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This is not a traditional career podcast. It’s a podcast for people who’ve looked at their interests to shape the work they do. A top 10 Apple podcast about work, wellbeing & creativity — with 8 million downloads and counting. What does it mean to be a modern philosopher? How is Big Tech affecting us? How do you combine activism with being the editor of a magazine? Award-winning author Emma Gannon has a gentle line of questioning that starts with work, and ends up wherever the conversations lead. Named Best Business podcast by Vuelio, Ctrl Alt Delete is a gateway into new ideas – with past guests including Alain de Botton, Ava DuVernay, Dame Steve Shirley and Mrs Hinch.

This is not a traditional career podcast. It’s a podcast for people who’ve looked at their interests to shape the work they do. A top 10 Apple podcast about work, wellbeing & creativity — with 8 million downloads and counting. What does it mean to be a modern philosopher? How is Big Tech affecting us? How do you combine activism with being the editor of a magazine? Award-winning author Emma Gannon has a gentle line of questioning that starts with work, and ends up wherever the conversations lead. Named Best Business podcast by Vuelio, Ctrl Alt Delete is a gateway into new ideas – with past guests including Alain de Botton, Ava DuVernay, Dame Steve Shirley and Mrs Hinch.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

This is not a traditional career podcast. It’s a podcast for people who’ve looked at their interests to shape the work they do. A top 10 Apple podcast about work, wellbeing & creativity — with 8 million downloads and counting. What does it mean to be a modern philosopher? How is Big Tech affecting us? How do you combine activism with being the editor of a magazine? Award-winning author Emma Gannon has a gentle line of questioning that starts with work, and ends up wherever the conversations lead. Named Best Business podcast by Vuelio, Ctrl Alt Delete is a gateway into new ideas – with past guests including Alain de Botton, Ava DuVernay, Dame Steve Shirley and Mrs Hinch.

Language:

English


Episodes

#308 Cathy Heller: Turning Passion Into Profit

1/21/2021
Cathy Heller is the host of the popular podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job, which has had over 16 million downloads - in this episode we talk about her book of the same name Don’t Keep Your Day Job which was released in November 2019 with Macmillan. It reminded me of all the advice I would have benefitted from a few years ago when I first knew I wanted to quit my job and do my own thing. The book goes into detail about how to find the work you’re meant to do, grow your business, and wake up to...

Duration:00:41:53

#307 Laura Mucha: Love, Relationships & Attachment Theory

1/14/2021
Welcome back to Ctrl Alt Delete! Today’s guest is with the amazing Laura Mucha, an ex-lawyer, author, award-winning poet, and speaker. Her first book, Love Factually / We Need to Talk About Love is the result of ten years of interviews with hundreds of strangers aged 8-95 years old across every continent, and it is fascinating. The Guardian describes her as “a fantastic nosy parker”. She is such a talented writer and researcher and I think you’ll fall in love with her like I did when you...

Duration:00:50:36

#306 Ruby Warrington (Replay): Sober Curious: Is Life Better Without Alcohol?

1/7/2021
This is a replay of a January 2019 episode. Ruby Warrington is a lifestyle writer and former features editor of the UK's Sunday Times Style. In 2013, she created The Numinous, an online magazine that bridges the gap between the mystical and the mainstream. I wanted to invite Ruby onto the podcast to discuss her bestselling and hugely popular book Sober Curious which has been described as a bold guide to choosing to live hangover-free. Her bestselling book Sober Curious is a radical take...

Duration:00:43:07

#305 Rebecca Seal: Solo Work & Loneliness

1/4/2021
My guest today is Rebecca Seal, an episode all about working from home. Rebecca is the author of Solo: How to Work Alone (and Not Lose Your Mind) it’s a fantastic book absolutely filled to the brim with wfh advice and tips and anecdotes. It's a science and evidence-based exploration of what working alone does to your brain and well-being, and how to cope with the more difficult aspects of solo work. She doesn’t shy away from talking about her own tough times in her own freelance life which I...

