About Our Podcast

Welcome to Learning Is The New Working, a podcast about the future of Workplace Learning and the people helping us get there. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast platform for a growing set of conversations about the challenges Learning & Development needs to overcome to remain relevant. Below, find our catalog of published conversations, organized by thematic season. 

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How can we use the crisis to take L&D to the next level?
We’ve got a once-in-a-generation opportunity to redefine the role of L&D. Let’s …
Why L&D should not mistake ‘NeuroDazzle’ for neuroscience
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/develop/talent/why-ld-should-not-mistake-neurodazzle-for-neuroscience Read our latest commentary in TrainingZone Magazine, and tell us if …
LITNW Featured Training Industry L&D Podcast Guide. So What!
https://trainingindustry.com/the-ultimate-ld-podcast-guide/ Honestly a totally lame article that is little more than a …
Swapping Seats: Train Like A Champion Podcast
Delighted to join Brian Washburn, the nicest guy in the training business …
Confessions of a well-meaning CLO: the L&D sins we must all stop committing
Ex-chief learning officer Chris Pirie says that it’s time we admitted a …
Using improv to get past Covid-19 and create more relevant L&D
For years, L&D – painfully aware as it is of its need …
Update from Joyce Tamale May 2020
Chris: Hello Joyce, I just wanted to check in before we publish …
Episode Transcript
Season 4 Episode 11: With Joyce Tamale Chris Pirie  (00:05): Welcome to …
New Learning and Talent Models for the 100 Year Life
In their 2017 book The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of …
Learning professionals: let’s get through the crisis together
As with so many other industries right now, the learning and development …

Once a Fortnight

With the lazy days of summer behind us, and work to be done, we are switching back to a fortnightly schedule for publishing new episodes – that’s bi-weekly for you North Americans – don’t worry we have some fabulous content queued up, and you should probably get back to work also!

Season One: The Forces at Work

In our first season, we introduced our thesis: the need for a radically new approach to Workplace Learning in the face of all the disruption and change coming so fast at us.

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Season Two: Radical Experiments

In season two, we meet an inspiring and eclectic mix of leading edge practitioners and technology vendors from companies such as Visa, Airbnb, Degreed, Axonify, and LinkedIn. What unifies these individuals: their quest to make the workplace better and move our discipline forward.

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Season Three: The Learning Scientists

In Season Three we meet practitioners who are drawing on science based practices to move the L&D profession forward. Data Science, the Social Sciences, Computer Science, and Neuroscience are all rapidly developing fields that offer new insights and tools to help us build a better model for workplace learning.

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Season Four: Learning 4 Good

Our fourth season focuses in on what L&D can learn from how NGOs, on-the-ground private social enterprises and community organizations are leveraging Learning to build trust and capacity.

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Season Five: The Learning Leaders

Meet the learning leaders from industry, academia, and technology who are making significant contributions to workplace learning, EdTech, and talent leadership.

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Season Six: From What If? To What Now?

Exploring responses to, and resources for, the radical disruption to work and learning caused by the 2020 Covid19 Pandemic .

Season Seven: Coming Very Soon

Season Eight: Connecting The Dots

Our Community

We’d like to thank each of our guests for their fascinating insights and their work, and make special shout outs of thanks to each of our season and episode sponsors – please follow links to their websites we are very choosy and they all do great work. A special nod to the great Portland musicians YACHT who provide our intro music, ‘I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler.’ So did we – which is why we want to make the future of the workplace cooler, together.

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A reminder that the second episode in our new 'Connecting The Dots' mini-season dropped this week for your listening pleasure and (hopefully!) enlightenment. Think of it as.. our report back on what we've learned?


Currently listening to: @robpoynton's interview with @cpirie on the @learningworking podcast. They discuss the importance of improvising in today’s world #DoImprovise


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