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Welcome to Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel – a show where LinkedIn’s Jessi Hempel explores the changing nature of work, and how that work is changing us. What does work mean to us? Should we love what we do? How can we switch it up? Join Jessi as she talks with guests such as Reid Hoffman, Roxane Gay, and Guy Raz to unearth lessons that apply to our own careers. New episodes each week.

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Welcome to Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel – a show where LinkedIn’s Jessi Hempel explores the changing nature of work, and how that work is changing us. What does work mean to us? Should we love what we do? How can we switch it up? Join Jessi as she talks with guests such as Reid Hoffman, Roxane Gay, and Guy Raz to unearth lessons that apply to our own careers. New episodes each week.

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586 Ratings
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495
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By cat#dog face - May 25 2020
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I love Guy Raz. He is a host from Wow in the World. My favorite podcast. I like Mindy too. Don’t listen to this podcast.

So valuable!

By Elijah the Analyst - May 25 2020
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I came here after a suggestion from Adam Grant’s podcast, Work Life. I’ve only listened to one episode, but I’ve already gotten SO much value. Can’t wait to keep listening.

iTunes Ratings

586 Ratings
Average Ratings
495
38
24
7
22

Love

By cat#dog face - May 25 2020
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I love Guy Raz. He is a host from Wow in the World. My favorite podcast. I like Mindy too. Don’t listen to this podcast.

So valuable!

By Elijah the Analyst - May 25 2020
Read more
I came here after a suggestion from Adam Grant’s podcast, Work Life. I’ve only listened to one episode, but I’ve already gotten SO much value. Can’t wait to keep listening.
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Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel

Latest release on Jun 29, 2020

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Welcome to Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel – a show where LinkedIn’s Jessi Hempel explores the changing nature of work, and how that work is changing us. What does work mean to us? Should we love what we do? How can we switch it up? Join Jessi as she talks with guests such as Reid Hoffman, Roxane Gay, and Guy Raz to unearth lessons that apply to our own careers. New episodes each week.

Rank #1: Elizabeth Gilbert on Career Versus Calling

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Jessi interviews Elizabeth Gilbert, author of books such as Big Magic, EAT PRAY LOVE, and City of Girls. The two discuss when to choose a job over a career, the secret to unleashing creativity, and the importance of making work for yourself, rather than for others.

Mar 11 2019

25mins

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Rank #2: Showing Up with Glennon Doyle

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On March 9, Jessi attended the launch for Glennon Doyle’s new book, Untamed. It was a magical night, full of promise and potential. It was also the last time in 2020 that Jessi would gather in a room of people. Two days later, Glennon canceled the tour. Now, she chats with Jessi about what that decision meant for her career and for her community, and kicks off our look at where art goes, when the current pandemic means it can't go out as planned.

Apr 13 2020

31mins

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Rank #3: How to Get the Most Out of Your Mornings

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Many of our guests share something in common: they have morning routines. So what's going on during these first hours of the day, and how do we get the most out of them? This episode, writer Dan Pink joins us, and he tells us about the three different kinds of people: the larks, better known as morning people, the night owls, and the third birds. Plus, hear his advice on how to manage your time more efficiently.

Nov 04 2019

26mins

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Rank #4: Satya Nadella: Don't Be Brilliant, Be Curious

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Satya Nadella embodies a growth mindset – a philosophy that prioritizes the willingness to learn over the gift of being naturally brilliant. In this episode, the Microsoft CEO shares with Jessi why he's centered his career around curiosity, where he thinks Microsoft is going in the future, and what he thinks about the role of the modern corporation.

Dec 09 2019

27mins

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Rank #5: Quitting Google: The Happiest Career Move This Exec Ever Made

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Jessica Powell ran communications for Google, making her one of the most powerful voices in the PR industry – until she quit. This episode, hear a conversation about what it’s like to leave a job when you’re not sure what’s next. Plus, hear Jessica’s tips on how to decide a job is no longer working for you. 

Nov 11 2019

27mins

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Rank #6: It's Never Too Late to Start Over

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Lisa Congdon didn't start her career as a visual artist until she was 39 years old. This episode, hear Jessi interview the illustrator and author about what it's like to be a late bloomer in your career, plus tips on how to get started in a creative field.

