Ctrl Alt Delete

Emma Gannon

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 9 million downloads and counting. What does it mean to be a modern philosopher? How is Big Tech affecting us? Is 'manifesting' a load of BS? 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.

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This is a replay from last year with one of my biggest writing inspirations: Dame Jacqueline Wilson! Her 111th novel Love Frankie is out now which we talk about in this episode, we also 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, her trouble with computers and why she loves meeting her readers in person. I remember being so excited about this and getting to meet her in person in between the first lot of lockdowns. Hope you enjoy and if you did please do leave a rating or a review! xo  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2

32 min 44 sec

Hello and welcome back to Ctrl Alt Delete. This is a brand new episode with the brilliant Martha Beck, a return guest! I wanted to invite her back on, to talk about her book The Way Of Integrity. Martha Beck, if you didn’t already know, is a Harvard-trained sociologist, world-renowned coach and New York Times bestselling author. She has published nine non-fiction books, one novel, and more than 200 magazine articles. The Way of Integrity is her new book all about being your full undivided self, coming back to your true nature, it's about not telling lies to yourself or others. Martha tells us about integrity cleanses, something that started years ago when she decided to not tell a single lie for a year. I love Martha’’s work because it's sort of science meets spooky; so much scientific data and spiritual stuff also. It’s also the first self-help book based on Dante's Inferno and It’s brilliant. I loved the episode, definitely go grab a copy of the book!Buy Martha's book The Way Of Integrity here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780349426020  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 25

38 min 50 sec

Africa Brooke is a consultant, coach, writer and speaker who specialises in helping many people including public figures. entrepreneurs, teams, and individuals with challenges related to self-censorship and self-sabotage. I really enjoy following Africa’s work, her straightforward (yet compassionate) no BS route to helping people examine what is going on with them, establish boundaries and define their values. There is such a genuine curiosity to Africa’s approach which I love.In January 2021. Africa published an open letter called ‘Why I’m leaving the cult of wokeness’ which has now been read almost 5 million times. You can read the full thing here: https://ckarchive.com/b/d0ueh0h67mpdWe discuss this, why she invites people 'into the grey', why uncomfortable conversations matter and much much more. I hope you enjoy this conversation!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Nov 18

46 min 58 sec

Hello, my guest today is Emily Ratajkowski, a model, actress, entrepreneur, and writer. She has starred in David Fincher's Gone Girl, among other films and has appeared on the covers of multiple magazines and walked the runway for numerous high fashion brands. Her 2020 essay for New York magazine, "Buying Myself Back," garnered over one million views within twenty-four hours and was the magazine's most-read piece of the year. My Body is her first book, and it’s out now, which we discuss the book in this episode. If you enjoyed her piece for New York magazine, you will absolutely love the book. It explores feminism, sexuality, power, men's treatment of women and women's rationalisations. These essays chronicle moments from Ratajkowski's life while investigating the culture we live in and its obsession with and contempt for women's sexuality and the dynamics of the fashion and film industries, and the grey areas when it comes to discussing such topics. Hope you enjoy this conversation!Get your copy of My Body here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781529415896Say hello!- My books: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/my-books-90e08b32-dafc-4517-843a-a7c0cecde865- Twitter: Twitter.com/emmagannon- Instagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 11

29 min 11 sec

My guest today is Pamela Paul, the editor of The New York Times Book Review. She oversees all books coverage at The New York Times and is also the host of the weekly Book Review podcast there too. Dream job alert!! She is also the author and editor of six books: including My Life with Bob,  and By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and Vogue. Today we are discussing her new book, 100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet. In one hundred glimpses of that pre-Internet world, Pamela presents a captivating record of the world before cyberspace—from voicemails to blind dates to punctuation to bad photos. It’s a nostalgic, analytic, warm and funny book about the things we tend to forget were a part of our lives, and the things we miss and the things we dont. It’ll have you reminiscing with friends and also feeling grateful for what the internet has brought to our lives. Hope you enjoy this episode :-)Get your copy of 100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780593136775 Say hello!- My books: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/my-books-90e08b32-dafc-4517-843a-a7c0cecde865- Twitter: Twitter.com/emmagannon- Instagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 4

41 min 18 sec

Welcome to this special episode of Ctrl Alt Delete! This episode was recorded live at Samsung KX in Coal Drops Yard in front of a live audience which was very exciting! It was a brilliant venue and it’s been a while - it felt good to be in person again. A wonderful panel of women got together to discuss the “brilliance bias”, the myth that still sadly pervades our society and work culture, where ‘brilliant’ is often seen as a male trait. I am grateful to Samsung for being so transparent and honest in this conversation, they are looking ahead to where they want to be when it comes to these kinds of discussions and that transparency is key. Many studies (research from New York, Harvard and Denver Universities) state that 75% of people implicitly and unknowingly associate high levels of intelligence (or intellectual “brilliance”) with men more than women.It seems slightly crazy to be discussing this but the statistic was so intriguing - I really enjoyed chatting to the panel about the myths and stereotypes around a certain type of person being heralded as ‘brilliant', when actually obviously it comes in all shapes and sizes. So, unpicking this topic, I have a brilliant line-up: Annie Ridout, the bestselling author of SHY; and Chloe Findlay-Walker and Nida Choudhary who both offer interesting perspectives from Samsung, who I'm super excited to be partnering with for this episode as part of its Samsung Pioneers programme. I hope you enjoy this theme, and to find out more, please head to the show notes for more information! Hope you enjoy the conversation.Samsung Pioneers is part of Samsung UK’s commitment to championing gender equality within business – highlighting the challenges facing women, and creating a platform which powers advocacy and drives positive change.Twitter and Instagram: @SamsungUKLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/samsung-electronics-uk/To learn more about careers at Samsung UK, visit here.#SamsungPioneers*This episode is in PAID PARTNERSHIP with Samsung*   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 28

