Connection Request

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Connection Request is a podcast about career journeys, produced by Shrug Content. Hosted by Joel Leeman, a producer and strategist who has spent the past 10 years making media for the Internet, the show profiles a variety of fascinating people, digging into how they spend their waking hours, what they’ve learned along the way, how they make decisions, and why they do what they do. Listen wherever you get your podcasts. Listen wherever you get your podcasts: About Joel: Joel Leeman is a producer, strategist and host who has spent the past 10 years making media for the Internet. Connect with the show on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube, or drop a line to

Episode Date
A deep dive on the rise of fractional work with John Arms
Dec 08, 2023
Catching a vibe with Gathered in Style’s Kristin Mitchell
Dec 01, 2023
Minnesota’s COVID-19 response architect Kris Ehresmann makes the case for public health
Nov 17, 2023
What the Gates Foundation’s education advisor sees for the future of learning, labor, and the knowledge economy
Nov 10, 2023
Restaurateur Tim Niver on navigating the ever-changing business of food
Nov 02, 2023
Taylor Misiak (FX’s DAVE) on actors’ strike, her career, and reality TV
Oct 26, 2023
TikToker Sabocat on the educational crisis, Fox News, and Keith Ellison’s advice
Oct 19, 2023
Making NOT drinking cool, with Marigold’s Erin Flavin
Oct 12, 2023
Getting meta on careers with LinkedIn’s Andrew Seaman
Aug 10, 2023
How will AI impact creative professions? | Rob Sartain, Creative Executive
Jul 20, 2023
”What are you waiting for?” | Senator Erin Maye Quade
Jul 06, 2023
Former City Pages Editor-in-chief on its demise and Racket’s genesis | Em Cassel, Co-owner/Editor at Racket
Jun 22, 2023
How sustainability careers went mainstream | Tim Mohin, Global Sustainability Leader | Climate Money Work
Jun 15, 2023
Author Keesa Schreane on showing up and the art of consistency
Jun 01, 2023
From lawyer to layoff to founder | Casey Hall, President, Lumberjack Social
May 18, 2023
General Hospital’s Nurse Amy stops by | Risa Dorken, Actress
May 04, 2023
What does it mean to “make it” in music? | Okudaxij (Eric Radloff), Singer-Songwriter
Apr 20, 2023
How to brew your own niche | Sam Kjellberg, SK Coffee Founder & Owner
Apr 06, 2023
Going deep with the godmother of doomscrolling (Part II) | Karen K. Ho, Journalist
Mar 17, 2023
Going deep with the godmother of doomscrolling (Part I) | Karen K. Ho, Journalist
Mar 16, 2023
How to design your next chapter and find your purpose | Sneha Shah, Business Executive
Mar 02, 2023
Introducing Connection Request
Feb 28, 2023