Dec 02 2019

31mins

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Rank #7: Designing Your Work Life with Burnett and Evans

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This week on Hello Monday, Jessi sits down with Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, Stanford professors and the authors of Designing Your Work Life. This lively conversation investigates the power each of us has to make small/work life changes with big impact - even when we can't necessarily change our circumstances. We also hear from listener Min Yang, who shares her story of living through the lengthy SARS lockdown in China 17 years ago.

Mar 23 2020

28mins

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Rank #8: When to be Quick, When to be Wise

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Social scientist Arthur Brooks says that many successful careers start with generating new ideas, and then end with teaching with them. “You start off as an inventor, and you finish up as an instructor,” the Harvard Kennedy School professor says. This episode, hear Arthur’s research about how your strengths change as you age, and how knowing all this can help you plan your career moves more effectively. 

Nov 18 2019

29mins

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Rank #9: Angela Ahrendts on Intuition

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How do you balance calculated decision-making with trusting your gut? This episode, hear Angela Ahrendts talk with Jessi about how following her intuition has shaped her career, from Burberry to Apple. Featuring reporting from LinkedIn's senior news editor Maya Pope-Chappell.

May 06 2019

31mins

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Rank #10: IDEO’s Tim Brown on Idea Creation

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Tim Brown is the CEO of IDEO, the international design and consulting firm. This episode, hear Tim's conversation with Jessi as the two discuss the process of gathering inspiration and coming up with new ideas.

Mar 18 2019

26mins

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Rank #11: goop's Elise Loehnen on Asking Bigger Questions and Knowing Your Value

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Elise Loehnen, goop’s Chief Content Officer, is OK with you disagreeing with her. She's honed this veritable superpower through a career built on challenging the status quo - something that generates discussions both on- and off-line. Elise doesn't find likability to be a valuable metric in her determination of her own self worth - and she doesn't think you should, either. Join Jessi and Elise for a lively conversation on the value of asking bigger questions and cultivating a deeper sense of self.

Mar 09 2020

30mins

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Rank #12: Jerry Colonna: The Coach Who Tells You, “Yes, It Is You”

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Jerry Colonna was called “the Prince of New York” by New York Magazine for his success as a venture capitalist. Then his life came to a hard stop when he fell into depression and realized that his work wasn’t all it was chocked up to be. He turned his life around when he started coaching CEOs, and found out that what those business leaders needed, he could give. Now hear the executive coach’s thoughts on how to mindfully bring emotions to work, and why tapping into pain points can improve leadership

Sep 30 2019

30mins

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Rank #13: Elizabeth Gilbert on Careers vs Jobs

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This week, Hello Monday hops in the way-back machine to revisit one of our very first episodes. Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert (EAT PRAY LOVE, BIG MAGIC, CITY OF GIRLS) shares her perspective on the nature of work and challenges Jessi on the idea that people should have careers.

Feb 17 2020

26mins

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Rank #14: Out in Tech with Arlan Hamilton

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Today we're bringing you the podcast version of our very first Hello Monday LIVE, featuring Jessi in conversation with investor and author Arlan Hamilton. Hamilton shares her journey from homelessness to head of her own VC firm, Backstage Capital. She answers listener questions on how to overcome underestimation, and she and Jessi both speak on the importance of the leadership group Out in Tech to their journeys in the tech world.

Apr 27 2020

27mins

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Rank #15: Adam Grant on When to Help Others

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This episode, workplace psychologist Adam Grant explains the secrets behind his wildly productive work life. He shares how he manages his time, plus how much of his time he gives away to help others. Plus, Caroline Fairchild brings listeners' tips on how to say no.

Apr 22 2019

26mins

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Rank #16: Vulnerability Lessons with Facebook's Carolyn Everson

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Facebook's Carolyn Everson helped launch one of the most iconic startups of the Web 1.0 era: Pets.com. But before it even took off, and long before its catastrophic failure, she was fired. It was a shameful secret she kept for years. This episode, hear Carolyn's lessons on why leading with vulnerability takes courage. Featuring reporting from Caroline Fairchild.

