Work with Marty Nemko

Thursdays at 7pm

Marty and guests discuss job & work issues and phone-in workovers:  415 841-4134.

Find archived episodes at the show's website.

Work with Marty Nemko 5/17/18

May 17, 2018

Marty and Barbara Nemko review Marty Nemko's latest book "The Best of Marty Nemko"

Work with Marty Nemko 5/10/18: Simon Winchester

May 10, 2018

This is an hour-long interview with Simon Winchester, author of Professor and the Madman, Krakatoa, and his just published: The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Thursday from 7 to 8  PM on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on KALW.org.

The programs are archived on NPR.org and iTunes and in perpetuity on this website.

On the May 3, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Tony and 5-time Emmy winning fim and TV music composer Larry Hochman.

Everyone knows about teacher and principal, but education offers many under-the-radar careers. On the Apr. 26, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife, Dr. Barbara Nemko, Napa County Superintendent of Schools and I explore those and some inside baseball about the common and less so.

In the program's 2nd segment, we answer callers' work questions, what we call Workovers.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Thursday from 7 to 8 PM on KALW 91.7 FM.

The programs are archived on NPR.org, iTunes, and in perpetuity on this web page.

  On the April 19, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I speak with Nancy Segal, expert on landing a federal job.

On the Apr. 12, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, JoAnn Mar and guests will discuss careers helping people at the end of life, and a major event: Reimagine End of Life, occurring Apr 16 - 22 in San Francisco.

On the April 5, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe 32 inconvenient career truths.

Work with Marty Nemko 3/29/18

Mar 29, 2018

Interview with former judge Raymond Guadagni on what it's like to be a judge.

  The legalization of recreational marijuana combined with the opioid epidemic is bringing substance abuse, pardon the pun, higher in our consciousness. And of course, the effects of substance abuse don’t abate at the workplace door. So it’s appropriate that on this radio program that focuses on career and workplace issues, we take a look at substance abuse in the workplace, what to do if you think you have a problem, or are or a coworker with or supervisor of someone you think might have a problem. That's Topic 1 on the Mar. 22, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko.

On the Mar. 15, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: Jordan Peterson's 11 career-related rules.  Jordan Peterson is the self-help guru du jour. I agree with 7 of the 11 and disagree with 4. I'll share all.

On the Mar. 8, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Barbara and Marty Nemko kick around pros and cons regarding seven common career dilemmas.

Scientists are discovering that ever more of who we are has genetic roots: from autism to addiction to Alzheimer’s, depression to sexual orientation to political orientation. People, especially prospective parents now have more information to help them to decide, for example, whether someone with a gene predisposing to breast cancer should get a prophylactic mastectomy, or someone with a severe mental illness should have children.  A genetic counselor helps them sort through the odds and options. On the Mar. 1, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Kim Barr, genetic counselor at Kaiser Permanente.

On the Feb. 22, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I debate the wisdom of striving for maximum productivity vs doing the minimum. I try to make best-case arguments for each and invited listeners to weigh in.

On the Feb. 15, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer an introduction to some careers well-suited for career changes, under-the-radar careers for people who like to work with their hands, and not-obvious career choices for science, math, and tech people.

Romance in the workplace is a standard topic for a pre-Valentine's Day show on Work with Marty Nemko. But it will have a twist this year in light of #metoo. my wife Barbara Nemko and I discuss.

The suicide rate for farmers is the highest of all occupations, twice that of veterans?! Why? I'll explore with a farmer and psychologist specializing in farmer's mental health, Mike Rosmann.

Work with Marty Nemko 1/25/18

Jan 25, 2018

The art of managing people

On the Jan. 18, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Mark Williams, AKA "Mr. LinkedIn." He has trained thousands of people on how to use LinkedIn. We'll go beyond the basics. With 500 million people on LinkedIn, standard strategies aren't enough.

In the program's second segments, listeners call in for a Workover: I try to help them solve their worklife problem.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Thursday from 7 to 8 PM on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on KALW.org.

On the Jan 11, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Drs. Barbara and Marty Nemko debate whether those instruments of torture-- neckties and high-heeled shoes--belong in the dustbin of obsolete workplace attire

In the program's second segment, we debate how to handle an angry coworker and, if we have time, what a burned-out teacher should do?

As usual, we also invite listeners to call in for a Workover. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, we can usually help.

On the Jan 4, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer my career and workplace predictions for 2018 and beyond, including nascent careers that may allow you or someone you care about to get in on the ground floor of The Next Big Thing.

In the program's second segment, you may call in for a Workover. Whatever the career conundrum that you or someone you car

Work with Marty Nemko 12/28/17

Dec 28, 2017

  Barbara and Marty Nemko compete on who can tell the best career and workplace jokes. Plus call-in Workovers.

  On the Dec. 21, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with the reigning World Champion Close-Up FISM Magician, Shin Lim about what it's really like to be a magician. His first appearance on Penn & Teller's Fool Me has 49 million hits.  His return performance was even better:

On the Dec. 14, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Deborah Rhode, author of Cheating. Our focus is on what employers, employees, and job seekers do, why, and if anything works in improving integrity.

In the program's second segment, listeners call in for a Workover: I try to address their career conundrum.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard at its new time, every Thursday, from 7 to 8 PM on 91.7 FM, KALW San Francisco and worldwide on KALW.org.

On the Dec. 6, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I discuss under-the-radar volunteer opportunities, how to vet them, and how to maximize your chances of converting a volunteer gig into a paid job.

On the  Nov. 30, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talked with Barry Biermann, who was one of the first on the scene at the North Bay Fire, the Atlas Peak Fire.

On the Nov 16, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Julie Dirksen on smart ways to learn on the job and to teach others.

On the Nov. 9, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with 3-times-elected Marin County coroner Ken Holmes. He is the subject of a new book, The Education of a Coroner.

On the first Work with Marty Nemko at its new time, Thursdays from 7 to 8 PM, on the Nov. 2 program, Barbara and Marty Nemko explore how career-minded people can take advantage of society's starting to replace the Dinosaur--campus-based-degree programs--with just-in-time learning options: from Steve Wozniak's new portal WozU and LinkedIn's Lynda, to formal and informal apprenticeships, to You U: a more self-powered approach to career and life success.

On the Oct. 1, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, end-of-workday exhaustion. That's the symptom. There are many causes...and possible solutions for each. I'll tell you what I know.

On the Sep. 17, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with MIT-trained artist Ben Wood about his successes, failures, and lessons learned in the art world.

In the program's second segment, I do Workovers on callers.  Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I can usually help.

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