How do we find fulfilment as we pay the bills? In the first UK lockdown, I started a podcast called Work Interrupted to find out how people were coping at work. I talked to inspirational guests from a range of working backgrounds – business, journalism, the arts, healthcare, music, books, broadcasting, academia – to find out how their work was changing in the light of the pandemic. As we’ve started to come out of it, I’ve continued to do in-depth interviews, but focusing on how we can all build a work life that brings some meaning, fun and even joy.
Preview of The Art of Work
In this preview of The Art of Work, I offer some highlights from the two seasons of Work Interrupted. Tech entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan talks about how she livened up a boring project with live rabbits. Artistic Director of English National Ballet Tamara Rojo talks about dealing with pandemic misery by baking a seven-flavour, five-layer cake. Writer and coach Harriet Minter explains why work is like sex. Rapper Guvna B shares his moving definition of success. And doctor Rachel Clarke talks about the joy of death as a day job.