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Ctrl Alt Delete subverts the traditional career show. Instead, it's for people who are more interested in shaping their work rather than letting their work shape them. The main focus is work, wellbeing and creativity. Hosted by bestselling author Emma Gannon, she has a gentle line of questioning that starts with work, and ends up wherever the conversations lead. Named Best Business podcast by Vuelio, Webby award nominee and named 50 Best Podcasts by Sunday Times, Ctrl Alt Delete is a gateway into new ideas – with past guests varying far and wide including Elizabeth Gilbert, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Jacqueline Wilson, Lena Dunham, Julia Cameron, Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, Ava DuVernay, Gillian Anderson and Mrs Hinch.
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Ctrl Alt Delete Emma Gannon

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    • 4.6 • 85 Ratings

Ctrl Alt Delete subverts the traditional career show. Instead, it's for people who are more interested in shaping their work rather than letting their work shape them. The main focus is work, wellbeing and creativity. Hosted by bestselling author Emma Gannon, she has a gentle line of questioning that starts with work, and ends up wherever the conversations lead. Named Best Business podcast by Vuelio, Webby award nominee and named 50 Best Podcasts by Sunday Times, Ctrl Alt Delete is a gateway into new ideas – with past guests varying far and wide including Elizabeth Gilbert, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Jacqueline Wilson, Lena Dunham, Julia Cameron, Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, Ava DuVernay, Gillian Anderson and Mrs Hinch.
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    Meg Mason (Replay): From Almost Binning Her Book, To Bestseller

    Meg Mason (Replay): From Almost Binning Her Book, To Bestseller

    This was recorded in 2021. My guest today is Meg Mason, author of several books including the recent instant Sunday Times bestseller Sorrow and Bliss. She began her career at the Financial Times and The Times of London and has been a regular columnist for GQ, ELLE and Vogue. I absolutely loved Sorrow & Bliss and reached out to Meg's team as soon as I finished reading it. The quote on the cover from Anne Patchett says: ‘'I was making a list of all the people I wanted to send it to, until I realised that I wanted to send it to everyone I know’ which is how I feel having gifted it to a few friends because I just want everyone to read it so I can talk more about it. It’s a Gen X coming of age, mental health love story that will rip you apart and piece you back together. This was a real treat getting to chat to Meg, I hope you enjoy this chat!

    Read Sorrow & Bliss: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781474622998My Substack page, come and say hi: https://thehyphen.substack.com/My books: https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannonBooks mentioned on Ctrl Alt Delete podcast: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/books-mentioned-on-ctrl-alt-delete-podcastTwitter: Twitter.com/emmagannonInstagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk

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    • 40 min
    Genelle Aldred (Replay): How To Communicate Like a Pro

    Genelle Aldred (Replay): How To Communicate Like a Pro

    This episode was recorded in 2021. Genelle Aldred, newsreader, communication expert, and now author who has worked as a journalist at many of the UK largest broadcasting organisations for over a decade, including BBC, ITV and ITN. In this episode we discuss her debut book Communicate for Change: Creating Justice in a World of Bias unpicking some of its fascinating themes: how to make a positive difference, how to think for yourself, how to have better conversations and how to recognise our own biases and blind spots. This book encouraged me to ask better questions and question my own assumptions, breaking away from singular narratives and monolithic thinking. Hope you enjoy this conversation about how it’s OK to agree to disagree in conversation and how it’s important to not shy away from other peoples truth in order to see how other people around us think. Here is the episode with Genelle!

    Grab a copy of Genelle's book here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780281085576My Substack page, come and say hi: https://thehyphen.substack.com/My books: https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannonBooks mentioned on Ctrl Alt Delete podcast: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/books-mentioned-on-ctrl-alt-delete-podcastTwitter: Twitter.com/emmagannonInstagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk


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    • 39 min
    Goodbye Ctrl Alt Delete! A Final Voicenote from Emma 🎙

    Goodbye Ctrl Alt Delete! A Final Voicenote from Emma 🎙

    A raw and imperfect voicenote to say goodbye. No frills, just a huge heartfelt thanks.
    Thank you so much for being here. It's been a wonderful way to spend the last 6 years, making this podcast for you.
    Ctrl Alt Delete may have reached its natural end but I'll be back podcasting in other ways one day I'm sure.
    In the meantime, come and say hi over on my Substack page where I'll be sharing insights, writing and interviews over there instead.
    >>> thehyphen.substack.com
    THANK YOU and love you all. 3

