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Insufferable Academics

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Insufferable Academics takes you beyond research and safe spaces and into the lived experiences behind the data.
Pull up a seat as we talk with armchair intellectuals, book nerds, backseat pontificators and scholars alike.
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Succeeding with passion; An introspective revisiting of our value Season 5 Episode 1 (Part I)

Insufferable Academics

Succeeding with passion; An introspective revisiting of our value Season 5 Episode 1 (Part I)

Insufferable Academics

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Mental Health Amidst Dual Pandemics (S5 E7)
Mental Health Amidst Dual Pandemics While the world has been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, Black people have been dealing with the continuous effects of racial injustice. The pandemic and politics of our nation spotlights the need for additional conversation on the mental health of Black people to survive. IA will explore the importance of mental health and the intervention strategies that will need to be considered. Associate Producer - Dr. Natalie V. Nagthall  Special guest: Dr. Yvette Drake 
41:31
June 07, 2021
Racial Justice in the Academy; Amplifying the voices of Black women Part II (S5 E7)
(Part II) On the heels of America facing a racial reckoning post-the murder of George Floyd, academia has been forced to examine its role in perpetuating racism and anti-blackness as illustrated with the hashtag turned movement:#BlackInTheIvory. Amplifying the voices of Black women in the academy, IA will explore this topic and the structures that need to be put in place for Blackademics to not only survive but thrive in the academy. Special guests: Dr. Donna J. Nicol & Dr. Natalie V. Nagthall (IA Associate Producer)
31:39
May 17, 2021
Racial Justice in the Academy; Amplifying the voices of Black women Part I (S5 E6)
On the heels of America facing a racial reckoning post-the murder of George Floyd, academia has been forced to examine its role in perpetuating racism and anti-blackness as illustrated with the hashtag turned movement:#BlackInTheIvory.  Amplifying the voices of Black women in the academy, IA will explore this topic and the structures that need to be put in place for Blackademics to not only survive but thrive in the academy. Special guests: Dr. Donna J. Nicol & Dr. Natalie V. Nagthall (IA Associate Producer) 
29:10
May 10, 2021
A 'dual pandemic' reflection: Addressing mental health and supporting our k12 educators (Part II)
We are in the midst of a 'dual pandemic.' Acknowledging the impact of COVID 19 and the public health crisis that is racism, along with the burgeoning mental health pandemic in view, our guests  reflect on the year in review. Our inaugural IA panel join us to discuss supports for our k12 educators, students and communities. Special guests: Ms. Ardelia Aldridge (Asst. Producer), Dr. Cherilynne Hollowell and Dr. Jocelyn Johnson
29:11
May 01, 2021
Season Five Bonus clip_Beats by Deemo
Season Five Bonus clip_Beats by Deemo
01:38
April 08, 2021
Stillness with Purpose; Revisiting your personal brand Season 5 Episode 4 (Part 2 of 2)
Dr. Aerial M. Ellis, author of "The Original Millennial: Lessons in Leadership for the Millennial Generation," speaker and managing principal of Advisory 83, joins Insufferable Academics as we continue our series on value and your personal brand, during Women's HERstory month (in the US). Pull up a seat for this pod’versation with @drjalinbjohnson and special guests. Show contributors: IA AP Tosha Bright (B.Right Media LLC), IA AP Dr. Leigh Sata, & Stephanie Walton (The Passion Architect) Stillness with Purpose; Revisiting your personal brand   Season 5 Episode 4 (Part 2 of 2)
28:60
March 15, 2021
Stillness with Purpose; Revisiting your personal brand Season 5 Episode 3 (Part 1 of 2)
Dr. Aerial M. Ellis, author of "The Original Millennial: Lessons in Leadership for the Millennial Generation," speaker and managing principal of Advisory 83, joins Insufferable Academics as we continue our series on value and your personal brand, during Women's HERstory month (in the US). Pull up a seat for this pod’versation with @drjalinbjohnson and special guests.   Show contributors: IA AP Tosha Bright (B.Right Media LLC), IA AP Dr. Leigh Sata, & Stephanie Walton (The Passion Architect) Stillness with Purpose; Revisiting your personal brand   Season 5 Episode 3 (Part 1 of 2)
22:47
March 15, 2021
Succeeding with passion; an introspective revisiting of our value Season 5 Episode 2 (Part 2)
Succeeding with passion; an introspective revisiting of our value Season 5 Episode 2 (Part II) "Passion is personal" IA Associate Producer, Ms. Tosha Bright (B.Right Media LLC) and special guest & author Mrs. Stephanie Walton join @drjalinbjohnson for this special two part pod’versation during Women's Herstory month (in the US).
