131: Long live the overhead projector!

Episode 131 · May 3rd, 2021 · 1 hr 3 mins

About this Episode

Dan and James answer listener audio questions on indirect costs for research grants, the mind/body problem, and why many academics aren't trained to teach. They also profess their love for the overhead projector

Some more details:

  • Should we require universities to justify overhead costs, like heating and electricity?
  • Overheads can inflate the costs of grants, some grants provide an additional percentage for overheads but others don’t allow this, which can eat into grants
  • Get to know the people in your local grant office!
  • Indirect costs at MIT
  • A primer on indirect costs and why they are important to MIT
  • Does it matter that we address the mind body problem in psychology?
  • On the teaching of the history and philosophy of science (or lack thereof) in psychology courses
  • Why aren’t academics better equipped to teach?
  • The 3Blue1Brown YouTube channel

Other links

Music credits: [Lee Rosevere](freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/)

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Episode citation

Quintana, D.S., Heathers, J.A.J. (Hosts). (2021, May 3) "131: Long live the overhead projector!", Everything Hertz [Audio podcast], DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/8TFKC

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