Work with Marty Nemko

Work with Marty Nemko

From KALW

Marty and guests discuss job & work issues.More from Work with Marty Nemko »

Most Recent Episodes

Work with Marty Nemko, 7/16/17: Could being a lexicographer (dictionary maker) be controversial? Yup

On the July 16, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko , I talk with Ben Zimmer, a lexicographer. Although Samuel Johnson called lexicographers "harmless drudges," today's social foment is making lexicography a source of controversy. In the program's second segment, I do Workovers on callers. Whatever your career conundrum, I can usually help. Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on kalw.org. The programs are archived in NPR.org, iTunes, and in perpetuity on this web page.

Work with Marty Nemko, 7/16/17: Could being a lexicographer (dictionary maker) be controversial? Yup

Work with Marty Nemko, 7/9/17: Would You Work if You Didn't Have To?

On the July 9, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko , we ponder the questions, "If we didn't have to work, would we?" To kick that off, I read a short-short story I wrote that posits the world of 2050 in which technological advancement allowed everyone to live a middle-class lifestyle, with working only being voluntary.

Work with Marty Nemko, 7/2/17: Converting an unpaid gig into a paid one.

On the July 2, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko , Barbara and Marty Nemko debate the best ways to convert a volunteer or internship gig into good-paying work. In the program's second segment, we do Workovers on callers. We'll do our best to help.

Work with Marty Nemko, 7/2/17: Converting an unpaid gig into a paid one.

Work with Marty Nemko, 6/18/17: The Burdens of Intelligence

Intelligence is often seen as an unmitigated good. But it brings challenges, especially in an intellectually heterogeneous workplace. On the June 18, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko , I discuss how to deal with coworkers and supervisees who aren't, well, the sharpest crayon in the box. I also discuss other ways that intelligent people can make the most of their intelligence, including advice for underperformers.

Work with Marty Nemko, 6/11/17: Career decisions for people 50+

On the June 11, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko , my wife Barbara Nemko and I discuss career decisions for people over 50: Stay the course? Change directions? Go for a last hurrah or just try to hang on? Retire cold-turkey or using a glide path? And then what?

Work with Marty Nemko, 6/4/17: Robert Greenberg on the life of a classical musician

On the June 4, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko , I talk with (interesting) musicologist Robert Greenberg about what it's really like to be a classical musician: soloist, in an orchestra, and conductor. Along the way, we'll play cuts from our favorite classical music that we think would be ideal introductions for people who haven't been exposed to or dislike classical music.

Work with Marty Nemko, 6/4/17: Robert Greenberg on the life of a classical musician

Work with Marty Nemko, 5/28/17: Blockchain and Your Career

On the May 28, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko , I talk with Moses Ma, partner in FutureLab, on the implications of blockchain for your career. What's blockchain? It's the technology behind BitCoin, which allows billions of transactions to occur without that big intermediary: The Bank. But it has far more implications for your career.

Work with Marty Nemko 5/14/17

Today's topic: automation, robotics, outsourcing, jobs available that are immune to outsourcing.

Work With Marty Nemko 5/7/17

Dr. Barbara Nemko is special guest.

Work with Marty Nemko, 4/30/17: Dealing with a Bad Reputation

On the Apr. 30, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko , I talk with Charles Leehrsen, Ty Cobb's biographer. Cobb is one of baseball's all-time greats but has a horrible reputation. We'll discuss dealing with a bad reputation.

Back To Top