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Lost in Citations

An audio journal

In March 2020, Jonathan Shachter began a podcast called "Lost in Citations", intending to make contact with academics whom he had cited in his research articles. Joined by Chris Haswell in April 2020, this team of enthusiastic academics and online material creators seeks to form a new way for academics, educators, and free-thinkers to connect and share their work. is an audio journal - we want voices from all levels of academia to have a platform upon which to share ideas. We invite submissions of your interviews with other academics.

Find out more information on our Guide for Contributors page.

You can view the works of our Contributors here.

As the ocean of citations becomes deeper by the day, let's get lost together and learn something new.

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Including their profiles, links to their academic homepages, and interview keywords to help you choose which interviews you would like to listen to.

On this week's podcast:

#91 - January 19th - Julija Knezevic (Kansai University) 

Knezevic, J. (2021, September). Physical assessment: Difference between GCS and JCS, Presentation at the 5th Annual Scientific Meeting, Japanese Society for International Nursing. 

Coming soon on the podcast:

#92 - January 26th - Todd Beukens (

Beuckens, T. (2022). MEELS. Retrieved December 26, 2021, from

#93 - February 2nd - John Hughes (Oxford University)

Hughes, J., & Dummett, P. (2019). Critical thinking in ELT: A Working Model for the Classroom. National Geographic Learning.

#94 - February 9th - Ana Sofia Hofmeyer (Kansai University)

Hofmeyr, D. A. S. (2021). Intercultural Competence Development Through Co-Curricular and Extracurricular At-Home Programs in Japan. Journal of Studies in International Education, 1-24

#95 - February 16th - Kate Maher (Kyoto University of Foreign Languages)

Maher, K. (2021). Reframing silence: Insights into language learners’ thoughts about silence and speaking-related anxiety. Journal of Silence Studies in Education, 1(1), 32-47.

#96 - February 23rd - Shaun O’Dwyer (Kyushu University)

O’Dwyer, S. (2022). Handbook of modern Confucianism in modern Japan. Amsterdam. Amsterdam University Press.

#97 - March 2nd - Sarah Mercer (University of Graz) 

Mercer, S., MacIntyre, P., Gregersen, T., & Talbot, K. (2018). Positive Language Education: Combining positive education and language education. Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition, 4(2).

#98 - March 9th  - Nicos Sifakis (University of Athens)

Sifakis, N. C. (2019). ELF awareness in English language teaching: Principles and processes. Applied Linguistics, 40(2), 288-306.

#99 - March 16th - Sachiko Nakamura (Tamagawa University)

Nakamura, S., Darasawang, P., & Reinders, H. (2021). A practitioner study on the implementation of strategy instruction for boredom regulation. Language Teaching Research.

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Published blogs:


September 2020 - "A podcast narrative: Academics vs. Reality"

Chris uses the contents of 5 recent podcasts to explore the connections between various fields of sociolinguistics, tying the statements of the interviewees into a narrative that develops in the course of a series of long-form interviews, including elements of current and past research to help elucidate the discussion.

October 2020 - "10 Tips for Interview Style"

Jon shares his long experience of podcasting and interviewing to give advice about how to begin an interview-based podcast and then how to improve your style to make the interviews more fluent, more interesting, and more enjoyable for the listener, the interviewee, and the interviewer.

November 2020 - "Advice from successful academics, Part One"

Chris goes back to his first 15 interviews and reviews times when the interviewees gave advice. This advice is professional, academic, and personal, and highlights one of the key goals of this podcast, to help connect people from different academic fields so we can pool our experiences and assist each other. 

December 2020 - "Advice from successful academics, Part Two"

Chris completes the review of advice from his first 15 interviews.

January 2021 - "Research Resolutions - 2021 and the re-booting of research"

Chris outlines 5 promises (and 1 challenge) for the new year

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