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The College Info Geek Podcast: Study Tips & Advice for Students

By Thomas Frank and Martin Boehme

Thomas Frank and Martin Boehme from College Info Geek dive into the strategies and tactics that the best students use to be awesome at college. Learn how to study better, hack your habits to learn more in less time and be more productive, build a personal brand that will make you insanely attractive to the companies you actually want to work for, and get tips to pay off your student debt fast and start making money. Whether you know your university like the back or your hand, or you can't even find your classes, this podcast will help you become an awesome student.

  1. 1.
    How to Capture Inspiration When It Strikes (Ep. 259)04/15/2019
    51:01
  2. 2.
    The CIG Story: From Dorm Room Project to Full-Time Business (Ep. 258)04/08/2019
    1:23:36
  3. 3.
    5 Questions: Mornings, Quarter-Life Crises, and Dealing with Negativity (Ep. 257)04/01/2019
    1:06:43
  4. 4.
    How to Learn to Play an Instrument (Ep. 256)03/25/2019
    1:00:54
  5. 5.
    Time Is Money: The Poisonous Mindset (Ep. 255)03/18/2019
    52:39
  6. 6.
    How to Build the Perfect Workspace (Ep. 254)03/11/2019
    58:04
  7. 7.
    5 Questions: Instruments, Skill Overload, and Imposter Syndrome (Ep. 253)03/04/2019
    50:41
  8. 8.
    Thomas' Evernote Reorganization Project (Ep. 252)02/25/2019
    45:07
  1. 9.
    6 Powerful Quotes That Changed Our Mindsets (Ep. 251)02/18/2019
    46:44
  2. 10.
    The Search for the Ultimate Note-Taking App (Ep. 250)02/11/2019
    1:13:15
  3. 11.
    What Quitting Video Games for a Month Did to My Brain (Ep. 249)02/04/2019
    42:50
  4. 12.
    Buying vs. Renting a Home: What's the Smartest Choice? (Ep. 248)01/28/2019
    52:21
  5. 13.
    Can We Do Anything About Burnout? (Ep. 247)01/21/2019
    1:11:39
  6. 14.
    5 Questions: Lectures, Audiobooks, and Remembering What You Read (Ep. 246)01/14/2019
    42:10
  7. 15.
    How to Turn Your New Year's Resolutions into New Year's Results (Ep. 245)01/07/2019
    41:57
  8. 16.
    Martin and Thomas' 2018 Year in Review (Ep. 244)12/31/2018
    1:16:14
  9. 17.
    How to Never Have Friends and Be Alone Forever (Ep. 243)12/24/2018
    1:07:16
  10. 18.
    5 Questions: Personal Branding, Depression, and Speaking Like a Native (Ep. 242)12/17/2018
    1:03:32
  11. 19.
    Thomas' Ninja Warrior Training Routine (Ep. 241)12/10/2018
    58:45
  12. 20.
    How to Be More Like Leonardo da Vinci (Ep. 240)12/03/2018
    1:13:56
  13. 21.
    Our Favorite Life-Improving Purchases Under $50 (Ep. 239)11/26/2018
    1:10:47
  14. 22.
    How to Get Out of Debt as Fast as Possible (Ep. 238)11/19/2018
    1:23:21
  15. 23.
    5 Questions: Breakups, Skill-Building, and Sticking to Your Goals (Ep. 237)11/12/2018
    1:01:20
  16. 24.
    The Video Game Episode (Ep. 236)11/05/2018
    54:05
  17. 25.
    How to Fix Your Spending Problem (Ep. 235)10/29/2018
    57:42
  18. 26.
    How to Achieve Work-Life Balance (Ep. 234)10/22/2018
    1:10:45
  19. 27.
    Career Fairs and Networking Events (Ep. 233)10/15/2018
    1:04:00
  20. 28.
    How to Get Really Good at Photography (Ep. 232)10/08/2018
    1:45:57
  21. 29.
    How to Improve Your Fitness — Without Going to the Gym (Ep. 231)10/01/2018
    48:56
  22. 30.
