The Black Goat


‘Cause You’re There For Me Too

July 12, 2017

Friendships are an important part of life, but one that often gets left out of the conversation about having healthy relationships. Today we talk about maintaining friendships outside of academia - how important (or not?) is it to have those connections, and what role do they play in our lives. Also in this episode: A letter-writer is trying to decide whether to come clean about the p-hacked work that got them tenure. And Simine tells us why she hated getting her first pedicure.

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The Black Goat is hosted by Sanjay Srivastava, Alexa Tullett, and Simine Vazire. Find us on the web at, on Twitter at @blackgoatpod, or on Facebook at You can email us at You can subscribe to us on iTunes.

Our theme music is Peak Beak by Doctor Turtle, available on under a Creative Commons noncommercial attribution license.

This is episode 12. It was recorded June 22, 2017.