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May 21, 2019

Just a blurb. Daniel and Rob try to make a blurb for another podcast and fall into an episode ranging from past lab experiences, to debriefing another end of semester, to new attempts at online programs. Needless to say, the blurb didn't pan out. (Standard disclaimers: especially the part about our views and our...


May 17, 2019

Bleeping New Material. Daniel and Rob with a new SD card and an almost end of semester podcast. When do you stop introducing new material in class? And what's the point of academic publishing? (Standard disclaimers: especially the part about our views and our employer’s views. They aren't equal.)


Apr 12, 2019

Copywrite Error. Bonus Episode. Daniel starts ranting and Rob grabs the microphones for a shortened episode about figure captions and attribution in books. Daniel notices a "write error" on the recorder and tries to save the episode. (Standard disclaimers: especially the part about our views and our employer’s views....


Mar 17, 2019

Spring Break. Daniel and Rob finally have some time right before spring break to chat up on what's been happening during the semester. Daniel talks about what it's like to teach a no-prerequisite quantitative reasoning course, while Rob is keen to speak on the college admission scandal. (Standard disclaimers: especially...


Dec 23, 2018

Listen to my podcast. Daniel and Rob squeeze one last podcast into the year. In this episode they talk about the many roles of the professor, student evals, with a quick Q&A from student X or Y, and Rob's welcome message to new faculty--which involves telling them to listen to the podcast. (Standard...