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WorkLife with Adam Grant
WorkLife with Adam Grant
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You spend a quarter of your life at work. You should enjoy it! Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds... more

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Episodes

Is your organization a little culty? with NXIVM whistleblower Sarah Edmondson

Sarah Edmondson escaped and blew the whistle against NXIVM, the cult masquerading as a “personal and professional development company.” With... more

27 Feb 2024 · 27 minutes
Redefining hustle culture with Robin Arzón

Robin Arzón is the head instructor at Peloton and an ultramarathon runner, but she didn’t plan to make her career... more

20 Feb 2024 · 39 minutes
Revising the stories we hold dear with Denise Hamilton

Denise Hamilton is an inclusion strategist who works with organizations ranging from the UN to the WNBA. She is also... more

13 Feb 2024 · 35 minutes
Power, purpose, and the American presidency with Jared Cohen

Jared Cohen is a history buff with a career that boasts its own remarkable story. From the State Department to... more

06 Feb 2024 · 34 minutes
How to become a "friction-fixer" with Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author. In this zesty conversation with Adam, Bob shares insights on how... more

30 Jan 2024 · 38 minutes
Overcoming toxic positivity with Susan David

You don’t always decide what you feel, but you do own how you react to those feelings. In her bestselling... more

23 Jan 2024 · 36 minutes
You have more control over your emotions than you think with Lisa Feldman Barrett

Emotions are like opinions — everyone has them. Thanks to the pioneering research of today’s guest, we know that it’s... more

16 Jan 2024 · 36 minutes
Jennifer Garner realizes her hidden potential

Jennifer Garner’s roles — from “13 Going on 30” to “Juno” to “Alias” — often center strong women who know... more

09 Jan 2024 · 51 minutes
Bringing out the good in kids —and parents— with Becky Kennedy (Re-release)

As a clinical psychologist, Becky Kennedy works with parents to raise good kids. She’s best known as Dr. Becky on... more

02 Jan 2024 · 41 minutes
Daniel Kahneman doesn't trust your intuition (Re-release)

Daniel Kahneman is a Nobel Prize winner who transformed our understanding of the biases that cloud our thinking. In this... more

26 Dec 2023 · 35 minutes
Chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley on why mistakes are our greatest teachers

Maurice Ashley is a trailblazing chess grandmaster — the first African-American player to claim that prestigious title. He’s also a... more

19 Dec 2023 · 38 minutes
Your brain on art with Ivy Ross and Susan Magsamen

If you think of the arts as entertainment or luxury, Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross might ask you to reconsider.... more

12 Dec 2023 · 34 minutes
The psychology of self-persuasion with Elliot Aronson

Elliot Aronson is one of the preeminent psychologists of the 20th century — his mentors were Abraham Maslow and Leon... more

05 Dec 2023 · 45 minutes
Brené Brown on What Vulnerability Isn't

We usually wear our thickest armor at work, and Brené Brown has blazed the trail of teaching us why and... more

28 Nov 2023 · 40 minutes
Poet Maggie Smith on embracing ambiguity

Poet and author Maggie Smith isn’t sure where she falls on the spectrum from optimism to pessimism. But her viral... more

21 Nov 2023 · 44 minutes
The Office's Rainn Wilson on meaning and happiness

Rainn Wilson was a late bloomer: he landed the role of Dwight Schrute on “The Office” after over a decade... more

14 Nov 2023 · 46 minutes
The problem with optimizing our lives (w/ Barry Schwartz and Coco Krumme)

Many people are obsessed with optimizing their lives, but this might be a suboptimal way to live. Adam brings together... more

07 Nov 2023 · 48 minutes
The art of rough drafts with George Saunders

Before his stories regularly appeared in The New Yorker, before the MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, and before being named one... more

31 Oct 2023 · 37 minutes
Unlocking Hidden Potential with Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell hosts a rollicking live discussion about Adam's new book, "Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things," which... more

24 Oct 2023 · 44 minutes
The Three Big Myths of Mentoring

Mentoring plays an important role in growth and success for both mentors and mentees. But finding the right mentor —... more

17 Oct 2023 · 34 minutes
The Zombie Guide to Surviving Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy exists to provide consistency and structure, but it often stifles creativity and productivity – and breeds misery. In this... more

10 Oct 2023 · 33 minutes
The Science of Recharging on Weekends and Vacations

Many people don’t use all their paid time off from work — and struggle to relax and recover on nights... more

03 Oct 2023 · 28 minutes
Why Meetings Suck and How to Fix Them

Meetings often drain our joy and sap our focus – and meeting overload kills productivity. So why do we have... more

26 Sep 2023 · 32 minutes
How to set boundaries with therapist Nedra Glover Tawwab

As a therapist, Nedra Glover Tawwab has spent years helping people set boundaries in their personal and professional lives. As... more

22 Aug 2023 · 37 minutes
Khan Academy founder Sal Khan on AI and the future of education

As the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, Sal is a pioneer in the education technology space. With millions of... more