46 min 45 sec

This is a replay from 2019. 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. Today on the podcast, we are discussing her New York Times bestselling book 'Everything Is Figureoutable' - a phrase and attitudinal discipline that activates your spiritual and emotional strength. It's a rallying cry to tackle impossible tasks, heart-breaking challenges and daring dreams.It will give you the courage to act in spite of your fears, the confidence to start and complete meaningful projects and the conviction to keep going - no matter what. Hope you enjoy this episode!Grab your copy here! https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780241341056  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 21

39 min 50 sec

My guest today is Genelle Aldred, newsreader, communication expert, and now author who has worked as a journalist at many of the UK largest broadcasting organisations for over a decade, including BBC, ITV and ITN. In this episode we discuss her debut book Communicate for Change: Creating Justice in a World of Bias unpicking some of its fascinating themes: how to make a positive difference, how to think for yourself, how to have better conversations and how to recognise our own biases and blind spots. This book encouraged me to ask better questions and question my own assumptions, breaking away from singular narratives and monolithic thinking. Hope you enjoy this conversation about how it’s OK to agree to disagree in conversation and how it’s important to not shy away from other peoples truth in order to see how other people around us think. Here is the episode with Genelle!Grab a copy of her book here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780281085576Say hello!- My books: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/my-books-90e08b32-dafc-4517-843a-a7c0cecde865- Twitter: Twitter.com/emmagannon- Instagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 14

39 min 50 sec

My guest today is the award-winning writer Oliver Burkeman, award-winning feature writer for The Guardian and writes a popular weekly column on psychology called This Column Will Change Your Life. Today we are discussing his new book Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals, an uplifting, engrossing and deeply realistic exploration of productivity and time management, rejecting the society’s obsession with 'getting everything done.’ It introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing rather than denying their limitations. It’s a big dose of reality, and after reading the book you might think differently about your endless to-do-list with a slightly different perspective, I absolutely loved the book, recommending it to anyone who will listen, and loved chatting to Oliver all about it. I hope you enjoy this episode! xGet your copy of Four Thousand Weeks here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781847924018  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 7

35 min 41 sec

Welcome back to Ctrl Alt Delete, this is part TWO of a conversation with author and motivational speaker Mel Robbins! She is the author of the bestselling 5 Second Rule and The High 5 Habit and in this episode we discuss how one simple mindset change can change your life. We discuss where the inspiration for this new book came from: the fact that even though Mel is one of the most booked motivational speakers in the WORLD she also struggled with the nagging critic in her head, and so she shares with us how she overcame it, giving us practical tools on how to be a better friend to ourselves. Go back and listen to part 1 if you haven’t already before listening :). I hope you enjoy.Get your copy of The High 5 Habit: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781788174107Get your copy of The 5 Second Rule: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781682612385Say hello on social media:Twitter: https://twitter.com/emmagannonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmagannonuk/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 30

32 min 40 sec

My guest today is one of the world’s most booked motivational speakers, Mel Robbins! She's an international bestselling author whose work includes the global phenomenon The 5 Second Rule and now she’s back with a brand new book called The High 5 Habit, a simple yet profound tool that changes your attitude and combat self doubt. Lots of people talk about the power of being your own best friend, and in this book Mel gives tangible advice on how to do so. Hope you enjoy this episode!Get your copy of The High 5 Habit: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781788174107Get your copy of The 5 Second Rule: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781682612385Say hello on social media:Twitter: https://twitter.com/emmagannonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmagannonuk/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 30

30 min 58 sec

Welcome back to Ctrl Alt Delete, in this short bonus episode, Sam and Katherine from the Uncertainty Experts projects are going to give us a taste of what’s in store if you sign up to their three-part immersive documentary experience. In this little taster, we are going to be walked through interoception, a powerful way to sense the inner body from signals beneath the skin, but I'll let the guests explain properly what it is and show us how powerful our minds are. I hope you enjoy and see below a link to get your tickets for the full thing!Sign up here, grab your tickets before they run out: https://theuncertaintyexperts.uscreen.io/pages/buyMore info on The Uncertainty Experts: https://uncertaintyexperts.com/Follow Sam here: https://www.instagram.com/samconniff/?hl=enFollow Katherine here: https://www.instagram.com/katherinetemplarlewis/?hl=en  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 26

11 min 49 sec

Welcome back to Ctrl Alt Delete! I have two very exciting guests for you today, the brilliant Sam Conniff and Katherine Templar Lewis, who are here to talk all about uncertainty, a theme that feels especially prominent right now. In this episode we are discussing their brand new project The Uncertainty Experts, a powerful three-part interactive documentary scientifically proven to reduce our fear of the unknown, reduce anxiety, increase empathy and improve decision-making and problem-solving. In our conversation we discuss all these things, how this new research is pushing the conversation on resilience forwards, practical tools to help us deal with uncertainty (in one of the most uncertain times in history) — I felt so energised after this conversation and I hope you do too. If you are intrigued to learn more, make sure to reserve your seats on the Uncertainty Experts website, you’ll join thousands virtually for an immersive experience, scientifically proven to reduce anxiety. I am personally super excited about this and have got my tickets, I've included the link to purchase your tickets in the shownotes - you can select a time that works for you in November and have three viewing sessions put into your diary at times that suit you. Enjoy the episode, I learned so much from this one!Grab your tickets before they run out: https://theuncertaintyexperts.uscreen.io/pages/buyMore info on The Uncertainty Experts: https://uncertaintyexperts.com/Follow Sam here: https://www.instagram.com/samconniff/?hl=enFollow Katherine here: https://www.instagram.com/katherinetemplarlewis/?hl=en**This episode is in paid partnership with The Uncertainty Experts**  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 25