    5 Questions: Grades, Credit Cards, and Working While Exhausted (Ep. 230)09/24/2018
    1:09:30
  23. 31.
    3 Things Martin Learned Almost Dying on a Mountain Bike (Ep. 229)09/17/2018
    58:07
  24. 32.
    Thomas' Top 10 Favorite Podcasts (Ep. 228)09/10/2018
    35:02
  25. 33.
    5 Questions: Bad at Math, Choosing Goals, and Relationship Productivity (Ep. 227)09/03/2018
    1:10:14
  26. 34.
    The Hedonic Treadmill (Ep. 226)08/27/2018
    57:43
  27. 35.
    How Much Owning a Home Will ACTUALLY Cost You (Ep. 225)08/20/2018
    52:48
  28. 36.
    How to Grow Your Social Media Following (Ep. 224)08/13/2018
    1:07:01
  29. 37.
    5 Questions: New Semester Prep, Self-Esteem, and What We're Bad At (Ep. 223)08/06/2018
    57:59
  30. 38.
    An Interview with YouTuber Sara Dietschy (Ep. 222)07/30/2018
    1:10:13
  31. 39.
    10 Apps We Can't Live Without (Ep. 221)07/23/2018
    1:11:00
  32. 40.
    8 Ways to Improve Your Diet (Ep. 220)07/16/2018
    1:01:07
  33. 41.
    Why You Aren’t Successful Yet (Ep. 219)07/09/2018
    1:07:51
  34. 42.
    5 Questions: Video Game Addiction, Time Blocking, and 14-Hour Work Days (Ep. 218)07/02/2018
    1:00:51
  35. 43.
    How to Make Your Life Seem Longer (Ep. 217)06/25/2018
    50:56
  36. 44.
    Our Exercise Habits and Fitness Goals (Ep. 216)06/18/2018
    58:45
  37. 45.
    How to Take Criticism (Ep. 215)06/11/2018
    57:53
  38. 46.
    How to Build Strong Habits (Ep. 214)06/04/2018
    54:59
  39. 47.
    10 Things We'd Tell Our 18-Year-Old Selves (Ep. 213)05/28/2018
    1:01:28
  40. 48.
    How to Give a Killer Speech (Ep. 212)05/21/2018
    1:20:38
  41. 49.
    5 Questions: Social Media, Pets, and How to Choose a Foreign Language (Ep. 211)05/14/2018
    59:06
  42. 50.
    How to Be Good at Everything — The Rapid Skill Learning Process (Ep. 210)05/07/2018
    53:18
  43. 51.
    How to Write a Great Resume and Cover Letter (Ep. 209)04/30/2018
    55:14
  44. 52.
    Morning Routines (Ep. 208)04/23/2018
    54:22
  45. 53.
    How to Get Into Tea (Ep. 207)04/16/2018
    56:06
  46. 54.
    Moving Out of Your Mom's Basement: How to Live Independently (Ep. 206)04/09/2018
    1:06:20
  47. 55.
    How to Buy Your First House, Pt. 1: The Research Process (Ep. 205)04/02/2018
    1:25:22
  48. 56.
    A 12-Step Exam Prep Checklist (Ep. 204)03/26/2018
    1:07:29
  49. 57.
    How to Find a Mentor (Ep. 203)03/19/2018
    47:41
  50. 58.
    The Dip: How to Know When to Quit (Ep. 202)03/12/2018
    58:37
  51. 59.
    5 Questions: Study Music, New Connections, and Winter Productivity (Ep. 201)03/05/2018
    51:12
  52. 60.
    How to Plan Out Your Year (Ep. 200)02/26/2018
    49:17
  53. 61.
    Weapons of Influence #6: Scarcity (Ep. 199)02/19/2018
    56:07
  54. 62.
    14 Ways to Spend Your Time in College (Ep. 198)02/12/2018
    1:07:41
  55. 63.
    Weapons of Influence #5: Authority (Ep. 197)02/05/2018
    53:51
  56. 64.
