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46:16 | Dec 16th, 2018

Anny Aviram has been conserving paintings at MoMA for 40 years. So, as can imagine, she’s had her hands on some of the world’s most famous artworks. And, occasionally, her saliva. Anny tells Jordan about the techniques conservators use to restore and...Show More

54:41 | Dec 2nd, 2018

When you walk through an exhibition at MoMA, every step you take is part of deliberate design that takes you from piece to piece in just the right way. And it all starts with a dollhouse-like version the gallery and teeny tiny art replicas called “ch...Show More
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1:14:29 | Nov 25th, 2018

The next person taking us inside life at MoMA is Sarah Meister, a curator in the museum’s Department of Photography. Sarah’s work ranges from pitching exhibits, tracking down and acquiring pieces to writing those words on the wall that let you know w...Show More

44:09 | Nov 18th, 2018

In the new season of Working, host Jordan Weissmann is going inside New York City’s storied Museum of Modern Art to meet the people who keep one of the world’s great artistic institutions running. Paul Galloway is MoMA’s collection specialist for the...Show More

56:22 | Oct 22nd, 2017

In the final episode of this comics-focused season of Slate's Working, Jacob Brogan sits down with Caitlyn McGurk, Assistant professor and associate curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum at Ohio State University to discuss her work ...Show More

43:49 | Apr 21st, 2017

On this season of Working, we visit the city of Baltimore, to talk to people about their jobs there. We're hoping to learn about how the city informs their work, and how they are shaping Baltimore itself, by working.When Harry Mushlin operates on a b...Show More

49:30 | Sep 15th

For her first season hosting Working, Slate’s own Rachelle Hampton takes a deep dive into the brand new industry popping up around social media influencers. To kick off the season, she sits down with Frank Spadafora, founder and CEO of D'Marie Analyt...Show More

52:59 | Sep 8th

If you really love the music in a film from the last 25 years, there’s a good chance Randall Poster was responsible for that. This week, Jordan speaks to the veteran music supervisor who has worked with Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Richard Linklate...Show More

52:05 | Sep 1st

This week, Working is bringing back its classic interview with author Neil Gaiman. Jacob Brogan sits down with the author of The Sandman comics, American Gods, Good Omens, and Norse Mythology. They discuss Gaiman's work routine, creative influences, ...Show More

1:08:12 | Aug 25th

Sean McElwee has one of those jobs you certainly know about, but probably can't pinpoint what it is he does all day. Sean runs a think tank called Data for Progress that he started with Colin McAuliffe. As for what they do as an organization, the nam...Show More

38:23 | Aug 18th

This week, we meet the "Queen of Monopoly" at Hasbro. Well, technically Jennifer Boswikel's title is Monopoly Senior Director of Global Brand Strategy and Marketing. But she truly is the queen of all things Monopoly as it's her job to keep the 84 yea...Show More

43:59 | Aug 11th

This week we go back to Wizards of the Coast to talk to Mark Rosewater, the head designer for Magic: The Gathering. Last week, Alison told Jordan all about creating the stories behind Magic cards. And it’s the job of Mark and his team to come up with...Show More

48:21 | Aug 4th

Working’s peek into the business of fun and games continues this week when Jordan chats with Alison Luhrs who works for Wizards of the Coast, the part of Hasbro that is responsible for the classic fantasy games Dungeons and Dragons and Magic:The Gath...Show More

41:54 | Jul 28th

This week, Jordan talks to a couple of Hasbro employees. John Warden and Lynsey Bernier work closely together to create Transformers and Beyblades. John is the designer and Lynsey is the engineer (aka the "reality check"). They tell Jordan about all ...Show More

54:36 | Jul 21st

Since his first season as the host of Working, Jordan has wanted to interview a Firefighter. It’s a job everyone knows about, but the day to day of the work of Firefighter might not be so familiar to most people. Jordan sat down with Jason Powell, a ...Show More

54:37 | Jul 14th

Before heading out to Long Island to visit Widow’s Hole Oyster Farm, Jordan couldn’t even picture what an oyster farm looked like. So there was a lot to learn from talking to Mike and Isabel Osinski, the owners of the small family farm that supplies ...Show More

48:06 | Jul 7th

When massive container ships arrive at a port city like New York, they find themselves in a tight space with lots of obstacles to navigate. Enter, ship docking pilots, the expert hands that guide these massive ships into place.This week, Jordan is ta...Show More

