#386 Josh Roberts: Why We're So Bored At Work

My guest today is Josh Roberts, author of Anxious Man and Generation Drift (Why We’re Up Career Creek and How to Paddle Home). He is a mental health writer, speaker and consultant; and cohost of the Voicemale podcast with Jamie Laing. He started his career as a Strategy Consultant at Deloitte, before moving into advertising. Three years ago, he experienced a rather intense mental breakdown which culminated in being diagnosed with a Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Inspired by comments and stories he received, he resolved to quit his job and devote my time to trying to help others through writing, broadcasting and public speaking on the topic of mental health. I really enjoyed this new book on careers, mental health, comparison, success and why so many of us are ‘drifters’. Hope you enjoy this conversation and definitely recommend grabbing a copy of the book!


  • Join my Substack community and come and say hi! https://thehyphen.substack.com/
  • Buy DISCONNECTED here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781529373127
  • Buy Anxious Man: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781529364927
  • Buy Generation Drift: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781529377248
  • My books: https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannon
  • My favourite 2022 reads: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/best-reads-of-2022

Social media:

  • Twitter: Twitter.com/emmagannon
  • Instagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.