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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 8 million downloads and counting. What does it mean to be a modern philosopher? How is Big Tech affecting us? 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.

Ctrl Alt Delete Acast

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.5 • 857 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 8 million downloads and counting. What does it mean to be a modern philosopher? How is Big Tech affecting us? 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.

    #325 Emma Reed Turrell: Are You A People Pleaser?

    #325 Emma Reed Turrell: Are You A People Pleaser?

    My guest today is psychotherapist Emma Reed Turrell. She read English at Cambridge University, worked in business, sales and marketing for 10 years, and then returned to her earlier passion for psychology and mental health. That took her on the path to becoming a psychotherapist and she now runs a busy private practice alongside writing. Her first book Please Yourself: How to Stop People-Pleasing and Transform the Way You Live is out now, and as a recovering people pleaser. I absolutely loved talking to her all about the book, which I highly recommend, it will help you get better at being disliked, help you speak up, set boundaries, re-establish friendships and help you grow instead of staying small. I loved this conversation and hope you enjoy!
     
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    #324 Anna Codrea-Rado: Losing Your Job + Going Freelance

    #324 Anna Codrea-Rado: Losing Your Job + Going Freelance

    Today's guest is Anna Codrea-Rado is a journalist, author and podcaster. She is The Queen Of Freelancing. She writes about business, culture and technology, with a particular focus on working life. and I also really recommend her brilliant podcast Is This Working. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, BBC, Wired, the Paris Review, New York Magazine, the Atlantic, Refinery29, Monocle and many others. Her first book, You’re the Business: How to build a successful career when you strike out alone is out now. It’s a handbook for anyone who works for themselves. It really is a one stop shop for all your freelancing needs: from tricky clients, to managing your finances, the positives and the negatives, why it can be amazing and also really quite awful sometimes and how to find more joy and opportunities as a freelancer and how to stay sane. We discussed lots! Hope you enjoy this conversation!


    Order Anna's book from an independent bookseller: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780753558652
     
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    • 47 min
    #323 Christie Tate: The Power Of Group Therapy

    #323 Christie Tate: The Power Of Group Therapy

    Today on the podcast is the New York Bestselling writer and essayist Christie Tate. She has written for the New York Times (Modern Love), The Rumpus, The Washington Post, among others. Now she has an incredible memoir out called Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life which was picked by Reese Witherspoon's book club. We discuss writing memoir, the grief that follows publishing a book that took 5 years and how the kindness of strangers really can save us. I really loved this conversation, hope you do too.


    Order your copy of GROUP here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781471197871
     
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    #322 My OLIVE Book Launch! (Me Interviewed by Ann Friedman)

    #322 My OLIVE Book Launch! (Me Interviewed by Ann Friedman)

    This episode is a replay of the virtual launch event I did to release my debut novel OLIVE in America in March 2021! OLIVE is my debut novel about a group of four friends, with different ideas and expectations of motherhood. The novel begins with Olive having just broken up with her boyfriend of almost a decade in which he decides he’s ready for kids, and she is not. Her decision to be child-free impacts her friendships too as they navigate their 30s. The wonderful Strand Book Store put on this virtual event for me (one of my absolute favourite bookstores in New York) and one of my favourite multi-hyphenate writers Ann Friedman interviewed me! Ann is a previous Ctrl Alt Delete guest (number #271 if you’re interested).


    In this conversation we discuss why I wrote OLIVE, why I wanted to write about child-free-by-choice character, my writing process, some of the challenges and my writing inspirations. Hope you enjoy this episode and thanks to everyone who tuned into the event and bought a copy of OLIVE, your support has been incredible. If you’re in the UK, Olive is out in paperback in June. So here is the conversation between Ann and I - all about Olive.


    PRE-ORDER the OLIVE paperback here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780008382735


    Purchase the American version here: https://publishing.andrewsmcmeel.com/book/olive/
     
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    #321 Penny Wincer - The Imperfect Art Of Caring

    #321 Penny Wincer - The Imperfect Art Of Caring

    Today's guest is Penny Wincer, a Melbourne born, London dwelling author, speaker, podcaster and freelance photographer. In this episode we discuss her experience as a mother and carer, her writing about work life and creativity, and raising a neurodiverse family. Penny’s first book Tender published is out now. She has also just launched a new podcast called Not Too Busy To Writ‪e‬, alongside author Ali Millar. Listen in as they navigate the world of writing, publishing and creativity whilst juggling the demands of motherhood, caring and other paid work, without losing themselves in the process. Hope you enjoy this episode!


    You can order a copy of Tender here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781529331226
    Listen to Not Too Busy To Writ‪e here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/not-too-busy-to-write/id1550576952
     
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    #320 A Deep Dive Into Cryptocurrency: Nick Jones, CEO of Zumo

    #320 A Deep Dive Into Cryptocurrency: Nick Jones, CEO of Zumo

    *This is a sponsored episode with Zumo.* I've wanted to do a deep dive episode on the topic of cryptocurrency for ages. Nick Jones, the CEO of Zumo (a new cryptocurrency wallet app) was a great person to speak to about this. Zumo are doing great things in this space and I've always wanted to know more but I've never known where to start, where to go or what to trust. For any newbies out there like me who are interested in finding ways to make their money work harder for them, or learn more about crypto, then I think you'll enjoy this conversation. I'm asking Nick all the questions I've always wanted to know about cryptocurrency: what to look out for, where it's headed and how we can get involved in a way that makes us feel safe and secure in the process. For more information on Zumo, just go to http://short.zumo.money/download.
     
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857 Ratings

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Sam

Amazing absolutely love this podcast Emna is a pure genius. Podcast is interesting, honest, inspirational and informative. Best thing ever.

MRKT2021 ,

Great Guests Really Average interviewer

I find Emma to be fawning and agreeable in every single episode of this podcast.
Her questions are poorly constructed and has no natural follow up to what she has just asked about.
My favourite podcasts are the ones where you get an insight into the host and form a relationship with them as you understand their point of view on things which does not happen with this particular podcast as Emma seems void of an original thought.

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Cate Sevilla

Thank you so much for this episode - so relevant and helpful. What you both discuss relates to to my recent work-based, mini ‘existential crisis’. I’m a super average underachiever who is in no way ready to become self employed or have a side hustle but who just needs to make the day to day as angst-free possible so that I have the energy to enjoy the rest of my time and find out what makes me happy outside of work. So much energy can be wasted trying to navigate colleagues but I know there is a better way 🙂

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