Rank #1: 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 #2: Sensory Overload
A woman discovers her cranium-tingling voice is the stuff of YouTube stardom; a visually impaired man happens upon his special sightseeing abilities at night. What happens when your senses become your super-powers at work? Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories
This episode also features Slack customer "The Fighting Unicorns” - they are a kick-ass all-girls robotics competition team from Ohio.
Jan 30 2017
Rank #3: 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 #4: Amazing Grace
Dec 12 2016
Rank #5: 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 #6: 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.
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This episode also features Slack customer Chatbooks - they turn your Instagram and Facebook photos into albums.
Feb 20 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: The 180
A prison superintendent ordered to oversee two executions struggles with his beliefs that the punishment doesn't fit the crime and a former Vegas drug dealer finally finds his place in the high life--sober. Sometimes the only way to find your true calling is to pull a complete 180. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories.
This episode also features Slack customer Bump Boxes - a subscription service for mom and baby that covers every stage of pregnancy to your little one's first birthday.
Jan 16 2017
Rank #9: In Disguise
Sometimes, the way to find out who we really are is to become someone else. Like the struggling author who’s already sold millions of books and the Vietnam war vet who carries out a do-or-die promise by becoming Santa Claus. Follow along at slack.com/podcast and @slackstories.
This episode also features the ever persistent team at Scout Military Discounts - they created an app to help service members and veterans save money.
Dec 19 2016
Rank #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #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