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The tools we use to work have changed drastically, but how we work hasn’t. In this podcast, we explore how we can make work better for everyone. 
Is This Working is hosted by journalist Anna Codrea-Rado and writer Tiffany Philippou. Each week we challenge conventional views about work by taking on topics like mental health, productivity, office culture and even what the modern way of working means for our relationships.
This isn’t about the future of work, this is about what’s happening in work right now.

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Is This Working? Anna Codrea-Rado and Tiffany Philippou

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The tools we use to work have changed drastically, but how we work hasn’t. In this podcast, we explore how we can make work better for everyone. 
Is This Working is hosted by journalist Anna Codrea-Rado and writer Tiffany Philippou. Each week we challenge conventional views about work by taking on topics like mental health, productivity, office culture and even what the modern way of working means for our relationships.
This isn’t about the future of work, this is about what’s happening in work right now.

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    How can we get more freedom at work? With The School of Life

    How can we get more freedom at work? With The School of Life

    Can we actually be free at work? On this week's episode, we talk with Sarah Stein Lubrano, Head of Content at the School of Life, about autonomy in the workplace. We talk about work/life balance (or lack thereof), what freedom at work might look and how we need large organisations to lead responsibly more than ever.
    **This episode is sponsored by The School of Life for Business** The School of Life Virtual Workshops give teams the opportunity to learn these emotional skills together, from wherever in the world they might be. Hosted online, they’re bespoke adaptations of The School of Life’s standard business workshops in a live, interactive format. For more information about The School of Life’s virtual curriculum and a tailored offering for your team email business@theschooloflife.com or visit www.theschooloflife.com/london/the-school-of-life-for-business/virtual-workshops/
    Get in touch with the show: @isthis_working on Twitter and isthisworkingshow@gmail.com

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    • 46 min
    BONUS: Is anyone actually getting work done?

    BONUS: Is anyone actually getting work done?

    Is anyone actually getting any work done? We aren't. We discuss how to work well during times of uncertainty and how it's OK for productivity to fly out the window in the middle of a global pandemic. Get in touch: @isthis_working / isthisworkingshow@gmail.com
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    • 43 min
    BONUS: Working from home

    BONUS: Working from home

    We came off our break to bring you this special bonus episode all about ~working from home~.
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    We want to hear from you because this podcast is all about how we can improve your working lives. Get in touch with any questions you have about your working life. 
     
    Email: isthisworkingshow@gmail.com
    Tweet: @isthis_working

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    • 32 min
    Working it out with the Creative Rebels

    Working it out with the Creative Rebels

    It's the season finale of Is This Working! On this episode, we're joined by two very special guests, David Speed and Adam Brazier AKA the Creative Rebels. Adam and David believe that creativity is the essential ingredient for a happy career, so we couldn't think of anyone better to wrap up season two of the show with. We talk about ambition, success, productivity and a whole lot more so get comfortable and tune in.
    Get in touch
    We want to hear from you because this podcast is all about how we can improve your working lives. Get in touch with any questions you have about your working life. 
     
    Email: isthisworkingshow@gmail.com
    Tweet: @isthis_working
    Links 
    Creative Rebels podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/creative-rebels/id1448695774
    https://creativerebels.co/
    https://www.instagram.com/rebelscreate/

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    • 1 hr
    Money: Are you what you earn?

    Money: Are you what you earn?

    Are you what you earn? Why do we tie our self-worth to how much we’re earning? In this week’s episode, we’re delving into money, status and our self-worth and discuss how this tension impacts our friendships and our jobs. 
    This episode was sponsored by MOO, the online print and design company. The kind folks at MOO are offering an exclusive 20% off at MOO for listeners of Is This Working. Simply enter the code ISTHISWORKING at moo.com for 20% off your order*
    Get in touch
    We want to hear from you because this podcast is all about how we can improve your working lives. Get in touch with any questions you have about your working life. 
     
    Email: isthisworkingshow@gmail.com
    Tweet: @isthis_working
    Links 

    I Want to Be Rich and I’m Not Sorry, by Jessica Knoll for the New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/28/opinion/sunday/women-want-to-be-rich.html Sutton Trust report: https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/economy/2020/01/elite-highest-paid-brits-are-more-likely-think-their-salary-result-hard-work-sutton-trust Tate Head of Coffee: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/jan/29/tate-britains-40k-head-of-coffee-role-sparks-row-over-low-curator-pay 
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    • 37 min
    Am I working hard enough?

    Am I working hard enough?

    On this week's episode, we talk about what it means to work hard.
    Am I working hard enough? What does it even mean to work hard? Why do we feel guilty when we’re not working? Is our attitude to hard work actually harming our productivity? After exploring these questions, we end with practical tips about how to have guilt-free time off and how to avoid relating our self-worth to how much we’re doing. 
    Links
    Not Working: Why We Have to Stop, Josh Cohen: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Not-Working-Why-Have-Stop/dp/1783782056How watching TV keeps me productive, The Tiff Weekly, https://tiffanyphilippou.substack.com/p/how-watching-tv-keeps-me-productive
    Get in touch
    We want to hear from you because this podcast is all about how we can improve your working lives. Get in touch with any questions you have about your working life. 
     
    Email: isthisworkingshow@gmail.com
    Tweet: @isthis_working

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

Parul (London Writers' Salon) ,

Honest, insightful conversations about freelance work

I adore the style of the conversations and the truthful look at issues that many writers face. I would recommend it for anyone looking to explore the mindset and practices of freelance work.

StarCrossedLondon ,

For anybody who has ever had a job

I love this podcast. Anna and Philippa are witty, insightful and incredibly engaging and I have had more than a few “I thought that was just me!” moments while listening. The guests they’ve had on the show have been brilliant and add so much to the conversation. There are also plenty of practical tips to help refocus your view on work, mental health and money. Essential listening and certainly cheaper than a therapist! Keep up the great work.

ilovecolouredvinyl ,

One of the most necessary and useful podcasts out there

I have been binge listening to this as I find it so incredibly spot on as a woman in her 20s working in a male dominated industry (and world) and in the process of reconsidering my entire experience and options. Very good advice on every level - other podcasts on similar topics tend to be quite judgmental and ephasise on hard work and money saving in order to do your own thing, whereas these ladies challenge every concept of the modern working world out there, which is in the essence of changing the way we work.
Would give it 10/5 if I could, extremely necessary and brave. A breath of fresh air in a world full of polluted and outdated working environments.

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