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About the ‘Cast

Joshua Hall and Daniel Arneman first met in 2002 during their grad school admissions interview.  Over drinks at the end of the day, they scrutinized the pros and cons of each school they’d seen and despaired of ever making the “right” choice.

They ended up choosing the same graduate program, and over the next ten years faced more impossible decisions covering all the highs and lows of graduate school and careers in science.

Looking back at the countless conversations that helped guide their paths, they wanted to ease the way for students, postdocs, faculty, and scientists that navigate these same hard questions every day.

The Hello PhD podcast is your chance to join those late-night conversations about life and lab.  So grab a drink, bring your burning questions, and let’s talk!


The intro music is performed by the Doug Largent Trio. You can hear them live around the Raleigh-Durham, NC area, or purchase music online at