52: Started from the: A 50 episode journey through Skiveo Radio with your abyss peering-over host, Amina OR a roundup for new listeners and stupendous nostalgia for old ones (Part 2/2)

51: Started from the: A 50 episode journey through Skiveo Radio with your abyss peering-over host, Amina OR a roundup for new listeners and stupendous nostalgia for old ones (Part 1/2)

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[All this is not to be annoying or to brag, especially seeing as how absurd bragging is—nothing occurs individually. If you listen to this week’s show, you’ll get why I’m doing this.] _ I’m so flying-too-close-to-the-sun grateful for your having joined me on this weird, indulgent, documentarian, analytical, and community-forming journey through college’s end and post-college’s beginning. That’s sappy. Thank you for peering over this deep long abyss with me. That’s dark. _ In all seriousness, I spent years, as you did, in grade school and high school surrounded by humans. In college, for me at least, there were also several humans but I at times fled to spaces with many fewer humans or zero. After college, having changed my major again, except this time it wasn’t a major as much as it was a professional direction or lack of direction and this time there was no security of deans and bureaucracy and privilege, I saw an opportunity. I saw someone my age, except wildly more successful, with a podcast. So, I thought I can do that. If there is one thing Princeton has taught me, it’s that the seemingly unlikely, those deep in the margins, so down hardly anyone can see them, can effect miraculous things. _ I also thought I could finally do what I had shied away from doing. From telling my story. It was one of those narratives that often came in or out of mind space: who would care about my experiences in college? Who am I? They can figure it out themselves. All the rationalizing was powerless against something I may have once thought grand, David and Goliath-esque, lore from the days of old, JFK and grayscale films: kismet. _ Kismet can be Mundane. Silly. Your seeing this emoji of a cat 🐈 is kismet. _ [swipe for your favorite guest; continues in the next post] [a roundup of episodes 50-34 debuts today: titled: 51: Started from the: A 50 episode journey through Skiveo Radio with your abyss peering-over host, Amina OR a roundup for new listeners and stupendous nostalgia for old ones] _ [tag someone who found or is finding their potential after college]

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49: It's not just a sandwich, focusing on standup comedy in your application essay, philosophy over civil engineering and being rejected from 25, I forgot one, 26 PhD programs with Nur Banu Simsek

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The title is cumbersome so I can forgo a summary, right.

For Nur Banu's blog, “In the Belly of the Fish”, click here.

For Jia Jiang's TED talk, “What I Learned from 100 Days of Rejection”, click here.

And for the research showing that 91.4% of the worries of a sample of individuals with GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) did not come to fruition, click here.

For my labor of love, "97 Science-Backed Tips for Improved Productivity and Creativity", available on Medium, click here.

To echo one or both of the McClure Twins, that subscribe button is just waiting for you to hit it. And those three dots in the corner are begging for attention as well. But not me. I don't beg. I'm above that. And so are you. A quote that hit me this week: "That which we accept for the least of us applies to all of us." -Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Another: “They call them ‘developing countries’ because ‘countries struggling to recover from being ruthlessly pillaged and systematically destabilized’ doesn’t have the same ring.” - Bunmi Laditan

37: JourneyofaKhalifah: The irony of climate change and the isolation of UNEMPLOYMENT with Mona

37: The irony of climate change and the isolation of unemployment with Mona (@journeyofakhalifah)

I’m not for the animal testing but the reference for the estimated ability to detect a trillion inputs is herein:

“On the Dimensionality of Odor Space” by Meister

Podcast episode on which Mona previously spoke with Suhaib Webb

Last legitimate threat to a “hegemonic monoculture” by Eeman Abbasi

Celeste Headlee’s comment about Henry Higgins’ “My Fair Lady”

Curious Awareness: the solution to breaking bad habits by Judson Brewer

The power of originals: TED talk by Adam Grant, author of “Originals”