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Join us as we attempt to give advice, answer questions, discuss research, and provide a candid look into the world of graduate school through the eyes of two PhD students (circa 2016) and their guests.If you'd like to send us a question or come on the show to talk about a something send us a message on our website https://gradanon.fireside.fm or on twitter @gradanon

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Join us as we attempt to give advice, answer questions, discuss research, and provide a candid look into the world of graduate school through the eyes of two PhD students (circa 2016) and their guests.If you'd like to send us a question or come on the show to talk about a something send us a message on our website https://gradanon.fireside.fm or on twitter @gradanon

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Came for legogradstudent...stayed bc it's awesome

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I first came across this bc of the legogradstudent episode on work life balance (while working up data on a Sunday ironically). I instantly related so much with everything being discussed and said, I downloaded the rest of the episodes!

Gives me hope ❤️

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About to enter my first year of grad school after a trying BA thesis experience, so it's comforting to find out I'm not isolated with these problems and frustrations.

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Came for legogradstudent...stayed bc it's awesome

By famouslstwords91 - Aug 13 2017
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I first came across this bc of the legogradstudent episode on work life balance (while working up data on a Sunday ironically). I instantly related so much with everything being discussed and said, I downloaded the rest of the episodes!

Gives me hope ❤️

By 329gkp - Jul 01 2017
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About to enter my first year of grad school after a trying BA thesis experience, so it's comforting to find out I'm not isolated with these problems and frustrations.
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Graduates Anonymous

Latest release on Jul 15, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 7 days ago

Rank #1: Episode 20: GRE

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[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.

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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huX1bmfdkyA

Sports!

Icarus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I38j58aF8bg

Intro: Sam Smith - I'm Not the Only One
Outro: Dean Martin - That's Amore/Francesca Michielin - Vulcano

Aug 11 2017

1hr 31mins

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Rank #2: Episode 9: Single in Grad School (Part 1)

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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.

Weekly article:

Enculturated chimpanzees imitate rationally:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17552931

Weekly Recommendations:

The Keepers

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6792200/

IUD Reproductive Health:

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/birth-control/iud

Rad American Women A-Z:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23129944-rad-american-women-a-z

Rad Women Worldwide

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28502749-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

1hr 27mins

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Rank #3: Episode 12: Imposter Syndrome & Competition

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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.

Weekly Recommendations:

Fellowship. It's important.

Exploding Kittens

https://www.explodingkittens.com

Elaine Scarry - The Body in Pain

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/118287.The_Body_in_Pain

Harlots

https://www.hulu.com/harlots

Intro: Moby - Porcelain
Outro: Rilo Kiley - Silver Lining

Special Guest: Safi.

Jun 16 2017

1hr 57mins

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Rank #4: Episode 18: Teaching (Assistants)

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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.

Baller Scholarship:

"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

Sauce:

http://www.education.uw.edu/cirge/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/so-you-want-to-become-a-professor.pdf

Weekly Recommendations:

GradHacker.org

(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)

https://www.hercjobs.org

American Gods - Neil Gaimann

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30165203-american-gods

Intro: Sufjan Stevens - Should Have Known Better
Outro: Aesop Rock - Leisureforce

Jul 28 2017

1hr 16mins

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Rank #5: Episode 10: Together in Grad School (Part 2)

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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.

Weekly article:

Enculturated chimpanzees imitate rationally:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17552931

Weekly Recommendations:

United Shades of America

http://www.cnn.com/shows/united-shades-of-america

PDF organizers/Reference managers for the busy article reader:

Mendeley.com
Zotero.org

The Birthmark of Damnation: Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Black Body by RL Stephens for Viewpoint Magazine:

https://www.viewpointmag.com/2017/05/17/the-birthmark-of-damnation-ta-nehisi-coates-and-the-black-body/

Finding the right journal for you:

jane.biosemantics.org

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

1hr 16mins

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Rank #6: Episode 15: Alcohol

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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.

Baller Scholarship:

Cognitive and psychological science insights to improve climate change data visualization:

Jordan Harold, Irene Lorenzoni, Thomas F. Shipley & Kenny R. Coventry

Sauce:

https://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v6/n12/full/nclimate3162.html

Main Topic Articles

Academic socializing around alcohol & who might be excluded

http://www.chronicle.com/article/DrinkingConferencing/240258?cid=wcontentgrid_hp_2

Might the immiseration of academia lead people to substance use/abuse?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/03/dining/sean-brock-chef-rehab.html

Weekly Recommendations:

The Black Goat

https://blackgoat.podbean.com

Death, Sex, & Money

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/deathsexmoney

Better Posters

http://betterposters.blogspot.com/

Evergreen Data

http://stephanieevergreen.com/

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

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28668534-the-good-immigrant

Intro: Tim & Eric - Big Ben 2 (A to Z)
Outro: The Killers - Mr. Brightside

Special Guest: Jim.

Jul 07 2017

1hr 29mins

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Rank #7: Episode 19: Stats Camp

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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.

Weekly Recommendations:

Doing the activity you've always thought of as being cool but maybe kind of scary or intense. You might be surprised!

Making Yogurt!

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

1hr 3mins

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Rank #8: Episode 21: Pets: Getting a Dog

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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.

Baller Scholarship

"Drop it like it's hot": Releasing Scholar-Baller™ Voices and Changing the "Character of the Discourse" in North America's Post-Secondary Institutions

C. Harrison

Sauce

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/ssa.2007.1.1.77

Weekly Recommendations:

SZA

https://szactrl.com

Game of Academics

@gameofacademics

Friends from College

https://www.netflix.com/title/80117485

OMG TRY SUSHI HAPPY HOURS!

Small Town Murder

https://audioboom.com/channel/smalltownmurder

Watching all of the Miyazaki/Ghibli films

http://www.studioghibli.com.au/celebratestudioghibli/

Intro: Florence and the Machine - Dog Days are Over
Outro: Jason Derulo - Trumpets

Special Guest: Maggie.

Aug 18 2017

1hr 27mins

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Rank #9: Episode 17: Hobbies

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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.

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

Sauce:

http://www.sole-jole.org/15203.pdf

Weekly Recommendations:

4:44

https://444.tidal.com

A Storm of Spoilers

https://art19.com/shows/a-storm-of-spoilers

Better Posters

http://betterposters.blogspot.com/

God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9777.The_God_of_Small_Things

Intro: 「C A N T I」- human music
Outro: Maritime - Someone Has to Die

Special Guest: Chuck.

Jul 21 2017

1hr 18mins

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Rank #10: Episode 11: Transferring

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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.

Weekly article:

"Body Farms":

http://thisiscriminal.com/episode-68-all-the-time-in-the-world/

Weekly Recommendations:

Self care. Do it.

Podcast: The Heart Present's "no"

http://www.theheartradio.org/no-episodes/

Intro: Billy Joel - Moving Out
Outro: Tevin Campbell (Powerline) - Eye 2 Eye

Jun 09 2017

1hr 34mins

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