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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.

Ctrl Alt Delete Acast

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    • 4.6 • 875 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.

    #364 Martha Beck: The Healing Power of Not Telling Lies

    #364 Martha Beck: The Healing Power of Not Telling Lies

    Hello and welcome back to Ctrl Alt Delete. This is a brand new episode with the brilliant Martha Beck, a return guest! I wanted to invite her back on, to talk about her book The Way Of Integrity. Martha Beck, if you didn’t already know, is a Harvard-trained sociologist, world-renowned coach and New York Times bestselling author. She has published nine non-fiction books, one novel, and more than 200 magazine articles. The Way of Integrity is her new book all about being your full undivided self, coming back to your true nature, it's about not telling lies to yourself or others. Martha tells us about integrity cleanses, something that started years ago when she decided to not tell a single lie for a year. I love Martha’’s work because it's sort of science meets spooky; so much scientific data and spiritual stuff also. It’s also the first self-help book based on Dante's Inferno and It’s brilliant. I loved the episode, definitely go grab a copy of the book!


    Buy Martha's book The Way Of Integrity here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780349426020
     
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    #363 Africa Brooke: Are You Self-Censoring Yourself Online?

    #363 Africa Brooke: Are You Self-Censoring Yourself Online?

    Africa Brooke is a consultant, coach, writer and speaker who specialises in helping many people including public figures. entrepreneurs, teams, and individuals with challenges related to self-censorship and self-sabotage. I really enjoy following Africa’s work, her straightforward (yet compassionate) no BS route to helping people examine what is going on with them, establish boundaries and define their values. There is such a genuine curiosity to Africa’s approach which I love.


    In January 2021. Africa published an open letter called ‘Why I’m leaving the cult of wokeness’ which has now been read almost 5 million times. You can read the full thing here: https://ckarchive.com/b/d0ueh0h67mpd


    We discuss this, why she invites people 'into the grey', why uncomfortable conversations matter and much much more. I hope you enjoy this conversation!
     
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    • 46 min
    #362: Emily Ratajkowski: Feminism, Sexuality & Power

    #362: Emily Ratajkowski: Feminism, Sexuality & Power

    Hello, my guest today is Emily Ratajkowski, a model, actress, entrepreneur, and writer. She has starred in David Fincher's Gone Girl, among other films and has appeared on the covers of multiple magazines and walked the runway for numerous high fashion brands. Her 2020 essay for New York magazine, "Buying Myself Back," garnered over one million views within twenty-four hours and was the magazine's most-read piece of the year. My Body is her first book, and it’s out now, which we discuss the book in this episode. If you enjoyed her piece for New York magazine, you will absolutely love the book. It explores feminism, sexuality, power, men's treatment of women and women's rationalisations. These essays chronicle moments from Ratajkowski's life while investigating the culture we live in and its obsession with and contempt for women's sexuality and the dynamics of the fashion and film industries, and the grey areas when it comes to discussing such topics. Hope you enjoy this conversation!




    Get your copy of My Body here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781529415896


    Say hello!
    - My books: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/my-books-90e08b32-dafc-4517-843a-a7c0cecde865
    - Twitter: Twitter.com/emmagannon
    - Instagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk
     
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    • 29 min
    #361 Pamela Paul: The Things We've Lost To The Internet

    #361 Pamela Paul: The Things We've Lost To The Internet

    My guest today is Pamela Paul, the editor of The New York Times Book Review. She oversees all books coverage at The New York Times and is also the host of the weekly Book Review podcast there too. Dream job alert!! She is also the author and editor of six books: including My Life with Bob,  and By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and Vogue. Today we are discussing her new book, 100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet. In one hundred glimpses of that pre-Internet world, Pamela presents a captivating record of the world before cyberspace—from voicemails to blind dates to punctuation to bad photos. It’s a nostalgic, analytic, warm and funny book about the things we tend to forget were a part of our lives, and the things we miss and the things we dont. It’ll have you reminiscing with friends and also feeling grateful for what the internet has brought to our lives. Hope you enjoy this episode :-)


    Get your copy of 100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780593136775


    Say hello!
    - My books: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/my-books-90e08b32-dafc-4517-843a-a7c0cecde865
    - Twitter: Twitter.com/emmagannon
    - Instagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk
     
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    • 41 min
    #360 What’s Holding Back Brilliant Women in Business?

    #360 What’s Holding Back Brilliant Women in Business?

    Welcome to this special episode of Ctrl Alt Delete! This episode was recorded live at Samsung KX in Coal Drops Yard in front of a live audience which was very exciting! It was a brilliant venue and it’s been a while - it felt good to be in person again. A wonderful panel of women got together to discuss the “brilliance bias”, the myth that still sadly pervades our society and work culture, where ‘brilliant’ is often seen as a male trait. I am grateful to Samsung for being so transparent and honest in this conversation, they are looking ahead to where they want to be when it comes to these kinds of discussions and that transparency is key. Many studies (research from New York, Harvard and Denver Universities) state that 75% of people implicitly and unknowingly associate high levels of intelligence (or intellectual “brilliance”) with men more than women.


    It seems slightly crazy to be discussing this but the statistic was so intriguing - I really enjoyed chatting to the panel about the myths and stereotypes around a certain type of person being heralded as ‘brilliant', when actually obviously it comes in all shapes and sizes. So, unpicking this topic, I have a brilliant line-up: Annie Ridout, the bestselling author of SHY; and Chloe Findlay-Walker and Nida Choudhary who both offer interesting perspectives from Samsung, who I'm super excited to be partnering with for this episode as part of its Samsung Pioneers programme. I hope you enjoy this theme, and to find out more, please head to the show notes for more information! Hope you enjoy the conversation.


    Samsung Pioneers is part of Samsung UK’s commitment to championing gender equality within business – highlighting the challenges facing women, and creating a platform which powers advocacy and drives positive change.


    Twitter and Instagram: @SamsungUK
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/samsung-electronics-uk/
    To learn more about careers at Samsung UK, visit here.
    #SamsungPioneers


    *This episode is in PAID PARTNERSHIP with Samsung*
     
     
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    • 46 min
    Marie Forleo (REPLAY): How To Get Unstuck & Figure Things Out

    Marie Forleo (REPLAY): How To Get Unstuck & Figure Things Out

    This is a replay from 2019. Marie Forleo is an entrepreneur, writer and online coach. She has been named by Oprah as 'a thought leader for the next generation'. I first discovered Marie's work via her award-winning online show, Marie TV and podcast where she interviews inspiring creatives such as Brene Brown. Today on the podcast, we are discussing her New York Times bestselling book 'Everything Is Figureoutable' - a phrase and attitudinal discipline that activates your spiritual and emotional strength. It's a rallying cry to tackle impossible tasks, heart-breaking challenges and daring dreams.


    It will give you the courage to act in spite of your fears, the confidence to start and complete meaningful projects and the conviction to keep going - no matter what. Hope you enjoy this episode!


    Grab your copy here! https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780241341056
     
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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875 Ratings

SharonBolt ,

Excellent podcast!

Emma has such a wonderful interviewing style and lovely voice to listen to. I just listened to the episode with Elizabeth Day and found it SO inspiring. The bit about how Gwyneth Paltrow can be a ‘trigger’ for some people and how our success can make people ‘mute’ us because it’s ‘too much’ for them so resonated with me. I love the raw, authentic and honest conversations on this podcast and highly recommend it!

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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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