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The podcast feed for Thesiswhisperer.com: tune in for audio projects produced by Professor Inger Mewburn from The Australian National University. Scroll down in the feed for past projects, including 'Academics Talk about The Chair' and 'Your brain on Writing'... Coming soon: 'Academic workers talk about Severance'

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The podcast feed for Thesiswhisperer.com: tune in for audio projects produced by Professor Inger Mewburn from The Australian National University. Scroll down in the feed for past projects, including 'Academics Talk about The Chair' and 'Your brain on Writing'... Coming soon: 'Academic workers talk about Severance'

    Episode Nine: The We, we are

    Episode Nine: The We, we are

    It's the final episode of Severance, and it's really fucking tense! For our final show this season, it's just us: Outie Anitra and Innie Inger, talking about episode 9. 

    So much happened this episode! So many big reveals, and new plot lines opened. Helly has the most Dystopian Cinderella moment, Mark is Ricken's fanboy, Dylan is taking one for the workers collective and Irv only says a single word (but he makes it count). 

    We still live in hope for season two - hopefully we won't be in the break room waiting too long!
    Our office door is always open so please leave your comments in the suggestion box (well, the review section of whatever platform you are on right now).
    Send us an email at inger@thesiswhisperer.com or record a speak pipe message at www.speakpipe.com/thesiswhisperer. You might want to tell us about this episode, your theories about what is actually being done at Lumon or speculate on plot points for season two. We'll read them all out in the last show!

    For more information about us, visit the (Academic) Workers talk about Severance website.

    You can find Anitra on BlueSky and Mastodon as @anitranot
    You can find Inger on all the social channels as @thesiswhisperer

    • 53 min
    Episode Eight: What's for dinner?

    Episode Eight: What's for dinner?

    Worker solidarity is the theme of this episode, and in celebration, we invited Anitra's current boss, Geoff Stringer. Don't worry though - he's not going to rat us out to the higher ups.

    The team dissect episode: What's for Dinner. This is the episode where Inger had to text Anitra all the way through because it was so damn tense. Plans are made, dreams are broken - most importantly, certain people are at the 'find out' stage of the Fuck Around journey. And we are here for every delicious moment!
    Our office door is always open so please leave your comments in the suggestion box (well, the review section of whatever platform you are on right now).
    Send us an email at inger@thesiswhisperer.com or record a speak pipe message at www.speakpipe.com/thesiswhisperer. You might want to tell us about this episode, your theories about what is actually being done at Lumon or speculate on plot points for season two. We'll read them all out in the last show!

    For more information about us, visit the (Academic) Workers talk about Severance website.

    You can find Anitra on BlueSky and Mastodon as @anitranot
    You can find Inger on all the social channels as @thesiswhisperer

    • 45 min
    Episode Seven: Defiant Jazz

    Episode Seven: Defiant Jazz

    You'll never look at mandated company fun the same way after this episode, especially when it becomes clear that inter-departmental politics can get its own body count. 

    Prof Narelle Lemon, who is now at Edith Cowan University, joins us again to dissect episode seven of Severance. There's so much in this episode - the action is really heating up. Milcheck tries his best to keep a lid on the simmering tensions, and only earns himself a bite from Dylan. There is no Ricken in this episode, but he is till present in his absence. 

    Everything seems to be heading in a bad direction - but will worker solidarity win out over corporate oppression? We can't wait to find out.
    Our office door is always open so please leave your comments in the suggestion box (well, the review section of whatever platform you are on right now).
    Send us an email at inger@thesiswhisperer.com or record a speak pipe message at www.speakpipe.com/thesiswhisperer. You might want to tell us about this episode, your theories about what is actually being done at Lumon or speculate on plot points for season two. We'll read them all out in the last show!

    For more information about us, visit the (Academic) Workers talk about Severance website.

    You can find Anitra on BlueSky and Mastodon as @anitranot
    You can find Inger on all the social channels as @thesiswhisperer

    • 43 min
    Episode Five: The grim barbarity of optics and design

    Episode Five: The grim barbarity of optics and design

    We saved this one for Anitra's co-worker and Director of Digital Experience, Joyce Seitzinger, because it is the infamous "bring-your-baby-goat-to-work" day episode. 
    There is also a lot of Ricken in this ep, which gives us an excuse to talk about our favourite academic. Anitra compares Ricken to Yoda while Joyce points out that the comparison works only if Yoda were really really self-involved. Plus, mysterious baby goats.
    Our office door is always open so please leave your comments in the suggestion box (well, the review section of whatever platform you are on right now).
    Send us an email at inger@thesiswhisperer.com or record a speak pipe message at www.speakpipe.com/thesiswhisperer. You might want to tell us about this episode, your theories about what is actually being done at Lumon or speculate on plot points for season two. We'll read them all out in the last show!

    For more information about us, visit the (Academic) Workers talk about Severance website.

    You can find Anitra on BlueSky and Mastodon as @anitranot
    You can find Inger on all the social channels as @thesiswhisperer

    • 52 min
    Episode Six: Hide and Seek

    Episode Six: Hide and Seek

    Love is in the air in episode six of Severance, where inter-departmental politics is platonic. Sort of. Maybe. Bert and Irv grow closer, Mark and Helly take the work flirt to the next level and Devon has a mysterious encounter in the local park... 

    Anitra's work colleague and future novel co-writer Chris joins us this week to dissect the many Kier mystery kinda-reveals. He also gives us a word to describe that spooky feeling of buildings that should be full of people, but aren't. A word we all need after lockdown for sure.



    Our office door is always open so please leave your comments in the suggestion box (well, the review section of whatever platform you are on right now).
    Send us an email at inger@thesiswhisperer.com or record a speak pipe message at www.speakpipe.com/thesiswhisperer. You might want to tell us about this episode, your theories about what is actually being done at Lumon or speculate on plot points for season two. We'll read them all out in the last show!

    For more information about us, visit the (Academic) Workers talk about Severance website.

    You can find Anitra on BlueSky and Mastodon as @anitranot
    You can find Inger on all the social channels as @thesiswhisperer

    • 44 min
    Episode four: The You you are

    Episode four: The You you are

    In this episode we are joined by Inger’s ANU colleague and fellow podcaster Will Grant and we are talking about how no one wants to go into the break room. Like, ever. 
    We dissect Cobel’s (unasked for) freelancing — ‘wet work’ at Petey’s funeral — and whether or not she is getting any stock options. Will disturbingly points out the ways humans are never very far away from choosing violence.
    Our office door is always open so please leave your comments in the suggestion box (well, the review section of whatever platform you are on right now).
    Send us an email at inger@thesiswhisperer.com or record a speak pipe message at www.speakpipe.com/thesiswhisperer. You might want to tell us about this episode, your theories about what is actually being done at Lumon or speculate on plot points for season two. We'll read them all out in the last show!

    For more information about us, visit the (Academic) Workers talk about Severance website.

    You can find Anitra on BlueSky and Mastodon as @anitranot
    You can find Inger on all the social channels as @thesiswhisperer

    • 48 min

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