May 20 2019

32mins

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Rank #17: Why TaskRabbit's Founder Dared to Try Something New

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Leah Busque Solivan founded TaskRabbit, the online marketplace where people get help with small jobs like cleaning, or building furniture. She built it into a multi-million-dollar business, and then in 2017, Ikea bought it. This episode, hear Jessi's conversation with Leah as they talk about what it's like to build a company from the ground up and then walk away from it.

Oct 28 2019

30mins

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Rank #18: Beyond the Open Office with WeWork’s Liz Burow

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How did we get from the large private offices seen in Mad Men to the open desk plans we have today? This episode, WeWork’s VP of workplace strategy Liz Burow gives us a look at the office of the future. Featuring reporting from LinkedIn’s news editor Andrew Murfett.

May 13 2019

28mins

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Rank #19: Weathering the Storm with LeVar Burton

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Like most people we know, actor LeVar Burton is quarantined at home right now. The former Reading Rainbow host is trying to make sense of it all. And for him, a huge part of that journey is figuring out how he can show up for others. He's determined to keep sharing his storytelling gifts and his wisdom with the world, even when he can't leave his house. In this episode, he and Jessi talk about what that's like, and they wrestle with being present in the moment during a time of crisis.

Apr 06 2020

25mins

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Rank #20: Thinking Like an Underdog with Troy Carter

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This week, Troy Carter proves that being the underdog is a career superpower. Troy has always bet on underdogs, in his music career where he managed Lady Gaga and in his investing career, where he bet early on companies like Uber and Warby Parker. He recognized these traits because he's an underdog himself. He'll share the story of how he made it from West Philly to Los Angeles, and what it taught him about how to take risks.

Jan 13 2020

33mins

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Disrupting Inequity with Darnisa Amante-Jackson

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We’re at a critical moment in the country, and the world. Protests against systemic injustice have touched every corner of the globe. Statement after statement of support has gone out. But what happens next? Saying Black Lives Matter is a great start (and they absolutely, unequivocally do). But that statement has to be followed by action if we’re going to make real change to inequitable systems. That takes a lot of time and a lot of work. This episode features Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson, co-founder of DEEP - the Disruptive Equity Education Project - in conversation with host Jessi Hempel, about how to do that work with love.

Jun 29 2020

32mins

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Making Meaning with Charles Duhigg

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In this episode, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and podcast host Charles Duhigg visits Jessi to discuss the relationship between work and meaning. Charles tells the story of his experience attending Harvard Business School and all that followed after. It turns out that a paycheck - even a fat one - doesn’t buy a meaningful life. Charles and Jessi dig deep on the perks and pitfalls of business school, point up the importance of perseverance, outline the space between a job description and the job itself, and challenge listeners to make meaning in any job.

Jun 22 2020

29mins

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Reinventing Yourself with Dorie Clark

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Author, business professor, and coach Dorie Clark is a master at reinvention. She learned to be. Her job evaporated after 9/11. In the years since, she’s written a number of books, including one called Reinventing You. She’s a communication coach, and she has taught at the business schools of both Columbia and Duke. On this episode of Hello Monday, Dorie and Jessi chat all about making a good Plan B, how willingness to learn is a key to success, and why you shouldn’t wait until things seem dire to plan for what might come next.

Jun 15 2020

26mins

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Going Global from a Small Town with Blue Delta Jeans

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Earlier this year, just before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down so much of the world, Jessi traveled to Tupelo, MS, to interview the founders of Blue Delta Jeans, Nick Weaver and Josh West for an episode of Hello Monday. Nick and Josh are small business owners with a twist: Their base of operations is in Tupelo, but their business - selling bespoke jeans - happens online and around the world. A bunch of MLB and NFL athletes swear by their jeans. So does Nicole Kidman. In the first half of this interview, they talk about how they got started and what it means to build industry in their hometown.

When the pandemic hit after the first part of this interview, Blue Delta Jeans figured out a way to keep the lights on and be of service to their community. In the second half of this episode, they share their experiences as SMB owners during the pandemic, and how they augmented their business to supply PPE to first responders in Mississippi.

