67: Shit Academics Say (with Nathan Hall)

Episode 67 · August 20th, 2018 · 1 hr 3 mins

About this Episode

We’re joined by Nathan Hall (McGill University) to chat about the role of humour in academia. Nathan is the person behind the ’Shit academics say’ Twitter account (@AcademicsSay), which pokes fun of all the weird stuff that academics say.

Here’s what we cover:

  • How Nathan got started with the account
  • The story behind Nathan's 'Research Wahlberg' Twitter account (@ResearchMark)
  • The risk of social media usage being perceived as “unprofessional”
  • The amount of free labor that academics are pressured to do
  • How alcohol is becoming an unspoken coping strategy in academia
  • Academic guilt and glamorising overwork
  • Why Nathan changed his mind about making Imposter Syndrome jokes
  • Leaving tweets in your draft folder

Nein Quarterly https://twitter.com/NeinQuarterly
Shit my Dad says https://twitter.com/shitmydadsays
Cern and comic sans https://www.theverge.com/2012/7/4/3136652/cern-scientists-comic-sans-higgs-boson
Ate the onion https://www.reddit.com/r/AteTheOnion/
Shit Academics Say on twitter https://www.twitter.com/AcademicsSay
Nathan on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/prof_nch
Dan on twitter https://www.twitter.com/dsquintana
James on twitter https://www.twitter.com/jamesheathers
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Music credits: Lee Rosevere freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/

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