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By Slate Podcasts

Hosts Rumaan Alam, Isaac Butler, and June Thomas interview creative people about how they write, compose, paint, and more.

  1. 1.
    How Klancy Miller Designs Recipes for Single People11/29/2020
    39:07
  2. 2.
    How Lovecraft Country’s Cinematographer Guides the Viewer’s Eye11/22/2020
    49:22
  3. 3.
    A Look Inside the World's Longest-Running Medical Drama11/15/2020
    51:43
  4. 4.
    Poet Javier Zamora Wants Readers to Know What It’s Like to Be Undocumented11/08/2020
    48:38
  5. 5.
    How Jane Lynch Strikes the Perfect Level of Mean on Weakest Link11/01/2020
    41:51
  6. 6.
    Joe Sacco’s Journalistic Comics10/25/2020
    1:02:38
  7. 7.
    Arranger Alex Lacamoire Breaks Down His Process for Hamilton10/18/2020
    52:32
  8. 8.
    Rumaan Alam’s New Novel Started With a Daydream10/11/2020
    47:08
  1. 9.
    Director Phil Alden Robinson on the Making of His Cult Classic, Sneakers10/04/2020
    52:10
  2. 10.
    Critic Charles Finch on Reading Hundreds of Books a Year09/27/2020
    50:34
  3. 11.
    How Scrapbooking Connects Craft and Personal Reflection09/20/2020
    50:24
  4. 12.
    How a Costume Designer Dressed Two Seth Rogens in American Pickle09/13/2020
    46:27
  5. 13.
    Kimberly Drew on the Life-Enhancing Power of Art09/06/2020
    44:54
  6. 14.
    How Kurt Andersen Succeeds in So Many Creative Fields08/30/2020
    43:17
  7. 15.
    The Pulitzer Won’t Change Playwright Michael R. Jackson08/23/2020
    54:16
  8. 16.
    Paul Mpagi Sepuya on the Inherent Intimacy of Photography08/16/2020
    47:04
  9. 17.
    Jordan Peele’s Film Composer is Terrified of Scary Movies08/09/2020
    51:31
  10. 18.
    The Immersive Sounds of Audio Drama08/02/2020
    46:11
  11. 19.
    Adrian Tomine’s Drawings Tell Rich, Complex Stories07/26/2020
    59:03
  12. 20.
    Why Anything Is Possible on HBO’s Los Espookys07/19/2020
    44:24
  13. 21.
    How to Interview Celebrities, With Taffy Brodesser-Akner07/12/2020
    49:04
  14. 22.
    How Editor Tracy Sherrod is Amplifying Black Authors07/05/2020
    53:01
  15. 23.
    Jasmine Guillory’s Romance Novels Show Realistic Characters Falling in Love06/28/2020
    42:28
  16. 24.
    The Vulnerability of Memoir Writing, With Mira Jacob06/21/2020
    51:18
  17. 25.
    Cole Escola Provides the Perfect Comedy for Quarantine06/14/2020
    48:06
  18. 26.
    How YouTuber Adam Ragusea Learned to Talk to the Camera06/07/2020
    47:38
  19. 27.
    Documentary Theater From Interviews to Final Production05/31/2020
    49:35
  20. 28.
    How Curator Sheena Wagstaff Chooses Art for the Met05/24/2020
    42:31
  21. 29.
    Alison Wright Explains How Actors Get Emotional on Cue05/17/2020
    41:14
  22. 30.
    Megan Abbott's Go-To Story Structure05/10/2020
    47:53
  23. 31.
    How DeMane Davis Pivoted From Advertising to Filmmaking05/03/2020
    48:42
  24. 32.
    Behind the Scenes at the Opera With Jamie Barton 04/26/2020
    50:23
  25. 33.
    Miho Hazama’s Musical Journey04/19/2020
    43:16
  26. 34.
    Sponsored: Delivering Extraordinary Experiences with Customer Experience Expert Liliana Petrova04/14/2020
    31:00
  27. 35.
    Why Maira Kalman Loves to Work on Lots of Projects at Once04/12/2020
    52:59
  28. 36.
    How Divergent Author Veronica Roth Learns From Criticism04/05/2020
    44:12
  29. 37.
    How Does an Economics Correspondent Do His Job?03/29/2020
    39:14
  30. 38.
    Sponsored: Coaching and Culture with Margo Downs03/24/2020
    28:38
  31. 39.
