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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?

Labor Law 101

Jan 9, 2019

  We continue our consumer legal education with a look at Labor Law.  Courtesy of the Labor and Employment Section of the California Lawyers Association, Jeff Hayden introduces Labor Law 101 and welcomes Tom Lenz and Jill Coffman. Questions for Tom and Jill? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Philosophy Talk: A World Without Work

Aug 31, 2018

Can we still lead productive, meaningful lives if the demand for human labor disappears?


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.

The Specialist: Ice Guy

May 3, 2018
Hari Simons

Our specialist this week is Richard Rocha, Director of Operations for the San Jose Sharks’ practice rink — otherwise know as the “ice guy” for the Bay Area’s only professional hockey team.

Lisa Morehouse

“Hard work, low pay, miserable conditions, and more!”

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.

  Overtime Pay and Minimum Wage: How They Work and What's New. Guests: Employment Law attorneys Samson Elsbernd and Alan Cohen. Listeners with questions for Chuck & guests on-the-air, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

  Employment Law -- the shared/gig economy: Uber/Airbnb/Lyft and other work opportunities. Guests: Real Estate attorney Tad Devlin and Employment Law attorney Aaron Minnis. Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Peiyu Liu / flickr

 Have longer hours and more responsibilities become the new norm in the American workplace? 

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.

Hear Here: Meet Josh

Jun 21, 2012

Hear Here's Erica Mu interviewed Josh (who asked that his last name not be used) about his work experience – past and present. 

Hear Here: Meet Austin Galvan

May 28, 2012

Hear Here producer Wendy Baker met Austin Galvan on a reporting trip in Oakland. Here's his story.

I've had 3,900 career coaching clients. The experience I had with Jeffrie Givens is my most memorable.  She'll be on the show this Sunday, Mar. 11.

Plus, as usual, I'll do Three-Minute Workovers on callers. So if you or someone you care about has a work-related problem, feel free to call into the show.

That's on Work with Marty Nemko, Sundays from 11 a m to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM San Francisco.

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.