22 episodes

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.

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.

    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

    • 30 min
    Should I quit my job?

    Should I quit my job?

    Whether to quit a job is something pretty much all of us think about at some point in our careers, but for most of us, actually making the decision is anxiety-inducing. In this episode, we unpack why leaving a job is so stressful and give some practical tips for figuring out if it's time to quit.
    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

    • 36 min
    Why am I scared of getting in trouble at work?

    Why am I scared of getting in trouble at work?

    In this week's episode, we're talking about a problem Tiffany's been having at work where she's been feeling like she's always about to get shouted at by a boss. Why do so many of us worry about getting in trouble at work and what can we do about it?
    Links
    Tiffany Philippou on why do we need to reach our full potential anyway (The Tiff Weekly): https://tiffanyphilippou.substack.com/p/why-do-we-need-to-reach-our-fullVicky Spratt on #girlboss culture (Refinery29): https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/2020/01/9044921/girlboss-culture-women-workDolly Alderton on I'm In Trouble Syndrome (The Times): https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dolly-alderton-on-that-enduring-feeling-that-you-ve-done-something-wrong-ckl8wpj6s Symptoms of work anxiety: https://www.verywellmind.com/work-anxiety-4692762
    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

    • 29 min
    What's really holding you back?

    What's really holding you back?

    In this week's episode, we get really deep into a problem Anna's been having with her work. We often think that it's a fear of rejection that holds us back, but what if what we actually have a fear of success?
    Links
    Dr Punit Shah from the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath: https://www.punitqshah.com/The Big Leap, By Gay HendricksHow to set goals and actually stick to them, by Anna Codrea-Rado for The Professional Freelancer: https://theprofessionalfreelancer.substack.com/p/how-to-set-freelance-goals-youll
    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

    • 30 min
    Why is it so hard to say no?

    Why is it so hard to say no?

    This week, we're talking about boundaries. Why do we struggle to say no at work (and in our personal lives) and how can we get better at it?
    Links
    Boundaries with Brené Brown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U3VcgUzqiIBrené Brown on the Russell Brand podcast:https://www.russellbrand.com/podcast/85-vulnerability-and-power-with-brene-brown/The best employees are not the agreeable ones: https://qz.com/work/1309735/adam-grant-the-best-employees-are-not-the-agreeable-ones/Why setting personal boundaries is important: https://www.stylist.co.uk/life/boundaries-how-to-set-personal-boundaries-mental-health/329047Dating advice from a matchmaker (Tiffany's piece for Refinery29): https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/2019/12/8737331/dating-agency-matchmaking-reviewAtomic Habits by James Clear
    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

    • 30 min
    How to go back to work after the holidays

    How to go back to work after the holidays

    We're back in the studio after the Christmas break and talking about how to get back into the swing of work after the holidays.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

Catecle ,

great podcast - entertaining and on point

Really enjoy listening - fun commentary, great advice and insightful analysis! Love it.

Jana Kasperka ,

This IS working!

This is a wonderful podcast about work -- whether you are a freelancer or a full-time employee. All three episodes so far included great conversation and practical advice. I love how the hosts draw on their personal experience to put each topic in context.

SarahS-N ,

Excellent podcast!

Great conversations about important topics!

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