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Bonus Episode: Introducing the Why Worker Co-ops Podcast

The EsOp Podcast Bonus Episode: Introducing the Why Worker Co-ops Podcast, Ep. 2: Worker Co-ops and Technology, Guest, Esteban Kelly Executive Director, U.S. Federation of Worker Co-ops

The Why Worker Co-ops podcast recently launched as part of the EO Podcast Network, hosted by Rodney North and produced by Bret Keisling. In this episode, Rodney is joined by Esteban Kelly, executive director of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC).


Bonus Episode Introduction

[00:00:00] Bret Keisling: Hello, my friends, this is Bret Keisling. In September 2021, I launched the EO Podcast Network to further my mission of amplifying and celebrating all forms of employee ownership and to bring new voices of employee ownership to you through podcasts.

Along with The EO/ESOP Podcast and the ESOP Mini-cast, which I've hosted since 2017, I've added the Why Worker Co-ops podcast, which is hosted by Rodney North and the Owner to Owner podcast, which is hosted by Jesse Tyler. You can find links to all of our podcast titles at

Over the four years I've hosted my podcasts, I've had many great conversations with leaders in the ESOP, worker co-op, and employee ownership trust communities. There's so much we can learn from each other and the EO Podcast Network continues that mission.

To introduce you to the new titles I'm presenting as a bonus episode the Why Worker Co-ops podcast with Rodney's guest Esteban Kelly.

I hope you enjoy it, and let us know what you think.


We'd love to hear from you. You can find us on Facebook at EO Podcast Network and on Twitter @ESOPPodcast. This podcast has been produced by Bret Keisling for the EO Podcast Network, production assistance by Victoria Huerta, original music composed by Max Keisling, branding and marketing by BitsyPlus Design, and I'm Bitsy McCann.

Standard Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are my own and don't represent those of my own firms or the organizations to which I belong. Nothing in the podcast should be construed as guidance or advice of any kind in any field and the fact that I mentioned an organizational website or an advocate or a company on a podcast does not reflect an endorsement, but if you've heard your name or your group's name mentioned on this podcast, I'd love to have you come on and talk about it yourself.

A note on the transcript: This transcript was produced by Descript, an automated transcription service. While it has been reviewed by The EsOp Podcast, we can not guarantee the accuracy of the transcription. Please refer to the original audio when citing sources.


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