The Trio talks about their deepest tribulations and fears – can you land the job? They share tips and tricks, dos and don’ts, and all our lessons learned from bad experience.
The Didactic Trio had a tough time putting an episode together this go-around, so we had a quick chat to sum up our current struggles.
For listeners who have been on, are on, or will be on the academic job market. The didactic trio stresses the stressors to stress what you are likely to face and what you should be doing to maximize your chances.
Facing a classroom full of students or a conference room of colleagues can be scary and challenging in their own right, but a general audience can be its own source of anxiety. In this episode, the Didactic Trio discusses academics in the media with special guest Amanda Miller.
The Didactic Trio become the networking quartet in this episode, with a special guest discussing how to effectively meet and connect with people at conferences.
Who doesn’t like puppies? The Didactic Trio loves on Rachel’s new puppy while talking about the trials and tribulations of adjuncting. All three have done it, and we all have opinions about it.
Not everyone knows the life of an academic, so in this episode the Didactic Trio talks about the representations of academics in…mostly film and TV.
The trio discuss the consequences and possibilities associated with diversions from that golden road of a tenure-track job placement. Unicorns and cheese, potatoes and molasses.
We’re back from break with Season 2! The trio discusses writing syllabi and what we’ve done to get ready for that first day of class.
The didactic trio reunites to talk about family obligations of the academic during the holidays. They talk translating academic obligations in to understandable terms for those 9-5ers, and do a podcourse evaluation in anticipation of starting a second season in the spring semester.
The tri..uh, Duo (!) talks about exercise and mental health as they relate to the academic lifestyle. Rachel interviews an academic yogi, while Kristen and Zach encourage listeners to take a nap.
Responding to listener mails, the Didactic trio discusses the decision to return to graduate school and what to expect out of the experience of jumping back in to academia. They interview a very special guest (Rachel’s fiancée) and go hang out with friends for some self-care.
The Didactic Trio becomes the Dietary Trio in this episode, discussing how their eating habits are affected by being stressed-out academics. Kristen and Rachel bake some zucchini bread and it’s kinda healthy.
The trio engages in a sensual (not really) discussion of the problems academics face in the dating scene. Tune in to hear stories of love, heartbreak, and copy editing.
The didactic trio talks about achieving the impossible, then goes for an early morning walk.
The didactic trio talks about how to deal with student troubles, and interviews Dr. Jeni Hart for her sage advice on the topic. Then, Zach and Rachel play video games.
The trio interviews some people with anxiety, and talks about the various causes of it in the academy.
The trio gets ready for the new year with tips and tricks for incoming (and seasoned) graduate students. Kristen and Zach hit dead tree parts with sharp metal for fun.
The trio talks about academics running for office, and even interviews a scientist who is running for congress! Then, they do a little drawing to relax after all that politics.
Our Premiere Episode! Learn how we cope with the rigors of maintaining a writing schedule to finish the dissertation. Everyone tries heated charcoal masks in an attempt at self-care. The stress of being an academic melts away for a fun 40 minutes.