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Work and Life is a radio show that explores everything related to work and the rest of life; your home and family, your community and society, and your private self (mind, body, and spirit). You’ll hear from the world’s leading experts – including researchers, CEOs, psychologists – and from everyday people in all kinds of jobs and families, with the aim of helping you become more informed and effective in creating harmony among the different parts of life.

Work and Life is a live interview and call-in show that airs Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 PM, EST, hosted by Prof. Stew Friedman, Director of Wharton’s Work/Life Integration Project. We broadcast from the Wharton School on the University of Pennsylvania campus.

The mission of Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School is to educate listeners about business and management in order to maximize their personal career success and enhance the social and economic performance of the organizations in which they work. Read the press release about our launch. 

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Previous Guests

  • April 8: Julie Smolyansky, President and CEO, Lifeway Foods.
  • April 8: Maggie Jackson, Former Boston Globe columnist, author of Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming of the Dark Age.
  • April 1: Roger Schwarz, Author of Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams.
  • April 1: Stephanie Coontz, Dir. of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families
  • March 25: Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law. Author, What Works for Women at Work.
  • March 25: Lisa Belkin, Columnist for the New York Times and Huffington Post, just named Yahoo Senior National Correspondent.
  • March 18: Erica Dhawan, W’07 Founder and CEO, Cotential.
  • March 18: Allison Karl O’Kelly, Founder and CEO MomCorps.
  • March 11: Alyssa Friede Westring, Asst. Professor of Management, Dreihaus College of Business, DePaul University.
  • March 11: Ashley Milne-Tyte, journalist and founder of The Broad Experience.
  • March 4: Connie Gersick, Visiting Scholar, Yale School of Management.
  • March 4: Wharton Men: David Ash, WG’15; Vikram Madan, WG’15; Kareem Howard, WG’14 and Siddharth Shankar, WG’14.
  • February 25:Deika Morrison, Eng’94 W’94, WG’08 — Co-Founder and President, DoGood Jamaica.
  • February 25: Jerry Jacobs — Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania and Founding President, Work and Family Researchers Network.
  • February 18: Wharton Total Leadership Alumni: Judith Duval, W’03; Matthew Jennings, WG’12; Eugene Lebedev, WG’10; Richard Meene, WG’11; Goshin Mizuno, WG’12; Sean O’Reilly, WG’10; David Tucker, W’09.
  • February 11: Wharton Women: Pamela Freed, Nohemie Sanon, Meaghan Casey, and Kristina Milyuchikhina current members of  Wharton Women in Business.
  • February 11: Jessica DeGroot, WG’94 – Founder and Executive Director, Third Path Institute.
  • February 4: Katrina Alcorn – Author, Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink.
  • February 4:  Marci Alboher, Penn ’88 –Lawyer-turned journalist/author and VP,Encore.org.
  • January 28: Brad Harrington – Executive Director and Research Professor, Boston College Center for Work & Family and Founder, The New Dad.
  • January 28: Ellen Ernst Kossek –  Basil S. Professor of Management, Purdue University and President, Work and Family Researchers Network.
  • January 21: Matt Schneider, W’97 – Co-Founder, NYC Dads Group.
  • January 21: Deborah Epstein Henry – Founder, Flex-Time Lawyers;  author, Law and Reorderand Co-Founder, Bliss Lawyers.
  • January 14: Erin Owen – Founder, Your Performance Breakthrough.
  • January 14: Brett Hurt, WG’99 — Co-owner of Hurt Family Investments and Vice Chairman, former CEO and Co-Founder, Bazaarvoice.


April 15

April 22

April 29

  • Prasad Setty – Vice President, People Analytics and Compensation at Google.  What research at Google indicates about what makes people most effective in creating harmony between work and the rest of life.
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter – President and CEO, New America Foundation. Author of ground-breaking Atlantic article that ignited a new national conversation about work and the rest of life.

May 6

May 13

  • Neil Blumenthal, WG’10 – Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker. What are progressive CEOs and companies doing to create harmony between work and the rest of  life?
  • Nilofer Merchant – Corporate Director, Author, Innovator, speaker, former CEO.

May 20

  • Janet Hanson —  Founder of 85Broads, a global network of 30,000 trailblazing women, formerly with Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers.
  • Scott Behson — Associate Professor of Management at Fairleigh Dickenson studying and teaching about increasing Dads’ work/family integration.

May 27

  • Michael Kimmel – Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook, leading authority on masculinity and gender,  author of numerous books on manhood.
  • Ken Eisold — Psychoanalyst and organizational consultant, author of What You Don’t Know You Know: Our Hidden Motives in Life, Business and Everything Else.

June 3

  • Shannon Schuyler – Principal and Corporate Responsibility leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

June 10

  • Nancy Rothstein – The Sleep Ambassador teaches about how sleep affects productivity and health.

June 24

  • Cary Cooper — Distinguished Professor or Organizational Psychology at Lancaster University and Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences.
  • Steven Klasko – President and CEO, Thomas Jefferson Hospital.
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