In ways that may be permanent, the last three years have fundamentally changed working life. Remote work became a norm, despite the best efforts of some managers. It also sparked a boom in entrepreneurship and led to a "Great Resignation" trend. Record numbers have left their jobs, and others are "quietly quitting". These six podcasts can help you decide what to do next, whether you are on the verge of a career change, thinking about starting a new business, or trying to figure out how you will navigate office politics in your current position.
Manoush Zorodi is a familiar voice to podcast fans. He was a long-time host at WNYC, "Note to Self," and originally created this show to document a career change. In 2018, Zomorodi, Jen Poyant and their co-host quit their jobs at public radio to start their own crypto-funded company. They wanted to find a more sustainable, kinder approach to entrepreneurship. In the first three seasons, "ZigZag", the hosts charted their ups and downsides in a compelling and vulnerable way. Post-pandemic, the focus of the show has shifted to interviews with "unusual entrepreneurs" who are defying business norms. In the most recent season, Zomorodi shared a road map that outlines a series of steps for those who are looking to reset their careers.