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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

    • Business
    • 4.5 • 37 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.

    #347 Tara Brach: Trusting Your Goodness

    #347 Tara Brach: Trusting Your Goodness

    Excitement alert! Tara Brach is an internationally known teacher of mindfulness, meditation, emotional healing, and spiritual awakening. I'm a huge fan. She is the author of Radical Acceptance, Radial Compassion and True Refuge, and her weekly podcast and meditation is listened to by over 1.5 million people each month. We discuss her new book Trusting The Gold: Learning to Nurture Your Inner Light. Her work has had a profound impact on me and I really recommend checking out her work if you are interested in letting more calm and compassion into your life! Enjoy.


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    • 32 min
    #346 Poppy Jamie: The Personal Brand vs Reality

    #346 Poppy Jamie: The Personal Brand vs Reality

    My guest today is Poppy Jamie, entrepreneur, author and presenter. She is a leading voice in the mental wellbeing and mindfulness space, and she’s on a mission to democratise conversation and provide accessible tools for emotional and mental health. She is the founder of the award winning Happy Not Perfect app, host of the chart topping Not Perfect podcast and author of the new book that’s out now Happy Not Perfect: Upgrade Your Mind, Challenge Your Thoughts and Free Yourself From Anxiety. The Happy Not Perfect brand was created to help the stress and anxiety levels of young people. With her mum being a neurotherapist, Poppy decided something needed to be created to help everyone manage their mental wellbeing better. I really enjoyed this conversation all about flexible thinking! xo


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    • 37 min
    #345 Eric Zimmer: Act Your Way Into Right Thinking

    #345 Eric Zimmer: Act Your Way Into Right Thinking

    Eric Zimmer is a behaviour coach, author and hosts the award-winning podcast, The One You Feed, one of my favourite podcasts, based on an old parable about two wolves at battle within us. With over 300 episodes and over 13 million downloads, the show features conversations with experts across many different topics, authors, psychotherapists, doctors, teachers, really fascinating people who know a lot about their field about how to create a life that has less suffering and more fulfilment and meaning.  His story of finding a way to recover from addiction and build a life worth living for himself is incredibly inspiring, and has been featured in the media including TedX, Mind Body Green, the BBC and Brain Pickings. I am so grateful to Eric for coming on Ctrl Alt Delete - hope you enjoy our conversation!
     
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    • 34 min
    #344 Mo Gawdat: Engineer Your Path to Joy

    #344 Mo Gawdat: Engineer Your Path to Joy

    My guest today is Mo Gawdat, serial entrepreneur and former chief business officer of Google [X]. Through his twelve-year research on the topic of happiness, he created an algorithm for happiness, regardless of circumstance in life. He is the author of Solve For Happy - a book about his mission to deliver his happiness message to one billion people around the world. We also talk about his upcoming new book in this episode so you’ll hear some of what’s next and it was so great to talk to him about his work, his career to date and his perspective on how we can all live a life we enjoy and genuinely helpful tips for dealing with life overwhelm. He also has a brilliant podcast called Slo Mo which I recently guested on, I recommend checking it out! Here is the conversation. 3


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    • 39 min
    #343 Caroline O'Donoghue: The Joy Of Writing For Young Adults

    #343 Caroline O'Donoghue: The Joy Of Writing For Young Adults

    My guest today is Caroline O’Donoghue, an Irish author, journalist and host of the award-winning Sentimental Garbage - a brilliant podcast where she talk to authors, fans and cultural critics about the chick-lit books that are often overlooked. I’m sure listeners of this podcast will also have been hooked on the recent Sentimental Garbage mini series with Dolly Alderton called Sentimental In The City where they unpick every season of Sex And The City 'for the great American novel it truly is'. Caroline has contributed to Grazia, The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner, Buzzfeed, Vice and The Times. Her first novel, Promising Young Women came out in 2018 she was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards’ Newcomer of the Year and other awards. Her second adult novel, Scenes of a Graphic Nature, was published in 2020 and today we are discussing All Our Hidden Gifts, a novel for young adults out now, a story of tarot, magic and teen friendship. Hope you enjoy our conversation. 3


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    • 43 min
    #342 Ian Leslie: How To Disagree Better

    #342 Ian Leslie: How To Disagree Better

    Ian Leslie is a writer and author of multiple acclaimed books on human behaviour. He writes about psychology, culture, technology and business for the New Statesman, the Economist, the Guardian and the Financial Times. He co-hosted the podcast series Polarised, on the way we do politics today, and created and presented the BBC radio comedy series Before They Were Famous. In today’s episode we are discussing his new book Conflicted: Why Arguments Are Tearing Us Apart and How They Can Bring Us Together Conflicted draws essential lessons on how to disagree well from world-class experts: interrogators, hostage negotiators, divorce mediators, and many others. It tells inspiring stories of productive disagreements, from the invention of the aeroplane to the success of The Rolling Stones, and combines them with fascinating insights from the science of human communication. I loved this book and found it genuinely helpful in reflecting on how I can disagree better in work and at home. I think you’ll enjoy this conversation. 


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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

GeorgeHallg ,

Different point of views to help your life and attitude

The first episode I listened to was that with Sharmadean of WAH Nails and what an episode it was! I was instantly pumped to relook at what I want from my own life. Crazy huh?!

There’s an episode for everyone and it is a perfect way to get some advice on life and a new point of view! Totally recommend!!

cjgardnerhomes ,

Perfect for the modern young woman

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