26:39
March 08, 2021
Succeeding with passion; An introspective revisiting of our value Season 5 Episode 1 (Part I)
Succeeding with passion; an introspective revisiting of our value - PART 1 of II IA Associate Producer, Ms. Tosha Bright (B.Right Media LLC) and special guest & author Mrs. Stephanie Walton join @drjalinbjohnson for this special two part pod’versation during Women's Herstory month (in the US).
25:23
March 01, 2021
Gay, Proud and Educated – A personal and professional focus on mentoring (Entry Two)
Special guests Dr. Dustin Domingo, Dr. Patric Schine and Dr. Donald B. Scott (joined by Insufferable Academics AP, Dr. Nakisha Castillo) have returned for this special pod'versation with @drjalinbjohnson, originally airing on National Coming Out Day.
31:39
October 10, 2020
Season Four Bonus clips_Beats by Deemo
Season Four Bonus clips Beats by Deemo
02:40
October 09, 2020
Unmasking the Myth of the "Model Minority" S4E7 (Part 2 of 2)
Anchored in historical oppression and modeled by stereotypes, the Model Minority myth continues to permeate, adding to injustice for all. In this second part of our pod’versation (part 2 of 2) @drjalinbjohnson with IA Associate Producer, Dr. Dustin Domingo, speak with Americans of Filipino, Hmong and Japanese heritage (respectively) about their lived experiences combatting and reconciling with the existence of the model minority myth. Special guests: Dr. Dustin Domingo Mrs. Gleanne Kienzler Dr. Leigh Sata Mrs. Eda Moua Vang
37:46
October 07, 2020
Unmasking the Myth of the "Model Minority" S4E6 (Part 1 of 2)
Anchored in historical oppression and modeled by stereotypes, the Model Minority myth continues to permeate, adding to injustice for all. In this pod’versation @drjalinbjohnson with IA Associate Producer, Dr. Dustin Domingo, speak with Americans of Filipino, Hmong and Japanese heritage (respectively) about their lived experiences combatting and reconciling with the existence of the model minority myth. Special guests: Dr. Dustin Domingo (AP) Mrs. Gleanne Kienzler Dr. Leigh Sata Mrs. Eda Moua Vang
29:17
October 03, 2020
The Relevance of HBCUs: A Timely Discussion S4E5 (Part 2 of 2)
This timely discussion focused on the relevance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, takes place amidst the backdrop of historic social change. For this pod’versation @drjalinbjohnson is joined by HBCU graduates from Howard University, Morehouse College and Oakwood University. Learn something…as we explore the roots, the foundation and the legacy that is the HBCU. Special guests: Dr. Moosgar Borieux Mr. Larry J. Gomez Ms. Charmain Young Ms. Tosha Bright (AP)
52:53
September 23, 2020
The Relevance of HBCUs: A Timely Discussion S4E4 (Part 1 of 2)
This timely discussion focused on the relevance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, takes place amidst the backdrop of historic social change. For this pod’versation @drjalinbjohnson is joined by HBCU graduates from Howard University, Morehouse College and Oakwood University. Learn something…as we explore the roots, the foundation and the legacy that is the HBCU. Special guests: Dr. Moosgar Borieux Mr. Larry J. Gomez Ms. Charmain Young Ms. Tosha Bright (Guest Associate Producer)
39:40
September 22, 2020
The Black diaspora - A Caribbean perspective (An 'Expanding the Roots Series' entry) (Part 2 of 2)
Continuing the discussion from the celebrated 'Expanding the Roots Series' (during Caribbean Heritage month - facilitated and produced by Dr. Nakisha Castillo), this episode of IA will explore more of the thoughts, issues and personal stories surrounding the Black diaspora, from a Caribbean perspective. (Part 2 of 2) Special guests: Dr. Moosgar Borieux Dr. Nakisha Castillo Mrs. Eulaine Laskey
32:08
September 05, 2020
The Black diaspora - A Caribbean perspective (An 'Expanding the Roots Series' entry) (Part 1 of 2)
