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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.

Episode Date
Yale professor Craig Wright on cultivating genius
Yale professor emeritus Craig Wright studies the nature of genius and what we can learn from the geniuses among us. He shares stories and tips from exceptional lives.
Oct 19, 2020
Bonus Episode: Mental Health in 2020 with Dr. Rheeda Walker
In this special bonus episode, guest host Michaela Greer talks with Dr. Rheeda Walker, psychologist and author of The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health, about measuring and improving our "psychological fortitude."
Oct 15, 2020
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff on Rethinking Capitalism
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff sits down with Jessi to trace his unique path from indie programmer to Salesforce leader, and shares his vision for how business can improve the world. 
Oct 12, 2020
Author Kelly Corrigan on how to be a better listener
On the eve of her new PBS special, writer and host Kelly Corrigan shares the importance of deep human connection and the value of three little words: Tell me more.
Oct 05, 2020
Amazon’s Aicha Evans on opting in to startups
Aicha Evans, CEO of Zoox - the self-driving car startup recently acquired by Amazon - shares advice on thinking tactically when choosing a startup to work for.
Sep 28, 2020
Getting the Most from Your Career with Cynthia Pong
Jessi visits with feminist career coach Cynthia Pong, who shares tips on how to successfully navigate difficult systems and achieve career goals. 
Sep 21, 2020
Modern farmer Tom Deacon on leveling up a side hustle
Film editor - and modern farmer - Tom Deacon joins Jessi to share his insight into running a successful small business while working a full time job... during a pandemic.
Sep 14, 2020
Listener Spotlight: Ellice Patterson and Abilities Dance Boston
In this special bonus episode, Jessi chats with listener Ellice Patterson about disrupting ableism and making change with her company, Abilities Dance Boston.
Sep 10, 2020
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants you to become a 'learn it all'
In this episode from the Hello Monday archives, Jessi talks with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella about the curiosity which imbues his life, the benefits of practicing a growth mindset, and his vision for Microsoft's future.
Sep 07, 2020
How to Take a Career Break Without Giving It All Up
Prompted by a listener’s question, Jessi seeks advice from iRelaunch’s Carol Fishman Cohen on whether it’s possible to step out of the workforce, and how to come back.
Aug 31, 2020
Refining Your Voice with Baratunde Thurston
Jessi talks with Baratunde Thurston about using comedy to build bridges on his journey from technologist to journalist to activist. 
Aug 24, 2020
In the Room Where It Happens with Lindsay Harrison
Jessi talks with lawyer Lindsay Harrison about loving your job, the importance of knowing who you're trying to convince of something, and the power of passing the mic.
Aug 17, 2020
Battling Impostor Syndrome with Lisa Orbe-Austin
Jessi talks with Dr. Lisa Orbe-Austin about proactively managing careers and battling that dreaded monster - imposter syndrome.
Aug 10, 2020
Changing Careers with Peloton’s Robin Arzon
Peloton’s Robin Arzon sits down to chat with Jessi about how to make a change when your first career doesn’t totally meet your expectations.
Aug 03, 2020
Should I Stay or Should I Go - On Leaving Big Cities
In a pandemic, big city living loses its allure. As pricey, small spaces feel ever-more stifling, we talk with three people about leaving. 
Jul 27, 2020
Getting Grittier with Angela Duckworth
Does talent matter? Researcher Angela Duckworth thinks it's not the most important thing. Exceptional performance requires passion and perseverance - it’s what Angela calls “grit.” In this conversation with Hello Monday host Jessi Hempel, Angela outlines her philosophy on grit, explains why grit isn’t the only trait that matters, and shows how each of us can move the needle forward in our own professional and personal lives. This conversation was recorded as part of Yext’s “Answer Me This” series.
Jul 20, 2020
Mastering Change with Author Bruce Feiler
A linear life is a nice idea. But as 2020 has taught us, life is way more like a game of chutes and ladders. We’re up. We’re down. We’re sidelined by a global pandemic. Unexpected change can feel disorienting, but according to author Bruce Feiler, navigating through is also a huge opportunity for growth. Bruce sits down with Jessi to share the chutes and ladders that lead to his new book, Life is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age.
Jul 13, 2020
Leveling Up with Troy Carter
This week we draw from the archives to bring you Troy Carter. Troy bets on underdogs, and it pays off. This bears out in music (he managed Lady Gaga) and in investing (he bet early on companies like Uber and Warby Parker). In this conversation with Jessi Hempel, Troy shares how he made it from West Philly to Los Angeles, and what it taught him about taking risks.
Jul 06, 2020
Disrupting Inequity with Darnisa Amante-Jackson
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
Making Meaning with Charles Duhigg
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
Reinventing Yourself with Dorie Clark
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
Going Global from a Small Town with Blue Delta Jeans
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
BONUS EPISODE: Jessi visits How To! with Charles Duhigg
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
Reid Hoffman on How to Network Now
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
Roxane Gay on Persistence and Support
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
Boosting Your Psychological Immune System with Lori Gottlieb
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
Taking Risks with Guy Raz
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
Overcoming FOMO and FOBO with Patrick J. McGinnis
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
Bonus Episode: Making Art, From Where We Are
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
Out in Tech with Arlan Hamilton
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
Virtual Performance with Kabir Sehgal & Laura Benanti