32 min 12 sec

My guest today is Nova Reid, a Ted speaker, activist and author. Nova uses her past experience working in mental​ ​wellbeing to encourage meaningful change from the inside out in many areas of how we live our lives including anti-racism work. Her work is really powerful, energising and moving and I really admire and respect everything she creates. In this episode, we also discuss Nova’s new book The Good Ally: A Guided Anti-Racism Journey, an urgent call to arms to become better allies to each other. She provides such a thoughtful approach that centres around collective healing, encouraging all of us to embrace what makes us fully human and dig deep into self discovery. If you only listen to one of my Ctrl Alt Delete episodes, please make it this one! We talk about fear, shame, joy, boundaries, rest, healing, anti-racism and how to connect more deeply with each other. We laugh and we also get emotional. I loved speaking to her and going deep into the conversation about being fully human and getting to spend time together in person to record. I hope you enjoy this episode with Nova and please find the link to her book. The Good Ally below!Nova's book The Good Ally: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780008439484  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 23

38 min 13 sec

This is a replay of the first time I interviewed my writing idol Julia Cameron, the bestselling author of The Artist's Way. She is a poet, playwright, fiction writer and essayist, she also has extensive credits in film, television and theatre, and is an award-winning journalist. Her groundbreaking books on creativity have become international bestsellers.In this episode, we talk about The Artist's Way which has a new revamped cover which is very exciting. The book first came out in the early 90s and provides a twelve-week course that guides you through the process of recovering your creative self, it'll transform your life, overcome any artistic blocks you may suffer from, including limiting beliefs, fear, sabotage, jealousy and guilt, and replace them with self confidence and productivity. It’s helped millions of people and I continue to turn to it whenever I’m feeling a bit lost. Since then her new book The Listening Path has come out and she has a new book out in January 2022 called Seeking Wisdom. Hope you enjoy! xoJulia's books:The Artist's Way: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781788164290The Listening Path: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781788167796Seeking Wisdom: https://www.waterstones.com/book/seeking-wisdom/julia-cameron/9781788168250  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 16

32 min 53 sec

My guest today is Jessie Burton, the author of the Sunday Times bestselling novels The Miniaturist (which sold over a million copies in its first year of publication), The Muse, and The Confession, the children's book The Restless Girls and the modern feminist retelling of Medusa which is out now. Her novels have been translated into 38 languages, and she is a regular essay writer for newspapers and magazines and she is one of my favourite authors to follow on Instagram, for her writing advice, colourful interiors (and pictures of her cat of course) We discuss her bringing alive Medusa for a new generation, her wonderful novels, her relationship with success and social media and so much more. I absolutely loved this conversation and hope you do too!Get your copy of Medusa now: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781408886939  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 8

42 min

This episode is a replay of my episode with the brilliant Martha Beck from last year! She is a Harvard-trained sociologist (she has three degrees from Harvard!) and a world-renowned coach (most famously she's been Oprah's life coach) and New York Times bestselling author. She has published 9 non-fiction books, one novel, and more than 200 magazine articles having been a monthly contributor for O, The Oprah Magazine for 17 years. Since this episode aired she has released a new new bestselling book called The Way Of Integrity which I have become slightly obsessed with, an incredible book where she presents a four-stage process helping anyone find their integrity, a sense of purpose, emotional healing, and a life free of mental suffering. I got so much from the book and really recommend it. Hope you enjoy, listening to this replay xoGet your copy of The Way Of Integrity here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780349426020  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2

40 min 53 sec

Elizabeth Lesser is the author of several bestselling books, including Cassandra Speaks: When Women are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes; Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow and Marrow: Love, Loss & What Matters Most. She is the cofounder of Omega Institute internationally recognised for its workshops and conferences in wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. She has given two popular TED talks, and is one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, a collection of a hundred leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity. In this episode we discuss all her books, being a spiritual teacher, working with Oprah and Eckhart Tolle, being a feminist, women & power and her incredible talent for bringing memoir and research together in some of the most powerful books I’ve ever read.Hope you enjoy the conversation!Cassandra Speaks: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780062887184Broken Open: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781844135615Marrow: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780062367655  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 26

43 min 19 sec

*FYI don't think there are spoilers, but if there are, it's in the second half of the interview.* My guest today is Meg Mason, author of several books including the recent instant Sunday Times bestseller Sorrow and Bliss. She began her career at the Financial Times and The Times of London and has been a regular columnist for GQ, ELLE and Vogue. I absolutely loved Sorrow & Bliss and reached out to Meg's team as soon as I finished reading it. The quote on the cover from Anne Patchett says: ‘'I was making a list of all the people I wanted to send it to, until I realised that I wanted to send it to everyone I know’ which is how I feel having gifted it to a few friends because I just want everyone to read it so I can talk more about it. It’s a Gen X coming of age, mental health love story that will rip you apart and piece you back together. This was a real treat getting to chat to Meg, I hope you enjoy this chat! xoOrder your copy of Sorrow & Bliss: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781474622974Order your copy of OLIVE: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780008382735  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 19

40 min 46 sec

Dr Tom Chatfield is a writer, broadcaster and tech philosopher. He is a columnist for the BBC and TED Global speaker, he has worked as a writer and consultant with some of the world's leading technology firms. His books exploring digital culture have been published in over two dozen languages. I first read Tom’s work when his book How To Thrive In the Digital Age published by The School Of Life back in 2012 and have followed his work ever since. His latest non-fiction book, Critical Thinking, is a bestselling textbook in its field; and he’s back with a new textbook called How to Think which I thoroughly enjoyed and we discuss in this episode. (The Oliver Burkeman article we discuss: https://www.oliverburkeman.com/so/14NZw7Z67?languageTag=en&cid=51b6978e-c2af-4d65-a12e-82fc8941cc96#/main)Order Tom’s book How To Think here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781529727418  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 12

