13 episodes

Inspired by her immensely popular newsletter, author Anne Helen Petersen turns her attention to the wild world of work in Work Appropriate. Featuring guest appearances by the smartest people Anne knows, the show delivers humorous but practical workplace advice for a range of listener questions. The problems may be limitless but so are the solutions!

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 242 Ratings

Inspired by her immensely popular newsletter, author Anne Helen Petersen turns her attention to the wild world of work in Work Appropriate. Featuring guest appearances by the smartest people Anne knows, the show delivers humorous but practical workplace advice for a range of listener questions. The problems may be limitless but so are the solutions!

    My Coworkers Are On My Last Nerve with Lyz Lenz

    My Coworkers Are On My Last Nerve with Lyz Lenz

    On this show, we talk a lot about systemic workplace problems, with roots in rapid-growth capitalism, the gender and racial wage gap, etc. Today, we're doing something a little different-- we're talking about the things coworkers do that are just plain annoying. Lyz Lenz guest hosts.

    • 47 min
    Doing What I Love Is Grinding Me Into A Fine Pulp with Lisa Sánchez

    Doing What I Love Is Grinding Me Into A Fine Pulp with Lisa Sánchez

    "Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life" sounds like sage advice, but it doesn't account for the burn-out, demoralization, constant churn, and low pay of so many passion jobs.

    • 39 min
    Your Identity Is Not A Problem with Morgan Givens

    Your Identity Is Not A Problem with Morgan Givens

    For people who aren't white, straight, cis men, being your authentic self at work can be risky. Even though your identity isn't and shouldn't be a problem, many workplaces treat it like one. We received a slew of listeners' questions along these lines-- from choosing to come out at work, to celebrating LGBTQ+ employees in a hostile work environment, to caring for oneself in the process of asking for accommodations-- so host Anne Helen Petersen invited writer and creator Morgan Givens to help answer them.

    • 50 min
    New Year, New Job, New Me

    New Year, New Job, New Me

    Laura Mariani, a neuroscientist-turned-recruiter, joins host Anne Helen Petersen to answer listeners' questions about deciphering job postings, inquiring about remote work policies, and pivoting industries altogether.

    • 49 min
    When Diet Culture Comes to Work with Virginia Sole-Smith

    When Diet Culture Comes to Work with Virginia Sole-Smith

    This is Work Appropriate's version of a holiday episode! As work parties ramp up, so do small talk conversations about diets and eating habits. So what can you say at the holiday potluck when your boss says she's being "so bad" for eating a brownie? What can you do when your workplace cafeteria has calorie counts plastered everywhere? How can you have a frank conversation about accommodations you need for work travel when you have a larger body? Virginia Sole-Smith, writer of the Burnt Toast newsletter, joins host Anne Helen Petersen to answer all these listener questions and more.

    • 43 min
    Am I My Own Worst Boss? with Wudan Yan

    Am I My Own Worst Boss? with Wudan Yan

    There are plenty of reasons people choose to freelance-- better hours, more money, freedom from all-staff emails. But then... there's often a moment when you look around and realize that you've created a toxic work environment for yourself. In this episode, freelancer extraordinaire Wudan Yan joins host Anne Helen Petersen to help freelancers everywhere become better bosses to themselves.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
242 Ratings

242 Ratings

Kermit389 ,

Love AHP

Love Anne Helen Petersen. Love the sound of AHP’s voice, and the great guests on the show. Also, I love the music!

Sar1919 ,

LOVE THIS PODCAST

I love this podcast. It is so insightful and helpful!! Keep up the good work!!

smturner78 ,

Good show but pointed

The show is enjoyable and has a lot of good points but it’s clearly pointed at office culture and that doesn’t apply to my specific work situation so it’s hard to get into it on a good deal of episodes.

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