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
Bonus Episode: Sharing #SunshineSongs with Laura Benanti
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
Showing Up with Glennon Doyle
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
Coming Together with filmmaker Lulu Wang
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
Weathering the Storm with LeVar Burton
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
Bonus Episode: Talking About Feelings with Nancy Lublin
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
#MeToo and the Workplace: Ally Coll and The Purple Campaign
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
Bonus Episode: Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon
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
Designing Your Work Life with Burnett and Evans
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
Staying Connected in a Time of Coronavirus
This is a strange new reality. We're being encouraged to keep our physical distance from one another, as it's the only way we can help "flatten the curve." It's clear that we're all in this together, but as we're keeping our distance, how do we feel connected? A big part of the answer lies in sharing our stories. This week, we're checking in with four listeners around the world - including our friend Kate Burson, in Milan, Italy - to see how they're doing and how the response to COVID-19 is affecting their work and their lives.
Mar 16, 2020
goop's Elise Loehnen on Asking Bigger Questions and Knowing Your Value
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
Bonus Episode: QUARANTINE
As Coronavirus cuts into our lives in unexpected ways, host Jessi Hempel talks to Milan resident—and Hello Monday listener—Kate Burson about the strange anxiety and surreal quiet of living under quarantine.
Mar 05, 2020
Steven Levy on the Future of Hacking
Steven Levy is a legendary tech journalist who wrote the book on hackers. Literally. It’s called HACKERS. Now, he’s out with a new book, written after three years of conversations with Mark Zuckerberg, called Facebook: The Inside Story. Steven joins Jessi to share his unique insights into hacker culture's evolution, its ongoing effect on business and society, and its future.
Mar 02, 2020
Upending Everything with Robbi Behr and Matthew Swanson
Ten years ago, Robbi and Matthew ditched the corporate grind and moved into a barn where they made art. They didn't chase success, but it found them. Now, they're planning to travel the country with their four kids – in a school bus. The wife-and-husband team sit down with Jessi to dig into what makes their partnership work and why living the life they dreamed was worth the sacrifices they've made to live it.
Feb 24, 2020
Elizabeth Gilbert on Careers vs Jobs
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
Judd Apatow on Trusting Your Gut
Judd Apatow has known since childhood that he wanted his career to be in comedy. How he worked to become a force in the industry – and what that journey taught him – forms the core of this in-depth interview, which became the pilot episode of LinkedIn Editor in Chief Daniel Roth’s podcast, “This is Working.” Judd has solid advice about the importance of good mentoring, how (and how not) to make yourself indispensable to the room you’re in, and why sometimes you’re better off ignoring feedback and trusting your work. 
Feb 10, 2020
Wonder Woman’s director on asking for more so you can, too.
After Wonder Woman made more than $800 million dollars at the box office, director Patty Jenkins fought hard to be paid equitably to direct the sequel. When she prevailed, she became the highest-earning female director in Hollywood. In this episode, featuring an interview with “This is Working” host and LinkedIn Editor in Chief Daniel Roth, Patty shares her career path, her artistic vision, and her personal mission – to ask for more, in order to help women who will be negotiating after her. 
Feb 03, 2020
Making It in 2020 with Planet Money's Adam Davidson
The economy is shifting dramatically. Technology, automation, and rising inequality are restructuring companies and reconstituting our notion of jobs. Over several decades of covering the impact of these forces, financial journalist Adam Davidson has met some people who seem to have figured out how to harness these forces to power successful careers. These are people who've turned their own skills into careers that allow them to cover their bills and live well. People who are making it. In this episode, we unpack what he's learned about how to do this.
Jan 27, 2020
Thinking Like an Underdog with Troy Carter
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
Ben Horowitz on Shaping Culture
Ben Horowitz is a venture capitalist based in Silicon Valley. Part of his work is identifying and investing in new companies, and that means he's gotten very good at picking winners. In this episode, Ben talks with Jessi about how much a company's culture can affect its success, how to shift an existing culture, and what the word "culture" even means.
Dec 30, 2019
Out of Office: A Hello Monday Holiday Special
This episode, Jessi takes a break from talking about work, and features her favorite vacation stories.
Dec 23, 2019
E-Sports is Growing – So Are the Jobs
It's 2019, and you can make a living in the world of e-sports. You don't have to be a professional video gamer, though – there will be a rise in new jobs such as physical therapists, lawyers, agents, writers, artists, and more. This episode, Jessi peels back the curtain on this underworld of nerd culture, understands what e-gaming is, what jobs we can expect due to the rise of this new industry. Featuring Andy Dinh of Team SoloMid, as well as research from LinkedIn data scientist Brian Xu.
Dec 16, 2019
Satya Nadella: Don't Be Brilliant, Be Curious
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
It's Never Too Late to Start Over
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 talk 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
When to be Quick, When to be Wise
Nov 18, 2019
Quitting Google: The Happiest Career Move This Exec Ever Made
Nov 11, 2019
How to Get the Most Out of Your Mornings
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
Why TaskRabbit's Founder Dared to Try Something New
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
Laura Linney on What Makes Good Criticism

