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.

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.

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.

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.

Academia and PhD Life

Mike and Josh are joined by Craig Jones to talk about the trials and challenges of academia, the marketisation of higher education, and the life of the doctoral student. Is academia really worth it? Listen and find out! [Contains mild swearing]

The Moral Machine

Mike and Josh discuss the implications of the Moral Machine experiment and the ethical variations of people from different countries and cultures.