What do you know about monasteries? Read that like a sneer, like, what do youknow about them? Our guest Prof. Rachel Goshgarian can tell you how to do research there, read up on 13th c. Armenian black magic, and stay in Venice for $30 a night. Not to mention goobers at conferences, Renan’s weird thing about grocery stores, and other stuff we’re forgetting. Thanks to Renan for producing and our entirely new intern Michelle Polton-Simon for co-producing. Credit to the Cocek Brass Band for the music.