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Join Caro and Maddie as they try and tackle the third degree; the phD! The Third Degree is a podcast about the culture of graduate school in science. One recently graduated phD stude nt, and one brand new phD student offer their perspectives on the real struggles and highlights of being a phD student in science.
 
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Holy crap, we’ve done 400 of these things (plus 116 of Broca’s Area). TABLES. Someone has been leaving tables on our front porch which is, at best, odd. Is it an art project? Is it a deranged nut? Is it a deranged nut doing an art project? TABLES. We set up a camera to detect any new TABLES. Someone did pick them up, as Isabelle left them at the si…
 
Holy crap, we’ve done 400 of these things (plus 116 of Broca’s Area). TABLES. Someone has been leaving tables on our front porch which is, at best, odd. Is it an art project? Is it a deranged nut? Is it a deranged nut doing an art project? TABLES. We set up a camera to detect any new TABLES. Someone did pick them up, as Isabelle left them at the si…
 
OK, look, I won't lie, I do love talking to all of the people who have come on the podcast. But, there is one person I've been hoping to talk to since way back in Season 1. It's FIONA CROSS! Fiona got her BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2001 before she began working with spiders and then she got her MSc (with Distinction) in Zoology in 2003 and her PhD…
 
Here’s a shortish one not recorded while shopping, but while we were at a cabin. You can hear the lake in the background. We were there for a couple of days, and Jon stayed on his own at home. It’s about 65 km from home. We had a really nice time. I brought three iPads full of stuff… The picture here shows the view from the dock we were sitting on …
 
Here’s a shortish one not recorded while shopping, but while we were at a cabin. You can hear the lake in the background. We were there for a couple of days, and Jon stayed on his own at home. It’s about 65 km from home. We had a really nice time. I brought three iPads full of stuff… The picture here shows the view from the dock we were sitting on …
 
Michael J. Beran is Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Language Research Center at Georgia State University. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Oglethorpe University in 1995, his M.A. in 1997, and his Ph.D. in 2002, both from Georgia State University. His research is conducted with human and nonhuman primates, including chimpanzees…
 
Holy crap is it ever hot. There’s even a heat warning. How do people with beards live? Isabelle is in the process of moving her studio. There’s her stuff in the Fringe North thing too. There’s even a vax mandate now for Greyhound games. There was virtually nobody at the store today. Did I mention how hot it is? Maddie is visiting!…
 
The big news this week is that WE GOT OUR VACCINE MANDATE AT Algoma University. I was called into a meeting to sub for our faculty chair yesterday and that was what it was about. So we’re both relieved. Isabelle is moving her studio. She’s going drawing with a friend in the park today. Maddie is coming! The sign was non offensive today. Bag. Picked…
 
The big news this week is that WE GOT OUR VACCINE MANDATE AT Algoma University. I was called into a meeting to sub for our faculty chair yesterday and that was what it was about. So we’re both relieved. Isabelle is moving her studio. She’s going drawing with a friend in the park today. Maddie is coming! The sign was non offensive today. Bag. Picked…
 
Heavy and grey, that describes. the weather today. Hey, that rhymes! Steve and I had our guest on SCDS last night! Isabelle’s chicken exhibit is going well, here’s a link. I’ve exceeded my biking goal for the year, so I’ve adjusted it. The Fringe is coming. Jon sends us to M&M’s again. I FORGOT TO CHECK THE SIGN. Bag this week.…
 
A bit later today. We had our friends over, Ken and Jackie. If you’ve been to MMPR you know them. It was wonderful to see them. We’re all doubled vaxxed so we hugged at the end of the night and that was great. M&M changed the name of the vaguely offensive ‘Oriental Party Pack’. Isabelle wants to make a pie chart of our topics. Gross weather today. …
 
A bit later today. We had our friends over, Ken and Jackie. If you’ve been to MMPR you know them. It was wonderful to see them. We’re all doubled vaxxed so we hugged at the end of the night and that was great. M&M changed the name of the vaguely offensive ‘Oriental Party Pack’. Isabelle wants to make a pie chart of our topics. Gross weather today. …
 
Rainy today. So rainy in fact that there is a rainfall warning, or a special weather statement or some such. We do need the rain. Isabelle has been doing art for chickens. At the end of the podcast you can hear some of the audio she’s done/ I’ve been cleaning files off of my computer. We went to M&M’s today as well as the grocery store and LCBO. Th…
 
Rainy today. So rainy in fact that there is a rainfall warning, or a special weather statement or some such. We do need the rain. Isabelle has been doing art for chickens. At the end of the podcast you can hear some of the audio she’s done/ I’ve been cleaning files off of my computer. We went to M&M’s today as well as the grocery store and LCBO. Th…
 
On today's edition of Spit and Twitches: The Animal Cognition Podcast, I'm joined by Aimee Sue Dunlap. She is an associate professor of biology at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. Aimee got her undergraduate degree in biology, history and English in 2000 from the University of Memphis and then her MS in biology from Northern Arizona Univers…
 
A little later today because Isabelle went for a walk and visited an old friend. I am officially double vaxxed as I got my second dose two weeks ago. Isabelle will be in Fringe North. I got new glasses. Our new lawnmower is pretty great. Isabelle likes purple gin, so I bought some.By Dave Brodbeck & Isabelle Michaud
 
Today on the podcast I'm joined by Caroline Strang. Caroline is known for her work with bees, horses, dogs, and scarves. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Toronto where she worked closely with someone you have have heard of, Sara Shettleworth. She then went on to work at the University of Western Ontario wit…
 
Hey, Isabelle is double vaxxed. Only Jonno left, he gets his Thursday. Minimal side effects for Isabelle. Oh she got her vaccine in French. Habs lost, but Im cool with it. Our lawn mower broke and I had to buy a new one. My xbox broke, or so I thought, but it is fine. They changed the arrow direction in the store and it’s confusing.…
 
Only guest with a baseball scholarship Jeff Martin joins me on the podcast this week. He's actually the first non psychologist on the show. He's a biologist or something... Jeff attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) from 2011-2015 on a baseball scholarship. He earned both a BSc in Health and Sports Science and a second BSc in Biol…
 
I had my birthday last week. I broke my glasses last week. We went on a mini vacation to a resort nearby with a great cabin. We tried canoeing, I suck. We aren’t sure what to call the residential schools. We’ll take our lead from survivors though. It’s humid and gross out.By Dave Brodbeck & Isabelle Michaud
 
Jenna was wearing PPE before it was coolYES THE PODCAST IS BACK! I'm really happy to be back doing these. They take some time, so I waited until my next sabbatical. Well, my next sabbatical is NOW. Look, OK, I'm pretty psyched for this, but let's not make this all about me. We open up season 2 with Jenna Congdon, who is a postdoc at York University…
 
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