159 episodes

You spend a quarter of your life at work. You should enjoy it! Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to discover the keys to a better work life. From learning how to love your rivals to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again. Produced in partnership with Transmitter Media.

WorkLife with Adam Grant TED Audio Collective

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You spend a quarter of your life at work. You should enjoy it! Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to discover the keys to a better work life. From learning how to love your rivals to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again. Produced in partnership with Transmitter Media.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    How to make the most of your twenties with Meg Jay

    How to make the most of your twenties with Meg Jay

    How important are your twenties — and how bad are they? Meg Jay is a clinical psychologist who specializes in young adult development in twenty year-olds. She and Adam review the science of what makes this developmental period important, discuss the common mistakes that we make, and share tips for twentysomethings (and parents) navigating this tumultuous decade. Meg’s latest book, The Twentysomething Treatment, is out now.

    • 35 min
    Yuval Noah Harari on what history teaches us about justice and peace

    Yuval Noah Harari on what history teaches us about justice and peace

    Yuval Noah Harari is a historian best known for his book Sapiens, which has sold more than 25 million copies and been translated into 65 languages. Adam and Yuval examine the power of stories in shaping humanity’s success, discuss the tension between justice and peace, and reconsider the true purpose of studying history. Yuval’s latest book, Unstoppable Us, Volume 2: Why The World Isn’t Fair, is for young readers and it’s out now.

    Transcripts for ReThinking are available at go.ted.com/RWAGscripts

    • 41 min
    The science of memory with Charan Ranganath

    The science of memory with Charan Ranganath

    Charan Ranganath is a psychologist and neuroscientist who has spent his career studying memory. His new book, Why We Remember, surveys the latest science on the subject and digs into the links between memory and identity. Charan and Adam discuss surprising evidence on why we remember, what we forget, and how learning new ideas happens.

    • 42 min
    Understanding the pendulum swing of global power with Ian Bremmer

    Understanding the pendulum swing of global power with Ian Bremmer

    As a political scientist and founder of Eurasia Group, Ian Bremmer helps business leaders, policymakers and the general public make sense of the world. He gives a stirring analysis of the current state of global affairs and explains what makes 2024 so complex. Ian and Adam discuss the cyclical nature of geopolitics, what’s different about today’s crisis of democracy, and what we can do as individuals to cope with it.

    Transcripts for ReThinking are available at go.ted.com/RWAGscripts

    • 35 min
    will.i.am on AI — and the future of creativity

    will.i.am on AI — and the future of creativity

    You may know will.i.am as the seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, and frontman of The Black Eyed Peas. But his interests beyond music have also taken him down a surprising and creative path — from serving as the director of creative innovation at Intel, to becoming the first artist to stream a song from the surface of Mars, to hosting the first radio show with an AI co-host. Adam asks about will.i.am’s creative process and digs into how he turns his expansive ideas into reality. will.i.am also shares his hopes and fears about the future of technology and entertainment, and the two debate what AI can and can’t do for human creativity.

    Transcripts for ReThinking are available at go.ted.com/RWAGscripts

    • 31 min
    How to be productive without burning out, with Cal Newport

    How to be productive without burning out, with Cal Newport

    Cal Newport knows a thing or two about productivity: when he’s not teaching computer science at Georgetown, he’s writing for The New Yorker, hosting a podcast, or authoring New York Times bestsellers like Deep Work and Digital Minimalism. In his new book, Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout, Cal proposes that we trade current standards of rapid output for slower, higher-quality, and sustainable ways of working. Adam and Cal dig into the data on productivity, debate the benefits and drawbacks of doing fewer things (and spending less time on email and social media), and discuss individual habits and organizational practices for preventing burnout and promoting worthwhile work.

    Transcripts for ReThinking are available at go.ted.com/RWAGscripts

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8.9K Ratings

8.9K Ratings

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Love Jen Garner!

What an amazing substitute guest….funny, warm, super human! Thank you!

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Denise Hamilton Show

I really like the content on this pod and great to have the introduction to Denise. I was disappointed to hear you gloss over the DEI backlash without being honest about the real free suppression on college campuses related to those departments as they shut down any perspectives they don’t approve, especially since you have a front row seat at Penn! Otherwise, lots of great stuff here.

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I LOVE this show and Adam Grant. I’m a therapist and this is one of my favorite shows to get good, solid, factual, humorous, kind, thoughtful, responsible, and interesting content/information. Thank you!

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