Duration:00:35:32

#304 Gillian Anderson (REPLAY): Playing Margaret Thatcher & Winser Clothing Collection

1/1/2021
This is reply of my episode with the wonderful Gillian Anderson! You might remember my episode from two years ago when Gillian came on the podcast as a guest with her friend and co-author Jennifer Nadel; they wrote the bestselling book We: The uplifting manual for women seeking happiness.Today, Gillian is back in the Ctrl Alt Delete studio. Stay tuned for the second half of this episode to hear about Gillian in THE CROWN where she will join the cast in season 4 as UK Prime Minister,...

Duration:00:35:06

#303 Adrienne Herbert: Finding Your Power Hour

12/31/2020
My guest today is Adrienne Herbert: speaker, podcast host of The Power of Hour and trainer at the UK’s leading fitness app Fiit. She delivers talks and workshops to companies such as Adidas, Google and Apple and is passionate about helping people change up their lives. She now an author too, of the book Power Hour: How to Focus on Your Goals and Create a Life You Love, which we dig into in this episode. We discuss finding motivation, reclaiming your time, and lots of helpful bits of advice...

Duration:00:35:40

#302 Hashi Mohamed: On Luck, Privilege, Talent

12/30/2020
My guest today is Hashi Mohamed, one of the UK’s leading barristers, a BBC broadcaster and author on social mobility in Britain. His book is out now, called People Like Us. He is one of 12 children, Hashi came to the UK as an unaccompanied child refugee from Kenya in the summer of 1993 when he was just 9 years old. When he arrived he spoke basic English, attended failing school, raised on state benefits in a deprived area of North West London. Today, he is also a published author who...

Duration:00:39:10

#301 Kenya Hunt: GIRL: Essays on Black Womanhood

12/28/2020
Today’s guest is Kenya Hunt, Fashion Director of Grazia UK and author of GIRL: Essays on Black womanhood. She has worked at some of the world's most influential women’s titles on both sides of the Atlantic from being an Assistant Editor at Jane, to her years as Deputy Editor of ELLE UK. Today we are discussing her new book which I absolutely loved. It has been described as “a provocative, heartbreaking and frequently hilarious collection of original essays on what it means to be black, a...

Duration:00:32:01

#300: 300th SPECIAL Episode: Answering YOUR Voicenotes!

12/24/2020
Hello hello it is my 300th episode of Ctrl Alt Delete, so I wanted to do something a little different to celebrate YOU for being here. I answered a selection of listener voicenotes: on advice to my younger self, starting a creative projects, favourite guest moments, building community, how to read for work and leisure, please loads more. I hope you enjoy this one, and if you did let me know because then I'll know to do more! HAPPY HOLIDAYS and I hope 2021 is a brighter year for everyone. All...

Duration:00:30:48

#299 Selina Barker: End Of Year Exhaustion & Overwhelm

12/17/2020
Winter lockdown emergency episode! This episode was recorded Live on Zoom with an audience! I chatted to the brilliant life design coach Selina Barker as a sort of emergency winter lockdown episode on self-care, burnout and overwhelm. It's the end of the year, and a lot of us are feeling low on energy, sad, depleted and overwhelmed. In this episode we discuss the importance of acknowledging our anxiety, how to plan when we can't plan, the myth of "the perfect balance", how to switch off...

Duration:00:47:36

#298 Rhonda Bryne: Discussing The Greatest Secret

12/10/2020
Today’s guest is Rhonda Byrne, most famously known for her book and film: The Secret, viewed and read by millions across the world. The Secret was a global bestseller, published in over 50 languages, with 35 million copies sold. We’re here today to discuss her new book The Greatest Secret - a truly fascinating book about our minds and ridding ourselves of negative thoughts. The book reflects Rhonda’s own journey - and is filled with accessible practices for us to end our suffering, revealing...

Duration:00:40:06

#297 Tori Tsui: On Activism & Climate Change

12/3/2020
Hello and welcome to this episode of Ctrl Alt Delete! This is a branded episode sponsored by VistaPrint, they offer personalised and unique products that are perfect for gifting at this time of year. I love offering personalised gifts at Xmas, as they have a little bit more thought involved. You can get everything from personalised mugs, calendars, photo books, even face coverings. Check out their Christmas confession campaign via the #MyXmasConfessions hashtag for more festive...

