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How's Work? with Esther Perel

Esther Perel Global Media & Gimlet

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How's Work? with Esther Perel

How's Work? with Esther Perel

Esther Perel Global Media & Gimlet

113
Followers
403
Plays
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All the relational habits you built in life don’t immediately disappear the moment you walk in the office door. In the new podcast, How’s Work?, iconic couples therapist Esther Perel brings new perspective to the invisible forces that shape workplace connections, conflict and dynamics through one-time therapy sessions with coworkers, cofounders and colleagues -- touching every work environment from start-ups and family businesses to corporations and service industries.

Latest Episodes

Introducing: Couples Under Lockdown

Today we’re sharing an episode fromWhere Should We Begin? With Esther Perel.In this special series of the show, Esther connects with couples under lockdown around the world.

56 minMAY 15
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Introducing: Couples Under Lockdown

Separated at Home But Still Together at Work

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.

51 minAPR 28
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Separated at Home But Still Together at Work

The Boss, The Client, and the Hairdresser

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.

53 minAPR 21
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The Boss, The Client, and the Hairdresser

Stuck in a Job, for Years

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.

59 minAPR 14
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Stuck in a Job, for Years

From Bartender to Business Partner

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.

53 minAPR 7
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From Bartender to Business Partner

Special Episode: Esther and Adam Grant of WorkLife

In this special episode — recorded in front of a live audience — Esther and Adamexplore the dynamics of trust, power, and people-pleasing.

68 minMAR 31
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Special Episode: Esther and Adam Grant of WorkLife

You're Inching Me Out

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.

56 minMAR 17
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You're Inching Me Out

Laid Off and Starting Over

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.

52 minMAR 10
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Laid Off and Starting Over

Not Many Men Work For Their Moms

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.

54 minMAR 3
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Not Many Men Work For Their Moms

Sex Work: An Unofficial Resume

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?

49 minFEB 18
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Sex Work: An Unofficial Resume

Latest Episodes

Introducing: Couples Under Lockdown

Today we’re sharing an episode fromWhere Should We Begin? With Esther Perel.In this special series of the show, Esther connects with couples under lockdown around the world.

56 minMAY 15
Comments
Introducing: Couples Under Lockdown

Separated at Home But Still Together at Work

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.

51 minAPR 28
Comments
Separated at Home But Still Together at Work

The Boss, The Client, and the Hairdresser

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.

53 minAPR 21
Comments
The Boss, The Client, and the Hairdresser

Stuck in a Job, for Years

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.

59 minAPR 14
Comments
Stuck in a Job, for Years

From Bartender to Business Partner

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.

53 minAPR 7
Comments
From Bartender to Business Partner

Special Episode: Esther and Adam Grant of WorkLife

In this special episode — recorded in front of a live audience — Esther and Adamexplore the dynamics of trust, power, and people-pleasing.

68 minMAR 31
Comments
Special Episode: Esther and Adam Grant of WorkLife

You're Inching Me Out

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.

56 minMAR 17
Comments
You're Inching Me Out

Laid Off and Starting Over

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.

52 minMAR 10
Comments
Laid Off and Starting Over

Not Many Men Work For Their Moms

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.

54 minMAR 3
Comments
Not Many Men Work For Their Moms

Sex Work: An Unofficial Resume

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?

49 minFEB 18
Comments
Sex Work: An Unofficial Resume
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