Rank #1: Bake-Off
The head of purchasing and IT at America's largest fortune cookie supplier takes on a new role as head fortune cookie writer. A baker with Down syndrome has to break the law to lead an independent life and career. This week, two stories of remarkable people who fight the odds to pursue their passions. Read an extended version of this story on slack.com/podcast.
May 05 2017
Rank #2: Because, Science
A freshwater ecologist tasked with making his research more accessible discovers an unlikely muse in Bruce Springsteen. A medical ethnobotanist seeks new cures for super bugs in the natural world after her own near-death brush with a bacterial infection. This week, stories about the noble pursuit of knowledge—and how that often leads to some surprising discoveries about ourselves.
This episode also features Slack customer Real Time Minds - a new way for small businesses to get timely, trusted advice from leading business experts.
Jul 07 2017
Rank #3: Tough Love
An outspoken corporate downsizer learns a harsh lesson after being surprised with her own exit package, and a loyal cop that has to choose between fighting the war on drugs and his criminal brother. Sometimes practicing tough love at work and at home isn’t always the best policy. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.
This episode also features Slack customer Sketchbook Skool - an online educator for illustrators and designers.
Mar 13 2017
Rank #4: Startup Sacrifices
An entrepreneur learns the cost of putting his work ahead of his relationship; a young developer flees her war-torn homeland for a chance to pursue her dream career. What happens when your professional ambitions put your personal life at stake? Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories
This episode also features Gaza Sky Geeks - Gaza's first and only startup accelerator whose mission is to transform the region's most talented youth into entrepreneurs.
Feb 06 2017
Rank #5: Amazing Grace
Dec 12 2016
Rank #6: Coming Out
To gain credibility in a case, a police officer reveals his identity as a practicing pagan. After 30 years of performing as a man, a veteran comic takes the stage for the first time...as a woman. This week, two enlightening stories of people who took big risks to bring their true selves to work.
Jan 09 2017
Rank #7: Switching Gears
A Wall Street trader's climb to the top proves too gut-wrenching to continue; a classical pianist grapples with a career-ending injury. What happens when you're suddenly physically incapable of doing your job? Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories
This episode also features Slack customer Gigmit - Europe's largest gig and artist database.
Jan 23 2017
Rank #8: Footloose & Free(lancer)
Dive into the daily hustle, juggle, and struggle of the freelance life in this special episode. Meet a freelance farmer with a novel approach to traditional work; a writer, mother, and animal keeper bitten by the travel bug; a sweet-talking freelance collections agent whose business is to get freelancers paid; and a private forensic pathologist who finds the untold stories of the dearly departed.
This episode also features Slack customer Magic — a service for on-demand personal assistance, just one text away.
Jun 16 2017
Rank #9: Reach for the Stars
A jetpack inventor rejects his position as an ivory-towered executive to stay grounded as an entrepreneur. A Jamaican-American chess player becomes the first black international grandmaster in history. This week, stories of childhood dreams and the realities of rising through the ranks.
This episode also features Slack customer The Concierge Collective, a personal, corporate and residential concierge service helping their clients live the life they deserve.
Jun 02 2017
Rank #10: Boring is in the Eye of the Beholder
Explore the hidden world of seemingly unremarkable jobs in this special episode with double the stories, including: a video store clerk who gets knocked out of his monotonous comfort zone by a suspicious visitor; a call center agent who finds renewed purpose in how she serves customers; a supermarket chain manager who comes down with a bad case of "bore-out"; and a man whose job literally involves watching grass grow and he loves it. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Feedback? We'd love to hear it. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.
This episode also features Emolytics—a market research company that measures customer experience through the prism of emotion.
Apr 21 2017
Rank #11: Down the Rabbit Hole
A journalist discovers a scarf with her byline imprinted in its design and embarks on an investigative journey to track down its makers; a former futures trader stumbles into her calling as an internet hoax buster with a specialty for empathizing with the perpetrators. Following your curiosity can lead you to some pretty interesting work, or at least a very good story. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.
Mar 06 2017
Rank #12: Heart to Heart
Meet a woman who’s made a career out of professional cuddling; and an engineer, lawyer and open-source advocate who grappled with her own values in order to save her life.
Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. If you enjoy the show, please leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.
This episode also features Slack customer Simonson Design Lab - providers of drafting and technology support for home builders and architects.
Feb 27 2017
Rank #13: Looking Back to the Future
A college student’s sweepstakes win paves the way for her lifelong dream to reform U.S. immigration policy. An academic lands a rare dream job as the ‘Wikimedian in Residence’ for one of the oldest libraries at the University of Oxford. This week, stories of modern day jobs with a historical twist. Read an extended version of this story on slack.com/podcast.
This episode also features Slack customer Cappello’s - it's a Colorado-based gourmet food company specializing in high-end gluten free, grain free products.
May 19 2017
Rank #14: Guiding Lights
A Kung-Fu master honors his father's legacy; a frustrated musician's chance meeting with a mentor leads to a powerful lesson in self-acceptance. Sometimes, the best thing to happen to your career is finding your guiding light. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories.
If you enjoy the show, please leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.
This episode also features Slack customer Chatbooks - they turn your Instagram and Facebook photos into albums.
Feb 20 2017
Rank #15: Born This Way
An Instagram star bullied for the color of her skin turns the teasing into the fuel behind her fashion modeling career; a professional British rugby player confronts “jock" stereotypes when he comes out to friends, family, and fans as gay.
Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories. Feedback? We'd love to hear it. Let us know what you think of the show by leaving us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.
This episode also features the Hartford Police Department, devoting themselves to making the City of Hartford a safer place to live, work, and visit.
Apr 07 2017