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Welcome to Ctrl Alt Delete! I'm Emma Gannon and this is my podcast. It's been nominated for a WEBBY, been recommended by Sunday Times 'top 50 podcasts', voted one of the '30 best podcasts for curious minds' by WIRED magazine and selected in 'best podcasts of 2017' by ESQUIRE. I interview people I admire about the themes in my first book Ctrl Alt Delete, such as the work and wellbeing, the internet, social media, feminism, creativity, identity, mental health, life, careers and everything in between. Past guests include Lena Dunham, Gillian Anderson, Liz Gilbert, Alice Levine, Zoella, June Sarpong, Dawn O'Porter, Rowan Blanchard, Will Young and Mara Wilson. I hope you enjoy the chats!

Welcome to Ctrl Alt Delete! I'm Emma Gannon and this is my podcast. It's been nominated for a WEBBY, been recommended by Sunday Times 'top 50 podcasts', voted one of the '30 best podcasts for curious minds' by WIRED magazine and selected in 'best podcasts of 2017' by ESQUIRE. I interview people I admire about the themes in my first book Ctrl Alt Delete, such as the work and wellbeing, the internet, social media, feminism, creativity, identity, mental health, life, careers and everything in between. Past guests include Lena Dunham, Gillian Anderson, Liz Gilbert, Alice Levine, Zoella, June Sarpong, Dawn O'Porter, Rowan Blanchard, Will Young and Mara Wilson. I hope you enjoy the chats!
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Welcome to Ctrl Alt Delete! I'm Emma Gannon and this is my podcast. It's been nominated for a WEBBY, been recommended by Sunday Times 'top 50 podcasts', voted one of the '30 best podcasts for curious minds' by WIRED magazine and selected in 'best podcasts of 2017' by ESQUIRE. I interview people I admire about the themes in my first book Ctrl Alt Delete, such as the work and wellbeing, the internet, social media, feminism, creativity, identity, mental health, life, careers and everything in between. Past guests include Lena Dunham, Gillian Anderson, Liz Gilbert, Alice Levine, Zoella, June Sarpong, Dawn O'Porter, Rowan Blanchard, Will Young and Mara Wilson. I hope you enjoy the chats!

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#204 Scott Harrison: From Nightclubs To Social Entrepreneurialism

6/13/2019
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*Please go to charitywateruk.org/emma* My guest today is Scott Harrison, founder of Charity Water, and New York Times Bestselling Author of Thirst. Really excited for you to hear Scott's story behind setting up this incredible charity that has now raised more than 360 million dollars, provided over 9.5 million people with clean, safe drinking water.and funded over 35,000 water projects in 27 countries. Scott set up Charity Water in 2006, having seen the effects of dirty water firsthand....

Duration:00:42:03

#203 Dustin Lance Black: On Storytelling & Building Bridges

6/6/2019
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Dustin Lance Black is my guest today! Lance has been named as one of the 50 most powerful LGBTQ+ people in America for the last decade. He is an Academy Award® winning filmmaker, writer, and social activist. He won the Oscar and two WGA Awards for his screenplay MILK, the biopic of activist Harvey Milk starring Sean Penn. He was also a founding board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which successfully led the federal cases for marriage equality in California and Virginia....

Duration:00:37:50

#202 Jess Pan: Living As An Extrovert For A Year

5/30/2019
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My guest today is Jessica Pan, author of Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come: An Introvert’s Year of Living Dangerously. This is an incredibly funny and frank book all about how Jess decided to drastically change her life for a whole year. An introvert by nature, she decides to live like an extrovert for a year with the help of some experts and mentors along the way. She embraces some horrors. She takes on a series of challenges: improv, a solo holiday, public speaking and talking to...

Duration:00:37:10

#201 Emma Dabiri: Don't Touch My Hair

5/23/2019
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Emma Dabiri is a presenter, social historian and writer. She has been listed as one of the BBC’s broadcasting stars of the future, and one of The Observer's 2019 rising stars. ​​She is also a columnist for The Dublin Inquirer and is one of the BBC's Expert Voices. She has also had work published in a number of academic journals and newspapers​ and her​ work crosses African Studies, art, sociology and history. She is​ also​ a teaching fellow in the Africa department at SOAS. Today we are...

