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Transitioning out of academia can leave you feeling lost and alone. The Recovering Academic podcast seeks to fill this gap. Join us as we navigate various stages of leaving academia and the issues that arise.
||CleanSeason 2 Episode 16: Season 2 Finale||Out of the snow and into Spring! Could there be a better metaphor - This is the last episode of our Second season! And it's packed! - We answer listener question about balancing work and family in the private sector and the best advice we received th...||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Episode 15: Interview with InBabyAttachMode||Today InBabyAttachMode joins our hosts to discuss her transition story. Everything Was Now Open – InBabyAttachMode We know InBabyAttachMode (who we affectionately refer to as IBAM) from twitter and her Scientopia blog.||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Episode 14: Interview with Chemjobber||In this episode, Chemjobber joins the Recovering Academic co-hosts to discuss his transition and his blog. Quantifying the Chemistry Job Market Since 2008 Chemjobber now works in industrial chemistry. He started his job search in March of 2008 and st...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Episode 13: Interview with Chris Humphrey||In this episode we're joined by Dr. Chris Humphrey of Jobs on Toast. You Are More Than an Academic Chris received his PhD in medieval studies from the University of York. His first post-PhD job was working as content analyst for an e-learning startup...||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Episode 12: Perspective||Merriam-Webster defines PERSPECTIVE as: - 1a : the technique or process of representing on a plane or curved surface the spatial relation of objects as they might appear to the eye; specifically : representation in a drawing or painting of parall||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Episode 11: Find Your Fungus||How do you find your happy? Do you have to make big changes? Or can small changes be enough? - In this episode, we talk about figuring out what will make us happy. Sometimes these involve big changes (like moving) and sometimes small changes (like buy..||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Episode 10: Interview with Sara Langworthy||In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Sara Langworthy of, well, just about everything. Team: Do All The Things! Sara is an author, consultant, speaker and YouTuber with a degree in Developmental Psychology. In 2013,||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02 Episode 09: Reflections and Resolutions||In this end-of-the year episode each one of us reflect about our recovering 2017 year and come up with resolutions for the 2018. Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! It is really rewarding for us to feel that we're able to help you cope with.||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02 Episode 08: Burnout and Transition||In this week's episode, we're discussing burnout and transitioning. We all think that once we've made our decision that all our problems will be solved. We'll take all that energy we spent on fretting over leaving and put it into side projects.||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02 Episode 07: Interview with Chall||We’re joined by Chall (@challdreams) who left academia behind as a postdoc and currently a Project Coordinator in pediatric cancer via a job in pharma quality control science. Getting out of the Gray Zone||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02 Episode 06: Interview with Jennifer Polk||In today's episode, we talk with Jennifer Polk of PhD to Life. She's a life coach and entrepreneur and has a PhD in History. Everyone Feels This Way Sometimes We ask Jen about her transition out of academia and into entrepreneur life.||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02 Episode 05: Identifying skills||You always hear about transferable skills—and how PhDs have them. But how do you identify them? How do you know what skills to develop? In this episode, we discuss how you can identify them and how to develop them. What's Your Super Power?||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Episode 04: Interview with Ian||This week we interview (interrogate?) Ian about his recent transition outside of academia. The Many Hats that Ian Wears... Ian shares his venture outside of academia in which he fills a bunch of roles. His current day job is a lab manager with a comp...||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Episode 03: Interview with Doctor_PMS||In this week's episode, Ian and Amanda interview Cleyde to get the in-depth story of her experience as a recovering academic. Cleyde's Advice: Have a Plan Cleyde talks about her reasons for leaving academia,||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Episode 02: Interview with Amanda||This season we will interview other recovering academics, so it's only fair that we turn the mic on ourselves first. In this episode, Amanda is interviewed by Ian and Cleyde. Revelations in Amanda's Career...||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Episode 01: Interview with Hello PhD||We're back! This season, we will interview academics and recovering academics. We're starting this season off with interviewing the hosts of Hello PhD, Joshua Hall and Daniel Arneman. - Hello PhD and the Recovering Academic share a common desire to t||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2: Trailer||We're coming back for Season 2 on August 22nd! Curious about what this means for our podcast? Listen to our Season 2 trailer and find out!||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Respeta la Siesta||In this episode, we discuss the importance of taking breaks. Breaks come in many forms and in different durations—from just an hour to a weekend to a full week (or more!). Preventing burnout and recharging yourself are vital no matter where you are in||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: (Lack of) Regret and the PhD||In this episode, we discuss if we regret doing a PhD and what advice we would give our younger selves. Many times we focus in on the microlevel—what results will this experiment bring, what publications will we get—and forget to look at the macrolev||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Are You Still a Scientist?