    5 Questions: Audio vs. Paper Books, iPad Pro for Students, and Motivation Tactics (Ep. 196)01/29/2018
    57:07
  57. 65.
    Weapons of Influence #4: Liking (Ep. 195)01/22/2018
    1:04:39
  58. 66.
    How to Automate Your Life (Ep. 194)01/15/2018
    1:06:17
  59. 67.
    Weapons of Influence #3: Social Proof (Ep. 193)01/08/2018
    1:07:06
  60. 68.
    How to Get Better at Cooking (Ep. 192)01/01/2018
    1:20:50
  61. 69.
    Martin and Thomas' 2017 Year in Review (Ep. 191)12/25/2017
    1:15:56
  62. 70.
    The Nuts and Bolts of Running Your Own Business (Ep. 190)12/18/2017
    1:03:20
  63. 71.
    Weapons of Influence #2: Commitment and Consistency (Ep. 189)12/11/2017
    1:09:47
  64. 72.
    Do You Even Meditate? (Ep. 188)12/04/2017
    1:07:23
  65. 73.
    How to Not Get Hacked: 9 Tips for Securing Your Digital Life (Ep. 187)11/27/2017
    1:05:36
  66. 74.
    Weapons of Influence #1: Reciprocation (Ep. 186)11/20/2017
    1:10:48
  67. 75.
    How to Get Hired: A Look Inside the Decision Maker's Head (Ep. 185)11/13/2017
    1:00:49
  68. 76.
    5 Questions: Video Games, Language Learning, and Thinking Out Loud (Ep. 184)11/06/2017
    58:21
  69. 77.
    How to Crush Job Interviews (Ep. 183)10/30/2017
    1:07:35
  70. 78.
    How to Learn a Foreign Language Independently (Ep. 182)10/23/2017
    1:16:58
  71. 79.
    Social Skills: How to Be Confident in Social Situations (Ep. 181)10/16/2017
    1:30:48
  72. 80.
    What Are the Alternatives to College? (Ep. 180)10/09/2017
    53:43
  73. 81.
    5 Questions: Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Rewards, Alarm Clocks and Social Media (Ep. 179)10/02/2017
    46:05
  74. 82.
    How to Go from Merely Good to Truly Great (Ep. 178)09/25/2017
    1:06:33
  75. 83.
    How to Be a Good Significant Other (Ep. 177)09/18/2017
    1:23:53
  76. 84.
    How to Actually Use Productivity Tips and Improve Your Life (Ep. 176)09/11/2017
    1:04:42
  77. 85.
    10 Essential Life Skills That Every Student Should Have (Ep. 175)09/04/2017
    1:30:02
  78. 86.
    How to Budget Your Money Without Cutting Coffee (Ep. 174)08/28/2017
    1:26:43
  79. 87.
    5 Questions: Early Networking, Cold Showers, and Morning Routines (Ep. 173)08/21/2017
    1:01:24
  80. 88.
    How to Go into a New Semester More Prepared Than Batman (Ep. 172)08/16/2017
    1:13:44
  81. 89.
    Essentialism: How to Do More by Doing Less (Ep. 171)08/08/2017
    1:09:24
  82. 90.
    How to Boost Your Happiness and Hirability with Extracurriculars (Ep. 170)07/31/2017
    56:30
  83. 91.
    Our Favorite Fiction and Why We Read It (Ep. 169)07/24/2017
    1:13:47
  84. 92.
    A Crash Course on How to Start Investing (Even If You're in Debt) (Ep. 168)07/17/2017
    1:12:39
  85. 93.
    The Procrastination Equation: An In-Depth Breakdown (Ep. 167)07/10/2017
    1:02:19
  86. 94.
    Lessons from The Personal MBA (Ep. 166)07/03/2017
    1:12:51
  87. 95.
    How to Balance Work and School (Ep. 165)06/26/2017
    37:10
  88. 96.
    How to Start Freelancing and Land Your First Client (Ep. 164)06/19/2017
    1:14:23
  89. 97.