42:00 | Jun 30th

If you're planning on watching a major fireworks display this Independence Day, there's a good chance it was designed by this week's guest. Phil Grucci, the CEO and Creative Director of Fireworks by Grucci, is the sixth generation in his family to de...Show More

1:00:26 | Jun 23rd

What do you do with an architecture degree and a love animals? Well, as it turns out, running an Aquarium is a great option. This week, Working brings you another standalone episode with Jon Forrest Dohlin, Director of the Wildlife Conservation Socie...Show More

47:19 | Jun 16th

This week, Jordan returns to talk nerdy with Tim Crossley, partner and lead designer atCrossley Acoustics. Tim’s company designs and builds recording studios for the music, film and(of course) podcasting industries -- in fact, as it turns out, he bui...Show More

1:02:12 | Jun 9th

In celebration of Pride Month, Working is revisiting one of its best episodes from the LGBTQ season. In this episode, Jacob Brogan talks to Elizabeth Freeman, a queer theorist and professor of English at UC Davis, about the ongoing role of gender and...Show More

48:54 | Jun 2nd

To finish out the season on the Comedy Cellar, Laura talks to Marina Franklin a longtime Cellarcomic. Marina has gone from comedy newbie to a comedy veteran on the Cellar stage. She hasbeen working there so long not even she can recall exactly when s...Show More

44:57 | May 26th

This week, Laura Bennett talks to Ian Fidance, a comic who was passed at the Cellar justlast year. For an up-and-coming comic and lifelong comedy fan like Ian, joining the tight-knitcommunity of the Cellar is a true joy and honor. But as you’ll hear,...Show More

37:52 | May 19th

On any given night, you can see a line that snakes down Macdougal Street of people waiting to get into the Comedy Cellar. And the man responsible for making sense of this mob of tourists and comedy fans is known as Outside Steve. Steve Fabricant runs...Show More

34:41 | May 12th

This week, Laura returns to the Comedy Cellar to talk Aaron Nystrup, a manager and server who has been working at the iconic club for 10 years. Aaron talks about what it’s like to hear hours of comedy night after night, how he ended up on stage drunk...Show More

42:20 | May 5th

This week, Laura talks to Estee Adoram, a truly legendary figure in the comedy world. Estee has been the booker for the Cellar for nearly four decades, which means she's been a major factor in creating the club's incredible reputation. She's known so...Show More

41:35 | Apr 28th

This week, Laura returns to the Cellar to talk to one of the comedians who has become a fixture on stage. Wil Sylvince is a New York comedian and regular MC at the Comedy Cellar.You can email us at working@slate.com.Podcast production by Jessamine Mo...Show More

41:21 | Apr 21st

For her first season hosting Working, Laura Bennett goes inside New York's Comedy Cellar, talking to the people who help make the comedy institution so legendary. And to kick of the season, she sits down with owner Noam Dworman to discuss what it was...Show More

51:29 | Apr 14th

To wrap up Working’s impromptu mini-season on the inner workings of Bon Appétit, Jordan talks to Rhoda Boone, the Video Food Director for Bon Appétit and Epicurious. Rhoda’s job encompasses so many things, you’ll never watch a food video the same way...Show More

57:54 | Apr 7th

This week, Working returns to Bon Appétit to continue its spontaneous micro-mini season on the people who make the seminal food magazine what it is today. In this episode, Jordan talks to the man running the show, Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport. Adam ...Show More

53:50 | Mar 31st

This week, Jordan talks to Molly Baz, Senior Associate Food Editor at Bon Appétit. Molly is part of the team of chefs who create and test recipes for the magazine--which you may already know if you're one of the millions of people who watch Bon Appét...Show More

47:27 | Mar 26th

In a special five-episode mini-season of Working, we talk with people who have had “second acts,” that is people who made a dramatic career pivot at some point in their working lives.Patty Stonesifer was running a computer-book publisher in Indianapo...Show More

40:57 | Mar 26th

In a special five-episode mini-season of Working, we talk with people who have had “second acts,” that is people who made a dramatic career pivot at some point in their working lives.Nicole Auerbach worked as an attorney for 10 years, first as a fede...Show More

30:07 | Mar 26th

In a special five-episode mini-season of Working, we talk with people who have had “second acts,” that is people who made a dramatic career pivot at some point in their working lives.Gerry Allen always dreamed of becoming a National Park Ranger, but ...Show More