||In this episode, we discuss the elephant in the room: Are you still a scientist after you leave academia? After spending a decade or more identifying as a scientist, deciding to leave may academia may be mean more than abandoning a culture—it may mean||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Telling Your Transition Story||Note: This episode originally had a file error when uploaded. We've corrected it. You can re-download the corrected version now. Thanks for supporting the Recovering Academic Podcast! - In this episode, we discuss how to tell your story of leaving aca..||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Overcoming the Fear of Failure||Getting over the fear of failure. As academics, we are inherently perfectionists. There's nothing like applying for jobs to bring out those tendencies. In this episode, we discuss our fear of failure, what causes it, and how we got over our fear. -||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Twitter for the Recovering Academic||In this episode, we discuss how we use Twitter, ways to get involved in twitter, and hashtags. Twitter can be an amazing tool for transitioning out of academia. If you're wondering where we all hang out (virtually), then join Twitter. For us,||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Asking for Help||In this episode, we discuss asking for help. There comes a time in the transition process where you may want (or need!) someone's assistance. This comes in many forms: talking to friends, reaching out to your network, finding a career/life coach.||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 09: Productivity Through the Transition||Making the transition requires you to take on extra work. Work in the form of side work (a new side hustle), informational interviews, going to conferences in your new field, attending workshops, making different versions of your resume, and so on.||12/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 08: Is LinkedIn Worth it?||What's so great about LinkedIn? In this episode, we discuss our thoughts about LinkedIn. We all know about it as the professional networking site. It has its upsides (at least two of us have received jobs) and its downsides (the somewhat clunky user in.||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 07: Taking Risks||Following up on our previous episode, we talk about things that many academics are not good at taking: risks. How do you know if taking a particular risk will pay off? Is academia really less risky than non-academic careers?||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 06: Investing in You||In this episode, we discuss when to spend (and save) your money and time to invest in your future career.||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 05: Finding Your Identity Outside of Academia||In this episode, we discuss the transition in identity when leaving academia. You've spent 10 years (or more!) inside of academia. Most of your friends might be inside academia. You likely derive a lot of your identity from your work.||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 04: Unique Transferable Skills||In this episode, we discuss unique skills that we gained in academia. When looking to leave academia, you might think, "What do I know outside of pipetting?" ...Just for example. - As it turns out, working in academia we gain a lot of unique skills.||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 03: Turning the CV into the Dreaded Resume||Turning your CV into a resume feels daunting—and maybe even impossible. How do you condense a several page document into a one page resume? How do you make the change without cutting important information? And, possibly most difficult of all,||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 02: The Hardest Part Is Deciding To Leave||In this episode, we talk about the difficulties with deciding to leave academia. We ask two important questions: What made the decision to leave academia difficult? Once you decide to leave, how do you know where to go? -||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 01: Reasons||In this episode, we discuss the reasons why we transitioned, or are transitioning, from academia. Our reasons for leaving varied, and sometimes overlapped, but we all made the same decision: leave academia. -||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPilot: Starting Recovery||Leaving academia in many fields, scientific and otherwise, is the ultimate taboo. In journal clubs, seminars, and laboratories, jokes are made that scientists who left academia for industry or other jobs have turned to the Dark Side.||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Helpful & supportive podcast
I appreciate this podcast and its honest take on the reality of leaving academia. As a humanities scholar who just made the transition away from academia, I do wish the podcast included more voices from outside the sciences. It's such a necessary conversation, particularly in our current social and political climate and with the realities of higher ed today.
Awesome podcast about such an important issue!
Ian, Cleyde, and Amanda have an excellent podcast about the transition out of science/academia. They talk about lots of important aspects of this experience. So many people leave science and not enough people are talking about it. Thanks to them for starting the conversation. Once I listened to one episode, I was hooked and binged a bunch of them!
Great information with some drawbacks
Love the podcast and the presentation of materials. Feels a lot like a support group for those who have left or are thinking about leaving academia. Lots of great information sprinkled throughout each episode.
Because of the support group feeling each episode feels unstructured. Sometimes it seems like they lose the message and it gets hard to follow along and the point and actionable advice gets pushed to the last few minutes of the show.
The sound design and mix are irritating. The intro/outro song cuts out abruptly rather than fades, the intros (and sometimes the whole show) sounds like they are recorded in an echoey cavern a mile under the surface of the Earth, and each of the hosts has a totally different volume/sound quality. Cleyde's volume is almost always on point while everything else fluctuates wildly, it's frustrating to be wrist-deep in work and you're suddenly only hearing a whispering conversation.
With more attention to the sound issues I'd rate it 5/5 but the technical problems hold back a great show about issues few others are effectively addressing.
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