60 episodes

The podcast for early-career scholars in the humanities, hosted by Anne Mahler. Every episode, we discuss an aspect of PhD life, and explore what it really means to do a PhD in the humanities.

PhD Pending is written and produced by Anne Mahler. Logo design by Jerome Kelleher. Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod, or contact us at phdpendingpod@gmail.com. If you like our content and want to support the show, please donate! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4).

PhD Pending Anne Mahler

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The podcast for early-career scholars in the humanities, hosted by Anne Mahler. Every episode, we discuss an aspect of PhD life, and explore what it really means to do a PhD in the humanities.

PhD Pending is written and produced by Anne Mahler. Logo design by Jerome Kelleher. Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod, or contact us at phdpendingpod@gmail.com. If you like our content and want to support the show, please donate! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4).

    7.08 Supervisor Special II

    7.08 Supervisor Special II

    In this second part of our season finale, we talk to Dr Alan Gibbs, Anne’s PhD supervisor, about supervisor meetings do’s and don’ts, communication outside of supervisor meetings, conferences and publications, how to deal with a strained supervisor relationship, submission and viva preparations, and what the relationship between supervisor and PhD student can look like after the project is finished.



    Find out more about Alan Gibbs here: http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/A014/agibbs



    This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or write an email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com.If you like our content, support PhD Pending by subscribing to our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/phdpendingpod, or heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page for a once-off donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).

    • 50 min
    7.07 The Big Supervisor Special I

    7.07 The Big Supervisor Special I

    In this first part of our season finale, we talk to Dr Alan Gibbs, Anne’s PhD supervisor, about things to look out for when choosing a supervisor, what supervisors look for in a supervisee, how to go about approaching a potential supervisor and what to look out for when writing your PhD proposal.



    Find out more about Alan Gibbs here: http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/A014/agibbs



    This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or write an email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com.If you like our content, support PhD Pending by subscribing to our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/phdpendingpod, or heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page for a once-off donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).

    • 44 min
    7.06 Dealing With a Chronic Illness During Your PhD

    7.06 Dealing With a Chronic Illness During Your PhD

    In this episode, Anne sits down with former co-host Éadaoin Regan to chat about Éadaoin’s medical journey to becoming diagnosed with the chronic illness PCOS, and how this has affected her postgraduate studies. We talk about the impact of her symptoms on her day-to-day research, the financial fallout of the medical care she required, and how the PhD worked as an escape to keep her sane during the most gruelling parts of her ongoing struggle with chronic illness. Please note   that every chronic illness and medical experience is different. We do not offer any medical advice in this episode. If you experience any medical issue, please speak to a medical professional.



    Find Éadaoin’s Instagram here: @eadaoinnireagain

    Find Éadaoin’s Twitter here: @ERegan91



    This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or write an email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com.If you like our content, support PhD Pending by subscribing to our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/phdpendingpod, or heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page for a once-off donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).

    • 32 min
    7.05 PhDs Worldwide: Canada

    7.05 PhDs Worldwide: Canada

    In this episode, Anne sits down with listener Virginie Gagné to talk about the ins and outs of the Canadian PhD system. How does it work in a bilingual country? How do you apply? What do you need to watch out for? How does teaching and admin work? We answer all those questions and many more!



    Find Virginie’s Instagram here: @virginiegagne

    Find Virginie’s LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/virginie-gagn%C3%A9-8a00ab7a/



    This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or write an email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com.If you like our content, support PhD Pending by subscribing to our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/phdpendingpod, or heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page for a once-off donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).

    • 45 min
    7.04 Starting a Business During Your PhD

    7.04 Starting a Business During Your PhD

    In this episode, Anne sits down with PhD Pending regular Luciana Lilley to talk about how she started a thriving business while also writing her PhD thesis. Luciana shares tips on how to get your business idea off the ground, and we do a deep dive on what transferrable skills specifically humanities PhDs have that help you become a successful entrepreneur.



    This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or write an email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com.If you like our content, support PhD Pending by subscribing to our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/phdpendingpod, or heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page for a once-off donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).

    • 42 min
    7.03 How We Finished Our PhDs in 3 Years

    7.03 How We Finished Our PhDs in 3 Years

    In this episode, Anne sits down with her best friend Katherine Mansfield-Solanki to talk about how they both finished their PhDs in three instead of four years. We talk about the reasons why we decided to shorten our degrees, what our day-to-day research routines looked like, how we ensured our work-life-balance, and get candid about what we missed out on by finishing in three quarters of the time.



    Find Katherine’s Instagram here: @unbrokenspines



    This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or write an email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com.If you like our content, support PhD Pending by subscribing to our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/phdpendingpod, or heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page for a once-off donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).

    • 42 min

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