    How Does a Cloistered Nun Do Her Job? 03/22/2020
    41:12
  32. 40.
    Working Classics: How Does a Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Chef Do Her Job?03/15/2020
    51:18
  33. 41.
    How Does a Skydiving and Wingsuit Instructor Do His Job?03/08/2020
    47:30
  34. 42.
    Working for the Run: How Does a Running Brand Owner Do Her Job?03/01/2020
    31:13
  35. 43.
    Working for the Run: How Does an Olympic Running Coach Do Her Job?02/23/2020
    38:08
  36. 44.
    Working for the Run: How Does the Race Director of the New York City Marathon Do His Job?02/16/2020
    40:52
  37. 45.
    Working for the Run: How Does a Sports Bra Scientist Do Her Job?02/09/2020
    35:57
  38. 46.
    Sponsored: Negotiate Like a Pro with Sports Agent & Executive Andrew Brandt02/04/2020
    26:20
  39. 47.
    Working for the Run: How is the CEO of Guiding Eyes for the Blind Changing Racing?02/02/2020
    46:26
  40. 48.
    Working for the Run: How Does an Ultra Runner Do Her Job?01/26/2020
    48:01
  41. 49.
    Second Acts: How Does a Lawyer Become a Rabbi?01/19/2020
    41:09
  42. 50.
    Working With Code: How Does a Backend Engineer for the FEC Do Her Job?01/12/2020
    33:01
  43. 51.
    Working With the Homeless: How Does the Commissioner of NYC's Department of Social Services Do His Job?12/29/2019
    1:02:50
  44. 52.
    Working With the Homeless: How Does a Students in Temporary Housing Coordinator Do His Job?12/22/2019
    27:02
  45. 53.
    Working for the Holidays: How Does a Christmas Decorator Do His Job?12/15/2019
    21:05
  46. 54.
    Working With the Homeless: What’s it Like to Help Run a Shelter?12/08/2019
    44:45
  47. 55.
    Working Classics: How Does the Director of Operations at a Soup Kitchen Do His Job?12/01/2019
    48:21
  48. 56.
    Working With the Homeless: How Does a Psychiatrist for People Who Are Homeless Do Her Job?11/24/2019
    54:43
  49. 57.
    Sponsored: Finding Your Work-Life Balance With Kim Scott11/19/2019
    33:01
  50. 58.
    Working With the Homeless: How Does a Director of Street Medicine Do Her Job?11/17/2019
    47:29
  51. 59.
    Working With the Homeless: How Does a Street Outreach Leader Do Her Job?11/10/2019
    47:45
  52. 60.
    Working With the Homeless: How Does a Tenants’ Rights Attorney Do His Job?11/03/2019
    1:05:14
  53. 61.
    How Does an Influencer Talent Agent Do Her Job?10/27/2019
    46:05
  54. 62.
    How Does a Beauty Influencer Do Her Job?10/20/2019
    42:06
  55. 63.
    Working With Code: How Does a Software Engineering Manager Do Her Job?10/15/2019
    36:22
  56. 64.
    Working with Code: How Does a Graphics Coder Do His Job?10/15/2019
    24:06
  57. 65.
    Working with Code: How Does a Coder at NASA Do His Job?10/15/2019
    26:47
  58. 66.
    How Do the Creators of an Influencer Marketing Platform Do Their Job?10/13/2019
    59:16
  59. 67.
    How Does an Internet Astrologer Do Her Job?10/06/2019
    1:00:38
  60. 68.
    How Does an Influencer’s Husband Do His Job?09/29/2019
    45:37
  61. 69.
    Sponsored: Bouncing Back From Rejection with Actor and Comedian Adam Ferrara09/24/2019
    26:20
  62. 70.
    How Does a Parenting Influencer Do Her Job?09/22/2019
    47:54
  63. 71.
    How Does an Influencer Analytics CEO Do His Job?09/15/2019
    47:22
  64. 72.
    Working Classics: How Does a Music Supervisor Work?09/08/2019
    51:13
  65. 73.
    Working Classics: How Does Neil Gaiman Work?09/01/2019
    50:12
  66. 74.
    How Does a Think Tank Founder Do His Job?08/25/2019
    1:06:19
  67. 75.
    How Does Monopoly's Senior Director Do Her Job?08/18/2019
    35:15
  68. 76.
    How Does the Head Designer for Magic: The Gathering Do His Job?08/11/2019
    42:12
  69. 77.