46 min 40 sec

Apologies for the sound quality of this one you guys! We had a bit of a 'mare but I'm so excited to share this conversation with you! Jenn Romolini is an award-winning editor, writer, speaker, and thinker on the topic of modern work. Her 2017 book "Weird in a World That's Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups, and Failures" was named one of the best leadership books of the year by Fast Company. I loved it, a really refreshing read about being yourself and being good at your job. She has had a really interesting career and has been the former Chief Content Officer of Shondaland.com, a digital content site created by producer Shonda Rhimes. She was the Vice President of Content for Zooey Deschanel's HelloGiggles website and the deputy editor of Lucky Magazine. Her recent work has appeared in The New York Times, Audible for Business, Catapult, ELLE, and many others.  Her recent appearance on the “Everything Is Fine” podcast was named one of Spotify’s “Best of the Week and excitingly she is also the new co-host of the show. I really recommend listening, it’s one of my new favourite podcasts - a podcast for women over 40. Hope you enjoy this episode, I loved recording it!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 5

43 min 34 sec

Excitement alert! Tara Brach is an internationally known teacher of mindfulness, meditation, emotional healing, and spiritual awakening. I'm a huge fan. She is the author of Radical Acceptance, Radial Compassion and True Refuge, and her weekly podcast and meditation is listened to by over 1.5 million people each month. We discuss her new book Trusting The Gold: Learning to Nurture Your Inner Light. Her work has had a profound impact on me and I really recommend checking out her work if you are interested in letting more calm and compassion into your life! Enjoy.Order your copy of Trusting The Gold here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781846046995  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 29

32 min 57 sec

My guest today is Poppy Jamie, entrepreneur, author and presenter. She is a leading voice in the mental wellbeing and mindfulness space, and she’s on a mission to democratise conversation and provide accessible tools for emotional and mental health. She is the founder of the award winning Happy Not Perfect app, host of the chart topping Not Perfect podcast and author of the new book that’s out now Happy Not Perfect: Upgrade Your Mind, Challenge Your Thoughts and Free Yourself From Anxiety. The Happy Not Perfect brand was created to help the stress and anxiety levels of young people. With her mum being a neurotherapist, Poppy decided something needed to be created to help everyone manage their mental wellbeing better. I really enjoyed this conversation all about flexible thinking! xoOrder Poppy's book from an independent bookstore today! https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781529339161  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 22

37 min 28 sec

Eric Zimmer is a behaviour coach, author and hosts the award-winning podcast, The One You Feed, one of my favourite podcasts, based on an old parable about two wolves at battle within us. With over 300 episodes and over 13 million downloads, the show features conversations with experts across many different topics, authors, psychotherapists, doctors, teachers, really fascinating people who know a lot about their field about how to create a life that has less suffering and more fulfilment and meaning.  His story of finding a way to recover from addiction and build a life worth living for himself is incredibly inspiring, and has been featured in the media including TedX, Mind Body Green, the BBC and Brain Pickings. I am so grateful to Eric for coming on Ctrl Alt Delete - hope you enjoy our conversation!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 15

34 min 21 sec

My guest today is Mo Gawdat, serial entrepreneur and former chief business officer of Google [X]. Through his twelve-year research on the topic of happiness, he created an algorithm for happiness, regardless of circumstance in life. He is the author of Solve For Happy - a book about his mission to deliver his happiness message to one billion people around the world. We also talk about his upcoming new book in this episode so you’ll hear some of what’s next and it was so great to talk to him about his work, his career to date and his perspective on how we can all live a life we enjoy and genuinely helpful tips for dealing with life overwhelm. He also has a brilliant podcast called Slo Mo which I recently guested on, I recommend checking it out! Here is the conversation. <3Check out Solve For Happy here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781509809950Pre-order Scary Smart here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781529077186  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 8

39 min 4 sec

My guest today is Caroline O’Donoghue, an Irish author, journalist and host of the award-winning Sentimental Garbage - a brilliant podcast where she talk to authors, fans and cultural critics about the chick-lit books that are often overlooked. I’m sure listeners of this podcast will also have been hooked on the recent Sentimental Garbage mini series with Dolly Alderton called Sentimental In The City where they unpick every season of Sex And The City 'for the great American novel it truly is'. Caroline has contributed to Grazia, The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner, Buzzfeed, Vice and The Times. Her first novel, Promising Young Women came out in 2018 she was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards’ Newcomer of the Year and other awards. Her second adult novel, Scenes of a Graphic Nature, was published in 2020 and today we are discussing All Our Hidden Gifts, a novel for young adults out now, a story of tarot, magic and teen friendship. Hope you enjoy our conversation. <3Buy Scenes Of A Graphic Nature out in paperback now: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780349009971Buy All Our Hidden Gifts here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781406393095Listen to Sentimental In The City here: https://play.acast.com/s/sentimentalgarbage/introducing-sentimentalinthecity-withdollyalderton  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 1

43 min 15 sec

Ian Leslie is a writer and author of multiple acclaimed books on human behaviour. He writes about psychology, culture, technology and business for the New Statesman, the Economist, the Guardian and the Financial Times. He co-hosted the podcast series Polarised, on the way we do politics today, and created and presented the BBC radio comedy series Before They Were Famous. In today’s episode we are discussing his new book Conflicted: Why Arguments Are Tearing Us Apart and How They Can Bring Us Together Conflicted draws essential lessons on how to disagree well from world-class experts: interrogators, hostage negotiators, divorce mediators, and many others. It tells inspiring stories of productive disagreements, from the invention of the aeroplane to the success of The Rolling Stones, and combines them with fascinating insights from the science of human communication. I loved this book and found it genuinely helpful in reflecting on how I can disagree better in work and at home. I think you’ll enjoy this conversation. You can buy CONFLICTED here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780571346943  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 24

