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Philosophy Talk: Retirement

Mar 27, 2020
Photo: Sun Lee

Is retirement just an evil scheme invented by capitalists to get rid of higher-paid workers?

Philosophy Talk: Midlife and Meaning

Mar 6, 2020

Is the midlife crisis nostalgia for lost youth, or the fear of old age (or both)?  

Future-proofing your career.  Future-robust careers for 2019 and beyond, better ways to train, and to succeed on the job.

Work with Marty Nemko 6/28/18

Jun 28, 2018

Barbara and Marty Nemko debate the pros and cons of fifteen under-the-radar careers.

Work with Marty Nemko 5/10/18: Simon Winchester

May 10, 2018

This is an hour-long interview with Simon Winchester, author of Professor and the Madman, Krakatoa, and his just published: The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Thursday from 7 to 8  PM on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on

The programs are archived on and iTunes and in perpetuity on this website.

Work with Marty Nemko 7/30/17

Aug 3, 2017

Guest is Barbara Nemko.

Work With Marty Nemko 5/7/17

May 7, 2017

Dr. Barbara Nemko is special guest.

Straight Talk About Changing Your Career

Feb 8, 2015

Straight talk about changing careers and destressing on the job.

On the Apr. 10, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe how to deal with three kinds of bad bosses. Plus listeners call in for Workovers.  

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW-FM, 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on

The program is archived on and iTunes and permanently on this web page.

Are You Using LinkedIn Optimally?

Jul 6, 2014

Career advice and discussion on Linked-In

On the Mar. 2, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I began by my documenting the oversupply of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and law school graduates and the need to consider under-the-radar albeit less prestigious careers.

Work with Marty Nemko 8/11/13

Aug 11, 2013

Career tips

Marshall Goldsmith told me he charges each career coaching client $50,000 a year.  He's written a book called, "What Got Your Here Won't Get You There: How successful people become even more successful."  My wife Barbara Nemko and I will explore some of the book's major ideas.  Plus, as usual, you can call in for a three-minute Workover, and Barb and I will try to help you solve your career or workplace problem. Join us Sunday from 11 am to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM.