At this point, there’s a podcast to fill every mood and need—which is good because we humans have a lot of needs. Looking for a laugh? Try How Did This Get Made. Desperate for some free therapy? Download Where Should We Begin? Obsessed with true crime? Check out My Favorite Murder. And now you can consider another area of your life complete: career advice.
Today theSkimm—the daily news newsletter and app targeted toward millennial women—is launching a new weekly podcast called Skimm’d From the Couch. It will feature a series of powerful female leaders and entrepreneurs as they share every step of their rise to the top, including their (many) failures and triumphs along the way, the worst advice they’ve ever received, and who they call when they need a lifeline.
“You can expect real stories from women who are leaders in their fields,” Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, cofounders and co-CEOs of theSkimm, tell us over email. “Not just the flashy, success headlines we’ve all heard about. We get into the reality of starting a business, learning how to embrace failure, and recognizing when to take the advice of those around you and when to trust your gut. The stories and advice are relatable, funny, and honest.”
“Sallie Krawcheck [CEO and cofounder of Ellevest] talked to us about how she picked herself up after getting fired. Twice,” they continue. “Payal Kadakia [founder of ClassPass] talked to us about changing up her business model after realizing it just wasn’t working. Whitney Wolfe talked to us about the fallout after she left Tinder. Reshma Saujani talked to us about her failed congressional run. Multiple guests share with us their struggles with fertility and family. Every Wednesday we’re sharing stories and advice from these resilient women with our audience.”
Next week, for example, journalist and author Tina Brown talks about the impostor syndrome she still experiences, despite all of her success. “That was such an important thing for us and other women to hear because it affects everyone,” Zakin and Weisberg explain. “She actually had a lot of surprising things to say—she talked to us about her time working with Harvey Weinstein and how she knew immediately that it was a huge mistake. And it’s probably not for the reason you would think.”
Well, I’m hooked. New episodes roll out every Wednesday, and you can find it on Apple Podcasts here.