25:27 | Mar 26th

In a special five-episode mini-season of Working, we talk with people who have had “second acts,” that is people who made a dramatic career pivot at some point in their working lives.Adriane Fugh-Berman was a writer and reproductive-rights activist w...Show More

29:23 | Mar 26th

In a special five-episode mini-season of Working, we talk with people who have had “second acts,” that is people who made a dramatic career pivot at some point in their working lives.If it weren’t for a shoulder injury, Mary Stevenson’s retirement ma...Show More

46:55 | Mar 24th

In this episode, Jordan talks to Leigh Cordner, Medieval Times’ Creative Director. Leigh is in charge of making all the various elements of the show you’ve been hearing about come together to wow the crowd. And not just at one castle--but all of them...Show More

37:30 | Mar 17th

Managing the bar at Medieval Times, is not quite the same a running things at the local dive. With a crowd full of customers clamoring for 32 oz beers in souvenir mugs and cocktails like the Royal Knight (which is apparently the Long Island Iced Tea ...Show More

32:20 | Mar 10th

Victoria Militello has been a serving wench at Medieval Times for seven years (yes, that’s really what they call waitresses at the show). As she tells Jordan in this episode, the job takes a surprising amount of athletic stamina, as well as a toleran...Show More

1:03:58 | Mar 3rd

When Bill Ponder was in third grade, he read a book about falconry and decided that’s what he wanted to do when he grew up. Unlike most kids who daydream about training and flying raptors for the King’s court, Bill actually made his dream come true b...Show More

43:31 | Feb 24th

Can you imagine a better day job than being Queen? Tara Henderson, a working actor who appears in roles off-broadway, really cannot. She is one of the women who plays Queen Doña Maria Isabella at Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, NJ. Queen Isabella is the...Show More

42:35 | Feb 17th

Do you like horses? How about dancing horses? If those words sound fun to you, you’ll be delighted to meet Amanda Kenny, the head horse trainer at Medieval Times in Lyndhurst New Jersey, where a surprisingly large chunk of the show focuses on elabora...Show More

1:00:15 | Feb 10th

The first episode of Working’s brand new season takes you back in time...and to Lyndhurst, New Jersey. This season, Jordan will be talking to the various employees of Medieval Times, the popular dinner theater experience that appeals to kids and adul...Show More

49:25 | Jan 20th

On the last episode of Working at MoMA we are, quite appropriately, exiting through the gift shop. Though, in MoMA’s case the term gift shop might be a little misleading. Jordan talks to Maggie Berry, the associate director of retail marketing for th...Show More

53:56 | Jan 13th

Of all the people who work at MoMA, there very few who get as up close and personal with the artwork as the museum's art handlers and registrars. Registrars are the people responsible for keeping tracking of every inch of every piece of art that belo...Show More

46:07 | Jan 6th

Like any museum of its scale, MoMA relies on major donations. Which, of course, means throwing major events to match. This week Jordan talks to Tania Abitbol, MoMA’s in-house event planner. Tania is the person charged with dreaming up events worthy o...Show More

30:58 | Dec 30th, 2018

Nelson Nieves has never been especially interested in art, yet he has one of the single most important jobs at New York’s MoMa. As the museum’s assistant director for building operations he oversees the huge team of workers who keep the building clea...Show More

51:03 | Dec 25th, 2018

For decades, strolling along New York City’s 5th Avenue during the holidays has meant being surrounded by the most magical window displays imagainable. And Spaeth Designs is part of the reason why. The company behind the amazing displays for the city...Show More

50:35 | Dec 23rd, 2018

When you think about the types of jobs at an art museum, scientist probably doesn’t spring to mind. But as it turns out, science plays a big part in the art world. As a senior conservation scientist at MoMA, Chris McGlinchey uses the latest scientifi...Show More

57:25 | Dec 19th, 2018

When you look at the rows of greeting cards at your local pharmacy or megastore, it’s easy to forget that each one of those cards was actually written by someone. And, if they’re anything like our guest, that person put some very real emotion into wr...Show More

50:15 | Dec 9th, 2018

This week Chet Gold tells Jordan about all the unexpected excitement of working security at a museum. Chet is not only a MoMA security supervisor but an artist in his own right. That’s why he’s treated his hours standing guard over some of the world’...Show More