35 min 58 sec

(This is a replay of an old episode from 2018. My book The Multi-Hyphen Method had just come out, and Bruce's book The Joy Of Work).Bruce Daisley is the former European Vice-President at Twitter and host of the business podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat.  He has been one of the Evening Standard’s 1,000 Most Influential Londoners for four years and is one of Debrett’s 500 Most Influential People in Britain and according to Campaign magazine Bruce is ‘one of the most talented people in media’. He is the author of 'The Joy Of Work: 30 Ways to Fix Your Work Culture and Fall in Love with Your Job Again' and writes a newsletter on Substack called Eat Sleep Work Repeat.He is obsessed with making work better. He's dedicated his last few years to chatting to the leading experts in workplace culture - and using evidence to find a way to improving it.It's a practical, uplifting, helpful book all about making the workplace a bit better, which is important considering we spend so much time there.- We mention this piece "Why ‘Do What You Love’ Is Pernicious Advice: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/08/do-what-you-love-work-myth-culture/399599/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 18

48 min 20 sec

Alex Holmes is an award-winning podcaster and writer from London. He has been hosting and producing podcasts since 2016 including Mostly Lit, which was named by the Guardian and the BBC as one of the top podcasts of 2017 and won the Best British Podcast award at the 2018 British Book Awards. He now hosts the Time to Talk podcast, which focuses on mental health. His new book Time To Talk: How Men Think About Love, Belonging and Connection. The book debunks lingering myths around masculinity, love and connection by exploring what causes this sense of loneliness. Sharing his experiences as a young Black British man, Time to Talk is a love letter to all the men who have lost their way and to the women that love them. He encourages us to open up and share, moving from Ignoring to Acknowledging, Being Closed to Opening Up, Avoiding to Embracing. Hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.Order Alex's book here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781789562217  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 17

43 min 58 sec

Catherine Gray is the award-winning author of the The Unexpected Joy of books. Catherine's debut book, The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, was a hit becoming a Sunday Times top 10 bestseller within a fortnight of publication, she is also the author of The Unexpected Joy of Being Single, and The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary. She’s now back with a brand new book called Sunshine Warm Sober: Unexpected sober joy that lasts. This book is all about her eighth sober year and what she’s learned since the last book. We talk about the power of personal writing, setting boundaries and changing the way you live. I really enjoyed it - I found it raw, reflective and a book about rooting for yourself. Hope you enjoy this conversation!Get your copy of Sunshine Warm Sober: Unexpected sober joy that lasts: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781783253395  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 9

34 min 33 sec

Hello and welcome back to Ctrl Alt Delete podcast! This is the third and final in a mini series in partnership with Lenovo! Lenovo provide some of the latest cutting-edge technology, which I've been using myself recently including the ThinkPad X1 Nano (it's extremely light and easy to chuck in a bag which I'll definitely be bringing with me on my next staycation soon!) Over a series of three episodes I've been chatting to someone whose work I really admire and enjoy, Natalie Lue, author, podcaster and host of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions. She helps people-pleasers, perfectionists and relationship strugglers become more of who they really are and achieve what they want to achieve. In this episode we are discussing how we can find more time to focus and do our 'deep work', inspired by Cal Newport's brilliant book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World and Oliver Burkeman's '3 or 4 hours' rule which you read on his blog here.Throughout the episodes in this mini series, we’ll discuss how smarter technology can solve problems, create opportunities and transform the way we all live, learn, and work. The tools we use are important, and can empower passionate people who value their own health, wellbeing and the world they live in and impact change for a better world. I’m excited to dig in. Thanks to Lenovo for making this mini-series happen!Check out more from Lenovo here: https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x1/c/thinkpadx1*This mini series is in paid partnership with Lenovo*  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 3

39 min 45 sec

Hello and welcome back to Ctrl Alt Delete podcast! This is episode 2 in a mini series in partnership with Lenovo! Lenovo provide some of the latest cutting-edge technology, which I've been using myself recently including the ThinkPad X1 Nano (it's extremely light and easy to chuck in a bag which I'll definitely be bringing with me on my next staycation soon!) Over a series of three episodes I've been chatting to someone whose work I really admire and enjoy, Natalie Lue, author, podcaster and host of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions. She helps people-pleasers, perfectionists and relationship strugglers become more of who they really are and achieve what they want to achieve. In this episode we are digging into building your own career ladder and questioning what even *is* a career ladder nowadays? Natalie starting doing her own thing 17 years ago, and has continued doing so, and I loved hearing all about her life lessons along the way.Throughout the episodes in this mini series, we’ll discuss how smarter technology can solve problems, create opportunities and transform the way we all live, learn, and work. The tools we use are important, and can empower passionate people who value their own health, wellbeing and the world they live in and impact change for a better world. I’m excited to dig in. Thanks to Lenovo for making this mini-series happen!Check out more from Lenovo here: https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x1/c/thinkpadx1*This mini series is in paid partnership with Lenovo*  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 3

45 min

Hello and welcome back to Ctrl Alt Delete podcast! This is episode 1 in a mini series in partnership with Lenovo! Lenovo provide some of the latest cutting-edge technology, which I've been using myself recently including the ThinkPad X1 Nano (it's extremely light and easy to chuck in a bag which I'll definitely be bringing with me on my next staycation soon!) Over a series of three episodes I've been chatting to someone whose work I really admire and enjoy, Natalie Lue, author, podcaster and host of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions. She helps people-pleasers, perfectionists and relationship strugglers become more of who they really are and achieve what they want to achieve. In this episode we are digging into the topic of how be your own boss and get things done in your own time - including using a pen and paper (shout out to the ThinkPad X1 Titanium which has a pen you can use on the screen) plus how to block out time in the day, how to be more creative and how to prioritise ourselves.  Throughout the episodes in this mini series, we’ll discuss how smarter technology can solve problems, create opportunities and transform the way we all live, learn, and work. The tools we use are important, and can empower passionate people who value their own health, wellbeing and the world they live in and impact change for a better world. I’m excited to dig in. Thanks to Lenovo for making this mini-series happen!Check out more from Lenovo here: https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x1/c/thinkpadx1*This mini series is in paid partnership with Lenovo*  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 3

