radio/podcasts

office kitchen wars, finding a good internship, and more

I recorded a piece for the BBC about office kitchen wars — why office kitchens are always so filthy, and the scourge of people stealing their coworkers’ food. It’s three minutes long and you can listen here. Also, I was on Marketplace this weekend, talking about summer internships, including what to do if you have an absentee manager […]

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how can I stop showing off at work?

This week on the Ask a Manager podcast, I talk to a guest who struggles with wanting to show off at work – and she’s trying to figure out why, and how to keep it under control. You can listen to our discussion on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Volumes, or Anchor (or here’s the direct RSS feed). […]

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what your tone should sound like in tricky work conversations

This week’s episode of the Ask a Manager podcast is one I’ve been excited to do since I launched the show, and it’s one of the reasons why I thought a podcast could be really useful. This episode talks about tone. When I answer questions here, I give a lot of sample language to use and often talk about […]

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what should a salary negotiation sound like?

This week on the Ask a Manager podcast, I talk to a guest who’s wondering about salary negotiation — how to do it, what to say, and what kind of tone to use. You can listen to our discussion on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Volumes, or Anchor (or here’s the direct RSS feed). This episode is […]

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am I a mansplainer?

This week on the Ask a Manager podcast, we talk about mansplaining! “Mansplaining” = the weirdly frequent phenomenon where a man gives a woman an unrequested explanation of something that she has more expertise on than he does. It was coined in an essay by a woman who described how a man at a party kept condescendingly explaining her own […]

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some podcast bonus content

My whole conversation with Jennifer Peepas of the Captain Awkward advice blog didn’t make it into this week’s podcast episode because we talked for a while and I keep the show pretty short. But I thought people might enjoy hearing a little more of our conversation — especially because we talk about an infamous letter from this […]

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I talked with Captain Awkward on the Ask a Manager podcast

On this week’s episode of the Ask a Manager podcast, I talked with the amazing Jennifer Peepas, who runs the very useful Captain Awkward advice website, which has amazing advice on pretty much every relationship in your life. We answered a letter from a Captain Awkward reader — someone who thought she was helping out an unfairly maligned coworker but […]

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