Jun 08 2020

35mins

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BONUS EPISODE: Jessi visits How To! with Charles Duhigg

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Each week on Slate's How To! podcast, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, takes on his listeners' toughest problems. He calls up an expert, and together, they find answers. This week's question: How to Find a New Career Before it's Too Late. And that expert Charles called? It's our own Jessi Hempel. We're excited to welcome Charles to the Hello Monday family with this special bonus airing of How To! and look forward to welcoming him back later this month.

Jun 04 2020

31mins

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Reid Hoffman on How to Network Now

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A lot of people are between jobs right now. In the past, “go network” would have been Jessi’s first advice on how to change that. But there is no “let’s grab coffee” right now. And even if you can meet in person, the help is often less immediate and tangible. So many companies are just not hiring. So...how do we network now? Entrepreneur and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman joins Jessi to help her and the Hello Monday audience make sense of virtual networking. He offers tangible, actionable tips for how we can all be better at it, right now. 

Jun 01 2020

30mins

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Roxane Gay on Persistence and Support

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It's a holiday Monday in the United States, so this week on Hello Monday we're featuring a favorite conversation from last fall. Host Jessi Hempel sits down with Roxane Gay - the author of NYT bestsellers Bad Feminist and Hunger - for a conversation that touches on persistence in the face of rejection, discipline when honing a craft, and the power of being mentored, mentoring others, and creating opportunities to pass the mic

May 25 2020

25mins

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Boosting Your Psychological Immune System with Lori Gottlieb

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More than two months into working from home, we've settled into some new routines. But the uncertainty of "what now, what next?" can feel intolerable. To learn how we can all build up some resilience, Hello Monday host Jessi Hempel welcomes psychotherapist and author Lori Gottlieb to the show. Lori is the bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, a frank and entertaining account of her life as therapist and patient. It's now being developed into a new TV show. Lori's also an expert on emotional resilience. She and Jessi dialogue on the importance of boosting our "psychological immune systems" to weather the uncertainty in the era of COVID-19, and discuss why it's important to be able to both cry and laugh in times like these.

May 18 2020

25mins

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Taking Risks with Guy Raz

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Guy Raz got his start as a reporter and host on NPR. Then he left news to become one of podcasting’s earliest megastars with The TED Radio Hour. He launched one of the most popular podcasts in existence, How I Built This. It’s about to become a book. He has a kids’ show called Wow in the World. And he has a new show on Luminary, Wisdom from the Top. Guy is an expert interviewer, and in this episode, he sits down with Hello Monday host Jessi Hempel to share how much he’s learned by coaxing founders to share the risks that didn’t pan out.

May 11 2020

30mins

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Overcoming FOMO and FOBO with Patrick J. McGinnis

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FOMO Sapiens host Patrick McGinnis joins Hello Monday's host, Jessi Hempel, for a conversation on how to spend less time on small decisions that don't really matter. McGinnis is familiar with FOMO and FOBO - He was in business school when he coined both terms. He's gotten very good at spotting Fear of Missing Out, and Fear of a Better Option - even in the midst of a pandemic. He's also very, very good at helping people get through decision fatigue with practical hacks and advice - so good, he's written a new book about it. It's called Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice. You can catch the other half of their conversation on Patrick's podcast, Fomosapiens.

May 04 2020

33mins

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Bonus Episode: Making Art, From Where We Are

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This bonus episode of Hello Monday is a coda to our look at the lost art of 2020. We hear about three incidences of performing arts moving from physical landscapes to digital ones, and learn about what gets lost - and found - in the transition. Featuring playwright Ren Dara Santiago, artistic director Rob Neill, dancer Anke Veens, and composer/musician Wim te Groen.

Apr 30 2020

16mins

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Out in Tech with Arlan Hamilton

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Today we're bringing you the podcast version of our very first Hello Monday LIVE, featuring Jessi in conversation with investor and author Arlan Hamilton. Hamilton shares her journey from homelessness to head of her own VC firm, Backstage Capital. She answers listener questions on how to overcome underestimation, and she and Jessi both speak on the importance of the leadership group Out in Tech to their journeys in the tech world.

