15 episodes

Do I quit or do I keep going? Join Ann Friedman in a series of intimate, revealing conversations with guests Rebecca Traister, Soledad O’Brien, Samin Nosrat, Hillary Clinton, and others about the moments in their lives when they faced that question. Whether it's a relationship, a career, or some other ongoing personal struggle, the answer is never easy. But the wisdom contained in these honest assessments will resonate with listeners going through similar moments of truth in their own lives.

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    • Society & Culture

Do I quit or do I keep going? Join Ann Friedman in a series of intimate, revealing conversations with guests Rebecca Traister, Soledad O’Brien, Samin Nosrat, Hillary Clinton, and others about the moments in their lives when they faced that question. Whether it's a relationship, a career, or some other ongoing personal struggle, the answer is never easy. But the wisdom contained in these honest assessments will resonate with listeners going through similar moments of truth in their own lives.

    Antje Danielson Was Fired By Her Best Friend

    Antje Danielson Was Fired By Her Best Friend

    In 1999, Antje Danielson wanted to start a car-sharing company. But she was a scientist, not a businesswoman, and she knew she couldn’t do it alone. After launching Zipcar with her friend Robin Chase, Danielson had to come to terms with one of her biggest mistakes: asking a close friend to become an equal partner in her company. Danielson tells host Ann Friedman what happened when Chase fired her, and why her choice to walk away ultimately saved the company. 

    • 20 min
    Ellen Pao Lost Her Lawsuit, And Her Job

    Ellen Pao Lost Her Lawsuit, And Her Job

    In 2012, Ellen Pao was fighting discrimination on two fronts: in the courtroom, where she brought a gender discrimination lawsuit against her former employer Kleiner Perkins, and at work, where she attempted to change the culture of Reddit as its interim CEO. Before the end of that year, Pao both lost her case, and resigned. She talks to host Ann Friedman about her decision to keep working to change the tech industry, even after everything fell apart.

    • 19 min
    Charlotte Cho Thought Her Skincare Hobby Could Never Be Her Career

    Charlotte Cho Thought Her Skincare Hobby Could Never Be Her Career

    When Charlotte Cho moved to South Korea, she didn’t have a professional passion or much of a plan. But she did discover the power of the 10-step skin care routine. Now, she’s the founder of Soko Glam, one of the largest retailers of Korean beauty products in the United States. Cho tells host Ann Friedman about how she learned to invest in her company, and herself. 

    • 20 min
    Soledad O’Brien’s Dream Job Wasn’t A Dream At All

    Soledad O’Brien’s Dream Job Wasn’t A Dream At All

    Years before broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien delivered the news to millions of Americans, she was an entry-level reporter in San Francisco. To become the news anchor she wanted to be, O’Brien had to make strategic decisions. She talks to host Ann Friedman about what happened when that first on-air position — which was her dream role at the time — started looking like a dead-end job.

    • 15 min
    Jessamyn Stanley Couldn't Stop Saying "I'm Sorry"

    Jessamyn Stanley Couldn't Stop Saying "I'm Sorry"

    Jessamyn Stanley didn’t set out to be a yoga instructor. But after a death in her family, yoga became one of the few tools that helped her cope with depression. Stanley talks to host Ann Friedman about how she unexpectedly came to the practice, how it forced her to address things she didn’t even know she needed to change, and how she became someone who leads other yoga practitioners on their own journeys.

    • 20 min
    Samin Nosrat Wanted to Be a Writer, Not a Chef

    Samin Nosrat Wanted to Be a Writer, Not a Chef

    Samin Nosrat built her career and her identity as a chef. She studied cooking in Italy, worked at the revered Chez Panisse, and launched her own pop-up catering company to overnight success. But none of this was what she actually wanted to do. Nosrat wanted to write. She talks to host Ann Friedman about how scary it was to push the reset button on her life. 

    • 19 min

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