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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. What does it mean to be a 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 over 5million downloads and past guests including Alain de Botton, Dame Steve Shirley and Mrs Hinch.

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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. What does it mean to be a 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 over 5million downloads and past guests including Alain de Botton, Dame Steve Shirley and Mrs Hinch.

    #251: Samantha Clarke: Life As A Happiness Consultant

    #251: Samantha Clarke: Life As A Happiness Consultant

    *Please note this episode was recorded in early March.* My guest today is Samatha Clarke, an author and Happiness Consultant. She is a teacher of Guardian Masterclasses and lecturer at The School of Life and expert on work happiness, culture and relationships.


    Whenever I speak to Sam, she always says something that makes me reflect on my work life. She has given me amazing advice in the past on setting better boundaries which has therefore grown my business in turn because I'm less likely to burnout when my boundaries are firm.


    Sam has just released her first book called Love It or Leave It: How to Be Happy at Work, and she wants her readers to find a way to say goodbye to the dread of Monday morning. This guide is full of vital tips and tools that will help you either Love It and find ways to get more out of the job you have or Leave It by working out the skills you have to offer and identify the steps you need to take, whether that's switching jobs, starting a portfolio career or testing a new business idea.


    Love It Or Leave It has been described being a book for anyone who is...stuck in a job they hate; thinking about a career change; someone who may have landed their dream job but is struggling with a toxic workplace.


    Hope you enjoy this episode and if you did, please leave a little rating or review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 29 min
    #250 Sophia Amoruso: On The Evolution Of The #Girlboss Brand

    #250 Sophia Amoruso: On The Evolution Of The #Girlboss Brand

    *Just a little note that this episode was recorded back in January 2020*
    Sophia Amoruso is the Founder and CEO of Girlboss, a professional network for ambitious women. Her 2014 New York Times Bestseller #GIRLBOSS, chronicled her early life as well as her experience as the founder of fashion empire Nasty Gal — and it was also adapted into a scripted TV series that premiered on Netflix in 2017. Sophia is also the author of Nasty Galaxy and the Girlboss Workbook. She has been featured on the Fortune 40 under 40, Forbes 30 under 30, Inc. 30 under 30, Fast Company Most Creative People in Business lists, and named one of Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Women. in 2016 Nasty Gal filed for bankruptcy and in an article on entrepreneur.com Sophia recently said: “In a six-month period, I was on the cover of Forbes, my husband of less than a year left me, and my company went bankrupt -- very publicly. At that time, there weren’t any young female entrepreneurs, or very few, who had experienced the level of crisis or anything like I had. It was a very lonely place to be.”


    I have really admired Sophia’s honesty over the years and her discussion around public success and public failure and what she’s learned from both. In this episode we discuss all sort of things, the evolution of the #girlboss brand, taking risks as a brand builder, and how her idea of success has changed. If you liked this episode please do rate and review ♡ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 35 min
    #249 Sharon Horgan: On Writing, Producing & Acting

    #249 Sharon Horgan: On Writing, Producing & Acting

    Today’s guest is the brilliant Sharon Horgan. She is a BAFTA award-winning Irish actress, co-founder of Merman, writer, producer and director, and perhaps best known for her multiple award-winning sitcom Catastrophe, which she co-writes and stars in with Rob Delaney. She was nominated for two BAFTA Awards and won two British Comedy Awards for her BBC show Pulling which she co-wrote and starred in. Sharon co-founded the independent production company Merman which shot the first series of Motherland which was co-written by Sharon and aired on BBC Two to great critical acclaim. Today Sharon is on the podcast to discuss the feature film she’s currently in called Military Waves in which she stars alongside Kristin Scott Thomas. The film is inspired by a BBC factual series about a choirmaster who selects and trains amateur singers while their partners are away serving in Afghanistan. It’s a really feel-good film, with some very touching moments too. Hope you enjoy this episode and if you did please do leave a rating or review! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 33 min
    #248 BONUS: How To Make a Self-Care Podcast (with Forever35)

    #248 BONUS: How To Make a Self-Care Podcast (with Forever35)

    Welcome back to Ctrl Alt Delete! When I was in LA earlier this year, I did a little podcast swap with one of my favourite podcasts across the pond called Forever 35 at Kate's house in sunny California. It’s hosted by friends and writers Doree Shafrir and Kate Spencer who dive into the self-care practices that we all text our friends about — from which serums they’re using right now to finding a great therapist, navigating the challenges of friendship, and what they’re making for dinner. No topic is off-limits, and Doree and Kate get into it with humour, honesty along with great guests. It’s one of those podcasts I listen to if I’m travelling solo, having a bath or want something comforting on in the background.


    So I hope you enjoy this little bonus episode. We recorded at Kate’s house and had a natter. We discussed everything from starting a self-care podcast, beauty, feminism and why Kate has decided to quit Twitter.


     And if you want more, I appeared on their podcast too, so check out my episode on the Forever35 podcast, we discussed everything from making a podcast into a business to solo travel to mental health practices when working freelance. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 27 min
    #247 Chidera Eggerue: Prioritise Your Pleasure

    #247 Chidera Eggerue: Prioritise Your Pleasure

    Chidera Eggerue aka The Slumflower is the best-selling author of What A Time To Be Alone (Hardie Grant 2018) which has sold over 50,000 copies to date. The book is an empowering call to arms for women everywhere to claim back themselves and focus on the benefits of singledom. In February 2020 Chidera released her follow up book ‘How To Get Over A Boy’ (Hardie Grant 2020) another empowering manifesto and guide to dating men.


    Chidera is featured in Sunday Time’s 2019 Top 100 Influencers list, Buzzfeed’s ‘Top 30 Black Girls to follow on Instagram’ and the Dazed 100 list. In 2018 Chidera was awarded Cosmopolitan’s ‘Changemaker of the Year’ award.


    In this episode we discuss her opinions on modern day feminism; how to put yourself first, and how to get the life you deserve by prioritising your own pleasure. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 33 min
    #246 Frankie Bridge: An Open Book

    #246 Frankie Bridge: An Open Book

    My guest today is Frankie Bridge, best known as one fifth of 'The Saturdays'. Frankie has been really open about her mental health issues over the years and has been an ambassador for MIND after opening up about her experiences of anxiety, depression and panic attacks, following her hospitalisation in May 2012. Having initially dealt with these issues in silence, Frankie has been keen to support MIND in making sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone. Recently, she's been a key player in helping to launch the MIND partnership with Heads Together, as well as lending her support to Time to Talk Day. Frankie launched her first podcast series OPEN MIND focussing on mental health in 2019 and which debuted in the top ten podcasts upon release. I hope you enjoy this episode and if you did please do leave a rating or review. 3 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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