    When to Change Your Major (Ep. 163)06/12/2017
    54:23
  90. 98.
    How to Make the Most of Your Language Class (Ep. 162)06/05/2017
    53:08
  91. 99.
    The War of Art (Ep. 161)05/30/2017
    43:27
  92. 100.
    5 Questions: Lazy Days, Networking Events, and Productive Group Work (Ep. 160)05/22/2017
    32:02
  93. 101.
    How to Become a Filmmaker (Ep. 159)05/15/2017
    1:03:01
  94. 102.
    How to Create an Exercise Routine... and Stick to It (Ep. 158)05/08/2017
    1:06:23
  95. 103.
    How to Build a Good Relationship With Your Professor (Ep. 157)05/01/2017
    49:05
  96. 104.
    How to Pay Off Student Debt Like a Guru Ninja Rockstar (Ep. 156)04/26/2017
    47:05
  97. 105.
    The Productivity Project (Ep. 155)04/17/2017
    51:37
  98. 106.
    Moving to a New City (Ep. 154)04/10/2017
    59:22
  99. 107.
    How to Live With Roommates Without Losing Your Mind (Ep. 153)04/03/2017
    48:34
  100. 108.
    How to Take Good Notes from Books (Ep. 152)03/27/2017
    33:45
  101. 109.
    Mixing Paper and Digital Note-Taking Systems (Ep. 151)03/20/2017
    38:24
  102. 110.
    What to Do If You're Always Tired (Ep. 150)03/13/2017
    28:26
  103. 111.
    Do You Have to Be an Expert to Start a Blog? (Ep. 149)03/06/2017
    39:27
  104. 112.
    How to Promote Yourself Without Bragging (Ep. 148)02/27/2017
    39:09
  105. 113.
    Should You Take an Unpaid Internship? (Ep. 147)02/20/2017
    36:57
  106. 114.
    The Art of the Phone Interview (Ep. 146)02/13/2017
    29:59
  107. 115.
    How to Choose Where to Live After College (Ep. 145)02/06/2017
    34:45
  108. 116.
    5 Questions on Starting Your Own Business (Ep. 144)01/30/2017
    39:17
  109. 117.
    Should You Pay Attention to Lectures? (Ep. 143)01/23/2017
    36:42
  110. 118.
    How to Keep Track of What You Study (Ep. 142)01/16/2017
    41:44
  111. 119.
    Staying Productive When You're Sick (Ep. 141)01/09/2017
    30:58
  112. 120.
    What We Learned from Reading "Deep Work" (Ep. 140)01/03/2017
    57:21
  113. 121.
    How to Introduce Yourself Without Sounding Boring (Ep. 139)12/26/2016
    34:08
  114. 122.
    How to Make Time for Creativity (Ep. 138)12/19/2016
    33:57
  115. 123.
    Thinking Quickly Under Pressure (Ep. 137)12/12/2016
    31:15
  116. 124.
    The Secret To Being an Articulate Speaker (Narration)12/06/2016
    10:37
  117. 125.
    How to Build Your Vocabulary (Ep. 136)12/05/2016
    30:55
  118. 126.
    Inbox Zero (Ep. 135)11/28/2016
    41:28
  119. 127.
    How to Build a YouTube Channel (Ep. 134)11/21/2016
    1:01:43
  120. 128.
    How to Start Your Own Podcast (Ep. 133)11/14/2016
    52:24
  121. 129.
    How to Study Math and Science Effectively (Ep. 132)11/07/2016
    41:28
  122. 130.
    7 Ways to Calm Your Nerves When You're Meeting New People (Narration)11/01/2016
    12:21
  123. 131.
    Career Pivots, Networking, and Life Experiments (Ep. 131)11/01/2016
    38:07
  124. 132.
    Why the Idea of “Learning Styles” is Wrong (Narration)10/25/2016
    12:58
  125. 133.
    University Q&A - Another Chat with My Friends Simon and Jamie (Ep. 130)10/24/2016
    1:36:17
  126. 134.