    How Does a Worldbuilder for Magic and Dungeons & Dragons Do Her Job?08/04/2019
    46:28
  70. 78.
    How Do a Toy Designer and Toy Engineer Do Their Job?07/28/2019
    40:53
  71. 79.
    How Does a Firefighter Do His Job?07/21/2019
    51:28
  72. 80.
    How Do Oyster Farmers Do Their Job?07/14/2019
    52:35
  73. 81.
    How Does a Tugboat Pilot Do His Job?07/07/2019
    45:42
  74. 82.
    Working for the Holidays: How Does a Fireworks Designer Do His Job?06/30/2019
    40:07
  75. 83.
    How Does an Aquarium Director Do His Job?06/23/2019
    58:18
  76. 84.
    How Does a Recording Studio Designer Do His Job?06/16/2019
    45:33
  77. 85.
    Working Classics: How Does a Queer Theorist Work?06/09/2019
    1:00:25
  78. 86.
    How Does a Longtime Comedy Cellar Comic Do Her Job?06/02/2019
    47:07
  79. 87.
    How Does a New Comedy Cellar Comic Do His Job?05/26/2019
    43:10
  80. 88.
    How Does The Comedy Cellar’s Outside Steve Do His Job?05/19/2019
    35:44
  81. 89.
    How Does a Server at The Comedy Cellar Do His Job?05/12/2019
    32:47
  82. 90.
    How Does The Comedy Cellar's Booker Do Her Job?05/05/2019
    40:33
  83. 91.
    How Does an MC at The Comedy Cellar Do His Job?04/28/2019
    38:27
  84. 92.
    How Does The Comedy Cellar's Owner Do His Job?04/21/2019
    39:34
  85. 93.
    How Does Bon Appétit’s Video Food Director/Stylist Do Her Job?04/14/2019
    49:57
  86. 94.
    How Does the Editor-in-Chief of Bon Appétit Do His Job?04/07/2019
    56:22
  87. 95.
    How Does a Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Chef Do Her Job?03/31/2019
    52:18
  88. 96.
    Second Acts: How Does a Tech Exec Become a Philanthropist? 03/26/2019
    46:30
  89. 97.
    Second Acts: How Does a Lawyer Become a Rabbi?03/26/2019
    40:00
  90. 98.
    Second Acts: How Does an Airline Employee Become a Park Ranger?03/26/2019
    29:32
  91. 99.
    Second Acts: How Does a Writer Become a Physician?03/26/2019
    24:52
  92. 100.
    Second Acts: How Does an Economics Professor Become a Zumba Instructor for Seniors?03/26/2019
    28:47
  93. 101.
    Working at Medieval Times: How Does the Creative Director Do His Job?03/24/2019
    44:23
  94. 102.
    Working at Medieval Times: How Does a Bar Manager Do Her Job?03/17/2019
    34:36
  95. 103.
    Working at Medieval Times: How Does a Wench Do Her Job? 03/10/2019
    29:18
  96. 104.
    Working at Medieval Times: How Does a Falconer Do His Job?03/03/2019
    1:01:35
  97. 105.
    Working at Medieval Times: How Does a Queen Do Her Job?02/24/2019
    39:59
  98. 106.
    Working at Medieval Times: How Does a Horse Trainer Do Her Job?02/17/2019
    40:12
  99. 107.
    Working at Medieval Times: How Does a Knight Do His Job?02/10/2019
    56:43
  100. 108.
    Working at MoMA: How Does a Museum Store Marketer Do Her Job?01/20/2019
    47:32
  101. 109.
    Working at MoMA: How Do an Art Handler and a Museum Registrar Do Their Jobs?01/13/2019
    52:02
  102. 110.
    Working at MoMA: How Does a Museum’s Event Planner Do Her Job?01/06/2019
    45:36
  103. 111.
    Working at MoMA: How Does a Museum’s Building Manager Do His Job?12/30/2018
    29:05
  104. 112.
    Working for the Holidays: How Does a Christmas Window Production Director Do His Job?12/25/2018
    49:10
  105. 113.
    Working at MoMA: How Does a Conservation Scientist Do His Job?12/23/2018
    48:42
  106. 114.
    Working for the Holidays: How Does a Greeting Card Writer Do His Job?12/19/2018
    55:53
  107. 115.
    Working at MoMA: How Does a Painting Conservator Do Her Job?12/16/2018
    44:44
  108. 116.
