The Mckinsey Podcast



The McKinsey Podcast, our new flagship podcast series, takes you inside our global firm, and features conversations with experts on issues that matter most in business and management. McKinsey & Company is a management-consulting firm that helps businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations realize their most important goals. Topics covered in this series include strategy, technology, leadership, marketing, operations, organization, and the role of business in society.


  • The COVID-19 vaccine: Lessons and challenges

    09/04/2021 Duration: 28min

    Vaccine distribution gives hope but also proof that the pandemic is far from over. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 28:34) >  

  • The postpandemic state of fashion

    26/03/2021 Duration: 33min

    A transformative year in the technology, trends, and tastes in fashion. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 33:14) >  

  • Creating a more resilient and responsive government

    16/03/2021 Duration: 29min

    The pandemic has put demands on the public sector that are likely to increase. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 29:36) >  

  • Creating a postpandemic recovery for women in the workplace

    08/03/2021 Duration: 35min

    Lareina Yee and Alexis Krivkovich talk with Diane Brady about McKinsey’s Women in the Workplace report and what employers can do to stanch the flow of women from the labor force. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 35:22) >  

  • Investing in Black economic mobility

    22/02/2021 Duration: 29min

    Shelley Stewart III talks about closing the racial wealth gap and inclusive growth through McKinsey’s new Institute for Black Economic Mobility Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 29:08) >  

  • 'Breaking through the hype’: The real-world benefits of 5G connectivity

    18/02/2021 Duration: 26min

    Here’s how leaders use today’s technologies to secure supply chains and create value, despite the challenges of deployment. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 26:53) >  

  • Climate math

    29/01/2021 Duration: 27min

    McKinsey’s Kimberly Henderson and Christer Tryggestad talk about an action plan to help industry leaders truly decarbonize at scale. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 27:21) >  

  • COVID-19 and behavioral health

    02/12/2020 Duration: 36min

    Stress, social isolation, and unemployment is worsening America's behavioral health crisis, fueling additional billions in spending Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 36:06) >  

  • To unlock better decision making, plan better meetings

    09/11/2020 Duration: 40min

    How can senior managers get better, faster business decisions from the meetings they attend or lead? Planning is key. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 40:48) >  

  • Rapid revenue recovery after the COVID-19 crisis

    04/11/2020 Duration: 33min

    The COVID-19 pandemic has upended norms in retail, brand loyalty, and consumer behavior. Bold players are well positioned to accelerate growth. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 33:28) >  

  • COVID-19 and supply-chain recovery

    09/10/2020 Duration: 29min

    Rarely have supply-chain leaders faced more complex, changing conditions than they have during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 29:09) >  

  • The journey to agile

    02/10/2020 Duration: 39min

    Here’s how organizations can use agile practices to transform their organizations. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 39:43) >  

  • Reopening schools

    23/09/2020 Duration: 28min

    McKinsey partner Jimmy Sarakatsannis discusses how to keep students safe and engaged as they embark on a school year unlike any other. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 28:08) >  

  • LGBTQ+ at work

    08/09/2020 Duration: 38min

    McKinsey’s Diana Ellsworth and Maital Guttman discuss new research on LGBTQ+ challenges at work—and how to address them. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 38:22) >  

  • Building a business within a business

    05/08/2020 Duration: 35min

    Business building is vital to a company’s longevity. To do it successfully, an organization needs the strengths of an incumbent and the agility of a start-up. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 35:31) >  

  • Meet Generation Z

    03/08/2020 Duration: 32min

    The newest consumer generations—Gen Z and the millennials—are challenging traditional retail models. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 32:08) >  

  • The mass personalization of change: Large-scale impact, one individual at a time

    24/06/2020 Duration: 26min

    Here’s how technology, data, and human insight are transforming the way we enact change. Fast. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 26:39) >  

  • The state of fashion

    21/02/2020 Duration: 29min

    Players in the fashion industry remain less than optimistic about the runway ahead. But those that align with the dominant trends – namely, sustainability, digitization, and innovation – are most likely to prevail. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 29:03) >  

  • The future of air travel

    17/01/2020 Duration: 33min

    Airlines and passengers alike are flying into a world of flygskam and flying taxis. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 33:39) >  

  • Gold in an era of drones, deep mines, and de-dollarization

    17/12/2019 Duration: 24min

    While the yellow metal does not tarnish or decay, the industry that mines, refines, and fashions gold is far less stable. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 24:48) >  

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