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    • 4 min
    Samantha Clarke (Replay): Life As A Happiness Consultant

    Samantha Clarke (Replay): Life As A Happiness Consultant

    This is replay of an episode recorded in early 2020. My guest today is Samatha Clarke, an author and Happiness Consultant. She is a teacher of Guardian Masterclasses and lecturer at The School of Life and expert on work happiness, culture and relationships. Whenever I speak to Sam, she always says something that makes me reflect on my work life. She has given me amazing advice in the past on setting better boundaries which has therefore grown my business in turn because I'm less likely to burnout when my boundaries are firm. Sam has just released her first book called Love It or Leave It: How to Be Happy at Work, and she wants her readers to find a way to say goodbye to the dread of Monday morning. This guide is full of vital tips and tools that will help you either Love It and find ways to get more out of the job you have or Leave It by working out the skills you have to offer and identify the steps you need to take, whether that's switching jobs, starting a portfolio career or testing a new business idea.
    Hope you enjoy this episode and if you did, please leave a little rating or review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you!

    Read Sam's book 'Love It Or Leave It": https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781913068080My Substack page, come and say hi: https://thehyphen.substack.com/My books: https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannonBooks mentioned on Ctrl Alt Delete podcast: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/books-mentioned-on-ctrl-alt-delete-podcastTwitter: Twitter.com/emmagannonInstagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk

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    • 27 min
    Dr Emma Hepburn (Replay): How To Have A Happy Brain

    Dr Emma Hepburn (Replay): How To Have A Happy Brain

    Today's replay episode is the brilliant psychologist Dr Emma Hepburn. She has over 15 years experience of working with and treating mental health difficulties. She is also someone I've followed on Instagram for years (@thepsychologymum on Instagram). In this episode we talk about her book A Toolkit for Modern Life: 53 Ways to Look After Your Mind). She shows how we can understand our own brains better and be more self-compassionate. She is all about about bringing psychology to people beyond the clinic. She is also the author of A Toolkit for Happiness and has a new book out soon called A Toolkit for Your Emotions: 53 ways to feel better which is out inJjanuary 2023. Hope you enjoy this episode!

    Emma's Toolkit books here: https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/dr-emma-hepburn@psychologymum Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/thepsychologymum/?hl=enMy Substack page, come and say hi: https://thehyphen.substack.com/My books: https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannonBooks mentioned on Ctrl Alt Delete podcast: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/books-mentioned-on-ctrl-alt-delete-podcastTwitter: Twitter.com/emmagannonInstagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk

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    • 30 min
    Sophie Heawood (Replay): What To Expect When You Weren't Expecting To Be Expecting

    Sophie Heawood (Replay): What To Expect When You Weren't Expecting To Be Expecting

    My guest today is the brilliant Sophie Heawood. I've followed Sophie's work for years, I've loved her columns and celebrity interviews in the Guardian, VICE and her brilliant newsletter The Sophist. In this episode, we discuss her first book The Hungover Games, a beautiful funny open-hearted memoir about single motherhood and what to expect when you weren't expecting to be expecting. I read it in a day and I think you will also love it. Hope your enjoy!

    Read Sophie Heawood's book: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781784707644My Substack page, come and say hi: https://thehyphen.substack.com/My books: https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannonBooks mentioned on Ctrl Alt Delete podcast: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/books-mentioned-on-ctrl-alt-delete-podcastTwitter: Twitter.com/emmagannonInstagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk
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    • 34 min

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85 Ratings

85 Ratings

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Great podcast ... highly recommend
Emma brings such good insights to her topics. The way she asks the right questions is so interesting to listen to - thanks

Peta from Melbourne ,

Inspiring and relevant

I’ve listened to almost every episode of this podcast and it’s safe to say I find Emma’s conversations with creatives to be incredibly inspiring. The advice is relatable and practical and convinced me to start pursuing my own writing career. The variety of guests gives me insight into a wealth of different aspects of the creative lifestyle and how everyone can create their own career path.

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Authentically unapologetic.

The way Emma presents and talks to her guests is so down-to-earth and natural. The topics covered are relevant and never fail to inspire me and make me feel less alone.
Highly recommended for those who feel overwhelmed by modern life and just need someone to bring them back to earth.

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