Grad School Deconstructed is a podcast that explores the trials and tribulations of graduate school in a new and innovative way. Stephanie Marder and Clark Ausloos share personal experiences, welcome various guests, and interact with you, the listeners, as they navigate both practical and taboo topics related to the graduate school experience.
GSD 017 – Growing Beyond Academics
In this episode of GSD we invite Gina Martin to join us in discussing the idea of personal growth while in grad school. We examine how the range of the challenges we face in our lives not only impact but possibly enhance our grad school experience. Where are those opportunities for growth? Let’s find them together!!
GSD016 - Grad Students of the Pandemic
In this episode, Phoenix and Stephanie discuss how they have been occupying their time created by the Coronavirus pandemic (surprise!! It isn’t ALL dissertation, either). From gardening to gaming, join us as we consider the opportunities for exploring areas of personal interest and self-care as we head into the second half of the semester as “grad students of the pandemic”.
GSD015 - A (Dis)connection is Made
In this episode, Steph and Phoenix discuss the feelings of disconnection we experience as part of the grad school experience. From the ways disconnection occurs to feeling connected once more to the work we love, we cover something relative to your grad school experience.
GSD014 – Rise of the Phoenix
Meet our new GSD co-host, Phoenix!! In this episode, we chat with Phoenix and get discover some of the wonderful things she’s bringing to GSD. We also discuss our hopes and dreams for future GSD episodes in this new era.
GSD013 – Love and Homework
Clark and Steph chat with Dr. Tony Suarez, an assistant professor at Valparaiso University about his research looking at marriage and graduate school student experiences. Hosts and Tony discuss inherent barriers for coupled students, as well as ways to overcome these barriers and have healthy relationships while in graduate school.
GSD012 – Finding Your People
In grad school, you get by with a little help from your friends. How do you find the network of individuals who eventually become your "people"? Join Steph, Clark, and their very special guest, Jose Luis Tapia-Fuselier Jr. (Joey), as they explore how to find friends on all levels through the graduate school experience.