In this podcast episode Maria Törnroos and Maija discuss the paradox of academic supervision. A supervisor is supposed to be a unicorn but at the same time, is not being rewarded or incentivised to do the job well. Supervision is considered to be the most essential factor influencing doctoral student wellbeing, motivation and completion. How could we, as a research community, help make supervision a valuable and sought-after skill? Listen to this episode to hear some advice on the topic and pick some low-hanging fruits from professor Jani Romanoff.