Ctrl Alt Delete

Ctrl Alt Delete

Ctrl Alt Delete subverts the traditional career show. Instead, it's for people who are more interested in shaping their work rather than letting their work shape them. The main focus is work, wellbeing and creativity. Hosted by bestselling author Emma Gannon, she has a gentle line of questioning that starts with work, and ends up wherever the conversations lead. Named Best Business podcast by Vuelio, Webby award nominee and named 50 Best Podcasts by Sunday Times, Ctrl Alt Delete is a gateway into new ideas – with past guests varying far and wide including Elizabeth Gilbert, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Jacqueline Wilson, Lena Dunham, Julia Cameron, Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, Ava DuVernay, Gillian Anderson and Mrs Hinch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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May 24, 2024 3 mins

Announcing a new two book special by me, Emma Gannon, including a free virtual workshop and special intro from Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way. **Books are only on sale until midnight on June 4th**

Get yours here: poundproject.co.uk/shop/a-year-of-nothing


It's been a year since I last posted on this podcast.

Sometimes it’s all a bit too much.

Have you considered doing nothing about it?

For years, I have written about work,...

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Welcome back to The Success Myth Diaries. Today's guest is Tim Clare, performance poet, author of two fantasy novels and nonfiction books including WE CAN'T ALL BE ASTRONAUTS, which won Best Biography/Memoir at the East Anglian Book Awards. His latest book COWARD a brilliant book about why we get anxious and what we can do about it (one of my favourite books on anxiety). His podcast Death Of 1000 Cuts, a podcast for readers, writer...

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Welcome back to The Success Myth Diaries! My guest today is the wonderful Fiona Arrigo who is beloved for her ever-evolving wisdom and heart-based living for the changing times: a visionary in her field, she works globally as a Biodynamic Psychotherapist, Intuitive Healer, Mentor and Life Teacher. She runs The Arrigo Programme which is a profound healing system, developed in conjunction with Fiona’s expert team of practitioners, wh...

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Welcome back to The Success Myth Diaries! Today’s guest is Jeff Hamaoui, a seasoned teacher, master facilitator and Chief Innovation and Education Officer for Modern Elder Academy. The Modern Elder Academy is a program for people going through midlife transitions - they are on a mission to reframe midlife from a crisis to a calling. Their purpose is to help you find a renewed sense of purpose and I really love what they do - a...

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To accompany the launch of my new book, I have interviewed some of my favourite thinkers on the topic of success, failure and creativity — and the most common success myths. Today’s guest is British actor Sian Clifford, probably best known for playing Claire in Fleabag (the toilet scene! The hair scene! The “the only person I'd run through an airport for is you” line! *chefs kiss*) I have re-watched both seasons...

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Welcome to the Success Myth Diaries! A brand new mini-series to accompany my new book The Success Myth: Letting Go Of Having It All which is out TODAY. My book unpicks the 8 success myths, from happiness to money to productivity to celebrity to the idea of ‘arriving’, looking at all the different ways traditional success is marketed to us and how it can take us off track to what really makes us personally fulfilled. To celebra...

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Hello and welcome to Ctrl Alt Delete. This is an oldie but a goodie with writer and director, Lena Dunham, recorded in 2017. It was an absolute treat getting to hang out with Lena on an exciting sunny Friday morning in her London hotel room, so I hope you enjoy our conversation.


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Hello and welcome to Ctrl Alt Delete. This is a replay from from 2021 with entrepreneur, author and presenter, Poppy Jamie, a leading voice in the mental wellbeing and mindfulness space. In this episode we discuss flexible thinking, launching the first talk show on Snapchat ‘Pillow Talk with Poppy’ and her first book Happy Not Perfect. I hope you enjoy this conversation with Poppy.



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Hello and welcome to Ctrl Alt Delete. This is a replay with the acclaimed actor, writer and director Greta Gerwig, recorded way back in 2018. We spoke about the release of her debut film, Ladybird and life as a multi-hyphenate.. Hope you enjoy this little trip down memory lane!


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Hello and welcome to Ctrl Alt Delete. This is a replay episode from 2021 with the iconic Nick Hornby, author of many novels, including High Fidelity, About a Boy, and Juliet, Naked. In this episode we talk about creative advice, thoughts on rejection, and being published. I hope you enjoy our conversation!


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Hello and welcome to Ctrl Alt Delete. This is a replay episode from 2022 with Daisy Buchanan, an award winning journalist, author and broadcaster. In this episode we discuss her career as a whole and dig into the themes in her novel ‘Careering’ - all about the toxic relationship we can have with our jobs. Hope you enjoy.


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Hello and welcome to Ctrl Alt Delete. This is a replay from 2021 with the inspirational teacher Tara Brach, who is known for her work around mindfulness, meditation, emotional healing, and spiritual awakening. In this episode we discussed her book Trusting The Gold: Learning to Nurture Your Inner Light, which I really recommend checking out. Hope you enjoy!


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This is a replay episode from 2021 with award-winning author Catherine Gray, best known for her The Unexpected Joy of books. She’s now back with a brand new book called Sunshine Warm Sober: Unexpected sober joy that lasts which is available in paperback now. The book is all about her eighth sober year and what she’s learned since her last books. We talk about the power of personal writing, setting boundaries and changing the way yo...

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This is a replay for 2021, with writer Ian Leslie. He is the author of multiple acclaimed books on human behaviour. He writes about psychology, culture, technology and business for the New Statesman, the Economist, the Guardian and the Financial Times. He also writes a Substack called The Ruffian with brilliant articles on topics like why you should disagree with yourself. In this episode we are discussing his new book Conflicted: ...

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This episode was recorded in 2019, with bestselling author Bella Mackie on her book Jog on. Since this episode aired, Bella’s novel How To Kill Your Family has become a UK bestseller, topping the charts for months, if you haven’t read it already it’s a great holiday read, although potentially awkward if holidaying with your family. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with Bella.


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Hello - this is a replay episode with the incredible Ava Duvernay. In 2016 she was named one of Oprah Winfrey's SuperSoul 100 visionaries, and in 2017 she became the first Black woman nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, for her film 13th. This episode was recorded in 2018, around the time the film A Wrinkle in Time came out (starring a mega cast of Oprah, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon) which she direct...

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This is a replay episode. I have two very exciting guests for you today, the brilliant Sam Conniff and Katherine Templar Lewis, who are here to talk all about uncertainty, a theme that feels especially prominent right now. Life is uncertain and it feels so difficult to deal with. In this episode we are discussing their brand new project The Uncertainty Experts, a powerful three-part interactive documentary scientifically ...

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February 24, 2023 36 mins

My guest today is the brilliant author Holly Bourne (recorded in 2021) who started her writing career as a news journalist, where she was nominated for Best Print Journalist of the Year. She then spent six years working as an editor, a relationship advisor, and general 'agony aunt' for a youth charity - helping young people with their relationships and mental health. (TW: This episode discusses rape and sexual assault.)

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Today's guest (recorded back in 2020) is the brilliant Caitlin Moran! Award-winning columnist, author, scriptwriter. She is the eldest of eight children, grew up in Wolverhampton and she published her first novel at the age of 16. She then became a columnist at The Times aged 18 and has gone on to be named Columnist of the Year six times. Her popular novel How to Build a Girl is now a movie with Beanie...

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February 11, 2023 1 min

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Ctrl Alt Delete might be no longer publishing new episodes, but I am writing and posting brand new content on all the same themes on my Substack page The Hyphen.


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