Actor Laura Linney has played roles in everything from Ozark to The Truman Show, and she’s learned a thing or two about handling the critics. This episode, hear Laura talk with Jessi about what makes good criticism, how she approaches her creative process, and the advice she has for people wanting to get into the entertainment industry.

Oct 21, 2019
Spilling the Tea After 99 Years

This episode, Jessi gets out of the office and heads downtown to eat at a 99-year-old Chinese restaurant. Hear her conversation with Wilson Tang of Nom Wah Tea Parlor, as the two talk about what it’s like to inherit a family business, how Wilson added his own modern touch, and how he grew a small family restaurant into a global brand.

Oct 14, 2019
Roxane Gay: Bad Feminist, Master Writer

In the decades leading up to her breakout book Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay wrote every day, not knowing if anyone was ever going to read her work. It wasn’t until she was 40 years old that she had her first taste of commercial success. This episode, hear Roxane and Jessi discuss how the writer persevered through all those years of rejection, how she teaches writing to her students, and what it’s like to write the deeply personal memoirs that Roxane has become known for.

Oct 07, 2019
Jerry Colonna: The Coach Who Tells You, “Yes, It Is You”

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 skills.

Sep 30, 2019
Radio Didn't Kill This Video Star: The Anna Faris Story

Hello Monday is back for Season 2, and our Editor-at-Large Jessi kicks off with a conversation with actor and podcaster Anna Faris. As a successful actor, Anna channeled the characters she played, whether it was in the Scary Movie series or The House Bunny. Starting a podcast changed things. She said, "I wanted a platform where I could feel like I was myself, that wasn't controlled by anybody else, by another journalist." Plus, Jessi and Anna talk about how she got started, comedy vs drama, and the tension that comes with having an audience for everything.