Continuing the discussion from the celebrated 'Expanding the Roots Series' (during Caribbean Heritage month - facilitated and produced by Dr. Nakisha Castillo), this episode of IA will explore more of the thoughts, issues and personal stories surrounding the Black diaspora, from a Caribbean perspective. (Part 1 of 2) Special guests: Dr. Moosgar Borieux Dr. Nakisha Castillo Mrs. Eulaine Laskey
26:10
September 05, 2020
The nuances of Neurodiversity - The necessity of writing an accurate narrative for Dysgraphia S4E1 (Entry Two)
Continuing our discussion on Neurodiversity, a mother and son share with @drjalinbjohnson how they helped to accurately define the lived experiences of those living with Dysgraphia, were high functioning and twice exceptional students, all while self-advocating as a family, along the way. Special guests: Dr. Lynn Larsen  Mr. Zach Larsen
28:49
August 29, 2020
Our Origin story S3E8 (Part 2 of 2) (Entry Three)
Empowered. Support group. Sister circles. Women supporting women. These were only a few of the themes that led to this discussion of how, while our stories are commonplace among many Women of Color, our realities are not commonly known. Special guests: Dr. Nakisha Castillo Dr. Lata Murti Dr. Leticia Rojas Dr. Sheila Steinberg
32:02
August 11, 2020
Our Origin story S3E7 (Part 1 of 2) (Entry Three)
Empowered. Support group. Sister circles. Women supporting women. These were only a few of the themes that led to this discussion of how, while our stories are commonplace among many Women of Color, our realities are not commonly known. Special guests: Dr. Nakisha Castillo Dr. Lata Murti Dr. Leticia Rojas Dr. Sheila Steinberg
32:07
August 11, 2020
Leaning on the shield – Celebrating 'women supporting women' S3E6 (Entry Two)
‘Leaning on the shield’ has meaning and connotations that come with a special understanding…It is an unyielding accountability through bonds that stand the test of time. In this episode of IA @drjalinbjohnson speaks with sorority sisters who share a wealth of love that comes from the many sister circles that have blossomed throughout the years. Special guests: Ms. Ardelia Aldridge, Ms. Tosha Bright, Ms. Adriane Hughes & Dr. Natalie V. Nagthall
38:35
August 02, 2020
National Girlfriends Day – An "M4" Roundtable Discussion S3E5 (Entry One)
Join the Insufferable Academics pod’versation as @drjalinbjohnson sits for a roundtable discussion with the sisterhood known as "M4." Celebrate women supporting women, this National Girlfriends Day. Special guests: Dr. Melissa Bazanos Hutton Dr. Marion Gutterud Dr. Mallanie Harris Dr. Marilyn Saucedo
28:45
August 01, 2020
COVID & Managing the stress - A clinician's insight S3E4 (Entry Three)'
In this episode of Insufferable Academics @drjalinbjohnson gains the perspectives of clinicians doing the work. While they support clients who are experiencing the effects of COVID and social injustices, this pod'versation centers around lived experiences, heightened tensions & the varying emotions we all face. Special guests: Dr. Nakisha Castillo  Dr. Diana Munoz
28:21
July 24, 2020
COVID, Allied Health and our lived experiences S3E3 (Entry Two)
As frontline workers and medical professionals, they have seen the highs and lows; but every story is unique… Special guests: Ms. Malika Whitlock  Dr. Valencia Walker 
35:19
July 22, 2020
Fathers, Family and Generational wisdom S3E2 (Part 2 of 2)
With a lifetime of putting family first, and through leading by example, our guests in the Season Three premiere episode of Insufferable Academics, discuss their lived experiences and the stories passed down through the generations. Their shared wisdom in fatherhood, leaves a legacy for us all. Special guests: Mr. Robert Cooksey Sr.  Mr. Jayson A. Brooks, JD Mr. Benjamin L. Coles Jr.
31:56
July 14, 2020
Fathers, Family and Generational wisdom S3E1 (Part 1 of 2)
With a lifetime of putting family first, and through leading by example, our guests in the Season Three premiere episode of Insufferable Academics, discuss their lived experiences and the stories passed down through the generations.  Their shared wisdom in fatherhood, leaves a legacy for us all. Special guests: Mr. Robert Cooksey Sr. Mr. Jayson A. Brooks, JD Mr. Benjamin L. Coles Jr.
