Professors Are People Too
By Ali Oshinskie
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Professors Are People Too is a show hosted by an English major looking to find the person behind the Ph.D. Trying to rebuild the professor-student relationship, host Ali Oshinskie takes us on a tour of the professors who transformed her learning experience from lecture-hall lost to office-hour happy. In collaboration with University of Connecticut’s Creative Writing Department and WHUS, UConn’s Sound Alternative, this podcast ventures off the syllabus into lessons that can’t be graded.
||CleanEpisode 6: Humanities Majors Are People Too||The Episode Sometimes when you tell people you’re a humanities major, they look at you like you just said you have 6 months to live. Is life with a humanities degree all that dismal? In this episode, Ali is teaming up with two other UConn students,||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Victoria Ford Smith||The Episode For Ali, the nights before the school resumes bring stress, lack of sleep, and counting of sheep. And the summer before senior year was the worst one. This semester, she’s got a different kind of class. In Fairy Tales and Adaptations,||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Dwight Codr||The Episode Professor Dwight Codr is the typical English professor, nice wool suit, tortoise-rimmed glasses, and loves himself some good British Literature. Ali isn’t the typical English major, she’s got ADD, just declared the major,||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Two: Introduction, How to Get a Job||The Season In May, Ali’s out of here. That’s right, she’s graduating and it’s time to find a job with her English degree. This season, Ali’s hitting office hours to learn the lesson everyone’s looking for but no one teaches,||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Sean Forbes||The Episode So here’s the big reveal, Ali’s not the only one behind Professors Are People Too! Sean Forbes, an Assistant Professor-in-Residence and the Director of Creative Writing, is Ali’s podcast advisor. Week-to-week, Ali and Sean meet,||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Cathy Schlund-Vials||The Person Behind the Ph.D.||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Gina Barreca||The Person Behind the Ph.D.||11/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProfessors Are People Too, Introduction||The Person Behind the Ph.D.||11/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Professors are People Too
A rising podcast star, Oshinskie delivers compassionate glimpses into lives of professors while sardonically narrating the experience of an undergraduate somewhat surprised to find herself interested in class. Oshinskie follows professors from classroom to office hours and walks listeners through a part of becoming an adult that we’re either in the middle of or might have forgotten about: discovering that those mythical creatures called “professors” are, like everyone else, people too. It’s welcoming and nerdy-smart and manages to capture the interests and insecurities on both sides of the lectern.