36 episodes

How do we find fulfilment as we pay the bills? In this podcast, which grew out of her previous podcast Work Interrupted, Christina Patterson talks to inspirational guests – writers, entrepreneurs, artists, doctors, comedians, scientists – about how they have managed to build a work life that brings some meaning, fun and even joy.

The Art of Work Christina Patterson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 52 Ratings

How do we find fulfilment as we pay the bills? In this podcast, which grew out of her previous podcast Work Interrupted, Christina Patterson talks to inspirational guests – writers, entrepreneurs, artists, doctors, comedians, scientists – about how they have managed to build a work life that brings some meaning, fun and even joy.

    Julie Bindel, journalist, author and 'rock star' of feminism on the joy of campaigning

    Julie Bindel, journalist, author and 'rock star' of feminism on the joy of campaigning

    Julie Bindel is a journalist, broadcaster, campaigner and, according to The Times, rock star of feminism. For 40 years, she has campaigned to end violence towards women and children. She is co-founder of Justice for Women and her books include Straight Expectations, The Pimping of Prostitution and, most recently, Feminism for Women. In this podcast, she talks about the challenges and joys of campaigning and what keeps her in the fight.

    • 54 min
    Joe Hildebrand, a Managing Director at Accenture on culture change and joy

    Joe Hildebrand, a Managing Director at Accenture on culture change and joy

    Joe Hildebrand is Managing Director, European Leadership and Culture Lead at Accenture. He has held senior leadership positions at BT, has been a management consultant at Accenture and Deloitte and was a Managing Director at ?WhatIf! Innovation before taking on his current role. He has helped to develop leadership and culture in companies across different sectors, from drinks to computer games to pharmaceuticals. In this podcast, he talks about changes in corporate culture, finding joy at work and what to do if you hate your job.

    • 54 min
    Bestselling writer Johann Hari on finding flow and how to get your focus back

    Bestselling writer Johann Hari on finding flow and how to get your focus back

    Johann Hari is the internationally bestselling author of Chasing the Scream and Lost Connections. His books have appeared in 38 languages and his TED talks on addiction and depression have been viewed more than 80 million times. Chasing the Scream was made into an Academy-Award nominated film and an eight-part TV series presented by Samuel L Jackson and Johann was executive producer of both. He has written for the New York Times, Le Monde and The Guardian. In this podcast, he talks about his new book, Stolen Focus: why we can’t pay attention and tells us how we can get it back.

    • 59 min
    Boardroom superstar Margaret Casely-Hayford on good governance and getting things done

    Boardroom superstar Margaret Casely-Hayford on good governance and getting things done

    Margaret Casely-Hayford is a lawyer, businesswoman and boardroom superstar. Margaret was the first Black female partner of a City law firm and then Company Secretary of John Lewis before taking on a portfolio of boardroom roles. She’s currently Chair of Shakespeare’s Globe, a member of the board of the Co-op Group, Chair of the advisory board of Ultra Education and Chancellor of Coventry University. She has been in the Black powerlist for the past two years running and was awarded a CBE in 2018. In this podcast, she talks about good governance, the power of diversity and how to get things done.

    • 56 min
    Anne Alexander, senior political producer of Good Morning Britain, on resilience, curiosity and parties

    Anne Alexander, senior political producer of Good Morning Britain, on resilience, curiosity and parties

    Anne Alexander is senior political producer for ITV’s flagship programme, Good Morning Britain. Anne has been a political reporter for the BBC’s Daily Politics and political editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post. She’s one of the most highly respected political journalists in Westminster, but as a small child lived in just one room, in West Bromwich, with her sister and her parents. They were the only Black family in the street. In this podcast, she talks about curiosity, the power of being nice – and the importance of parties.

    • 54 min
    Social historian Jan Lucassen on the history of vocation and our need for recognition

    Social historian Jan Lucassen on the history of vocation and our need for recognition

    Jan Lucassen is one of the world’s top experts on the history of work. His recent book The Story of Work is the first truly global history of work, from the age of the hunter-gatherer to the present day. Jan Lucassen is Emeritus Professor at the free University of Amsterdam and an honorary fellow at the International Institute of Social History. In this podcast, he talks about the history of vocation, the need for recognition and the myths we are sold about entrepreneurs.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

MissyPK ,

Inspiring

I am finding Christina’s podcasts very inspiring and much needed in the current work mood I find myself in. Just as I did when I read the book How not to fall apart. Thoroughly recommend and look forward to the new podcasts starting soon. I especially enjoyed the one with Rachel Clarke. It has literally put me in a different mindset which was much needed! I feel ready to go back to work after the weekend and continue to help people as best I can.

JessieBoot ,

Work Interrupted [ Rachael Clarke

Brilliant, honest well described personal experience of work on the front line with folk who are not suriviing Covid 19. Positive, truthful and lide-enhancing. I can't recommend this podcast highly enough.

ᴀᴍʏ4ᴇᴠᴇʀ54 ,

Work interrupted

I’ve been listening to these thoughtful and interesting conversations since the beginning and always look forward to a new episode. The latest with Rachel Clarke is the best yet - simply inspirational. Can’t wait for the next season already.

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