Work with Marty Nemko

Thursdays at 7pm - starting in November

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

Find archived episodes at the show's website.

On the April 9, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Karen Franklin about what it's really like to be a forensic psychologist.

On the Apr. 2, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with the CEO of legendary think-tank Xerox-PARC, Tolga Kurtoglu about the present and future of tech jobs and the implications for the larger society. We'll also discuss implications of use of robots, sensors, artificial intelligence for society, including the many people whose jobs will be displaced.

On the March 26, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I tout good careers in the gig economy, plus good ones for creative people.

On the Mar. 19, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Barbara and Marty Nemko debate the keys to being a great leader.

On the Mar. 12, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Seth Freeman, who teaches of one of The Great Courses:  The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal. But he's much more subtle than the title implies. He focuses on kind and strong employment negotiation: Ways to win warmly at work and beyond.

On the Mar. 5, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I interview Sue Selke, head of arguably the nation's best-regarded School of Packaging. We talk about the ample good careers in packaging as well as innovations in packaging that result in less damage to the environment and fresher foods.

On the Feb. 26, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Celeste Ayers an expert in supply chain management.. Sounds boring but it's not. Hint: It's key to corporate social responsibility. And it's an under-the-radar field with ample good jobs available.

On the Feb. 12, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I debate the Dean of Golden State University’s School of Business Gordon Swartz and me on the question, “Is Marketing Evil?”  I think marketing is usually evil.

On the Feb. 5, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, a switch-sides-in-the-middle debate: Better to major in the sciences or the arts?  I'll be debating the Napa County Superintendent of Schools and my wife, Dr. Barbara Nemko.

On the Jan. 29, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe some cool yet realistic careers. Plus you can call in for a Workover. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I can usually help. 

On the Jan. 22, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe a good number of underrated and under-the-radar careers.

On the Jan. 15, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: Gender at work. A conversation between Barbara Annis chair emeritus of the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard’s Kennedy School in conversation with leading men’s advocate Warren Farrell.

On the Jan 8, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I discuss downsides of popular careers.

On the Jan. 1, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife, Barbara Nemko and I do a switch-sides in the middle debate on whether it's worth making New Year's resolutions, particularly as they apply to one's worklife.

On the Dec. 18, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Diana Furchtgott-Roth, on President-elect Trump's transition team for the Department of Labor.

Work with Marty Nemko: High Tech Bootcamps

Dec 11, 2016

Interview with Liz Eggleston, co-founder of CourseReport.com on high tech bootcamps.

On the Dec. 4, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: A switch-sides-in-the-middle debate between my wife Barbara Nemko and me on the question, "Should you go back to school?"  We'll no doubt end up exploring for whom it is and isn't a wise choice, as well as how to make the most of a back-to-school stint.

On the Nov. 27, 2016 edition and rebroadcast on Feb. 19, 2017 of Work with Marty Nemko, I perform excerpts from America’s most influential speeches. They contain powerful rhetorical devices that can enhance our communication in the workplace and outside of it.

Stoicism is a very different philosophy than most people think. And it has important implications for career and the workplace. On the Nov. 20, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Ryan Holiday, author of the new book, The Daily Stoic: 366 meditations on wisdom, perseverance, and the art of living.

One way to get a bead on the future, on fields in which you might get in on the ground floor,  is to see what VCs and sophisticated types  are  investing in today.  So on the Nov. 11, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with  long-time Silicon Valley insider Sramana Mitra,  whom LinkedIn named a Top 10 Influencer.

The Field Poll

On the Nov. 6, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, The Field Poll's Mark DiCamillo on what it's really like to be a pollster? Plus, I won't be able to resist asking  what the polls are predicting on the California propositions.

Should government restrict the trend toward converting full-time/benefitted jobs into part-time/temp and gig work?

As a teen, Brandon Halliwell got himself too involved in raves and the drug scene. He ended up homeless and one day when really high on mushrooms pictured himself blue, dead. That scared him and he decided to…join the Marines. After he got out….well, he tells the tale on the Oct 23, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko.

On the Oct. 16, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer my latest ideas on where good, under-the-radar careers can be found.

I also take your call-in questions about your worklife. I call them Workovers although pummeling isn't involved. Okay, occasionally it is.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday 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 web page.

On the Oct. 9, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, a special hour-long conversation with Peter Singer, whom the New Yorker called "the planet’s most influential living philosopher.” The topic: ethics at work.

On the Oct. 2, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with the publicist for Barbra Streisand, Jay Leno, etc. on what it's really like to be a publiist.

Nicholas Eberstadt, author of the new book, Men without Work. reports that there is a large new, underdiscussed population of unemployed men not counted in the unemployment statistics because they’ve given up looking for work.  We’ll discuss what individuals and society can do. 

  On the Sep. 11, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I list a couple dozen words and phrases that, when used in the workplace, demonstrate good reasoning skills and stimulate that in others. A few examples: thought experiment and probabilistic.

On the Sep 4, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Will Durst on what it's really like to be a comedian.  I suspect he won't be able to resist some commentary on the upcoming election---plenty of material there for a comedian.

  On the Aug. 21, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I debate the pros and cons of being a stay-at-home dad. Plus we'll do Workovers on callers. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, we can usually help.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday on KALW 91.7 FM, San Francisco and worldwide on KALW.org.

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

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