WET046 – From PhD to Life with Jennifer Polk

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Today’s guest is Jennifer Polk, of FromPhDtoLife.com. We talk about her journey from PhD to, well, life. We talk about coaching vs consulting, networking, informational interviews, finding the work that’s right for you, and poutine.

From her bio: Jennifer Polk works as an academic, career, and life coach. Her clients — graduate students and PhDs — are a diverse group of individuals based all around the world, from Canada, the US, the UK, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere. Jen speaks on campuses and at conferences throughout North America on issues related to graduate education and career outcomes for PhDs, and her writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, University Affairs, Vitae, and Academic Matters. Find Jen online at FromPhDtoLife.com, which features resources for PhD career changers, and at her award-winning University Affairs blog. Join her twice a month for#withaPhD chat on Twitter, at the monthly Versatile PhD meetup in Toronto, and for Beyond the Professoriate, an annual online conference for PhDs in transition. Jen earned her PhD in history from the University of Toronto in 2012.

 

Web links:

Website, http://FromPhDtoLife.com

Twitter, https://twitter.com/FromPhDtoLife

Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/FromPhDToLife

Storify (archived Twitter chats), https://storify.com/FromPhDtoLife

About.me, http://about.me/JenniferPolk

 

 

WET045 – What do you do?

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Such a simple question, but I have such trouble answering it. Why do people ask this question? Am I supposed to condense my entire identity down to what I do for work? Is that all I am? 

 

Links mentioned

Surviving the Dissertation Defense on Amazon

or get it free here.

That’s a Wrap with Robert Burgoyne

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WET044 – MC LARS on DIY Post-Punk Nerdcore Laptop Rap

I had the great pleasure of interviewing MC LARS after a show in Lansing, MI.

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Me and MC LARS after the show.

We talk about crowd participation, making a living as an independent artist, his punk rock and hip-hop roots, the term “nerdcore,” and the merits of getting a Ph.D, among many other things.

This was Trent’s first concert, and MC Lars invited him onstage to help with “Mr. Raven.”

LINKS

MC LARS’s website

MC LARS on Spotify

Pre-order the Zombie Dinosaur LP (which, I can assure you, is very good)

Dragon Blood Video:

WET043 – Using Dictation Software

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Dictation is all the rage these days, and I’ve been experimenting with it for the last month or so. These are my reflections. 

LINKS

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Dictate Your Book: How To Write Your Book Faster, Better, and Smarter (Growth Hacking For Storytellers) by Monica Leonelle

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WET042 – 1 year reflections

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It’s been a year since I started this podcast, and I muse about some of the things I’ve learned, some things I would have done differently, and some changes I might make. 

I also solicit your advice on how to grow this podcast, what you would like to see in the future, and any other feedback you have to offer. 

 

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WET041 – M. Shannon Hernandez on Memoir Writing and Teaching

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M. Shannon Hernandez, author of Breaking the Silence: My Final Forty Days as a Public School Teacher, left teaching after 15 years, wrote a memoir and started a business all at the same time. Today, she has a successful business for writers called The Writing Whisperer, where she does coaching for writers, speaking and business consulting.

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In this interview, we talk about teaching, writing a memoir, branding, hugging students and the new social media video streaming tool Periscope.

 

LINKS MENTIONED

Amazon Page for M. Shannon Hernandez

The Writing Whisperer

My Final Forty Days – Shannon’s site for the book

Shannon on Twitter

Periscope

Katch.me

 

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Music: “Double the Daily Dose” by Revolution Void (http://www.revolutionvoid.com)

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