Duration:00:40:10

#200 Poorna Bell: In Search Of Silence, Not Self-Help

5/16/2019
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Poorna Bell is award-winning journalist of 15 years and a digital expert having worked as UK Exec Editor and Global Lifestyle Head for Huffington Post. She currently writes for Grazia, The iPaper, The Guardian, Red magazine, and Stylist. She was recently named one of Balance magazine’s top 100 wellness personalities, a Stylist magazine Rising Star, a judge for the Mind Media Awards and British Book Awards, plus so much more. Her debut non-fiction book Chase The Rainbow (Simon & Schuster)...

Duration:00:47:06

#199: Philippa Perry: The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

5/9/2019
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Philippa Perry is an author, psychotherapist, factual presenter for radio and television and someone I've been a fan of ever since I read her book called How to Stay Sane back in 2012. After volunteering with the Samaritans, Philippa trained as a psychotherapist and worked in the mental health field for several years before writing her graphic novel, Couch Fiction which lays bare the process of psychotherapy, published in 2010. Philippa is also an agony aunt for Red Magazine and contributes...

Duration:00:35:02

#198 Rachel Cargle: Instagram, Activism & White Privilege

5/2/2019
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My guest today is the hugely inspiring activist, writer, and lecturer Rachel Cargle. I recorded this episode at The Wing in New York, which was fun. I first came across Rachel's work on Instagram. She was recently on Red Table Talk a US roundtable show streamed on Facebook and hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith and Rachel's clip on white privilege went viral, and I really wanted to spread her message on this podcast. Her activist and academic work are rooted in providing intellectual discourse,...

Duration:00:34:06

#197 Elizabeth Day: The Myth Of Shiny Success

4/25/2019
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Elizabeth Day is an author, journalist and broadcaster. She has written 4 critically aclaimed novels, including The Party which was a Richard and Judy bookclub pick. Elizabeth is a currently columnist for You magazine on the Mail on Sunday and a feature writer for numerous publications in the UK and US including The Telegraph, The Times, the Guardian, New York Magazine, the Observer, Vogue, Grazia, Elle, The Pool and Vanity Fair. Her chart-topping podcast, How To Fail With Elizabeth Day, is...

Duration:00:41:16

#196: Candice Carty-Williams On Writing and Promoting "Queenie"

4/18/2019
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Candice Carty-Williams is an author, culture writer and journalist based in London. Her book Queenie came out recently in the UK and US, about a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London called Queenie Jenkins, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. Oprah has called it 'brazenly hilarious" and it's been called The Black Bridget Jones. She writes regularly to i-D, Refinery29, BEAT Magazine, and more, and her pieces, especially those about blackness, sex, and...

Duration:00:34:16

#195 Anna Newton: How To Streamline Your Life (LIVE in Brighton)

4/11/2019
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My guest today is the brilliant Anna Newton (aka @TheAnnaEdit) who is an award-winning online content creator and author. Her first book, the life organisation manual ‘An Edited Life’, was published in January 2019. She is the Millennial Marie Kondo in my eyes. She resides by the sea in Brighton, and this episode was recorded at the Komedia as part of Brighton's First Podcast Festival. It was really fun to record with a live audience with a local Brighton resident! She has fronted her blog...

Duration:00:28:47

#194 Mrs Hinch: How To Hinch Yourself Happy

4/3/2019
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Today's guest is Mrs Hinch (real name Sophie Hinchliffe) who became an overnight sensation by sharing her cleaning tips and tricks on Instagram last year, growing from 1k to 1m followers in six months. She's now at 2 million with no sign of slowing down. Her witty and entertaining Instagram Stories are part advice, part entertainment and absolutely brilliant. Sophie coined the term 'Hinching' making cleaning genuinely a lot of fun, and she's opened a conversation about how cleaning can be...

Duration:00:29:29

#193 Sarah Thompson: Taking On The Male-Dominated Skate World (California Innovation Tour #6)

4/1/2019
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My guest today is a slightly different one. It’s with Sarah Thompson, a 21 year pro-skater in Huntington Beach who I interviewed on International Women’s Day 2019. She campaigns for helmet safety and raises awareness of head injury after two serious consecutive concussions in 2017. No one had warned her about it or told her what to do if it happened. In the male-dominated skate community it's not "cool" to wear a helmet so Sarah wants more people to make sure they wear one. A few weeks...

