Podcase Episode: Burnout v. Passion — R Voice

Podcase Episode: Burnout v. Passion

Dahlia T
Dahlia T Member Posts: 93 ✭✭✭✭

I came across this podcast episode recently and there was much food for thought.

Date episode aired: March 25, 2021

Description provided for episode:

Burnout is the story of the 20-21 academic year. Honestly, who isn’t burned out? If burnout is a lack of desire to do what you normally want to do, then how should we best think about it, and deal with it? Kel discusses an article by Brad Stulberg about the “passion paradox” and how burnout happens when you get wrapped up in obsessive passion, which is fixation on external validation, rather than harmonious passion, which, in his formula, is motivation that comes from autonomy, mastery, and belonging in your work. Karen and Kel talk about how so many academics have lost access to autonomy, mastery and belonging in their career, especially in the pressure cooker of the COVID year. Karen asks: is it burnout or is it exploitation? Either way: look for ways to reinsert small doses of autonomy, mastery and belonging into your life.

PS: Toward the end, there are 2 instances where the f* word is used. Please do not be offended and give it a listen as the discussion is thought provoking 💭

Unfortunately, I could not upload the audio file (.mp3 format) so I create a zip file containing the audio file.

You are also welcome to go directly to the website to listen to the episode: https://theprofessorisin.com/podcast/burnout-vs-passion/

I am purposefully driven to water the soil to grow the seed that is already planted. 


  • Raj sundaram
    Raj sundaram Member Posts: 322 ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2021

    Absolutely have loved (most parts of) the blog. 🤣 didn't know about the podcast! Thank you!

    (On a similar note, you might love Adam Ruben's experimental error column. He is hilarious and quite accurate!).