie.
Jun 02 2017
Rank #6: Episode 15: Alcohol
Join us as we touch on the grind of working outside of grad school during the summer, contemplate the value of having data that is not only easy to read but informative, and talk a bit about how we three approach our relationship with alcohol in an environment where it's use is... complicated.
Cognitive and psychological science insights to improve climate change data visualization:
Jordan Harold, Irene Lorenzoni, Thomas F. Shipley & Kenny R. Coventry
Main Topic Articles
Academic socializing around alcohol & who might be excluded
Might the immiseration of academia lead people to substance use/abuse?
The Black Goat
Death, Sex, & Money
Celine Dion, do you remember how good she was?; Soda Stream, definitely find someone who has it and try some
The Good Immigrant edited by Nikes Shulka
Intro: Tim & Eric - Big Ben 2 (A to Z)
Outro: The Killers - Mr. Brightside
Special Guest: Jim.
Jul 07 2017
Rank #7: Episode 19: Stats Camp
Naomi and Terrence take a week off of the normally scheduled programming to bring you a summer camp episode. Specifically, we talk about the experience of going to a stats camp to do a terms worth of study in just a week. We're joined by guest Megan who answers some of our questions about the how, the why, and the what of her summer away from her program.
Doing the activity you've always thought of as being cool but maybe kind of scary or intense. You might be surprised!
Trying a new low-impact activity like a crossword puzzle
Outro: The Decemberists - Isn't it a lovely night?
Special Guest: Megan.
Aug 04 2017
Rank #8: Episode 21: Pets: Getting a Dog
This week we we send our love and support to those affected by the violence enacted upon protesters in Charlottesville, VA before delving into such interesting topics as the decision to abbreviate one's name, special listener shoutout, a mystery article that we don't have access to, and talk at length to our special guest Maggie about the decision to get a dog and how it has already begun to change her perspective on graduate school.
"Drop it like it's hot": Releasing Scholar-Baller™ Voices and Changing the "Character of the Discourse" in North America's Post-Secondary Institutions
Game of Academics
Friends from College
OMG TRY SUSHI HAPPY HOURS!
Small Town Murder
Watching all of the Miyazaki/Ghibli films
Intro: Florence and the Machine - Dog Days are Over
Outro: Jason Derulo - Trumpets
Special Guest: Maggie.
Aug 18 2017
Rank #9: Episode 17: Hobbies
After the embarrassing revelation that Naomi and "Joker" might not be very interesting people they went on a journey to find someone who could help them uncover the hobbyist in themselves. Enter Chuck, a man of not only many talents but some words of wisdom to share. We also venture into research on the benefits of diversity in this week's B-B-Baller Scholarship.
Ethnic Complementarities after the Opening of China: How Chinese Graduate Students Affected the Productivity of Their Advisors:
George J. Borjas, Kirk B. Doran and Ying Shen
A Storm of Spoilers
God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Intro: 「Ｃ Ａ Ｎ Ｔ Ｉ」- human music
Outro: Maritime - Someone Has to Die
Special Guest: Chuck.
Jul 21 2017
Rank #10: Episode 11: Transferring
This was initially planned as a bonus episode, but we decided this week to pull it together to give you a peek behind the curtain of my very flawed and fresh thoughts about leaving my graduate program for another. We hope you forgive some of the audio roughness as we're working on setting up our new recording situation. Remember to give us your feedback on gradation.fireside.fm or on twitter @gradanon.
Self care. Do it.
Podcast: The Heart Present's "no"
Intro: Billy Joel - Moving Out
Outro: Tevin Campbell (Powerline) - Eye 2 Eye
Jun 09 2017