Episode 67

67: Shit Academics Say (with Nathan Hall)

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August 20th, 2018

1 hr 3 mins 2 secs

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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

Links
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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