How's Work? with Esther Perel

By Esther Perel Global Media & Gimlet

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 Jun 12, 2021

Dee Courtney
 Nov 10, 2020
Incredibly insightful conversations about workplace relations.


 Sep 4, 2020

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This season on How's Work?, iconic couples therapist Esther Perel focuses on the hard conversations we're afraid to have in our jobs: Colleagues navigating the new etiquette of a work from home workforce. Newsrooms whose journalists feel that covering breaking news has broken them. A doctor who wants to walk away from his profession, during a pandemic. And lobbyists whose fight for racial equality ends up dividing them. Esther Perel brings a new perspective to the invisible forces that shape workplace dynamics, connections, and conflict through one-time therapy sessions with coworkers, cofounders, and colleagues—listen and learn as you hear your own workplace dilemmas play out in the lives of others.

Episode Date
We Sell Happiness But We're Miserable
3430
One is the creative guy, the other runs the business. While their bakery is thriving, their relationship is falling apart. How much of this has to do with the fact that they don't show the same love and attention to one another that they show to their macarons? Esther helps them sort our their romantic selves so they can sort out their business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2021
My Promotion Ended Our Friendship
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They were close friends before they started working together. But when one got a surprise promotion, the other began to question her value within the friendship, as well as the organization. To save the friendship, should she leave the job? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
I'm Your Special One
3227
A young artist and her gallerist are exceptionally close. The line between professional and personal relationship often blurs, or disappears altogether. But it's a fragile intimacy, threatened by feelings of jealousy over another rising star in the gallery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
Since I Can't Be Myself, I Try To Be You
3213
They are identical twins, inseparable since the start of life, now too in business. One brother has dreams of pursuing a career on his own, but is afraid of being left behind. While the other has never realized quite how much he leaned on his twin. Esther helps them rewrite the history of their partnership so they can move forward on a new path. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2021
Breaking News Has Broken Us
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A large and scattered network of journalists meet for a virtual session with Esther. Over the past year, they've reported on the biggest stories of their careers, but they are burned out, isolated, grieving, and disconnected from the very thing that supports and energizes them all: their newsroom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
Couples Therapy with My Boss
3667
From day one, they’ve described their relationship as “tumultuous." One is new to the workforce, the other is new to this particular workplace. One manages the other. And while they like each other on a personal level, they clash over their fundamentally different approaches to getting the job done. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
He Gets The Respect, She Gets the Toilet Paper
3427
Married for ten years and co-owners for seven, they bring their home dynamic to work with them. Their employees are sick of the fights and the struggles for power and control, and so are they. Meanwhile, she also worries their roles at their gym have been divided along gender lines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 27, 2021
You'd Be Perfect for Ralph Lauren
3141
They've spent their whole lives in careers that made promises it could not keep. They are fashion models, both scouted as teenagers. Now one fights to let go, the other to find a better way to stay. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
Race, Gender and Money
3122
Two lobbyists whose fight for racial equality ended up dividing them. With Esther they revisit the circumstances that lead to their decision to split up and confront the subjects at the center of it all: race, gender, sexual harassment and money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
If I Quit, What Will People Say?
3362
He’s a doctor, she works for the government. Her job is one thing on paper, and another thing in secret. He wants to leave his job, but doesn’t know how. When their busy careers come crashing to a halt because of the pandemic, they face a new reality at home. Who gets to be the one to leave a job during uncertain times? And can they rely on their 19 year marriage for stability and support? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 06, 2021
Work Will Never Be the Same: Season 2 Trailer
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This season on How's Work?, iconic couples therapist Esther Perel brings a new perspective to the invisible forces that shape workplace dynamics, connections, and conflict through one-time therapy sessions with coworkers, cofounders, and colleagues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
Introducing: Couples Under Lockdown
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Today we’re sharing an episode from Where Should We Begin? With Esther Perel. In this special series of the show, Esther connects with couples under lockdown around the world.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 14, 2020
Separated at Home But Still Together at Work
3108
Husband and wife who are co-owners of a winery and restaurant. He loves the colleague that she is at work, but he likes less the wife she is at home. As their marriage ends, they wonder if the future of their business depends on the future of their marriage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2020
The Boss, The Client, and the Hairdresser
3212
They’ve been hairdressers for many years in a job that feels like a cross between salesperson and therapist. They vie for new clients and commissions while absorbing the anxieties, frustrations, and burdens of their regulars. How they each handle this balance is a study in contrasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
Stuck in a Job, for Years
3566
She’s been unhappy at her job for more than 20 years and doesn't know how to leave. Her sister, a successful entrepreneur, wants to help, but this only makes her feel less-than. Family tensions and resentments, both at home and at the office, keep her frozen in place. Esther walks the sisters through an exit plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2020
From Bartender to Business Partner
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She owns a successful restaurant. He was her bar manager for six years. Now they’re going into business together as co-owners of a taqueria. They turn to Esther for guidance on how to transition from employer-employee to partners in a new venture. But they walk away with a deeper understanding of the ways their different cultural backgrounds and previous working relationships influence their partnership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
Special Episode: Esther and Adam Grant of WorkLife
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In this special episode — recorded in front of a live audience — Esther and Adam explore the dynamics of trust, power, and people-pleasing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
You're Inching Me Out
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They were mates in university before co-founding a successful communications company. They still work together from different coasts, but they barely speak. One wants to move on; the other is grasping for his former friend. Neither can find the words to talk about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
Laid Off and Starting Over
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A year ago they were suddenly let go from their jobs as leaders of a creative team. Now they're starting a new company together. But to build over the scar tissue and begin again, they must first let go of the painful ending that came before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2020
Not Many Men Work For Their Moms
3240
She started a real estate company 30 years ago. Her son, who calls himself a Mama’s Boy, recently joined the business. They think their close mother-son relationship hurts the brand. With Esther’s help, they start to explore the many gender and familial biases at play...both in the office and around the family dinner table. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 03, 2020
Sex Work: An Unofficial Resume
2994
Friends and fellow dancers at a strip club: one brings years of experience, the other a youthful energy that turns angry at times. They’re here to talk about boundaries that are crossed, educating “civilians" about their work, family acceptance, and how they'll transition from the sex work industry into professional careers. Can sex work be a bullet point on a resume? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
The Break-Up
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They flew fighter jets together in Iraq and Afghanistan. Then they co-founded a successful business. Now, for the first time in their adult lives, they’re ready to part ways professionally, but they don’t know what their lives would look like without their "brother of choice." Side-by-side on Esther's couch, they talk about letting go of the fierce loyalty bonds forged in the cockpit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 11, 2020
Prologue: What Couples Therapy Teaches Us About Work
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In this prologue, Esther Perel introduces us to the idea of the “relational dowry.” Each of us has a relationship resume that is cultivated at home - in our families, our communities, and our romantic lives - that influences the way we interact with our colleagues at work. Here we meet a few of the people Esther will invite into her office over the course of the series: coworkers, cofounders, bosses and employees, and family members who work together. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 03, 2020