In their first ever podcast Julia and Jonathan talk about how many people’s careers don’t go in a straight line, and how this is often OK (but beware of survivorship bias). In the course of talking about their own career paths Julia reveals the costume she wore while bartending and Jonathan sort of but not really promises to play the horn sometime. Jonathan decides to double down on self-serving bias when writing grants.
Theme music courtesy of The Bobby Dazzlers
- Rajini Rao on Twitter: "I get that anecdotes about failing classes in school but still ending up as successful faculty can be inspiring to some. But for immigrants, especially, POC, "failing up" is not an option. We have to ace every test and outperform our peers just to get a seat at the table. https://t.co/01aYmbx67N" / Twitter
- Survivorship bias - Wikipedia
- Jonathan Peelle on Twitter: "Psst! @juliafstrand and I are starting a podcast. One of the things we want to talk about is the different paths people took in their lives/careers—life isn’t a straight line. And it can be helpful to know that things turn out OK. Starting this thread to collect some examples." / Twitter
- Charles Kavalovski - IHS Online
- Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You
- Hindsight bias - Wikipedia