50:59 | Nov 21st, 2018

In this Thanksgiving bonus episode, Working takes a detour from MoMA to visit one of New York City’s biggest emergency food programs, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. Jordan talks to Michael Ottley, the Director of Operations of the program about tracking...Show More

43:44 | Nov 4th, 2018

In the final episode of Working With Weed, Jordan talks to Peter Marcus who is the communications director and head of political outreach for Terrapin Care Station in Boulder, CO. Like most positions in this newly legalized industry, lobbying for the...Show More

31:15 | Oct 28th, 2018

As it turns out, doing business in an industry that only recently became (semi) legal involves a lot of red tape—and messing up even a small bit of paperwork can be a disaster that might get a marijuana dispensary shut down or fined. That’s why compl...Show More

47:18 | Oct 21st, 2018

Marshall Custer wasn’t planning on going into the marijuana industry after he graduated law school. But as he tells host Jordan Weissmann this episode, it’s turned out to be a booming business. You just have to be a little careful about knowing exact...Show More

46:57 | Oct 14th, 2018

In this episode, Jordan goes back to Green Dragon in Denver to talk with Ryan Milligan, the company’s co-owner and head of cultivation. He quickly learns that the hardest part of farming marijuana definitely isn’t growing the plant. Learn more about ...Show More

49:48 | Oct 7th, 2018

This week Jordan takes a detour from the cannabis industry to take a look at the science of it all.  Dr. Angela Bryan conducts research on marijuana at the University of Colorado Boulder. She studies marijuana’s connection to teen risk behavior, it's...Show More

36:35 | Sep 30th, 2018

In this episode, Jordan gets deeper in the nitty gritty of baking with marijuana. He talks with Lauren Kaufman, who helps oversee the kitchen at Love’s Oven in Denver, about the nuances of working with weed and why requires so much more precision tha...Show More

38:29 | Sep 23rd, 2018

Years ago, a terrible accident left Hope Frahm without taste buds. To cope, she began baking for friends, which led her to cooking school and jobs in top restaurant kitchens. Today, she’s the corporate executive chef for Love’s Oven in Denver, where ...Show More

39:26 | Sep 16th, 2018

 Our series on workers in Colorado’s legal cannabis industry keeps on burning. This week, Jordan talks with Max Platt, a cannabis extraction technician at Denver’s Concentrated Love about the physically demanding art of making professional-grade hash...Show More

44:34 | Sep 12th, 2018

Technology continues to change the way we live and work. Which is why The Secret History of The Future—the new technology show from Slate and The Economists—is digging through the past to find lessons for our future. Subscribe to Secret History of th...Show More

53:11 | Sep 9th, 2018

This week, Working with Weed goes to the top of the command chain at a dispensary. Jordan speaks with Alex Levine, owner and Co-CEO of a company called Green Dragon. Green Dragon is one of the largest recreational dispensary chains in Colorado with 1...Show More

42:06 | Sep 2nd, 2018

Can you imagine what it would be like to spend 10 hours a day sitting at a table, cutting the leaves off marijuana buds? Working’s season on the legal cannabis industry continues with a job you’ve probably never thought about—weed trimmer. These folk...Show More

36:17 | Aug 26th, 2018

What’s it really like to grow and sell legal weed for a living? In the new season of Working, we’re finding out by visiting Colorado to talk with people employed in the state’s cannabis industry. On the first episode of the series, Jordan talks with ...Show More

42:58 | Jul 22nd, 2018

This week on Working, Jordan sits down with Jake Dell who is the latest member of his family to take over New York’s famed Katz’s Deli. When you own a restaurant that has been beloved since 1888, your work is never done. Jake tells us about what goes...Show More

40:02 | Jul 15th, 2018

This week, Jordan talks with Victor J. Webster of Brooklyn’s East River Tattoo, who specializes in striking, large-scale pieces of body art inspired by Polynesian traditions. Victor discusses why working in black ink is trickier than you think, how t...Show More

44:07 | Jul 8th, 2018

This week, Jordan talks with pro-wrestler Bull James, a longtime pro-wrestler and former WWE personality who now performs on the independent circuit while working as the head trainer at New York Wrestling connection. Bull (real name: James Smith) tel...Show More

