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We have curated playlists of our 50+ episodes for easy navigation by topic.

Academic Advice | Interviews | Activism and Critique |

The Scholar as Human | Cultural Commentary

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Academic Advice

The PhDivas give advice on every stage of the academic career and on the joys and struggles of academic life.

S03E12 | New Year’s Resolutions 2017

S03E02 | Postdoc Appreciation

S03E04 | The Final Countdown: Getting Ready for the Final PhD Years

S03E01 | Why You Should Postdoc: Interview with Dr. Catharine Young

S02E13 | Writing for the Public: Alt-Ac Interview with Meredith Talusan

S02E12 | The Adviser’s Point-of-View: Interview with Professor Shirley Samuels

S02E07 | Imposter Syndrome & Other Anxieties

S02E06 | Imposter Syndrome – Teaser

S02E03 | The Trap Of Overachievement

S02E02 | Spring Renewal — and Rejection

S01E25 | Leave Of Absence: On Loss and Healing

S01E23 | Savvy Mentoring

S01E17 | What Counts as Evidence?

S01E16 | Advice for Early Graduate Students

S01E13 | #Academic Anxiety: The Job Market (Interview with Dr. Nadia Chernyak)

S01E10 | Liz Brings Xine To A Lab

S01E11 | Xine Brings Liz To The Mutter Museum

Interviews

Featuring interviews with talented and accomplished women within and outside the academy about their research, teaching, work, and lives.

S03E13 | Hip Hop Scholarship: Interview with Dr. Shahara’Tova V. Dente

S03E10 | Dark Matter: Axions Cosmology & Being a Black Scientist; Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

S03E09 | Data is Us: Interview with Rumman Chowdhury

S03E06 | Mighty Morphing: Interview with Sammus

S03E05 | Adjunct Life with Dr. Shyla Saltzman

S03E03 | Science + Art = Super Cool Scientists! Interview with Sara MacSorley

S03E01 | Why You Should Postdoc: Interview with Dr. Catharine Young

S02E13 | Writing for the Public: Alt-Ac Interview with Meredith Talusan

S02E12 | The Adviser’s Point-of-View: Interview with Professor Shirley Samuels

S02E11 | Being a Woke White Guy: Interview with Phil Burnham

S02E10 | Inside Higher Education: Interview with Erica Ostermann

S02E05 | International Students: The Silent Majority (Interview with Dr. Michelle Tong)

S02E04 | Black Girl Humor: Interview with Dr. Danielle Morgan

S02E01 | It Happens Here: Sexual Assault in Academia (Interview with Anna Waymack)

S01E27 | Are Grad Students Workers? Interview with Jack Frost

S01E13 | #Academic Anxiety: The Job Market (Interview with Dr. Nadia Chernyak)

S01E12 | Studying What You Love: Interview with PhDiva Dr. Shyla Foster

Activism and Critique

We are committed to making academia a better place at every level. This series explores different dimensions of activism and critique in higher education.

S03E14 | Being Petty in the Trump Era

S03E11 | End of 2016 Review

S03E05 | Adjunct Life with Dr. Shyla Saltzman

S02E10 | Inside Higher Education: Interview with Erica Ostermann

S03E08 | Teaching While Women of Color: Part 1

S02E09 | Teaching While Women of Color: Part 2

S02E05 | International Students: The Silent Majority (Interview with Dr. Michelle Tong)

S02E01 | It Happens Here: Sexual Assault in Academia (Interview with Anna Waymack)

S01E28 | Friendship as Activism: Keynote

S01E27 | Are Grad Students Workers? Interview with Jack Frost

S01E20 | Affirming Actions

S01E05 | Can We Be Academics AND Activists?

The Scholar as Human

We are more than brains on sticks. This playlist features both light-hearted and serious discussions about the personal side of being academics and the behind-the-scenes of the podcast.

S03E12 | New Year’s Resolutions 2017

S02 Special Episode | Graduation!

S02E07 | Imposter Syndrome & Other Anxieties

S02E06 | Imposter Syndrome – Teaser

S02E03 | The Trap Of Overachievement

S02E02 | Spring Renewal — and Rejection

S01E26 | Xine Does the Vagina Monologues

S01E25 | Leave Of Absence: On Loss and Healing

S01E24 | Alternate Realities

S01E22 | Makeup and Consumerism

S01E19 | 2-Body Problems & Padawans

S01E14 | Meet PhDiva Xine Yao

PhDivasFootnote – Liz Defends her PhD

S01E09 | Introducing PhDiva Liz

S01E08 | And…. We’re Are Back!

S01E02 | Growing Up Reading

Cultural Commentary

In these episodes we use the tools from our different disciplines to comment on popular culture and everyday life. Fun and playful — and a little political!

S03E08 | Nasty Women: Hillary Clinton and the Question of Critique

S03E07 | For Women, By Women: Insecure, Broad City, and Girls

S01E21 | When Bruce Lee meets Bruce Leroy

S01E18 | Appreciation or Appropriation?

S01E15 | PhDivas on Divas: Why We Love Nicki Minaj

S01E07 | . . .what’s in a name?

S01E06 | Saying IN YOUR FACE to #mathpower

S01E04 | Fresh Off the Boat makes us feel weird.

S01E03 | Are women preferred 2:1 over men in STEM? …nah.

S01E01 | Women And Icons

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