    Working at MoMA: How Does a Museum Security Supervisor Do His Job?12/09/2018
    48:43
  109. 117.
    Working at MoMA: How Do Exhibition Designers Do Their Jobs?12/02/2018
    52:47
  110. 118.
    Working at MoMA: How Does a Curator Do Her Job?11/25/2018
    1:13:57
  111. 119.
    Working on Thanksgiving: How Does the Director of Operations at a Soup Kitchen Do His Job?11/21/2018
    49:06
  112. 120.
    Working at MoMA: How Does a Collection Specialist Do His Job?11/18/2018
    43:37
  113. 121.
    Working With Weed: How Does a Marijuana Lobbyist Work?11/04/2018
    42:51
  114. 122.
    Working With Weed: How Does a Compliance Specialist Work?10/28/2018
    30:22
  115. 123.
    Working With Weed: How Does a Cannabis Lawyer Work?10/21/2018
    46:46
  116. 124.
    Working With Weed: How Does a Marijuana Farmer Work?10/14/2018
    46:25
  117. 125.
    Working With Weed: How Does a Cannabis Researcher Work?10/07/2018
    49:16
  118. 126.
    Working With Weed: How Does an Edibles Baker Work?09/30/2018
    36:03
  119. 127.
    Working With Weed: How Does the Head Chef at an Edibles Company Work?09/23/2018
    37:36
  120. 128.
    Working With Weed: How Does a Hash Maker Work?09/16/2018
    38:33
  121. 129.
    Working Presents: Secret History of The Future09/12/2018
    44:34
  122. 130.
    Working with Weed: How Does a Dispensary CEO Work?09/09/2018
    52:18
  123. 131.
    Working With Weed: How Does a Trimmer Work?09/02/2018
    41:13
  124. 132.
    Working With Weed: How Does a Dispensary Manager Work?08/26/2018
    35:23
  125. 133.
    How Does the Owner of Katz’s Deli Work?07/22/2018
    42:27
  126. 134.
    How Does a Tattoo Artist Work?07/15/2018
    40:00
  127. 135.
    How Does a Professional Wrestler Work?07/08/2018
    43:35
  128. 136.
    How Does a Child Life Specialist Work?07/01/2018
    45:27
  129. 137.
    How Does a Music Supervisor Work?06/24/2018
    50:16
  130. 138.
    Working Presents: Better Life Lab06/20/2018
    33:02
  131. 139.
    How Does a New York City Archaeologist Work?06/17/2018
    54:35
  132. 140.
    How Does an Art Auctioneer Work?06/10/2018
    43:43
  133. 141.
    How Does an Urban Winemaker Work?06/03/2018
    50:35
  134. 142.
    Working Classics: How Does a Drag Queen Work?05/27/2018
    55:20
  135. 143.
    Working Classics: How Does the Writer of Batman Work?05/20/2018
    1:15:12
  136. 144.
    Working Classics: How Does a Barbecue Chef Work?05/13/2018
    53:31
  137. 145.
    Working Classics: How Does an Aquarium Veterinarian work?05/06/2018
    34:51
  138. 146.
    Working Classics: How Does an Immigration Lawyer Work?04/29/2018
    43:00
  139. 147.
    Working Classics: How Does an Abortion Provider Work?04/22/2018
    42:02
  140. 148.
    Working Classics: How Does a Director of Presidential Correspondence Work?04/15/2018
    30:10
  141. 149.
    Working Classics: How Does a Bartender Work?04/08/2018
    23:21
  142. 150.
    Working Animals: How Does a Show Jumping Horse Work?03/25/2018
    52:19
  143. 151.
    Working Animals: How Does Fiona the Hippo Work?03/18/2018
    45:11
  144. 152.
    Working: How Does Neil Gaiman Work?03/11/2018
    54:20
  145. 153.
    Working Animals: How Does a Livestock Guard Dog Work? 03/04/2018
    44:59
  146. 154.
    Working Animals: How Does a Theater Dog Work? 02/25/2018
    56:11
  147. 155.
    Working Animals: How Does a Guide Dog Work? 02/18/2018
    53:32
  148. 156.
    Working Animals: How Does a Landscaping Goat Work? 02/11/2018
    42:19
  149. 157.
    Working Animals: How Does a Miniature Therapy Horse Work? 02/04/2018
    50:16
  150. 158.
    Working LGBTQ: How Does an ACLU Attorney Work?01/07/2018
    59:48
  151. 159.
