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.

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There is sunshine outside the ivory tower
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🇬🇧 English
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2019-11-18 09:47
last episode published
2019-11-18 05:38
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18.11.2019

Season 4: ep 02: Dr. Emily Roberts

Dr. Emily Roberts. Photo source: pfforphds.com. We spoke with Emily Roberts, PhD about their business Personal Finance for PhDs. Emily's career after academia is advising PhDs about finance. One of the key points she made was to how having a sol...
Recovering Academic author
1.11.2019

Season 4, Episode 1: Eva Amsen

Eva Amsen, PhD. Photo from Easternblot.net. Photographer: Rannie Turingan For our series four opener, we talk with Freelance writer, editor and science communicator Eva Amsen, PhD who joined us in the middle of her night from London. Eva got her Ph...
Recovering Academic author
28.06.2019

Recovering Academic Season 4 Teaser

We've discussed our experiences regarding the struggles we faced when leaving academia. So now we want to hear from you! The recovering academic trio is on summer break, but we want to ask for your help to plan our next season! Send us questions,...
Recovering Academic author
30.04.2019

Season 3 Episode 11: Space

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field. Public Domain. Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Recovering Academics. Its mission: to explore different and new industries. To seek out life outside of academia To boldly go where no former academi...
Recovering Academic author
20.03.2019

Season 3 episode 10: Value

In this episode the recovering trio discusses how to ask for more when academia train us not to negotiate/request what your time is actually worth. How do you put a dollar value on your time. Entrepreneur Amanda has so many great things to say, like re...
Recovering Academic author
11.02.2019

Season 3 episode 9: Interview with Gary McDowell

In this week of the Recovering Academic podcast we talk with Dr. Gary McDowell and his journey outside academia. Gary is the executive director of The Future of Research, a non-profit organization created for and by early career researchers to make the...
Recovering Academic author
28.01.2019

Season 3 Episode 7: Surprises

On this episode, we talk about what surprised us the most about the transition from academia to our post-academic lives. What has surprised you the most when leaving academia? Was it the difference in working life? Was it the different feeling about...
Recovering Academic author
9.01.2019

Season 3 Episode 8: Cynicism

Drought Crack Life Survival Flower Desert How to avoid cynical feelings of feeling helpless. "Always wear shorts under your skirt so you can go to the monkey bar" —@ladyscientist Mentioned in this episode: Learned Helplessness: https://...
Recovering Academic author
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Season 3 Episode 6: Holiday Episode

The Recovering Academic trio takes some time to reflect about the past year and make plans for 2019. We also discuss how it is hard to find motivation and focus during this time of the year, but we give some tips about how we can trick ourselves to ...
Doctor PMS author
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Season 3 Episode 5: Career Path

Have you ever felt 'decision paralysis'? With so many choices and not sure which way to go? Hesitant to put all your eggs on a single basket?  Well, you are not alone! In this week's episode we discuss how to define your career path when you leave t...
Doctor PMS author
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Revisiting Starting Recovery

We've noticed that a lot of new people have subscribed to the Recovering Academic podcast. Here's your chance to listen to our very first episode when we started on our path to recovery. Keep an eye on this space for our next episode!
Amanda author
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Season 3 Episode 4: Interview with Dennis Eckmeier

In this week of the Recovering Academic podcast we talk with Dr. Dennis Eckmeier, his journey outside academia and his actual advocacy projects, including the Science for Progress podcast and its twitter rotating twitter account @SfPRocur. This was ...
Doctor PMS author
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Season 3 Episode 3: Interview with Kristen Witte

We sat down and spoke with Dr. Kristen Witte, an exhibit developer at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago Illinois. They discuss their transition story, taking some time away from academia to find what's next and the challenge of getting to k...
Ian author
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Season 3 Episode 2: Adapting

Adaptation. It’s not just a macroevolutionary term. It applies to all of us in our transitions, too. In this episode, we discuss how we’ve adapted to life outside of academia. What changes around you? What changes do you have to make? Do you have to w...
Amanda author
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Season 3 Episode 1: Networking

Welcome back to the Season 3 of our Recovering Academic Podcast! We missed you, and hope you missed us as well :)" For this first episode of this season, the recovering trio discuss a very important topic: NETWORKING But what is networking? And how d...
Doctor PMS author
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Season 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 that h...
Ian author
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Season 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. She discusses her transition to i...
Amanda author
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Season 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 star...
Amanda author
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Season 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. ...
Amanda author
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Season 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 parallel line...
Amanda author
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Season 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 buyin...
Amanda author
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Season 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, she co-founded an organizational adva...
Amanda author
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Season 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...
Doctor PMS author
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Season 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. But it ...
Amanda author
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Season 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 We discuss characteristics PhDs have that might...
Ian author
1.11.2017

Season 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. She shares with u...
Amanda author
18.10.2017

Season 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? All of us ha...
Amanda author
4.10.2017

Season 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 compan...
Amanda author
20.09.2017

Season 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, including her relationship with academia. ...
Amanda author
6.09.2017

Season 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... She talks about the realization that money ...
Amanda author
22.08.2017

Season 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 tal...
Amanda author
8.08.2017

Season 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!
Amanda author
4.04.2017

Episode 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 ...
Amanda author
4.04.2017

Episode 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 ...
Amanda author
21.03.2017

Episode 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 macrolevel—...
Amanda author
21.03.2017

Episode 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 macrolevel—...
Amanda author
7.03.2017

Episode 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 ...
Amanda author
7.03.2017

Episode 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 ...
Amanda author
21.02.2017

Episode 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 acade...
Amanda author
21.02.2017

Episode 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 acade...
Amanda author
7.02.2017

Episode 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. And ...
Amanda author
7.02.2017

Episode 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. And ...
Amanda author
24.01.2017

Episode 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, Twitter i...
Amanda author
24.01.2017

Episode 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, Twitter i...
Amanda author
10.01.2017

Episode 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. We ta...
Amanda author
10.01.2017

Episode 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. We ta...
Amanda author
27.12.2016

Episode 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. How...
Amanda author
27.12.2016

Episode 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. How...
Amanda author
13.12.2016

Episode 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...
Amanda author
13.12.2016

Episode 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...
Amanda author