48 min 6 sec

Welcome back to Ctrl Alt Delete! My guest today is Sam Baker: journalist, broadcaster, author and former Editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and Red magazine in the UK. She has written for countless publications and co-founded The Pool. Sam has also judged the Women's Prize for Fiction, the Costa Novel award and the British Book Awards. In this episode we are discussing her brilliant book The Shift: How I (lost and) found myself after 40 – and you can too (out now in paperback) for any woman staring the second half of their lives in the face and wondering, what the hell is going on? I really enjoyed reading it as Sam peels back the layers on her own life, tackles topics such as perimenopause, sexism and ageism as well as interviewing other brilliant women over 40. She also has a fabulous podcast called The Shift on life over 40 with guests like Phillippa Perry, Emma Freud and Jojo Moyes. Hope you enjoy this conversation! I loved it.Buy your copy of The Shift here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781529329780Listen to Sam's podcast The Shift on Acast here: https://play.acast.com/s/the-shift  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 1

34 min 19 sec

Gaby Roslin is one of the country's most popular presenters. She rose to fame as co-presenter with Chris Evans of Channel 4's The Big Breakfast, between 1992 and 1996. Her radio career includes sitting in for Alan Carr on BBC Radio 2, co-hosting BBC London's breakfast show, and her own weekly show on BBC London radio on Sunday afternoons. She also has a new podcast called That Gaby Roslin Podcast – where Gaby’s chats are all about having a good time, celebrating positivity, spreading kindness and being shy. Gaby is a patron of many different charities, and is a real joy to follow online for her uplifting stories and posts. I really enjoyed this conversation about not apologising for your own positivity and finding joy in the smaller moments. Hope you enjoy listening!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 31

39 min 48 sec

Today’s guest is with David Speed! He defines himself as a professional graffiti artist, accidental public speaker, creativity ambassador and co-owner of Graffiti Life. He is also the host of the 'Creative Rebels' podcast which debuted at #1 on the iTunes business chart, a fab podcast I’ve been on 3 times now, so really excited to interview David this time about all things art, social media and creativity and how he’s built his projects over the last ten years or so. Hope you enjoy this episode, lots of wisdom and practical advice in this one about maintaining your flow, trying new things, Tik Tok, growing a new social media account and how to stay true to yourself and to the art itself. Enjoy!David's Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/davidspeeduk/?hl=enCreative Rebels podcast: https://www.instagram.com/rebelscreate/?hl=en  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 27

36 min 10 sec

This episode is a special one brought to you in partnership with Vitality with a focus on their latest report developed with the RSA, all about healthy hybrid working. Vitality is a leading UK health and life insurance and investment business. Their Vitality Programme helps people to live healthy lives through positive behavioural nudges, which not only leads to improved health and tangible benefits for people but it has a positive impact on business and society on the whole. This report explores the impact of successive lockdowns on our health and how we can work towards a healthy hybrid working environment. I'm excited to be talking to Maggie Alphonsi MBE, Director of Vitality Champions Programme, former Rugby World Cup Champion, and Inspirational Speaker. Maggie plays a key role on Vitality’s workplace wellness team with qualifications in areas such as physiotherapy, personal training, positive psychology, and nutrition. As a former England rugby player she understands the challenges around managing stress and working in tense environments. I'll also be talking to Nick Read, who oversees the Vitality Programme. He was part of the original team that set up Vitality and I'm looking forward to talking to him all about some of the really interesting findings about the future of our modern workplace - something I'm always keen to explore on this podcast. Hope you enjoy this branded episode in partnership with Nick and Maggie talking all about healthy hybrid working. Make sure you go and read the full report at bit.ly/3vlscku Thanks for listening! xo*This episode is a paid partnership with Vitality**  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 26

31 min 14 sec

My guest today is Adam Brazier, a photographer, film maker & creative expert who co-hosts the brilliant creative podcast 'Creative Rebels' alongside David Speed. Adam and David had me on their show three times now so it’s great to turn the tables finally. He has co-founded numerous successful creative businesses including The Graffiti Life company and his photography under Adam Brazier Portraits is thriving.  In this episode, we cover how to be more creative, trying new things, how comparing yourself can sometimes be useful, snobbery in art work, getting more confident and Adam gives the most amazing changing lanes analogy.I really enjoyed this chat and hope you do too! Check out Creative Rebels podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/creative-rebels/id1448695774  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 20

31 min 24 sec

Nick Hornby is the author of many novels, including High Fidelity, About a Boy, Juliet, Naked and others, and now he has a new book Just Like You which I thoroughly enjoyed and is out in paperback. He is also the author of Fever Pitch, a book on his life as a devoted supporter of Arsenal Football Club and many of his books have been turned into iconic films. In 2009 he wrote the screenplay for the film An Education, in (2014) the screenplay for Wild — and in (2015) the screenplay Brooklyn. In this episode we talk about creative advice, thoughts on rejection, being published, why he wanted to write diverse characters in his new novel Just Like You, a book about connecting with each other despite how polarised the world seems to be right now. Thanks for being here, I hope you enjoy our conversation!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 13

