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Recovering Academic

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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.

Customer Reviews

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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