WorkLife with Adam Grant: A TED original podcast

As one of Apple Podcasts’ most downloaded new shows of 2018, WorkLife spent two weeks as the #1 show on the entire podcast chart.

Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to explore the science of making work not suck. From learning how to love criticism to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again.


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episode 1
The creative power of misfits

episode 3
Networking for people who hate networking

episode 4
The perils of following your career passion

episode 7
Bouncing back from rejection

episode 2
Becoming friends with your rivals

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About WorkLife

Each weekly episode of WorkLife with Adam Grant centers around extraordinary people at work – from the team at Pixar who broke boundaries with The Incredibles, to Olympic athletes who cheer for their rivals. In immersive interviews that take place in both the field and the studio, Adam vividly brings his observations to life, revealing key insights in a friendly, accessible style.

“We spend a quarter of our lives in our jobs. This show is about making all that time worth your time.”

Season 1 guests included Daily Show host Trevor Noah; Celtics coach Brad Stevens; bestselling authors Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain and Michael Lewis; actor John Lithgow; media mogul Arianna Huffington; Bridgewater billionaire Ray Dalio; and a crew of astronauts, one of whom called in from the international space station

Season 2 guests include Virgin founder Richard Branson; Oscar-nominated directors M. Night Shyamalan and Brad Bird; NYC marathon champ Shalane Flanagan; grit guru Angela Lee Duckworth; a pair of Olympic gold medal skiers; and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman.

(Made possible with the support of Accenture, Bonobos, Hilton and JPMorgan Chase & Co.)

WorkLife is produced in partnership with Transmitter Media.

About the host

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Adam Grant

Adam Grant is an expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and lead more generous and creative lives. As a popular TED speaker and the New York Times bestselling author of three books that have sold over a million copies, he has helped Google, the NBA, and the U.S. Army improve life at work. Adam has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for six straight years, and has been recognized as one of Fortune’s 40 under 40 and the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers. He’s a former magician and junior Olympic springboard diver.

Check out Adam's books: Originals, Give and Take, Option B
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What people are saying

The Porsche of podcasts.
One of “5 podcasts college grads should download immediately.”
Tackles a lot of issues that have been on my mind lately about how we can make our work lives work better… helpful advice.
Melinda Gates

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