Technically still just in time for the last of the holidays - a special bonus episode! Here we cover three small mini-topics. First, whether you should get a PhD to become a data scientist (spoiler alert: almost certainly not), delving deep into the culture of academia and our own PhD experiences. Then we share how we decide if we should learn a new topic/technology. Finally, we talk about how to design good data science interviews as a hiring manager. Do we advocate for white boarding, take-homes, and unstructured interviews? Listen to hear our hot takes!