Thesiswhisperer Pod

Episode Four: Don't Kill Bill

September 19, 2021 Thesiswhisperer
Thesiswhisperer Pod
Episode Four: Don't Kill Bill
Show Notes

Inger, Megan, Anitra and Narelle continue their episode by episode forensic  examination of 'The Chair'. This time we're examining episode four: 'Don't Kill Bill'.

We're joined for this episode by Dr Bertha Chin, senior lecturer from the Swinburne University of Technology in Sarawak, Malaysia. Bertha ups our intellectual heft as a scholar of fan studies and Fandom - and huge David Duchovny fan (he even inspired her to do a PhD in the first place!). 

We enjoy a lot of Bill and Ju Ju time in this episode, although we also find time to sympathise with Ji-Yoon struggling with leadership, Yaz struggling with The Establishment (in the form of Elliot) and Joan letting loose her rage at students who write crappy evaluations.

(some of the sound in this episode is a bit crappy too - apologies. We are all in locked down suburbs, even in Malaysia, and all the neighbours are in lockdown watching Netflix too...)

The Academics who talk about the Chair this week are:

Inger Mewburn: @thesiswhisperer on Twitter and The Thesiswhisperer blog (you can also listen to her other podcast 'On The Reg')

Megan McPherson: @MeganJMcPherson on insta and twitter (where you can also meet her cats Maximum, Dulcie and Mr Fin. ) You can find out more and see Megan's art on

Narelle Lemon:-@rellypops and @wellbeingwhisp1 on Twitter and Instagram - and @rellypops AND @Exploreandcreateco on @Instagram. Visit Explore and Create Co.

Anitra Nottingham (identical twin sister of Inger, which is confusing because she sounds EXACTLY the same - you'll just have to roll with it!). You can find her @anitranot on all the things and her website

Bertha Chin is on Twitter as @bertha_c and Instagram as @transculturalfangirl 

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