Duration:00:36:32

#296 Seth Godin: It's Time To Trust Yourself

11/26/2020
Welcome back! My guest today is Seth Godin. Seth first came on the podcast in 2017 so it's nice to have a refresher episode! He is the author of 20 books, and his blog, which you’ll find at Seths.blog is one of the most widely read blog on the Internet and he blogs every single day. In his own words: “for more than thirty years, I’ve been trying to turn on lights, inspire people and teach them how to level up.” And that is the best way to describe Seth Godin, he helps people find dignity and...

Duration:00:37:01

#295 Venetia La Manna: How To Slow Down

11/19/2020
Venetia La Manna is a broadcaster, slow fashion campaigner and the co-founder of Remember Who Made Them - a six part podcast series, digital campaign and fundraiser that aims to help energise a new solidarity economy in fashion. She is the creator of the brilliant podcast Talking Tastebuds, a series about food, wellbeing and the planet. She is the Sustainability Ambassador for The Body Shop and discusses issues relating to fashion and the climate crisis across all her platforms and on...

Duration:00:42:39

#294 Patricia Bright: Money Talk

11/12/2020
Today I'm chatting to wonderful Patricia Bright, a YouTube sensation with a background in financial consulting. Patricia brings much needed entrepreneurial finance conversations to the fore - she offers up her experiences and knowledge across her multi-award winning YouTube channel which has attracted over 4 million subscribers over the last 10 years. This year she launched The Break, an online channel to share tips and classes on business, personal development and personal finance. She...

Duration:00:28:09

#293 Dr Emma Hepburn: Dealing With Life Overwhelm

11/5/2020
Today's guest is the brilliant Dr Emma Hepburn. She is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist with over 15 years experience of working with and treating mental health difficulties. She is also someone I've followed on Instagram for years (@thepsychologymum on Instagram). She uses the platform brilliantly, and recently won a Lovie award, as well as a Peoples’ Choice Lovie for her social media work as well as being shortlisted for the mind Media Awards. This is due to her brilliant...

Duration:00:31:32

#292 Caitlin Moran: How To Be A Woman, 10 Years On

10/29/2020
Today's guest is the brilliant Caitlin Moran! Award-winning columnist, author, scriptwriter. She is the eldest of eight children, grew up in Wolverhampton and she published her first novel at the age of 16. She then became a columnist at The Times aged 18 and has gone on to be named Columnist of the Year six times. Her popular novel How to Build a Girl is now a movie with Beanie Feldstein playing her. She is perhaps most known for her multi-award-winning bestseller How to Be a Woman which...

Duration:00:29:29

#291 Sharon Walters: Art as Therapy

10/26/2020
Welcome back to Ctrl Alt Delete, my guest today is Sharon Walters: a London-based artist, speaker & freelance educator who creates hand-assembled collages celebrating Black women. The series, entitled 'Seeing Ourselves' explores under-representation in many arenas in particular, the arts, magazines and western media. The work encourages us to take up space, be seen and create our own spaces. I first discovered Sharon's art on Instagram and she is someone who has uses the platform...

Duration:00:28:04

#290 Jacqueline Wilson: The Joy Of Writing For Young Adults

10/22/2020
This week’s episode is with one of my biggest writing inspirations: Dame Jacqueline Wilson. Her 111th novel Love Frankie is out now. We talk about her journey into being one of the nation's most loved writers, her writing process, why she's always wanted to discuss deeper issues and themes within her books for children, her trouble with computers and why she loves meeting her readers. It was such a thrill to also record this one in person. A real 'moment' for me and the podcast. Hope you...

Duration:00:33:31

#289 My Literary Agent Interviews Me: On Pivoting From Non-Fiction To Fiction

10/15/2020
If you enjoyed my debut novel OLIVE, you'll like this (no spoilers don't worry) 💘 This episode is a slightly different, and special one. I am interviewed by my beloved literary agent Abigail Bergstrom, head of publishing at Gleam Titles about how I pivoted from non-fiction to fiction: how I wrote the first draft of Olive, how I developed my characters, my writing inspirations and how it all happened, the highs and lows. Hope you enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:00:24:47