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Scholars Beyond the Tower

Scholars Beyond the Tower

By Erin Becker & Caroline Propersi-Grossman

There's no one way to be a scholar. We all produce and consume meaningful work- regardless of our job titles. Erin and Caroline have decided to spotlight scholars with one foot in the academy and one foot anywhere else. We’re all involved in something- and our work matters. Join us for a comical journey through our professional and public lives.
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11- Mapping Out a Scholarly Life ft. Katherine Parker
11- Mapping Out a Scholarly Life ft. Katherine Parker
In this episode, Katherine Parker chats with us about self care and conference etiquette, finding balance as a baby academic, maps, the joys of writing book reviews, and- even- some hot takes on butterbear! Dive into historical cartography with Katherine!  CW: mention of eating disorders  Credits:  Opening Music : "Wholesome" by Kevin MacLeod
01:16:44
March 10, 2021
10- Getting Wilde with Whitman ft. Andrew Rimby
10- Getting Wilde with Whitman ft. Andrew Rimby
In this episode, Andrew Rimby chats with us about the power of the reading experience and finding comfort in literature. Hear some hot takes on the Haunting of Hill House and listen to Andrew describe how horror literature can help us work through our own struggles. Of course, it wouldn't be an episode of Scholars Beyond the Tower without a few notes on precarity and privilege in academia! Grab a cup of coffee and dive into literature with Andrew.  Credits: Opening Music: "Wholesome" by Kevin MacLeod
01:10:17
February 12, 2021
9 - Freaking Out Through History ft. Matthew Luckett
9 - Freaking Out Through History ft. Matthew Luckett
In this episode, historian Matthew Luckett walks us through the joys of family history, the history of freaking out, and the panic behind horse theft! Learn more about Matthew and his work at : https://lucketthistory.com/ .   Credits: Opening Music: "Wholesome" by Kevin MacLeod
01:05:10
December 07, 2020
8- Funnel Necked Beaker People ft. Elliot Helmer
8- Funnel Necked Beaker People ft. Elliot Helmer
Archaeologists want you to stop looting Native American sites! In this episode, Elliot Helmer walks us through the importance of collaborative archaeology, the desperate need for caffeine on a dig site, and the need for you to leave those artifacts where you found ‘em. Dig into the world of North American archaeology with Elliot! Find out more about WSU Anthropology Department’s Mutual Aid Fund at https://wsuago.wordpress.com/about-mutual-aid/ Credits: Opening Music: "Wholesome" by Kevin MacLeod
01:08:31
November 02, 2020
Bonus Episode- Spooky Scholar Stories
Bonus Episode- Spooky Scholar Stories
BONUS EPISODE! Join us for some Halloween hot takes and a handful of spooky, creepy, and supernatural stories from our Scholars! Credits: Opening Music: "Wholesome" by Kevin MacLeod
22:42
October 27, 2020
7- Trust Science More ft. Morgan DiCarlo
7- Trust Science More ft. Morgan DiCarlo
Morgan DiCarlo talks us through Civil Engineering, the importance of networking, clear communication, and getting over stage fright. Dive into the world of water and engineering with Morgan! In addition, please enjoy some wonderful tangents about concrete canoes and Mothman, the patron saint of engineering.  Find Morgan on Twitter at @Morgan26_CIVIL. Opening credits: "Wholesome" by Kevin MacLeod 
55:31
September 08, 2020
6- On Being A Good Mentor ft. Sierra Van Ryck deGroot
6- On Being A Good Mentor ft. Sierra Van Ryck deGroot
Sierra Van Ryck deGroot talks us through museum education, mental health, grad school, and more. How has COVID19 impacted museums (and more importantly, museum workers)? What are the joys and pitfalls of museum education? Dive into the world of museums with Sierra! In addition, please enjoy some delightful "hot takes" on roombas and egg creams.  Find Sierra on Twitter at @sierra_vrd Opening credits: "Wholesome" by Kevin MacLeod
01:10:26
August 26, 2020
Bonus Episode: Shark Week ft Jasmin Graham
Bonus Episode: Shark Week ft Jasmin Graham
BONUS EPISODE! Jasmin Graham talks us through building scientific research teams, why sharks are so important to study, and we solve the Shark PR crisis once and for all. Dive into the shark science world with Jasmin. Find Jasmin on Twitter at @Elasmo_Gal Find Minorities in Shark Sciences (MISS) on Twitter at @MISS_Elasmo and on the web at https://www.misselasmo.org/.  Find MarSci-LACE on Twitter at @MarSci-LACE and on the web at https://www.marscilace.org/ Credits:  Opening Music: "Wholesome" by Kevin MacLeod
01:11:21
August 07, 2020
5- Navigating the Seas of Scholarship ft. Jamie Goodall
5- Navigating the Seas of Scholarship ft. Jamie Goodall
Jamie tells us about transitioning from an academic job to working outside of the university. Hear all about the importance of mentorship, the physicality of field archaeology, the creation of #SwashbucklinStoryTime, and the beauty of creating the content you want to see in the world. Credits: Opening Music: "Wholesome" by Kevin MacLeod
49:38
August 04, 2020
4- It's Okay to Ruin Straight Cinema ft. Tara Holmes
4- It's Okay to Ruin Straight Cinema ft. Tara Holmes
Tara tells us about queer coding in pop culture. Learn all about the reality of being a first-generation scholar, the power of branding for academics, and the dangers of a "free lunch." Grab a bowl of popcorn and let's head to the (socially distanced) movies with Tara! Find Tara on Twitter at @tj_holmz Credits: Opening Music: "Wholesome" by Kevin MacLeod
58:51
July 21, 2020
3- A Bee in the Hoop Skirt ft. Brenna McCormick Thompson
3- A Bee in the Hoop Skirt ft. Brenna McCormick Thompson
Brenna tells us about doing public history backwards, in high heels, and with a bee in your hoop skirt. Learn all about the politics of education, the ins-and- outs of running field trips on a ship, and the smells you'd experience on a 19th century whaleship with Brenna.  Credits: Opening Music: "Wholesome" by Kevin MacLeod
51:05
July 07, 2020
2- If We Aren't Friends On Goodreads, We Should Be Ft. Rebecca Brenner Graham
2- If We Aren't Friends On Goodreads, We Should Be Ft. Rebecca Brenner Graham
Rebecca tells us about working at an all-girls school and using audiobooks and iced-coffee to fuel your running. Make a Goodreads account, check out some gender histories,  and learn about the politics of name-changes and how to put the public back in public history with Rebecca.  Credits: Opening Music: "Wholesome" by Kevin MacLeod
49:34
June 23, 2020
1- Every Day Is Field Trip Day ft. Kristina Hayek
1- Every Day Is Field Trip Day ft. Kristina Hayek
Kristina tells us about finding your dream job across the street from an Applebee's. Leash your dogs, don’t release your turtles, and get into the great outdoors with naturalist, Kristina Hayek. Credits: Opening Music: "Wholesome" by Kevin MacLeod
37:41
June 01, 2020
0- Announcing Scholars Beyond the Tower!
0- Announcing Scholars Beyond the Tower!
Announcing a new podcast- Scholars Beyond the Tower: Conversations from Our Fields.  Hosts Erin Becker and Caroline Propersi-Grossman embark on a journey of professional self-discovery. Stay connected and stay caffeinated! 
05:53
May 05, 2020