    Working LGBTQ: How Does a Gender and Sexuality Journalist Work?12/31/2017
    1:00:02
  152. 160.
    Working LGBTQ: How Does a Presbyterian LGBTQ Advocate Work?12/24/2017
    48:29
  153. 161.
    Working LGBTQ: How Does Sci-Fi Author Samuel Delany Work?12/17/2017
    55:53
  154. 162.
    Working LGBTQ: How Does a Gender Reassignment Surgeon Work12/10/2017
    45:56
  155. 163.
    Working LGBTQ: How Does a Queer Theorist Work12/03/2017
    1:02:32
  156. 164.
    Working LGBTQ: How Does a Bespoke Tailor Work?11/26/2017
    53:11
  157. 165.
    Working LGBTQ: How Does a Drag Queen Work?11/19/2017
    54:34
  158. 166.
    Working: How Does a Comic Book Librarian Work?10/22/2017
    54:14
  159. 167.
    Working: How Does a Comic Book Store Owner Work?10/15/2017
    51:22
  160. 168.
    Working: How Does the Creator of a Graphic Novel Work? 10/08/2017
    52:33
  161. 169.
    Working: How Does the Colorist of Batman Work? 10/01/2017
    53:25
  162. 170.
    Working: How Does the Letterer of Batman Work? 09/24/2017
    58:10
  163. 171.
    Working: How Does the Inker of Batman Work? 09/17/2017
    48:51
  164. 172.
    Working: How Does the Penciler of Batman Work? 09/10/2017
    49:23
  165. 173.
    Working: How Does the Writer of Batman Work?09/03/2017
    1:14:13
  166. 174.
    In Detroit: How Does a Music Educator Work?08/06/2017
    37:01
  167. 175.
    In Detroit: How Does Shinola's Manufacturing VP Work?07/30/2017
    1:00:02
  168. 176.
    In Detroit: How Does a Barbecue Chef Work?07/23/2017
    52:47
  169. 177.
    In Detroit: How Does the Mayor's Chief of Staff Work?07/16/2017
    53:51
  170. 178.
    In Detroit: How Does a Community Internet Organizer Work?07/09/2017
    49:36
  171. 179.
    In Detroit: How Does an Automotive Battery Engineer Work?07/02/2017
    51:57
  172. 180.
    In Detroit: How Does an Urban Farmer Work?06/25/2017
    40:10
  173. 181.
    In Detroit: How Does a Hair Care Entrepreneur Work?06/18/2017
    50:22
  174. 182.
    In Baltimore: How Does a Schooner Captain Work?06/04/2017
    46:27
  175. 183.
    In Baltimore: How Does a Real Estate Property Manager Work?05/28/2017
    45:54
  176. 184.
    In Baltimore: How Does the Aquarium Veterinarian work?05/22/2017
    33:57
  177. 185.
    In Baltimore: How Does Dan Deacon Work? 05/10/2017
    1:04:40
  178. 186.
    In Baltimore: How Does a Public Defender Work?05/02/2017
    47:52
  179. 187.
    In Baltimore: How Does a Neurosurgeon Work?04/21/2017
    42:33
  180. 188.
    In Baltimore: How does a Yarn Dyer Work?04/13/2017
    46:04
  181. 189.
    In Baltimore: How Does Crime Novelist Laura Lippman Work?04/05/2017
    55:47
  182. 190.
    The "How Does a Labor Organizer Work?" Edition03/09/2017
    49:04
  183. 191.
    The "How Does a Satirist Work?" Edition02/28/2017
    49:07
  184. 192.
    The "How Does a Psychotherapist Work?" Edition02/22/2017
    40:28
  185. 193.
    The "How Does a Pollster Work?" Edition02/13/2017
    41:49
  186. 194.
    The "How Does a Librarian Work?" Edition02/06/2017
    46:28
  187. 195.
    The "How Does a CIA Analyst Work?" Edition01/30/2017
    47:13
  188. 196.
    The "How Does an Inaugural Parade Announcer Work?" Edition01/20/2017
    50:17
  189. 197.
    The "How Does a Protest Organizer Work?" Edition01/16/2017
    35:43
  190. 198.
    The "How Does Santa Claus Work?" Edition12/20/2016
    45:47
  191. 199.
    The "How Does a Nuclear Nonproliferation Expert Work?" Edition12/12/2016
    41:16
  192. 200.
    The "How Does an Imam Work?" Edition12/05/2016
    32:50

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