Episode 5's conversation is with Cortney Hamilton - someone I met through her husband, who's an old friend of mine.
Cortney is a 27 year-old American PhD student studying at Stanford in California,who still has two years left on her doctorate in Iberian and Latin American culture and literature.
She's definitely one of the smartest people I know, and has a really different perspective on the whole turning 30 thing as she’s spent almost all of her adult life as a student. She’s going to be finishing her qualification just before turning 30, and will be then entering a super competitive jobs market in academia.
We also spoke about the prospect of kids and planning for a family when you’re a woman who’s very focused on her career - and there’s a ridiculous Game of Thrones analogy in there as well.