45:50 | Jul 1st, 2018

Chances are, you don’t know much about Jami Barretta’s job. But you really should. Jami is a Child Life Specialist at the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. Which means she is in charge of the education and emotional well being of patient...Show More

50:48 | Jun 24th, 2018

If you really love the music in a film from the last 25 years, there’s a good chance Randall Poster was responsible for that. This week, Jordan speaks to the veteran music supervisor who has worked with Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Richard Linklate...Show More

33:02 | Jun 20th, 2018

Today, we're coming to you with something special — the inaugural episode of Better Life Lab, the new podcast from Slate and New America. Better Life Lab looks at the challenges to work-life balance, and how we can change as a culture. Subscribe to B...Show More

55:28 | Jun 17th, 2018

What does it mean to be an archaeologist in one of the world’s biggest cities? In this episode, Jordan talks to Alyssa Loorya, an archaeologist whose job it is to find out exactly what’s buried under New York City. Along with her Brooklyn-based firm,...Show More

44:37 | Jun 10th, 2018

This week, Jordan takes a trip to the New York office of Sotheby’s, the world’s oldest and largest international auction house, to interview Helena Newman. Helena is the Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe and Co-head of Impressionist & Modern Art Worldwide...Show More

51:28 | Jun 3rd, 2018

Working is back with a new season and a new host, Slate’s economics correspondent Jordan Weissmann. In his first episode, Jordan talks to Christopher Nicolson, head winemaker at Red Hook Winery, a unique operation in the heart of Brooklyn that produc...Show More

56:13 | May 27th, 2018

On the final episode of Working Classics, Jacob Brogan talks to New York drag queen, and now Rupaul's Drag Race contestant, Miz Cracker about how she conceives of her shows and outfits, the significance of makeup, drag lore, the place of drag and RuP...Show More

1:15:44 | May 20th, 2018

In Working Classics, Jacob Brogan revisits some of his favorite episodes from his time hosting the show. In this episode, Jacob sits down with Tom King, the current writer of Batman to discuss his process, how he came to the industry, the mythology o...Show More

54:39 | May 13th, 2018

For this episode, we visited Slows Bar B-Q to talk with its chef, Mike Metevia. Prior to coming to Slows a decade ago, Metevia had worked in other sectors of the restaurant industry and with other cuisines, but he’d always been a barbecue guy in his ...Show More

35:22 | May 6th, 2018

Leigh Clayton takes care of the health of 1,500 animals in Baltimore's National Aquarium. She explains how you can tell when a fish is sick, and everything that goes into keeping them healthy. She also tells us about how the National Aquarium connect...Show More

43:32 | Apr 29th, 2018

Nithya Nathan-Pineau is Program Director of CAIR Coalition's Detained Children's Program. She spoke with Jacob Brogan about helping children understand their legal situation, and her work helping making arguments that kids facing deportation deserve ...Show More

42:33 | Apr 22nd, 2018

In this classic episode of Working, Jacob Brogan talks to Diane Horvath-Cosper, an abortion provider, about her job and the future of abortion post-Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31:03 | Apr 15th, 2018

In Working: Classics, we're revisiting some of our favorite episodes from past arcs of the show.There's no workplace that looms larger in Washington, D.C. than the White House. Hundreds of employees work within its walls, but most of us don't know mu...Show More

24:14 | Apr 8th, 2018

Chantal Tseng has been working as a bartender for 16 years, and has been designing her own cocktails for almost as long. She now operates out of the Reading Room at Petworth Citizen, a small, book-lined bar within a larger Washington, D.C. restaurant...Show More

52:51 | Mar 25th, 2018

On the final episode of our season about Working Animals, Jacob Brogan sits down with Shauna Alexander to talk about Skywalker, the show jumping horse. They discuss the lives of sporting horses generally, how these animals train for their jobs, the d...Show More

46:05 | Mar 18th, 2018

As part of our continuing series about animals with jobs Jacob Brogan sits down with Wendy Rice of the Cincinnati Zoo to talk about Fiona the Hippo and how she helps Fiona in her job as ambassador of the Cincinnati Zoo, and all of hippo-kind. Learn m...Show More

54:52 | Mar 11th, 2018

We're taking a break from our season about working animals for a special episode. Jacob Brogan sits down with Neil Gaiman, author of The Sandman comics, American Gods, Good Omens, and most recently a book called Norse Mythology. They discuss Gaiman's...Show More

