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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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#213 Leah Hazard: Burnout In The NHS

8/22/2019
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Today's guest is Leah Hazard, bestselling author and a NHS midwife. We recorded this episode on a sunny day in Edinburgh, in a lovely brand new suite in the Market Street Hotel - so a huge thank you to them for kindly letting us use it to record! Leah studied at Harvard and then left a career in television to pursue her lifelong interest in women’s health after the birth of her first daughter. She soon began working as a doula, supporting women in pregnancy and attending numerous births in...

Duration:00:32:58

#212 Lauren Mahon: The Story Of Girl Vs Cancer

8/15/2019
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Lauren Mahon ​is a b​roadcaster, presenter, writer, influencer​,​ charity campaigner​ and founder of Girl vs Cancer. She is a co-host ​of the​ number one iTunes podcast You Me & The Big ​C, a podcast all about ​​'kicking cancer’s arse​'​ on BBC 5Live​ with Deborah James. Lauren won this year’s Inspirational Founder Of The Year award at the Stylist LIVE Retail Awards and the Triumph Award at the Inaugural Stylist Remarkable Women Awards 2019​.​ In the last two years, ​s​he has masterminded...

Duration:00:31:44

#211 Otegha Uwagba & Polly MacKenzie on Self-Employment, Managing Your Money & Mental Health (Recorded LIVE with NatWest)

8/8/2019
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Welcome back to Ctrl Alt Delete. This episode is a special live recording in partnership with Natwest (#ad). I recently featured in a video with NatWest and Refinery29 looking at the challenges the modern workforce faces, with a spotlight on finances. We discussed mental health, late payments and how to prepare to quit your job. So this time I wanted to ask two very knowledgeable people their thoughts on these topics. Recorded Live with Natwest at RocketSpace in London, Polly, Otegha and I...

Duration:00:35:24

#210 Liz Ward: Do You Want To PIVOT?

7/31/2019
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Liz Ward is a personal/business coach with over 12 years experience developing and mentoring high performing individuals, from entrepreneurs in the start up world to people in corporate management roles. With a background in brand, digital and business development, her career history includes the rebrand of the Millennium Dome to The O2, then London 2012 Opening Ceremony campaigns and global digital strategy for spirits giant, Bacardi-Martini. After a case of severe burnout, Liz pivoted her...

Duration:00:32:54

#209 Jehane Noujaim: On Her Netflix Exposé of the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

7/25/2019
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This week's guest is Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, who alongside her husband Karim Amer, directed the new Netflix documentary THE GREAT HACK which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. It's out now, and the Guardian has already given it five stars. The documentary uncovers the dark world of data exploitation online. It follows the personal stories of some key players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal. Carole Cadwalladr from the...

Duration:00:24:48

#209 From The Archives! Alice Levine from My Dad Wrote A Porno

7/18/2019
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While I am on a very short podcast hiatus, I hope you don't mind that I will be re-posting some of my favourite episodes from over the three years. This is A VERY old episode!! (I'm back with a bang in August!) Alice Levine is one third of the MEGA hit My Dad Wrote A Porno, author, and television/radio presenter. In 2013, Alice joined BBC Radio 1 to host a weeknight slot and in 2014 she left to present a solo weekend afternoon show as well as being cover presenter on weekdays for shows such...

Duration:00:27:20

#208 From The Archives! Lucy Sheridan: On Social Media Comparison

7/11/2019
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While I am on a very short podcast hiatus, I hope you don't mind that I will be re-posting some of my favourite episodes from over the three years. (I'm back with a bang in August!) This episode was a popular one, with Lucy Sheridan: the world’s first and only Comparison Coach. Lucy is an author and life coach who specialises in her helping her clients get over the ~compare and despair~ that can be heightened via social media (*cough* Instagram) She has a new book coming out called the...

Duration:00:32:00

#207 From The Archives! Will Young: On Setting Boundaries

7/4/2019
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While I am on a very short podcast hiatus, I hope you don't mind that I will be re-posting some of my favourite episodes from over the three years. Here is my episode with the brilliant Will Young. We all know Will from this Pop Idol success back in the noughties -- I was a fan then and I am now too -- but now for a different reason: his new podcast with his friend Chris Sweeney called HOMO SAPIENS. They describe it as “two gay guys talking to people we think are interesting” and were...

Duration:00:45:37

#206 Elizabeth Gilbert: The Weather Forecast In Our Minds

6/28/2019
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My guest today is the incredible Elizabeth Gilbert, one of my biggest inspirations​ of all time​. I turn to her work whenever feeling a bit lost. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love, Big Magic and The Signature of All Things (plus many others). Big Magic is the book I recommen​d​ to anyone struggling with a creative project. It is really practical, fun and helps creatives understand how to work alongside fear. Elizabeth's NEW book is already a #1 bestseller...

Duration:00:34:58

#205 Dame Stephanie 'Steve' Shirley: How To Let It Go

6/20/2019
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Dame Stephanie Shirley ​is tech pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She also goes by the name "Steve" which she used to sign business letters to potential clients when they were not responding to her.​ If you haven't already, go and watch her Ted Talk it is funny and moving and super interesting to hear what it was like being a woman in tech during the 60s. In 1939 ​Steve arrived in ​B​ritain unaccompanied​, a​s child refugee during the war, and​ when she was 29​ she started what...

Duration:00:25:12

#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