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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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    • Personal Journals
    • 3.9, 13 Ratings

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

3.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

ssiperstein ,

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.

user18462814 ,

Helpful podcast that could use some work

I appreciate the podcast shining light on some of the big and little difficulties of leaving academia. It's helpful to have a wider exploration of what it means to make the leap. I wish the discussions would stay on topic more though. Sometimes the conversation drifts off into thoughts on dating and relocation that aren't relevant to the issue at hand. I find this especially inappropriate during interviews, when the interviewee should be the center of attention. Perhaps if the hosts had an outline with designated times to spend on each sub-topic the podcast would feel more coherent and be more successful in helping listeners. A little more time on sound mixing could also go a long way.

J_Sea ,

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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