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This is not a traditional career podcast. It’s a podcast for people who’ve looked at their interests to shape the work they do. A top 10 Apple podcast about work, wellbeing & creativity — with 9 million downloads and counting. What does it mean to be a modern philosopher? How is Big Tech affecting us? Is 'manifesting' a load of BS? How do you combine activism with being the editor of a magazine? Award-winning author Emma Gannon has a gentle line of questioning that starts with work, and ends up wherever the conversations lead. Named Best Business podcast by Vuelio, Ctrl Alt Delete is a gateway into new ideas – with past guests including Alain de Botton, Ava DuVernay, Dame Steve Shirley and Mrs Hinch.

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    • 4.6 • 85 Ratings

This is not a traditional career podcast. It’s a podcast for people who’ve looked at their interests to shape the work they do. A top 10 Apple podcast about work, wellbeing & creativity — with 9 million downloads and counting. What does it mean to be a modern philosopher? How is Big Tech affecting us? Is 'manifesting' a load of BS? How do you combine activism with being the editor of a magazine? Award-winning author Emma Gannon has a gentle line of questioning that starts with work, and ends up wherever the conversations lead. Named Best Business podcast by Vuelio, Ctrl Alt Delete is a gateway into new ideas – with past guests including Alain de Botton, Ava DuVernay, Dame Steve Shirley and Mrs Hinch.

    #359 Genelle Aldred: Cancel Culture, Communication + Context

    #359 Genelle Aldred: Cancel Culture, Communication + Context

    My guest today is 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 her book here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780281085576


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    #358 Oliver Burkeman: Embrace Your Limits. Change Your Life.

    #358 Oliver Burkeman: Embrace Your Limits. Change Your Life.

    My guest today is the award-winning writer Oliver Burkeman, award-winning feature writer for The Guardian and writes a popular weekly column on psychology called This Column Will Change Your Life. Today we are discussing his new book Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals, an uplifting, engrossing and deeply realistic exploration of productivity and time management, rejecting the society’s obsession with 'getting everything done.’ It introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing rather than denying their limitations. It’s a big dose of reality, and after reading the book you might think differently about your endless to-do-list with a slightly different perspective, I absolutely loved the book, recommending it to anyone who will listen, and loved chatting to Oliver all about it. I hope you enjoy this episode! x


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    #357 Mel Robbins: How To Be Your Own Friend (*This Is Part 2!*)

    #357 Mel Robbins: How To Be Your Own Friend (*This Is Part 2!*)

    Welcome back to Ctrl Alt Delete, this is part TWO of a conversation with author and motivational speaker Mel Robbins! She is the author of the bestselling 5 Second Rule and The High 5 Habit and in this episode we discuss how one simple mindset change can change your life. We discuss where the inspiration for this new book came from: the fact that even though Mel is one of the most booked motivational speakers in the WORLD she also struggled with the nagging critic in her head, and so she shares with us how she overcame it, giving us practical tools on how to be a better friend to ourselves. Go back and listen to part 1 if you haven’t already before listening :). I hope you enjoy.


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    Get your copy of The 5 Second Rule: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781682612385


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    #356 Mel Robbins: How To Be Your Own Friend (Part 1)

    #356 Mel Robbins: How To Be Your Own Friend (Part 1)

    My guest today is one of the world’s most booked motivational speakers, Mel Robbins! She's an international bestselling author whose work includes the global phenomenon The 5 Second Rule and now she’s back with a brand new book called The High 5 Habit, a simple yet profound tool that changes your attitude and combat self doubt. Lots of people talk about the power of being your own best friend, and in this book Mel gives tangible advice on how to do so. Hope you enjoy this episode!


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    • 30 min
    #355 (BONUS) The Science Behind Manifestation (with The Uncertainty Experts)

    #355 (BONUS) The Science Behind Manifestation (with The Uncertainty Experts)

    Welcome back to Ctrl Alt Delete, in this short bonus episode, Sam and Katherine from the Uncertainty Experts projects are going to give us a taste of what’s in store if you sign up to their three-part immersive documentary experience. In this little taster, we are going to be walked through interoception, a powerful way to sense the inner body from signals beneath the skin, but I'll let the guests explain properly what it is and show us how powerful our minds are. I hope you enjoy and see below a link to get your tickets for the full thing!


    Sign up here, grab your tickets before they run out: https://theuncertaintyexperts.uscreen.io/pages/buy


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    #354: Are You Feeling Uncertain? Meet The Uncertainty Experts

    #354: Are You Feeling Uncertain? Meet The Uncertainty Experts

    Welcome back to Ctrl Alt Delete! I have two very exciting guests for you today, the brilliant Sam Conniff and Katherine Templar Lewis, who are here to talk all about uncertainty, a theme that feels especially prominent right now. In this episode we are discussing their brand new project The Uncertainty Experts, a powerful three-part interactive documentary scientifically proven to reduce our fear of the unknown, reduce anxiety, increase empathy and improve decision-making and problem-solving. In our conversation we discuss all these things, how this new research is pushing the conversation on resilience forwards, practical tools to help us deal with uncertainty (in one of the most uncertain times in history) — I felt so energised after this conversation and I hope you do too. If you are intrigued to learn more, make sure to reserve your seats on the Uncertainty Experts website, you’ll join thousands virtually for an immersive experience, scientifically proven to reduce anxiety. I am personally super excited about this and have got my tickets, I've included the link to purchase your tickets in the shownotes - you can select a time that works for you in November and have three viewing sessions put into your diary at times that suit you. Enjoy the episode, I learned so much from this one!


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    • 32 min

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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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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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