47:04
July 14, 2020
Conservative, Moderate and the LatinX Diaspora; Engaging beyond preconceived notions (Part 2 of 2)
Conservative Moderate LatinX Diaspora AfroLatina Black Brown Fluent Spanish Assimilation Melting  Pot Salad Bowl Mexican MEChA Los Boinas Cafes Set aside your labels; they’re no good here. Join Insufferable Academics as we ‘Engage beyond preconceived notions. In (Parts I & II of) the Season Two finale of IA, we discuss the foundations of the old adage, "never judge a book by its cover." Our special guests share with @drjalinbjohnson, some of their lived experiences and wisdom; engaging with others while moving beyond preconceived notions. Special guests: Dr. Diane Singer Dr. David Gonzalez
29:48
July 05, 2020
Conservative, Moderate and the LatinX Diaspora; Engaging beyond preconceived notions (Part I of 2)
Conservative Moderate LatinX Diaspora AfroLatina Black Brown Fluent Spanish Assimilation Melting  Pot Salad Bowl Mexican MEChA Los Boinas Cafes Set aside your labels; they’re no good here. Join Insufferable Academics as we ‘Engage beyond preconceived notions. In (Parts I & II of) the Season Two finale of IA, we discuss the foundations of the old adage, "never judge a book by its cover."  Our special guests share with @drjalinbjohnson, some of their lived experiences and wisdom; engaging with others while moving beyond preconceived notions. Special guests: Dr. Diane Singer Dr. David Gonzalez
35:37
July 05, 2020
Establishing careers in law enforcement and the impact of lived experiences along the way (Part 2 of 2)
In Part 2 of this Insufferable Academics pod'versation @drjalinbjohnson engages with career law enforcement officers whose lived experiences require them to reach beyond discipline and into a place of care and concern as educators, mentors and advocates, leading the discussion. Special guests: David M. Long, JD Dr. Obed Magny
28:51
July 02, 2020
Establishing careers in law enforcement and the impact of lived experiences along the way (Part 1 of 2)
What may be considered draconian mind sets are juxtaposed against conversations focused on 'open-minded' thinking while in the classroom.  In this IA pod'versation @drjalinbjohnson engages with those whose lived experiences require them to reach beyond discipline and into a place of care & concern, as educators, leading the discussion.  Special guests: David M. Long, JD Dr. Obed Magny
30:42
July 01, 2020
Transitions: From Military to Civilian and our lived experiences along the journey (Entry One)
The transition from military into civilian life is a journey in itself. In this IA pod'versation, Dr. Johnson talks with veterans who have taken an additional step into the classroom and are now giving back through sharing their wisdom, skill sets and lived experiences, with others. Special guests: Dr. Anthony Falls  Dr. Felicia Haecker 
37:46
June 29, 2020
Father, professional, advocate, administrator; Wearing many hats and modeling the example
In this episode of Insufferable Academics, Dr. Johnson is joined by fathers, who share their lived experiences, as members of the academy. They discuss managing to traverse the many facets of Higher Ed, while balancing the joys of fatherhood. Special guests: Rolondo Talbott, PMP, CSM Justyn Howard, Esq.
40:42
June 16, 2020
'Like Mothers & Daughters;' Education, service and community (Entry Three)
Celebrating mothers, daughters and their shared desire to follow career paths in education, IA talks with loved ones who engage, who care and who support the significance of modeling the way for their students and community. Special guests: Mrs. Twillea Evans-Carthen Dr. Megan Carthen Jackson
24:26
June 13, 2020
Are you a fighter, a healer or a builder?