29 min 29 sec

Selina is a career and life design coach, writer and podcaster who is dedicated to helping people unlock their dreams, step into their power and create lives and careers they love. Today on the podcast we are talking about burnout, because Selina's brilliant new book BURNT OUT is here. This episode is actually a snippet from the recording of Selina's virtual launch event for the book! We were joined by lots of lovely faces live on Zoom, so it's very exciting that we share an edited version (minus the Q&A bit sorry!) for today's listen.Over the past 12 years she has coached a long list of clients from Google directors, to recording artists, best-selling authors and leaders in the creative and music industry. She is creator of the Project Love ‘Goodbye, Hello’ end-of-year journal (‘Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021’ is currently on sale world-wide) and the Audible Series ‘The Career Change Coach’. And her first book ‘Burnt Out: the exhausted person’s guide to thriving in a fast-paced world’ is out NOW!She co-hosts the Project Love podcast, diving deep into conversations on life and love with her co-host Vicki Pavitt and guests (where they’ve had almost half a million listens since they began). And every Monday you can tune in to her weekly Monday Crew mini-podcast (which I love!) where she’s on a mission to get as many people as possible designing a life that they love, one Monday at a time.Buy Burnt Out from an Independent Bookstore today! https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781783254002- Twitter: Twitter.com/emmagannon- Instagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 9

30 min 7 sec

Elizabeth Uviebinené is a multi-award winning author. She is a columnist at The Financial Times and co-author of Slay In Your Lane her debut bestseller which Vogue said “gave a voice to the next generation of young black British women’. Elizabeth has worked as a brand strategist such as Nike, Google and Bumble. She has been listed as one of the most influential people in London by the Evening Standard and a Marie Claire Future Shaper award. Her new book, The Reset: Ideas To Change How We Work and Live explores the impact of resetting our approach to work in society for which she has interviewed some of the most exciting business leaders and thinkers working in the UK today. We discuss the book in this episode and I thoroughly enjoyed it, here is our conversation!Click here to buy The Reset from Bookshop (and support Independent Bookshops): https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781529347432- My books:.https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannon- My favourite 2020 books: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/my-favourite-reads-of-2020-9bf19342-f535-4856-ab1a-d523f5ecd98a- My 2021 picks: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/2021-books-i-m-excited-about-619ab32f-f22e-4282-a0e7-71732055e3c7- Twitter: Twitter.com/emmagannon- Instagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 6

33 min 18 sec

This is a replay of an episode recorded in 2019 with the brilliant Elizabeth Day around the publication of her book How To Fail, a brilliant memoir slash manifesto she published off the back of her incredibly successful podcast How To Fail with Elizabeth Day, a celebration of the things that haven't gone right. A podcast that keeps on growing and giving us such brilliant guests and food for thought. Since this episode, Elizabeth has written another book called Failosophy: A Handbook For When Things Go Wrong and also been announced as a new presenter on Radio 4's Open Book. She also has a new novel out soon called Magpie which you can pre-order now In this episode we talk about personal writing, success 'triggers', fertility, friendship, failures and why having your own personal definition of success is super important. How To Fail: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780008327354Failosophy: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780008420383Magpie: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780008374952- My books:.https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannon- My favourite 2020 books: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/my-favourite-reads-of-2020-9bf19342-f535-4856-ab1a-d523f5ecd98a- My 2021 picks: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/2021-books-i-m-excited-about-619ab32f-f22e-4282-a0e7-71732055e3c7- Twitter: Twitter.com/emmagannon- Instagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 29

39 min 14 sec

Today’s guest on the podcast is author and entrepreneur Grace Beverley. She was voted London's Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is the founder of sustainable style brand TALA and fitness tech brand Shreddy. Her first book is out now, Working Hard, Hardly Working: How to achieve more, stress less and feel fulfilled. By the age of just twenty-three, Grace has been named first in Forbes' 30-under-30, graduated from Oxford University, and has a Sustainable Business accreditation from Harvard Business School. I found her book really interesting, looking into what the working landscape looks like especially to Gen Z and younger millennials, and all the confusing signals on productivity and success we keep being fed especially online. Her book is a close look at how to find your own balance, own definition of success and lots of helpful tips along the way, and business lessons from things going right and wrong for Grace. Hope you enjoy this episode!You can buy Grace's book and support independent bookshops here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781786332851- My books:.https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannon- My favourite 2020 books: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/my-favourite-reads-of-2020-9bf19342-f535-4856-ab1a-d523f5ecd98a- My 2021 picks: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/2021-books-i-m-excited-about-619ab32f-f22e-4282-a0e7-71732055e3c7- Twitter: Twitter.com/emmagannon- Instagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 22

39 min 10 sec

My guest today is psychotherapist Emma Reed Turrell. She read English at Cambridge University, worked in business, sales and marketing for 10 years, and then returned to her earlier passion for psychology and mental health. That took her on the path to becoming a psychotherapist and she now runs a busy private practice alongside writing. Her first book Please Yourself: How to Stop People-Pleasing and Transform the Way You Live is out now, and as a recovering people pleaser. I absolutely loved talking to her all about the book, which I highly recommend, it will help you get better at being disliked, help you speak up, set boundaries, re-establish friendships and help you grow instead of staying small. I loved this conversation and hope you enjoy!Buy your copy of Please Yourself here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780008409371- My books:.https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannon- My favourite 2020 books: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/my-favourite-reads-of-2020-9bf19342-f535-4856-ab1a-d523f5ecd98a- My 2021 picks: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/2021-books-i-m-excited-about-619ab32f-f22e-4282-a0e7-71732055e3c7- Twitter: Twitter.com/emmagannon- Instagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Apr 15

31 min 10 sec

Today's guest is Anna Codrea-Rado is a journalist, author and podcaster. She is The Queen Of Freelancing. She writes about business, culture and technology, with a particular focus on working life. and I also really recommend her brilliant podcast Is This Working. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, BBC, Wired, the Paris Review, New York Magazine, the Atlantic, Refinery29, Monocle and many others. Her first book, You’re the Business: How to build a successful career when you strike out alone is out now. It’s a handbook for anyone who works for themselves. It really is a one stop shop for all your freelancing needs: from tricky clients, to managing your finances, the positives and the negatives, why it can be amazing and also really quite awful sometimes and how to find more joy and opportunities as a freelancer and how to stay sane. We discussed lots! Hope you enjoy this conversation!Order Anna's book from an independent bookseller: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780753558652- My books:.https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannon- My favourite 2020 books: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/my-favourite-reads-of-2020-9bf19342-f535-4856-ab1a-d523f5ecd98a- My 2021 picks: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/2021-books-i-m-excited-about-619ab32f-f22e-4282-a0e7-71732055e3c7- Twitter: Twitter.com/emmagannon- Instagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 8

