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The PhD Life Raft Podcast

May 28, 2023

Yulia Karpova is undertaking her second PhD!  Yes, for her, once though the journey just wasn’t enough!  In this week’s episode we talk about how things are different the second time around.


Yulia is currently studying at the University of Southern Denmark. She also holds a PhD in History (2015) from Central...

May 22, 2023

Kate Henry  is a productivity coach, independent scholar, and author who lives outside Boston, Massachusetts in the U.S.  Kate received her MFA degree in Creative Writing and her Master's degree and Doctoral degree in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  


In this episode, we focus on...

May 15, 2023

David Mendes is the host of Papa PhD, a podcast that shares stories of post-PhD career journeys.  He is also the co-founder of a media agency dedicated to serving the research community.


In this episode David reflects on his own journey as, at the end of his PhD, he chose to look to for work beyond academia.  



May 8, 2023

Stella Duffy is completing a doctorate training in Existential Psychotherapy and her research is in the embodied experience of postmenopause.  Alongside her therapy work, Stella is an award-winning writer of seventeen novels, over seventy short stories and fifteen plays and worked in theatre for over thirty-five years...

May 1, 2023

Welcome to Season Eight of The PhD Life Raft Podcast!!

We are kicking off with a fabulous interview that gives a wonderful overview of the PhD journey.

Steven Segal is a psychologist and academic who also practices as a philosophical counsellor.  His PhD was in the philosophy of Education and his work as Associate...