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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.

Our Contributing Editors look forward to hearing your work.

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


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:

#62 - June 9th - Phil Benson (Macquarie University)

Benson, P., Chappell, P., & Yates, L. (2018). A day in the life: mapping international students' language learning environments. Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 1(1), 20-32.


Coming soon on the podcast:

#63 - June 16th - Robert S. Murphy (University of Kitakyushu)

Murphy, R. S.  3D: CG (Constant Gradient) Evaluation System: New Rubrics for Teaching’s Evaluation and for Professional Development Programs.

#64 - June 23rd - Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa (Harvard University)

Tokuhama-Espinosa, T. (2019). Five pillars of the mind: Redesigning education to suit the brain. WW Norton & Company.

#65 - June 30th - James D'Angelo (Chukyo University)

D’Angelo, J. F. (2018). The status of ELF in Japan. In Jenkins, J., Baker, W., & Dewey, M. (Eds.).  The Routledge handbook of English as a lingua franca, 165-175.

#66 - July 7th -  Joshua Wedlock (Macquarie University)

Joshua Wedlock. (2020). Teaching about Taboo Language in EFL/ESL Classes: A Starting Point. The ORTESOL Journal, 37, 33–47.

#67 - July 14th - Joe Vitta (Kyushu University)

Vitta, J. P., & Al-Hoorie, A. H. (2020). The flipped classroom in second language learning: A meta-analysis. 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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