15 Aug 2023 · 38 minutes
Jim Gaffigan on how comedy leaves an aftertaste

With his sharp observational comedy and dry wit, Jim Gaffigan has been making people laugh for decades. He’s a stand-up... more

08 Aug 2023 · 35 minutes
When an introvert and an extrovert fall in love with Chip and Joanna Gaines

Chip and Joanna Gaines are best known for their hit reality TV home renovation show “Fixer Upper.” The married couple... more

01 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
How Pixar’s Ed Catmull and Pete Docter make magic on and off screen

As they dreamed up iconic characters like Buzz and Woody, Pixar reinvented how animated movies are made. But first, they... more

25 Jul 2023 · 39 minutes
How to tell your own story with Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston is an Emmy-nominated writer, activist and comedian. Whether it’s through his witty and thoughtful work at The Onion... more

18 Jul 2023 · 38 minutes
The science of personality and the art of well-being with Brian Little

Award-winning researcher and pioneering psychologist Brian Little has plenty of accomplishments under his belt. He’s the author of the bestselling... more

11 Jul 2023 · 33 minutes
Hidden Figures author Margot Lee Shetterly on reframing the stories we tell

Margot Lee Shetterly used to be an investment banker, a business owner, and a content marketing and editorial consultant. Now... more

04 Jul 2023 · 36 minutes
Building atomic habits with James Clear

As a blogger and executive coach, James Clear spent years studying how to form and change habits. His research culminated... more

27 Jun 2023 · 38 minutes
Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya’s “Anti-CEO Playbook”

When Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya first arrived in the U.S., he had little money and no big plans.... more

20 Jun 2023 · 33 minutes
Ambition vs. aspiration with philosopher Agnes Callard

Before Agnes Callard was a philosophy professor at the University of Chicago, she was on her high school debate team... more

13 Jun 2023 · 33 minutes
Whole Foods founder John Mackey doesn’t follow business plans

When John Mackey co-founded Whole Foods, he didn't consider himself an entrepreneur. But after 42 years of leading the company... more

06 Jun 2023 · 29 minutes
Admiral Linda Fagan on servant leadership

Admiral Linda Fagan is the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard – and the first woman to ever lead a... more

30 May 2023 · 33 minutes
Have a work problem? Call Fixable!

WorkLife will be back for Season 6 in September. Until then, check out this preview of Fixable, a new work... more

24 May 2023 · 3 minutes
Brené Brown and Simon Sinek on the leadership skills we need to build

Brené Brown and Simon Sinek are two of the world's most influential thought leaders. They’ve shared their insights on the... more

23 May 2023 · 40 minutes
NBA Hall of Famer Joe Dumars on managing eclectic personalities

Six-time NBA All-Star and Hall of Famer Joe Dumars spent 14 years with the Detroit Pistons. As the quiet leader... more

16 May 2023 · 31 minutes
Cultivating good power with longtime IBM CEO Ginni Rometty

Ginni Rometty rose through the ranks at IBM to become their first female CEO. After leading the iconic tech company... more

09 May 2023 · 33 minutes
Steve Martin on finding your authentic voice

Steve Martin has made an award-winning career out of taking on new identities–from actor and comedian to musician and novelist.... more

04 May 2023 · 42 minutes
Getting to the heart of team culture with Pete Carroll

How do you build a team capable of winning the Super Bowl? Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll believes it comes... more

25 Apr 2023 · 33 minutes
Rethinking your beliefs with Tara Westover

The first time Tara Westover ever stepped into a classroom, she was seventeen. Today, Tara has a PhD in history... more

18 Apr 2023 · 37 minutes
How do incentives really work? with Uri Gneezy

What motivates us to do… well, anything? Uri Gneezy is a behavioral economist who has changed our understanding of how... more

11 Apr 2023 · 36 minutes
Sci-fi writer Andy Weir doesn't love writing

Andy Weir is the bestselling author of The Martian and Project Hail Mary. He’s known for weaving deep, carefully researched... more

04 Apr 2023 · 41 minutes
The science of performing under pressure with Sian Beilock

Sian Beilock is a cognitive scientist who specializes in why we choke under pressure. She’s also the first woman to... more

28 Mar 2023 · 37 minutes
ChatGPT did NOT title this podcast (w/ Allie Miller & Ethan Mollick)

ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence chatbot capable of generating human-like text, seems to be everywhere. But how trustworthy are these tools... more

21 Mar 2023 · 54 minutes
The psychology of fiction with Jennifer Lynn Barnes

As a novelist, Jennifer Lynn Barnes has earned acclaim from critics and fans alike – her series The Inheritance Games... more

14 Mar 2023 · 45 minutes
What animal intelligence reveals about human stupidity with Justin Gregg

Justin Gregg is an animal cognition expert -- he studies what goes on inside the heads of other creatures, and... more

07 Mar 2023 · 39 minutes
How Yo-Yo Ma sustains his creative energy

Yo-Yo Ma began playing the cello at age four, played for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower at... more

28 Feb 2023 · 39 minutes
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Yo-Yo Ma began playing the cello at age four, played for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower at age seven,... more