At IA, we believe that working with students and mentees requires compassion and empathy. In this season of our collective lived experiences, when the question was posed - 'Are you a fighter, a healer or builder,' we took a step back and dug deep to find an answer. It was not an easy effort. Special guests: Dr. Lissa Ramirez-Stapleton Dr. Valencia Walker
28:34
June 13, 2020
Fathers & daughters; 'Following your passion and Leading kindly light' (Entry one)
In honor of father's day, IA salutes fathers and daughters, who have walked their own career paths, only to find a common appreciation for education and supporting students. Special guests: Dr. Venkatachalam "V" Seshan  Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg
32:03
June 13, 2020
'Like Mothers & Daughters;' A focus on education, self-care & wellness (Entry Two)
As Insufferable Academics continues the ongoing celebration of mothers and daughters, in this first episode of Season Two, we talk with loved ones in the Netherlands, who are dedicated to selfcare, wellness and shared mutual respect for one another. Special guests: Dr. Estella Chavous Dr. Jacinta Chavous-Kambach Season Two Episode One
25:16
June 08, 2020
Social Work, Social Services and the heuristic nature of supporting our communities (Entry One)
Serving under-resourced areas, where ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds are diverse, research shows that BIPOC women are the foundation of the social services system, carrying the heaviest burden. In this pod'versation, IA discusses the emotional and mental well-being needed, to carry the weight of it all. Special guest: Ms. Adriane Hughes Mrs. Audrey Tousant Shelby
45:34
June 07, 2020
Gay, Proud and Educated – A personal and professional journey through creating inclusive spaces (Entry One)
In this pod'versation, IA talks with three men in higher education who have a lifetime of experiences, creating inclusive spaces and existing amidst labels & the preconceived notions of others; all while living authentically.  Special guests:  Dr. Dustin Domingo   Dr. Patric Schine  Dr. Donald B. Scott
48:30
June 02, 2020
Early childhood education and the importance of acknowledging privilege
Described as a time of extreme emotional, physical, social and cognitive development in children, the ‘early childhood’ years are critical to determining who we are and the people we will become. Taped amidst the anguish and despair shared around the world, surrounding the (May 25, 2020) death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis (MN) police custody, in this episode of IA, @drjalinbjohnson engages experts in early childhood education.  This pod’versation explores why discussions surrounding privilege, integrity, kindness and compassion are so important during the formative years. Special guests: Dr. Hawani Negussie    Dr. Esmirna Valencia 
35:08
May 31, 2020
The Nuances of Neurodiversity - Why context matters (Entry One)
Blossoming from the term developed in the late 1980's, by Australian sociologist Judy Singer, Neurodiversity has helped to generate ideas and new research on different forms of thinking and creativity from Dyslexia and ADHD to Sensory awareness and Tourette’s.  In this episode of IA @drjalinbjohnson talks to subject matter experts, practitioners and parents, who know intimately well, why context and understanding of neurodiversity matters. Special guests: Dr. Tami Lincoln Dr. Kathryn Taylor
34:49
May 25, 2020
Quantifying the landscape of a career in numbers
In this episode of IA @drjalinbjohnson and guests explore what its like to navigate the landscape of a career in numbers. In this pod'versation, women of color share their experiences, discuss what advancing within the field looks like and offer insight regarding the role of guided mentorship while on the career path. Special Guests: Dr. Charmaine Felder  Mrs. Andrea Stoll  Ms. Caren Ware 
24:15
May 22, 2020
'Like Mothers & Daughters' (Entry One)
In this first entry of the 'Like Mothers & Daughters' series, IA is celebrating mothers, daughters and their shared desire to follow career paths in education.  In this pod'versation @drjalinbjohnson talks with loved ones who are dedicated to service and enjoy giving back. Special Guests: Mrs. Angela Nelson Swearingen Ms. Nicole Swearingen (Series - Part One)
20:03
May 18, 2020
COVID and the Higher Ed Equity Gap
As an additional outcome, the COVID 19 pandemic has highlighted a reality that many in higher education have already witnessed; the equity gap experienced by students, faculty and their surrounding communities. In this pod'versation @drjalinbjohnson talks with guests who address how the disparities that have been a reality for many, are now deemed a 'newly uncovered' phenomenon for others. Special Guests: Dr. Nakisha Castillo Dr. Leticia Rojas
38:28
May 08, 2020
'My sister's keeper' - Examining the role of mentorship in higher education
With another take on an older term, 'my sister's keeper' explores the role of women in higher education who lean back and lift up.  In this episode of IA @drjalinbjohnson asks women in the academe, how they see the journey and what role ‘sister to sister’ upliftment, has played along the way. Special guests: Dr. Natalie V. Nagthall Dr. Lissa Ramirez-Stapleton  Dr. Maleta Wilson
40:35
May 07, 2020
The Doctoral Journey; Support Structures for Women of Color
Insufferable Academics evaluates the 'mentorship to doctoral candidate' pipeline from the perspective of women who have successfully completed the journey. In this episode of IA @drjalinbjohnson and guests consider 'what’s accessible,' 'what’s lacking,' and 'what support structures are we creating for ourselves, that don’t already exist?' Special guests:  Dr. Nakisha Castillo Dr. Tamara Frazier  Dr. Mallanie Harris 
01:05:46
May 04, 2020
Supporting our k12 educators in the era of COVID
Amid the changing instructional landscape that now includes the addition of distance learning @drjalinbjohnson engages with k12 educators as they address equity, self-care and ways of supporting one another in the era of COVID.   (Teacher Appreciation Week) Special guests: Ms. Ardelia Aldridge  Dr. Cherilynne Hollowell  Dr. Jocelyn Johnson
39:12
May 04, 2020