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A podcast hosted by Caitlin & Cari, your friendly neighborhood ecologists trying to find their place in the world of science communication and outreach. We want to bring weird science to the general public, help researchers share their science, and simply explore the world around us. We're excited to bring you along on our journey every other Tuesday!
Listen. Wonder. Discover!

You can also find our episodes on iTunes and see more cool information from us on our blog, Twitter, and Facebook in the links below!

Bugs&Stuff Cari&Caitlin

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A podcast hosted by Caitlin & Cari, your friendly neighborhood ecologists trying to find their place in the world of science communication and outreach. We want to bring weird science to the general public, help researchers share their science, and simply explore the world around us. We're excited to bring you along on our journey every other Tuesday!
Listen. Wonder. Discover!

You can also find our episodes on iTunes and see more cool information from us on our blog, Twitter, and Facebook in the links below!

    Episode 61 - Love Bugs

    Episode 61 - Love Bugs

    We're back! Sorry for the long break (explained in episode), but today we're coming back with informations about bugs that care for their babies, eat their boyfriends, spread disease, and ruin your car. I promise that will make more sense when you listen to it. Thanks for your patience during our break! We hope you enjoy this episode! For more fun, visit our blog at bugsandstuffpod.wordpress.com!

    • 33 min
    Episode 60 - Catching Up With Cari

    Episode 60 - Catching Up With Cari

    On the flip side of the Bugs&Stuff team, this week we have an update on my time lately and my new start in the PhD program. Expect more updates from that end as well for our grad school listeners! Enjoy!

    • 34 min
    Epsiode 59 - Catching Up With Cait

    Epsiode 59 - Catching Up With Cait

    Welcome back! Today we're catching up with Caitlin and FINALLY learning all about her new job at RiseVT!

    • 24 min
    Episode 58 - Dobsonflies

    Episode 58 - Dobsonflies

    Welcome to the bug highlight! This time we're talking about Dobsonflies! Large, fascinating bugs that are in no way related to flies. They're crazy looking at all stages, but really important to the health of our fast moving streams! Take a listen to find out more then definitely visit our blog to see pictures at bugsandstuffpod.wordpress.com!

    • 23 min
    Episode 57 - PhDecisions

    Episode 57 - PhDecisions

    In case you haven't guess already (by the numerous hints in our other episodes and quite a few tweets), I'm going back to school for my PhD! This was a decision I've been struggling with for about 2 years, but ultimately I could not get a job teaching college students with only a Masters. It stinks, but I know I have the passion and drive to pursue this new degree and get my dream job. Shout out to Caitlin for listening to me going back and forth on this decision for the past 2 years. I can't wait to share this journey with you all! Let us know if you're a fellow grad students or someone interested in grad school so we know how much of this new path we should share on the podcast. It certainly will not replace our buggy fun, but we have shared things about our Master's in the past and it might be helpful to some if I do so for the PhD as well!

    Side note: In the few days after recording this episode (because we actually recorded early for once!), I read some blogs and watched a few videos from people who had a terribly pessimistic view on PhD's and academia. I understand that the job market is over saturated with PhD's, that it's really hard to get a job in academia, and that many argue the high education system is broken right now. This is something I've taken into account when making my decision to return to school. However, for me I have a passion for teaching college students and knowing that they're not always being treated the best makes me want to teach them more. Regardless of how "broken" the system may be, if those of us who see that immediately back off and change their careers/dreams, then no one is left to fix the situation. Our students are the future and they deserve the education they're paying so much for. I'm optimistic about my ability to help make my future courses, at the very least, a worth while opportunity for my students. I'm looking forward to my next four years learning more and working towards my goal!

    • 24 min
    Episode 56 - Reconsidering your skills: An interview by Caitlin

    Episode 56 - Reconsidering your skills: An interview by Caitlin

    In this episode Caitlin asks the tough questions that I struggle to answer. It involves self-reflection, advice, and a lot of thought. So, take a listen, share your career paths with us, and maybe push yourself to explore something new! If you want to chat with us, you can always reach us at bugsandstuffpodcast@gmail.com or on social media @bugsandstuffpod. Thanks for listening!

    • 31 min

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