    How to Land Your Dream Internship (Ep. 129)10/17/2016
    1:09:53
  127. 135.
    How to Upgrade Your Wardrobe and Dress Better (Ep. 128)10/10/2016
    56:35
  128. 136.
    5 Questions: Motivation Management, Sketchy Websites, and Why We Read Nonfiction (Ep. 127)10/03/2016
    1:05:49
  129. 137.
    Why You Shouldn’t Let Your College Major Define You (Narration)09/28/2016
    9:20
  130. 138.
    Self-Awareness: A Crucial Skill for Finding Work You Love (Ep. 126)09/26/2016
    1:07:28
  131. 139.
    So You Want to Start Your Own Blog (Ep. 125)09/20/2016
    1:12:22
  132. 140.
    The Science Behind Getting Better Sleep (Ep. 124)09/12/2016
    57:09
  133. 141.
    Skill Building, Project Planning, and DIY (Ep. 123)09/06/2016
    56:20
  134. 142.
    5 Questions: Unambitious Friends, Money Saving Strategies, & the Pomodoro Technique (Ep. 122)08/30/2016
    1:03:27
  135. 143.
    Our Habits, Routines, and Motivation Strategies (Ep. 121)08/23/2016
    58:28
  136. 144.
    Inside Our Productivity Systems (Ep. 120)08/11/2016
    55:46
  137. 145.
    Stress Strategy: How to Use Stress to Your Advantage (Ep. 119)08/04/2016
    1:27:28
  138. 146.
    Cultivate Creativity to Study Better and Dominate Assignments (Narration)08/01/2016
    14:39
  139. 147.
    5 Questions: Most Valuable Life Skills, Class Selection Strategy, & Switching Majors (Ep. 118)07/25/2016
    1:08:05
  140. 148.
    The Happiness Equation (Ep. 117)07/18/2016
    57:12
  141. 149.
    How to Stand Out If You Have a Low GPA (Ep. 116)07/11/2016
    1:04:33
  142. 150.
    How to Make a Comeback and Save Your Grades (Ep. 115)07/05/2016
    46:03
  143. 151.
    Achievement Addiction (Narration)06/28/2016
    13:58
  144. 152.
    What It Takes to Open a Coffee Shop (Ep. 114)06/27/2016
    1:02:50
  145. 153.
    How to Persuade People to Support Your Ideas (Ep. 113) 06/20/2016
    43:59
  146. 154.
    5 Questions: Productive Breaks, Avoiding Multitasking, & Intimidating Professors (Ep. 112)06/13/2016
    1:06:31
  147. 155.
    How to Write a Winning College Application Essay (Narration)06/07/2016
    19:02
  148. 156.
    The Path to College, Pt. 3: Becoming College-Ready (Ep. 111)06/06/2016
    1:49:33
  149. 157.
    Why Taking Breaks Will Boost Your Productivity (Narration)06/01/2016
    16:01
  150. 158.
    The Path to College, Pt. 2: Paying for It (Ep. 110)05/31/2016
    1:46:15
  151. 159.
    The Path to College, Pt. 1: Getting Accepted (Ep. 109)05/22/2016
    1:08:21
  152. 160.
    Life at the 900-Year-Old University (Ep. 108)05/16/2016
    1:44:49
  153. 161.
    Philosophy and Love and Stuff (Ep. 107)05/09/2016
    1:08:15
  154. 162.
    How to Learn to Code (Ep. 106)05/02/2016
    1:16:39
  155. 163.
    How Exercise Improves Your Brain (Ep. 105)04/25/2016
    43:36
  156. 164.
    A Giant Boatload of Final Exam Tips (Ep. 104)04/18/2016
    1:16:36
  157. 165.
    Eating Cheaply, Healthily, and Quickly (Ep. 103)04/11/2016
    59:53
  158. 166.
    How to Become a Published Author (Ep. 102)04/04/2016
    59:51
  159. 167.
