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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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#223 Marie Forleo: Figuring Stuff Out & Dealing With Trolls

10/16/2019
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Marie Forleo is an entrepreneur, writer and online coach. She has been named by Oprah as 'a thought leader for the next generation'. I first discovered Marie's work via her award-winning online show, Marie TV and podcast where she interviews inspiring creatives such as Brene Brown. She is the founder of B-School, an online business school and she has mentored young business owners at the Richard Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship. MarieForleo.com is one of Forbes magazine's Top 100 Websites...

Duration:00:42:48

#222 Jess Phillips MP: Truth To Power

10/10/2019
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Jess Phillips is a Labour Party politician and MP for Birmingham Yardley since 2015. An alumna of the University of Leeds and the University of Birmingham. Prior to becoming an MP, Jess worked within the charity and community sectors and was selected to be the Victims’ Champion for Birmingham, working with police and support groups. Her new book Truth To Power is out NOW. Her previous works include Everywoman: One Woman’s Truth About Speaking the Truth which was shortlisted for The...

Duration:00:32:41

#221 Susan Wokoma: Life On and Off Stage

10/3/2019
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Today's guest is the brilliant Susan Wokoma, an actor and writer. Best known for comedies such as Crazyhead on Netflix, Year of the Rabbit and Chewing Gum, Susan can be seen next year in both the feature film Enola Holmes (starring alongside Millie Bobbie Brown, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter and Fiona Shaw) and the new Amazon comedy Truth Seekers also starring Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. Susan is also a seasoned stage actress having work in theatres such as the Royal Court, Bush...

Duration:00:38:13

#220 JP Watson: The Art of Crowdfunding A Book

9/26/2019
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PRE-ORDER SABOTAGE HERE: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/poundproject/the-pound-project-part-six-emma-gannon/description My guest is JP Watson, a writer, editor and the founder of The Pound Project, an independent publisher based in Birmingham. I've been following The Pound Project since pledging for previous books launched on the platform: including Jordan Stephens, Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes. JP started the company from a simple premise: is a good story worth something? I am...

Duration:00:35:40

#219 Emma Barnett: The Politics of Periods

9/23/2019
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Emma Barnett is an award-winning broadcaster and journalist. By day, she presents The Emma Barnett Show on BBC Radio 5 Live in which she interviews key figures shaping our times, from the Prime Minister to those who would very much like to be. By night, she presents the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme, Newsnight, on BBC Two and hosts Late Night Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4. Emma was named Radio Broadcaster of the Year by The Broadcasting Press Guild for her agenda-setting interviews....

Duration:00:36:31

#218 Lotte Jeffs: The Art of Soft Power In A Harsh World

9/19/2019
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My guest today is Lotte Jeffs - author, journalist and previous acting Editor of ELLE magazine. She writes for a wide variety of publications including The Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian covering topics from fashion and style to sexuality and gender to social trends, memoir, and observational humour pieces. As well as writing award-winning columns, she writes colourful and newsworthy celebrity interviews and has in the past two years written cover profiles of Kristen Stewart, Karlie...

Duration:00:38:32

#217 Alain de Botton: Life As A Process

9/15/2019
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Today's guest is Alain de Botton, which is very exciting, I've been a huge fan of this work for years. He is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a ‘philosophy of everyday life.’ He’s written on love, travel, architecture and literature. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries. He started writing at a young age. His first book, Essays in Love was published when he was twenty-three and went on to sell millions of copies. He is also the co-founder of the brilliant...

Duration:00:39:17

#216 Rhik Samadder: Life Writing & Truth Telling

9/12/2019
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Today's guest is Rhik Samadder: a writer, actor and broadcaster. He has a regular column with The Guardian and created their cult ‘Inspect a Gadget ’ feature. He has written for The Observer, Men’s Health and Prospect magazine, as well as being a guest, presenter and host on various radio shows. Rhik studied acting at Drama Centre London and appeared on HBO, BBC, ITV, Channel 4 (credits including Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Doctors) as well as a lead role with the Royal Shakespeare...

Duration:00:27:51

#215 Chelsea Kwakye: On Taking Up Space

9/5/2019
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Chelsea Kwakye is the author of the book Taking Up Space co-authored with author and friend Ore Ogunbiyi. She is also a history graduate from Cambridge University and Taking Up Space tackle issues of accessibility, unrepresentative curriculums, race and discrimination within university spaces. This is the second title from #Merky Books, a partnership between Penguin and Stormzy, who has also announced that he is funding two Cambridge scholarships for black students in the UK. Whilst at...

Duration:00:36:27

#214 Sofie Hagen: Comedy + Boundaries

8/29/2019
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Today's episode is with Sofie Hagen, a voice you many recognise from many of your fave podcasts, including The Guilty Feminist when it first launched. She also hosts her own brilliant podcasts Made of Human, Secret Dinosaur Cult and Comedians Telling Stuff. First and foremost though, she is an award-winning stand-up comedian, author of the book Happy Fat, a fat activist and a blogger. She has been named one of British comedy's most exciting talents, as well as the winner of the prestigious...

Duration:00:26:17

#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