Sep 23, 2019
BONUS: Creating a Safety Net for Freelancers
Today, a third of the workforce are contractors: drivers, designers, even doctors. It’s a number that’s climbing steadily. So how do they get insurance? Sara Horowitz is working on just this. Having spent more than two decades cultivating the Freelancer’s Union, she's now the CEO of Trupo, a new benefits startup. Plus: a conversation between Jessi and her producer, Laura Sim, who is also a freelancer.
Aug 12, 2019
Drafting Teams with Former NFL Talent Scout Michael Lombardi
For the season finale, Jessi talks to former NFL talent scout Michael Lombardi about how to assemble teams, why you can’t teach someone to be more competitive, and how to weigh talent versus character. Featuring reporting from LinkedIn’s managing editor, Caroline Fairchild.
Jun 03, 2019
Vulnerability Lessons with Facebook's Carolyn Everson
Facebook's Carolyn Everson helped launch one of the most iconic startups of the Web 1.0 era: Pets.com. But before it really even took off, and long before its catastrophic failure, she was fired. It was a shameful secret she kept for years....and then, finally, shared.  This episode, hear Carolyn's lessons on why leading with vulnerability takes courage. Featuring reporting from Caroline Fairchild.
May 20, 2019
Beyond the Open Office with WeWork’s Liz Burow
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
Angela Ahrendts on Intuition
How do you balance calculated decision-making with trusting your gut? This episode, hear Angela Ahrendts talk with host Jessi Hempel 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
Stepping into the Spotlight with Melinda Gates
After decades of keeping a low profile, Melinda Gates has begun sharing more about her own life--as a young woman who aspired to work in technology, who wanted to protect her children, and who is now discovering that her words have as much power as her checkbook. Plus, reporting from Caroline Fairchild on how to manage your professional identity.
Apr 29, 2019
Adam Grant on When to Help Others
Adam Grant is everyone’s favorite career coach. This episode, he explains when to be a giving person, how to draw boundaries, and what it means for his own work. Plus, Caroline Fairchild brings listeners' tips on how to say no.
Apr 22, 2019
A Human-focused Take on AI with Fei-Fei Li
Stanford professor Fei-Fei Li is a pioneer in artificial intelligence. Her research helped lead to breakthroughs like allowing computers to recognize images. Now, AI has spread to every economic sector. This episode, hear Fei-Fei's thoughts on how humans can play a compassionate role in shaping AI's future. Plus, Caroline Fairchild brings reporting on some surprising jobs in this emerging industry.
Apr 15, 2019
Abby Wambach on How to Find Your Pack
Two-time Olympian and World Cup champion Abby Wambach made a name for herself playing soccer. Now, she’s helping businesses with her new rules on leadership, failure, teamwork, and confidence. Plus, a field guide for how to support women in the workplace by Caroline Fairchild.
Apr 08, 2019
Striking it rich in startups with Google’s first Chef Charlie Ayers
The myth of Silicon Valley is that anyone can land at a tech startup early and strike it rich. But let’s face it: this almost never happens. This episode, as a spate of tech companies prepare to go public, we bring you a conversation with Google’s first chef. Charlie Ayers won a cook-off to become employee #53 at the company. He reflects on the search engine’s quirky founders, how the Google effect shaped his next career move, and what it all means for him now, more than a decade after he left.
Apr 01, 2019
How to Make it as an Influencer with Aminatou Sow
Among the jobs of the future? An Influencer. This week, Aminatou Sow explains what it takes to build a lucrative career, how to piece together SponCon and creative work, and how to prepare for an unknown future. Plus: a story from the wilds of dog Instagram.
Mar 25, 2019
IDEO’s Tim Brown on Idea Creation
The IDEO CEO on where ideas come from and how to pick and test the good ones.
Mar 18, 2019
Elizabeth Gilbert on Career Versus Calling
This week's episode of LinkedIn Editorial’s new original podcast, Hello Monday, features Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. Host Jessi Hempel talks with Elizabeth about when to choose a job over a career, the secret to unleashing creativity, and the importance of not trying to make something for everyone.
Mar 11, 2019
Seth Meyers on Nurturing Talent
For Hello Monday's first episode, host Jessi Hempel goes deep with the “Late Night with Seth Meyers” host on how helping writers helps the show, getting things wrong in order to get them right, and how he evolved from a Saturday Night Live cast member into the host of his own show.
Mar 04, 2019
Introducing: Hello Monday
 A new podcast from the editorial team at LinkedIn, featuring stories about how the nature of work is changing, and how that work is changing us.
Feb 21, 2019