In The Zone

Interesting chats with Mike and Josh

The marketisation of Higher Education, and the impact of Covid-19

In this podcast, Mike and Josh discuss the marketisation of Higher Education, and the potential impact and ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Academic activism

What role does activism have to play in academia? Mike and Josh discuss all things politics in academia, and ask whether you can ever separate a researcher from the politics they bring to a discussion.

First anniversary special

It’s our first birthday! To celebrate, Mike and Josh reminisce about previous shows, and some of the most interesting topics and memorable guests.

Academic self-publishing

Mike and Josh turn their attention to the world of academic self-publishing, and whether the freedom granted by online platforms and print-on-demand technology can help overcome the many issues associated with academia and the dissemination of knowledge.

The PhD submission episode

Mike and Josh reflect on their thesis submissions, and return to the murky world of the academic jobs market.

Perceptions of the PhD

What’s it really like to do a PhD? Mike and Josh discuss the different perceptions of the PhD and how its viewed by the public at large.

The university campus and the academic ‘bubble’

Is there really such a big difference between campus and city universities? Mike and Josh share their thoughts about campus life and the university bubble.

Academic social media

Is Twitter really the best place to share your research? Mike and Josh discuss the murky world of academic social media, where those who shout the loudest get the most attention…

Academic job hunting

Mike and Josh share their thoughts on the academic jobs market, and the many barriers stopping early career researchers making it in academia.

Digital archiving revisited

Mike and Josh are joined by Claire McGann to talk about the digitisation of historic archives, and the various pros and cons of the digitisation process.

Writing desks and the way we write

Is our writing space important? What do our writing desks say about us? Mike and Josh are joined by Claire McGann to discuss all things writing-related, with a chat about writing desks and the way we write.

Getting things done

Mike and Josh are joined by friend of the show Emily Lynn to chat about all things work-related. From productivity apps and resources, to tips on how to get down to writing, this podcast will help you focus your efforts and get things done!