23: Serious academics

Episode 23 · August 11th, 2016 · 52 mins 40 secs

About this Episode

Can you be a "serious academic" while still posting photos on Instagram? In this episode, James and Dan discuss a recent article bemoaning the infiltration of the "selfie epidemic" into academia.

Some of the topics discussed:

  • James and Dan share their thoughts on the article
  • The REAL 'c' word....
  • Social media and conferences
  • Snapchat + academics = snapademics
  • Using Instagram stories to share you research
  • Why "PHD comics" is so successful
  • Criticism in academia
  • Listener question 1: What's your favourite part of research?
  • Listener question 2: What's your favourite technique or experiment to perform?
  • Listener question 3: What's a funny story from being an academic?


  • The article


  • A response to the article


  • Snapademics


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