About Our Podcast

Welcome to Learning Is The New Working – the podcast about the future of Workplace Learning and the people helping us get there.  Below, you can find our catalog of published conversations, links are organized by season, or you can search for Learning Is The New Working and Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast platform for your new bi-weekly set of nourishing learning audio goodness.

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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 …
Be safe everyone! We are in this together: A ten minute podcast.
The following is a transcript our our special edition podcast you can …
The UK’s Trainingzone Magazine Interview with LFG’s Chris Pirie
' I see progressive L&D departments as increasingly needing to shift to …
When A Third Of Workers Say They Have Faced A Skills Challenge, Then The Workplace Skills Crisis Really Is Here
In 2012, Harvard and MIT came together to create edX.org, a non-profit …
Remembering ‘The 2020 Workplace’: How Accurate Were Meister and Willyed?
Back in May 2010, the L&D – and wider business community – …

Season One: The Forces at Work

In our first season of the podcast, 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 – and this was *before* Covid-19

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Season Two: Radical Experiment

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 Linked In. What unifies these individuals is their quest to make the workplace better and move our discipline forward with rapid experimentation..

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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. We meet engineers, business leaders and designers who draw on the scientific disciplines and look to adjacent field for inspiration and work on the workplace, deep dive into design thinking, and survey the rapidly expanding landscape of learning technology.

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Season Four: Learning 4 Good

Our fourth season will focus on what we can learn from how Non-Governmental Organizations, Private Social Enterprise, and Community Organizations use learning to build trust and capacity for social good.

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Season Five: The Learning Leaders

In our fifth season will meet learning leaders from industry, academia, and technology who have made significant contributions to workplace learning, EdTech, and talent leadership disciplines.

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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 .

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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