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Behind every working human, there’s a story. Work in Progress is a new show about the meaning and identity we find in work. Each week, hear stories of personal ambition and debilitating insecurities, great successes and abject failures, the plans we make and the luck that…happens. Hosted by Dan Misener, produced by Slack. Follow along @slackstories or slack.com/podcast

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Behind every working human, there’s a story. Work in Progress is a new show about the meaning and identity we find in work. Each week, hear stories of personal ambition and debilitating insecurities, great successes and abject failures, the plans we make and the luck that…happens. Hosted by Dan Misener, produced by Slack. Follow along @slackstories or slack.com/podcast

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Great! Inspiring! Informative! Fun!

By Almost 50 - Nov 01 2017
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So glad I found this podcast! Looking forward to season 2! Don’t be away long.

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By Psychasec - Mar 09 2017
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Captivating and inspiring storytelling

iTunes Ratings

56 Ratings
Average Ratings
52
2
2
0
0

Great! Inspiring! Informative! Fun!

By Almost 50 - Nov 01 2017
Read more
So glad I found this podcast! Looking forward to season 2! Don’t be away long.

Great

By Psychasec - Mar 09 2017
Read more
Captivating and inspiring storytelling
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Work in Progress

Latest release on Oct 20, 2017

All 35 episodes from oldest to newest

Beginnings

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A reporter does her first remote live radio broadcast from inside a block of ice, a celebrity impersonator's first international trip teaches her what it really means to be “Big in Japan”, and a Japanese translator leaves her family for the first time only to get shipwrecked on a movie set shot in the Antarctic.

For our final episode of the season, we hear the origin stories behind of some of the strangest, and yet most formative, work experiences people have had in their lives. We go back to where it all starts: the beginning.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in Apple Podcasts.

This episode also features Slack customer Good Done Great—a company committed to providing corporate philanthropy technology.

Oct 20 2017

25mins

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Age of Aquarius

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The owner of a vintage retail store recalls how she made a career out of the eclectic clothing in her closet, and a doctor grapples with his community’s vehement protests against his plans to open a medical cannabis dispensary. In this episode, two stories of peace, love, drugs, and counterculture in '60s San Francisco.

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This episode also features Slack customer Milken Community Schools, a private college prep day school in Los Angeles.

Oct 06 2017

25mins

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From the Ground Up

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An environmentalist burns the midnight oil volunteering to preserve decades of climate change data amid a major government clampdown, and a Syrian medical student learns how his family’s chocolate-making business can equally be a cure for heartbreak. This week, stories about survival and the lengths people go to preserve a life’s work.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in Apple Podcasts.

This episode also features Slack customer Bklyn Boihood - busy creating spaces where black, brown, queer and trans bois can cultivate stories, dreams and creative work.

Sep 22 2017

23mins

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The Next Act

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An enterprising retiree becomes a bustling cafés' new favorite server, and a former Wall Street banker finds renewed inspiration after accepting a summer internship with a group of college students. This week, stories of people who have proved that it’s never too late to find professional, and personal, fulfillment.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in Apple Podcasts.

This episode also features Slack customer Joyride Coffee, providing office spaces with third wave java selections.

Sep 08 2017

25mins

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Stop the Presses!

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Meet three New York Times machinists who’ve helped print the paper for the last 30 years and an investigative reporter who waged war on mayoral misconduct from the front page of the Toronto Star. This week, stories of people whose lives (and careers) have been indelibly marked by the business of getting the story right.

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This episode also features Slack customer Sir Kensington's—creators of condiments with character.

Jul 21 2017

25mins

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Because, Science

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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.

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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

25mins

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Footloose & Free(lancer)

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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.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features Slack customer Magic — a service for on-demand personal assistance, just one text away.

Jun 16 2017

26mins

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Reach for the Stars

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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.

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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

26mins

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Looking Back to the Future

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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.

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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

25mins

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Bake-Off

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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.

Like the show? Have some feedback? Let us know what you think @slackstories or leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating or review in iTunes.

This episode also features ArtMoi, a company using Slack to build software that helps artists preserve their legacy.

May 05 2017

26mins

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