On the reg

Academic permafrost and the vital few

August 14, 2021 Thesiswhisperer Season 2 Episode 23
On the reg
Academic permafrost and the vital few
Show Notes

It's the last episode of On the Reg before Jason goes on #epictrip2021 but don't worry - Inger will keep the ship afloat with a guesthostapolooza until he returns.

Before he leaves Jason just has a bit more marking to do as well as tricking out the Jeep. Inger is relieved her dislocated toe no longer looks like a balloon animal and that Thesis Whisperer Jnr will still put the seat warmers on in the Tesla when he picks her up from work.

We are excited to announce the release of our first book together! We've written a 50, A4 page 'look book ' of TextExpander snippets to inspire you to automate some of your academic email life. You can buy the book from The Thesis Whisperer here.

In the word problems segment, Inger reads 'The Culture Code' by Daniel Coyle and finds out all the starting conditions for teams to perform well are essentially missing in academia. She now plans to send the book to her Vice Chancellor, Brian Schmidt, so that he can get to work on fixing it!

Jason read 'Essentialism' by Gary McKeown while standing in the queue to get vaccinated for 6 hours and was annoyed to discover that it only took Inger 2 hours to read the same book. Her dominance at competitive reading is now fully explained! We decided that it was a good book with lots of juicy nuggets, once you get past the first chapter.

Jason has read a paper on Vaping and Inger owns up to being an ex-smoker who misses it, and is happy to get a contact high at parties. Meanwhile Inger has read a paper which measures how long academics go over time on conference talks and the results will - and won't - surprise you.

Finally in our 2 minute tips, Jason has an app to make lists with and Inger has a quick way to make sure you don't go over time on your next conference talk (it's easy people!).

Our TextExpander book!
The Culture Code
Gender balance in time keeping at life science conferences