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Graduates Anonymous

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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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. Weekly Recommendations Reply All 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

1hr 31mins

11 Aug 2017

Rank #1

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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. 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 - AfricaSpecial Guest: Missy.

1hr 27mins

26 May 2017

Rank #2

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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. 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 LiningSpecial Guest: Safi.

1hr 57mins

16 Jun 2017

Rank #3

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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. 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

1hr 16mins

28 Jul 2017

Rank #4

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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. 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 BruebackSpecial Guest: Stephanie.

1hr 16mins

2 Jun 2017

Rank #5

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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. 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. BrightsideSpecial Guest: Jim.

1hr 29mins

7 Jul 2017

Rank #6

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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. 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.

1hr 3mins

4 Aug 2017

Rank #7

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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. 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 - TrumpetsSpecial Guest: Maggie.

1hr 27mins

18 Aug 2017

Rank #8

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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. 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 DieSpecial Guest: Chuck.

1hr 18mins

21 Jul 2017

Rank #9

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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. 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

1hr 34mins

9 Jun 2017

Rank #10