47 min 3 sec

Today on the podcast is the New York Bestselling writer and essayist Christie Tate. She has written for the New York Times (Modern Love), The Rumpus, The Washington Post, among others. Now she has an incredible memoir out called Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life which was picked by Reese Witherspoon's book club. We discuss writing memoir, the grief that follows publishing a book that took 5 years and how the kindness of strangers really can save us. I really loved this conversation, hope you do too.Order your copy of GROUP here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781471197871- My books:.https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannon- My favourite 2020 books: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/my-favourite-reads-of-2020-9bf19342-f535-4856-ab1a-d523f5ecd98a- My 2021 picks: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/2021-books-i-m-excited-about-619ab32f-f22e-4282-a0e7-71732055e3c7- Twitter: Twitter.com/emmagannon- Instagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 1

40 min 27 sec

This episode is a replay of the virtual launch event I did to release my debut novel OLIVE in America in March 2021! OLIVE is my debut novel about a group of four friends, with different ideas and expectations of motherhood. The novel begins with Olive having just broken up with her boyfriend of almost a decade in which he decides he’s ready for kids, and she is not. Her decision to be child-free impacts her friendships too as they navigate their 30s. The wonderful Strand Book Store put on this virtual event for me (one of my absolute favourite bookstores in New York) and one of my favourite multi-hyphenate writers Ann Friedman interviewed me! Ann is a previous Ctrl Alt Delete guest (number #271 if you’re interested).In this conversation we discuss why I wrote OLIVE, why I wanted to write about child-free-by-choice character, my writing process, some of the challenges and my writing inspirations. Hope you enjoy this episode and thanks to everyone who tuned into the event and bought a copy of OLIVE, your support has been incredible. If you’re in the UK, Olive is out in paperback in June. So here is the conversation between Ann and I - all about Olive.PRE-ORDER the OLIVE paperback here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780008382735Purchase the American version here: https://publishing.andrewsmcmeel.com/book/olive/- My books:.https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannon- My favourite 2020 books: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/my-favourite-reads-of-2020-9bf19342-f535-4856-ab1a-d523f5ecd98a- My 2021 picks: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/2021-books-i-m-excited-about-619ab32f-f22e-4282-a0e7-71732055e3c7- Twitter: Twitter.com/emmagannon- Instagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 30

49 min 13 sec

Today's guest is Penny Wincer, a Melbourne born, London dwelling author, speaker, podcaster and freelance photographer. In this episode we discuss her experience as a mother and carer, her writing about work life and creativity, and raising a neurodiverse family. Penny’s first book Tender published is out now. She has also just launched a new podcast called Not Too Busy To Writ‪e‬, alongside author Ali Millar. Listen in as they navigate the world of writing, publishing and creativity whilst juggling the demands of motherhood, caring and other paid work, without losing themselves in the process. Hope you enjoy this episode!You can order a copy of Tender here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781529331226Listen to Not Too Busy To Writ‪e here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/not-too-busy-to-write/id1550576952- My books:.https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannon- My favourite 2020 books: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/my-favourite-reads-of-2020-9bf19342-f535-4856-ab1a-d523f5ecd98a- My 2021 picks: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/2021-books-i-m-excited-about-619ab32f-f22e-4282-a0e7-71732055e3c7- Twitter: Twitter.com/emmagannon- Instagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 27

33 min 31 sec

*This is a sponsored episode with Zumo.* I've wanted to do a deep dive episode on the topic of cryptocurrency for ages. Nick Jones, the CEO of Zumo (a new cryptocurrency wallet app) was a great person to speak to about this. Zumo are doing great things in this space and I've always wanted to know more but I've never known where to start, where to go or what to trust. For any newbies out there like me who are interested in finding ways to make their money work harder for them, or learn more about crypto, then I think you'll enjoy this conversation. I'm asking Nick all the questions I've always wanted to know about cryptocurrency: what to look out for, where it's headed and how we can get involved in a way that makes us feel safe and secure in the process. For more information on Zumo, just go to http://short.zumo.money/download.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 25

43 min 45 sec

This is a replay of a previous episode with Dawn O’Porter. Dawn has actually come on this podcast 3 times, but this is a replay of the latest conversation we had in 2019, about her brilliant novel So Lucky. She is the author of 6 books including the award-winning YA books Paper Aeroplanes and Goose, her first adult novel The Cows was a Sunday Times Bestseller and her latest book "SO LUCKY" is also a Sunday Times bestseller. The novel is about three women and how life really isn't as perfect as it looks. Ruby is feeling like she's failing as a mother, Beth is in a sexless marriage and online influencer Lauren is not telling the truth on Instagram. We talk about writing fiction, finding inspiration and the power of saying no. Also wanted to take this opportunity to mention that since this interview Dawn has launched a Patreon page where she says writing, videos, competitions, it’s really fun and a great place to hang out if you’re a fan of Dawn’s work. Hope you enjoy this episode re-run!- My books:.https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannon- My favourite 2020 books: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/my-favourite-reads-of-2020-9bf19342-f535-4856-ab1a-d523f5ecd98a- My 2021 picks: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/2021-books-i-m-excited-about-619ab32f-f22e-4282-a0e7-71732055e3c7- Twitter: Twitter.com/emmagannon- Instagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Mar 22

28 min 37 sec