Apr 27 2020

27mins

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Virtual Performance with Kabir Sehgal & Laura Benanti

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In this, the second of our two part series on the lost art of 2020, we look at what's being created that didn't - and maybe even, couldn't - exist in the time before physical distancing practices made gathering for art and music impossible. Jessi speaks to producer Kabir Sehgal about his Quarantine Concert Series. These nightly online living room concerts are paying gigs - critical for homebound professional musicians. We also hear from Laura Benanti, the star of our 4/16 bonus episode, on how her tweet offering to be an audience of one for students with canceled musicals went viral, and what comes next.

Apr 20 2020

28mins

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Bonus Episode: Sharing #SunshineSongs with Laura Benanti

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On today's bonus episode of Hello Monday, Jessi visits with Broadway and TV star Laura Benanti. This spring, as schools everywhere closed, school musicals got cut off. Lots of teens who’d been practicing for their big moment onstage suddenly lost the chance to perform. Benanti knew how hard they'd worked, and remembered how much her own school shows had meant to her. So she offered to become an audience of one via a Twitter video. She invited students to share videos of themselves singing. She expected a handful of people would take her up on it. Then word spread.

Apr 16 2020

18mins

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Showing Up with Glennon Doyle

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On March 9, Jessi attended the launch for Glennon Doyle’s new book, Untamed. It was a magical night, full of promise and potential. It was also the last time in 2020 that Jessi would gather in a room of people. Two days later, Glennon canceled the tour. Now, she chats with Jessi about what that decision meant for her career and for her community, and kicks off our look at where art goes, when the current pandemic means it can't go out as planned.

Apr 13 2020

31mins

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Coming Together with filmmaker Lulu Wang

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As writer and director of last year’s standout film The Farewell, Lulu Wang was set to have a banner year. Her film cleaned up at the awards, winning accolades at The Globes, Critics Choice Awards, and the Independent Spirit Awards among others. Jessi was set to interview her for the show at SXSW in March. Then there was no SXSW. Now Lulu has thrown herself into collecting personal protection equipment for first responders. She talks with Jessi about what changes about her work—and what doesn’t—during quarantine.

Apr 09 2020

18mins

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Weathering the Storm with LeVar Burton

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Like most people we know, actor LeVar Burton is quarantined at home right now. The former Reading Rainbow host is trying to make sense of it all. And for him, a huge part of that journey is figuring out how he can show up for others. He's determined to keep sharing his storytelling gifts and his wisdom with the world, even when he can't leave his house. In this episode, he and Jessi talk about what that's like, and they wrestle with being present in the moment during a time of crisis.

Apr 06 2020

25mins

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Bonus Episode: Talking About Feelings with Nancy Lublin

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It's been a rough week. So Jessi got on a call with Nancy Lublin, the CEO of Crisis Text Line. Nancy shared how coronavirus is changing what people need to talk about - and who's reaching out. She also gave insights into how people are being helped through this very difficult time - and how they're helping one another - via text.

Need to reach a trained counselor? Text 741741.

Interested in becoming a trained Crisis Text Line volunteer? Click here.

Apr 02 2020

16mins

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#MeToo and the Workplace: Ally Coll and The Purple Campaign

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Attorney and activist Ally Coll left her post at prominent law firm Boies Schiller after learning of the firm's partnership with Black Cube in its defense of now-convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein. She founded the Purple Campaign - an organization devoted to making workplaces more inclusive and harassment-free. Two years in, she'll share what's working and what's still to be done. We also check in with listener Jeff Berman, who's part of a coalition with World Central Kitchen, working at scale to feed front line medical workers in Los Angeles in their fight against COVID-19.

Mar 30 2020

27mins

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Bonus Episode: Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon

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Actor, musician, and philanthropist Kevin Bacon talks to Jessi about leveraging the power of our interconnectedness to encourage each other to stay home during this critical time, using his SixDegrees.Org's new initiative, #IStayHomeFor.

Mar 27 2020

15mins

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iTunes Ratings

586 Ratings
Average Ratings
495
38
24
7
22

Love

By cat#dog face - May 25 2020
Read more
I love Guy Raz. He is a host from Wow in the World. My favorite podcast. I like Mindy too. Don’t listen to this podcast.

So valuable!

By Elijah the Analyst - May 25 2020
Read more
I came here after a suggestion from Adam Grant’s podcast, Work Life. I’ve only listened to one episode, but I’ve already gotten SO much value. Can’t wait to keep listening.