16 episodes

Hosts Francesca Levy and Rebecca Greenfield navigate the productivity industry by way of their own experiences. In each episode, one of the two becomes a human guinea pig as she tries to solve a specific work-related problem. Using the advice of so-called productivity experts, the duo tackles obstacles like ineffective to-do lists, overflowing inboxes and unruly meetings. Self-improvement is, by some estimates, a $10 billion sector, but can any of the productivity hacks these experts preach actually improve Francesca and Rebecca's work lives? Follow along with their attempts, insights and missteps, and maybe find a solution that will work for you.

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    • 4.5 • 132 Ratings

Hosts Francesca Levy and Rebecca Greenfield navigate the productivity industry by way of their own experiences. In each episode, one of the two becomes a human guinea pig as she tries to solve a specific work-related problem. Using the advice of so-called productivity experts, the duo tackles obstacles like ineffective to-do lists, overflowing inboxes and unruly meetings. Self-improvement is, by some estimates, a $10 billion sector, but can any of the productivity hacks these experts preach actually improve Francesca and Rebecca's work lives? Follow along with their attempts, insights and missteps, and maybe find a solution that will work for you.

    Introducing: Blood River, A New Podcast From Bloomberg

    Introducing: Blood River, A New Podcast From Bloomberg

    The killers of Berta Caceres had every reason to believe they’d get away with murder. More than 100 other environmental activists in Honduras had been killed in the previous five years, yet almost no one had been punished for the crimes. Bloomberg’s Blood River follows a four-year quest to find her killers – a twisting trail that leads into the country’s circles of power.
    Blood River premieres on July 27.

    • 4 min
    Introducing Prognosis Season 4: America's Broken Health-Care Costs

    Introducing Prognosis Season 4: America's Broken Health-Care Costs

    Americans are paying more and getting less for their health care than ever before. On the new season of Prognosis, reporter John Tozzi explores what went wrong. 

    • 2 min
    Coming Soon: Travel Genius Season 2

    Coming Soon: Travel Genius Season 2

    Bloomberg's Travel Genius podcast is back! After clocking another hundred-thousand miles in the sky, hosts Nikki Ekstein and Mark Ellwood have a whole new series of flight hacking, restaurant sleuthing, and hotel booking tips to inspire your own getaways—along with a who's who roster of itinerant pros ready to spill their own travel secrets. From a special episode on Disney to a master class on packing, we'll go high, low, east, west, and everywhere in between. The new season starts Nov. 6.

    • 2 min
    Introducing Prognosis Season 3: Superbugs

    Introducing Prognosis Season 3: Superbugs

    On this new season of Prognosis, we look at the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines. You're probably more likely to have heard of these as superbugs. Their rise has been described as a silent tsunami of catastrophic proportions. We travel to countries on the frontline of the crisis, and explore how hospitals and doctors around the world are fighting back. Prognosis’ new season launches Sept. 5. 

    • 3 min
    Introducing "What Goes Up," A New Show From Bloomberg

    Introducing "What Goes Up," A New Show From Bloomberg

    On this new show from Bloomberg, hosts Mike Regan and Sarah Ponczek speak with expert guests each week about the main themes influencing global markets. They explore everything from stocks to bonds to currencies and commodities, and how each asset class affects trading in the others. Whether you’re a financial professional or just a curious retirement saver, What Goes Up keeps you apprised of the latest buzz on Wall Street and what the wildest movements in markets will mean for your investments. 

    • 2 min
    Coming Soon: The Pay Check Season 2

    Coming Soon: The Pay Check Season 2

    The Pay Check is back for a second season! For the next six weeks, we’re going to dig into the number one reason women still make less money than men: Motherhood. Women start their careers earning just about the same as men do, but once they have their first kid, that pay gap grows to a chasm. This season, we’ll show you how this “motherhood penalty” plays out for real women, in real life and how it affects the global economy.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

NickiMina ,

One of my all time favorite series from Bloomberg!

The hosts are great and I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to every single episode! Please make more episodes!

Avillanu25 ,

Great podcast! Season 2 please?

Incredibly varied, entertaining and didactic! 100% recommended!

Please come back with another amazing season 👍🏻

SloopNate ,

Bullet Journal Episode...

I had a hard time taking the premise of this podcast seriously after listening to the Bullet Journal episode.

Rather than presenting basic research into the creator’s original vision for the Bullet Journal as a low effort, rapid tool for efficiency and organization, they jumped straight into the YouTube/Instagram “arts and crafts” crowd’s take on bullet journaling which prioritizes aesthetics and is anything BUT low effort.

Pointing to those Instagram/YouTube works of art as a “high barrier to entry” for Bullet Journaling is akin to holding up a Michelin rated meal as a “high barrier to entry for cooking food.” It might seem that way if the only food you’ve seen is is a meticulously plated Japanese A5 wagyu. But a meal doesn’t need to be extra fancy in order to be good.

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