Movers & Thinkers: Why A Successful Astrophysicist Still Sometimes Feels Like An Imposter | Nashville Public Radio

Movers & Thinkers: Why A Successful Astrophysicist Still Sometimes Feels Like An Imposter

Apr 18, 2017

There’s a frustrating phenomenon that happens to some people who are very successful. Take Kelly Holly-Bockelmann, an astrophysicist at Vanderbilt: Even after getting multiple degrees and receiving high-profile grants, she says she still often feels like she’s not good enough. And that feeling can intensify the more successful she gets. She talked to WPLN’s Emily Siner during the live taping of our Movers & Thinkers podcast about the dreaded "imposter syndrome." 

This audio is an excerpt from the latest episode of our Movers & Thinkers podcast. Hear more of the conversation on our website, on iTunes, or on Google Play.

Join us for the live taping of the next episode of Movers & Thinkers at Podcast Party, an evening showcasing Nashville Public Radio's podcasts on May 11.