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Author: The New York Times

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How can learning the secrets of competitive breath holding help a woman fix an online shopping habit? What can a recovering alcoholic learn from a Domino's Pizza marketing campaign? Charles Duhigg, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of “The Power of Habit,” hosts this podcast that turns obstacles into opportunities. We unearth surprising stories from science and business to offer solutions to people's problems. Will the solutions work? We stick around to find out. 

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Introducing: Change Agent

Introducing: Change Agent

2018-03-0100:01:539

Problem? Solution. Well, maybe. A new limited-run series from The New York Times.
Self-Control

Self-Control

2018-02-2800:27:1719

Ashley shops online. A lot. Sends stuff to places all over the city. Hides her packages when they arrive. She wants to go a month without buying anything online. So, we turn to the world's best breath holders for answers. 
Telling the Truth

Telling the Truth

2018-02-2800:23:1618

Beth is an alcoholic in recovery with a four and a half-year blank spot on her resume. She's sober now and ready to go on job interviews, but she's not sure how to talk about her alcoholism to potential employers. Enter Domino's Pizza. The early 2000s version of the company, when the pizza was rated among the worst in the country. We'll hear how their strategy to kickstart their business offers lessons for Beth as she goes on a mock interview.
The Talk

The Talk

2018-02-2800:32:2515

M's friend says things that really bother M. Racist and homophobic things. He wants to know how to talk to his good friend about the offensive stuff he says, but he doesn't really know how. We find some lessons in the story of Steven Hassan, a former Moonies cult member, and how he developed a way to get people out of cults. We share Steven's lessons with M to see if he can get through to his friend.
Showing Up

Showing Up

2018-02-2800:20:5813

Every time it rains, Marisa stays up all night wondering if anyone will show up to work the next day. She runs a bike messenger company, but no one wants to ride a bike when it's pouring outside. It's bad for business. We tell her the story of a high school girl and the program that turned her from a classic no-show to a student with near-perfect attendance. But will a high school leadership program work for adults? Marisa is determined to find out. 
Boy Problem

Boy Problem

2018-02-2800:27:149

Allene is 80. She's been widowed for 7 years. And then she meets Larry, who makes her feel "on fire from the neck down." Things seem to be going great before he ghosts her, throwing Allene into an existential crisis. And the answers to that might lie in the story of a Home Shopping Network maverick, who figured out how to sell over 100,000 jeans a day. 
Comments (8)

Carol Sandberg

Please continue this series. Well done!

Dec 1st
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jbano

great series! hope there's more to come.

Nov 12th
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Derek Donham

would love to come discuss economy 7576501482 and dunham if interested. would love to speak and try to resolve

Sep 27th
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Janet Katz

This entire Change Agent podcast is fantastic and fascinating. Each episode is perfectly written and produced. Plus the information is useful and eye opening. Listen now!!

Jun 16th
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Chad Jones

bung n

Jun 4th
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Anne Thomas

Fantastic and so well done!

Mar 9th
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Marco Roque

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Mar 9th
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Emily Casey

This podcast is so inspiring and I am going to use the tools you talk about to be my own agent of change. Please continue making more!

Mar 7th
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