    How the Heck Do I Study Abroad? (Ep. 101)03/28/2016
    1:08:30
  160. 168.
    Deep Work: How to Focus and Resist Distractions (Ep. 100)03/18/2016
    1:04:43
  161. 169.
    Learned Helplessness (Ep. 99)03/16/2016
    1:14:40
  162. 170.
    5 Questions: Making Studying Fun, Unlearning Bad Habits, & Honors Programs (Ep. 98)02/29/2016
    1:09:33
  163. 171.
    How to Build a Freelance Career as a Student (Ep. 97)02/21/2016
    56:46
  164. 172.
    9 Life-Changing Books (Ep. 96)02/14/2016
    1:11:04
  165. 173.
    Quitting Your Job to Work for Yourself (Ep. 95)02/09/2016
    1:22:40
  166. 174.
    What It Takes to Get Into Medical School (Ep. 94)02/01/2016
    50:43
  167. 175.
    Reading Faster: The Science Behind What Works... and What Doesn't (Ep. 93)01/25/2016
    40:41
  168. 176.
    How to Turn Your Life Into a Video Game (Ep. 92)01/11/2016
    1:09:57
  169. 177.
    The Worst Thing You Can Do for Your Productivity (Ep. 91)01/05/2016
    1:17:45
  170. 178.
    How to Pay Off $15,000 in Student Debt... By Living in an RV (Ep. 90)12/28/2015
    40:56
  171. 179.
    Jedi Councils - No Star Wars Spoilers, I Promise (Ep. 89)12/21/2015
    30:44
  172. 180.
    Improving Brain Function Using Music Created by Robots (Ep. 88)12/14/2015
    58:43
  173. 181.
    You Need to Do a Reset (Ep. 87)12/07/2015
    29:38
  174. 182.
    “How Long Should it Take to Get Good at My Job?” (Ep. 86)11/30/2015
    1:52:38
  175. 183.
    Tips for Speeches and Presentations (Ep. 85)11/23/2015
    33:58
  176. 184.
    Grades vs. a “Well-Rounded Education” (Ep. 84)11/16/2015
    42:16
  177. 185.
    How to Deal with Rejection (Ep. 83)11/02/2015
    28:02
  178. 186.
    5 Reader Questions: Dealing with Setbacks, Tiredness, and Dream Job Selection (Ep. 82)10/26/2015
    44:21
  179. 187.
    Morning Routines (Ep. 81)10/19/2015
    55:39
  180. 188.
    The Power of Storytelling in Job Interviews (Ep. 80)10/12/2015
    43:46
  181. 189.
    How to Become an Animator with Alan Becker, Creator of Animator vs. Animation (Ep. 79)10/05/2015
    56:52
  182. 190.
    How to Get Better Test Scores Through Confidence Tracking (Ep. 78)09/28/2015
    39:12
  183. 191.
    How to Become an Adult – An Evening Chat with My Friends Simon and Jamie (Ep. 77)09/21/2015
    1:41:43
  184. 192.
    5 Reader Questions: How I Email Well-Known People, Note-taking, and Relaxation (Ep. 76)09/14/2015
    34:20
  185. 193.
    A Conversation with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (Ep. 75)09/08/2015
    34:00
  186. 194.
    A Debate on Speed Reading (Ep. 74)08/31/2015
    42:15
  187. 195.
    8 Things I Regret NOT Doing in College (Ep. 73)08/24/2015
    36:40
  188. 196.
    How to Find Mentors – Even if You’re a Freshman (Ep. 72)08/19/2015
    1:01:30
  189. 197.
    Getting Into Grad School and Landing a Job as a Professor (Ep. 71)08/10/2015
    52:37
  190. 198.
    A Master Class on Buying a Car – Part 2 (Ep. 70)08/03/2015
    55:21
  191. 199.
    A Master Class on Buying a Car – Part 1 (Ep. 69)07/27/2015
    1:09:45
  192. 200.
    From Failing Classes to Graduating with Honors (Ep. 68)07/20/2015
    42:21

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