Duration:00:17:34

#192 Caroline Kepnes: On Writing 'YOU' (California Innovation Tour #5)

4/1/2019
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My guest today is bestselling author Caroline Kepnes. I first met the amazing @carolinekepnes in 2016 when I first interviewed her about her books YOU and Hidden Boddies aka "the Joe books". In 2017 we met up again and the casting had began for YOU to be a TV show on Lifetime! Then, Netflix wanted it too and now 40 million people have now watched it. I chatted to her about this crazy year, her books, her career and her life in LA. You might know by now if you’ve listened to the other...

Duration:00:31:46

#191 Erica Williams Simon: How To Avoid Activist Burnout (California Innovation Tour #4)

4/1/2019
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Today's interview is with Erica Williams Simon (we recorded it at The Mondrian hotel in West Hollywood). She is the host of one of my favourite interview podcasts The Call, hosted currently on the Man Repeller website. She is a full blown multi-hyphenate: head of the Creator’s Lab at Snapchat, podcast host, author of the forthcoming book You Deserve the Truth, published in May, which unpicks the lies we are constantly told. Prior to that, she worked in politics in Washington, leading...

Duration:00:30:19

#190 Taylor Jenkins Reid: A Hollywood Special (California Innovation Tour #3)

4/1/2019
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This episode is with Taylor Jenkins Reid, recorded at the Mondrian hotel in West Hollywood, all about her new book Daisy And The Six (one of the most hotly anticipated book for 2019). It's a novel all about the rock-scene in California in the 70s. Excitingly, Reese Witherspoon's company @hellosunshine is turning it into an Amazon TV show. We talk about her love for Los Angeles and the Hollywood Hills, how she defines success, how she writes a book a year, how she went from casting assistant...

Duration:00:50:35

#189: Dr Megan Jones-Bell: How To Invest In Yourself (California Innovation Tour #2)

4/1/2019
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This episode is with Dr Megan Jones Bell, the Chief Science Officer at Headspace. I went to go to the Headspace HQ in Santa Monica and it was just as cool as I’d imagined. Megan's work is all about making mental healthcare more effective, more affordable, and more accessible while changing the culture around mental health and wellness. This conversation is about why she moved to California and all the exciting stuff Headspace is going, plus tips on welcoming more mindfulness into your...

Duration:00:28:53

#188 Ruth Whippman: What *Actually* Makes Us Happy? (California Innovation Tour #1)

4/1/2019
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I am thrilled to have partnered with Visit California for this special mini-series for Ctrl Alt Delete. I first started working with Visit California a few years ago, and they’re doing some incredible things in the tourism landscape and it’s been really exciting to work with them on this podcast mini-series which we’ve called ‘The California Innovation Tour.” There is something about the place that keeps drawing me back: the positive mind-set of the people who live there, the laid-back...

Duration:00:33:32

#187 Jameela Jamil: A Revolution Against Shame

3/18/2019
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My guest today is the brilliant Jameela Jamil ​who first ​burst on to the broadcast scene in 2008 as co-host of Channel 4’s Freshly Squeezed and T4. In 2013 she became the first female solo presenter of Radio 1’s The Official Chart Show​ and was an award-winning columnist too.​ In 2016 Jameela made her move to the US, where she was cast​ to​ ​play the role of Tahani on NBC’s THE GOOD PLACE. The show has won both an AFI Award​, ​a Critics Choice Award​ and even nominated for a Global...

Duration:00:48:36

#186 Steve Bartlett: Business, Brands & Burn-Out

3/14/2019
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Steve Bartlett is the 26-year-old CEO of Social Chain Group - a global, social-first marketing agency and production house. He first built his business from his bedroom in Manchester after dropping out of university and he now runs the group’s two flagship companies - Social Chain and Media Chain which continue to grow, now with an office space of almost 300 people.​ He is also as a speaker, investor and hosts the podcast 'Diary Of A Ceo'. We chat about the influencer world,​ how marketing...

Duration:00:39:05

#185: WIRED's Vicki Turk: On Digital Etiquette

3/7/2019
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Vicki Turk is a senior editor at WIRED magazine, working across print and digital. She has just written a book called Digital Etiquette all about modern manners. It's described as 'an indispensable guide to minding our manners in a brave new online world.' In this episode we discuss how to email better; how our friendships have changed and the future of technology. Digital Etiquette is out now, published by Penguin, in all good bookshops.

Duration:00:33:47