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The new episode of The Other 51 examines what makes academic writing so vexing
Many of you may know this, many of you may not, but in addition to the Sports Media Guy newsletter, I also host The Other 51. It's a nerdy little podcast where I talk to writers of all genres about their work, their craft, whatever's on our minds that day. I hope you don't mind me sharing links to new episodes here.
Dr. Jenn McClearen, an assistant professor at the University of Texas and author of the Substack newsletter Publish not Perish, joins Brian to talk about what makes academic writing so vexing, and some strategies to improve your writing and time management.
They talk about the crazy coincidence of the both being at the same, relatively small conference in Barcelona and not meeting there, and they discuss the research projects they brought to IACS and their respective interests in Naomi Osaka. The joys of eating in Barcelona and Spanish table wine.
The main topic is Jenn’s excellent newsletter, Publish Not Perish. Jenn tells the newsletter’s origin story and why she wants to make the academy more transparent. She discusses how to deal with the inherent structural challenges of academia, and the importance of reflecting on and trying different strategies and figuring out what works for you.
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