45:52 | Mar 4th, 2018

As part of our continuing series about animals with jobs, Jacob Brogan sits down with Georgia Ranney to discuss Sarge, Kinderhook Farm's maremma guard dog, responsible for help guarding a flock of sheep from predators including coyotes, fishers, and ...Show More

57:12 | Feb 25th, 2018

Continuing our season on animals with jobs: Jacob Brogan sits down with trainer William Berloni to talk about Bowdie, a dog and the star of the stage musical "Because of Winn Dixie". They discuss what makes a trainable dog, Bowdie's daily routine, hi...Show More

54:25 | Feb 18th, 2018

Jacob Brogan sits down with Albert Elia and his guide dog Cheech as part of our continuing series on animals with jobs. they discuss how dogs like Cheech learn to become guide dogs, what their day-to-day responsibilities are, and the special relation...Show More

43:12 | Feb 11th, 2018

On this episode of Working, we continue speaking about animals with jobs. Jacob Brogan sits down with Tammy Dunakin to talk about her agricultural goats, and her business, Rent-a-Ruminant, based on Vashon Island in Washington. Learn more about your a...Show More

51:39 | Feb 4th, 2018

On this season of Working we're talking about working animals, their jobs, and the people who work with them. For our first episode of the season Jacob sits down with Debbie Garcia-Bengochea of the non-profit Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses ...Show More

1:00:42 | Jan 7th, 2018

In the final episode of our season of LGBTQ jobs, Jacob sits down with Josh Block, senior staff attorney at the ACLU's LGBT & HIV Project. They discuss how he found his way to the ACLU, some of his current cases, and how it feels to work on a case th...Show More

1:01:49 | Dec 31st, 2017

This season on Working we're talking to people whose jobs touch on all aspects of LGBTQ life. On this episode Jacob Brogan sits down with Christina Cauterucci, a staff writer at Slate whose beat encompasses gender, sexuality, and LGBTQ issues. She ta...Show More

50:37 | Dec 24th, 2017

This season on Working, we're talking to people whose jobs touch on different aspects of LGBTQ life. On this episode, Jacob sits down with Alex McNeill, the Executive Director of More Light Presbyterians, an organization that advocates for LGBTQ caus...Show More

58:01 | Dec 17th, 2017

On this season of Working, Jacob sits down with people whose jobs touch on LGBTQ life. On this episode, Jacob sits down with science fiction author Samuel Delany, author of Trouble on Triton, Babel-17, Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders, and m...Show More

47:43 | Dec 10th, 2017

This season on Working, Jacob Brogan talks to people whose jobs touch on all elements of LGBTQ life. Today Jacob sits down with Dr. Jess Ting, a plastic surgeon who specializes in transgender surgery at Mt. Sinai hospital in New York City. They talk ...Show More

1:04:19 | Dec 3rd, 2017

This season on Working, Jacob Brogan talks to people whose jobs touch on all elements of LGBTQ life. On this episode Jacob sits down with Elizabeth Freeman, queer theorist, professor of English at UC Davis, and author of the books Time Binds, The Mar...Show More

55:19 | Nov 26th, 2017

This season on Working, Jacob Brogan speaks with people whose careers touch on all aspects of LGBTQ life. On this episode Jacob sits down with Daniel Friedman, co-founder of Bindle & Keep, a bespoke tailoring company with a majority LGBTQ clientele. ...Show More

56:43 | Nov 19th, 2017

This season on Working, Jacob Brogan sits down with artists, doctors, pastors, business owners, and more whose work touches on LGBTQ life. On this episode, Jacob talks to New York drag queen Miz Cracker about how she conceives of her shows and outfit...Show More

53:08 | Oct 15th, 2017

As part of our continuing series about the comics industry, Jacob Brogan sits down with Jared Smith, one of the co-owners of Big Planet Comics in Washington DC. They discuss the day to day business of interacting with customers, managerial responsibi...Show More

54:11 | Oct 8th, 2017

So far in this series of Working, Jacob Brogan has been speaking to the team of creators behind DC's Batman comic books, who each perform an individual job in the pipeline. Today Jacob talks to a cartoonist who does all aspects of writing and artwork...Show More

54:16 | Oct 1st, 2017

On this season on Working, Jacob Brogan talks to the team behind DC's Batman comic book. He'll be speaking to the penciler, colorist, editor, and more. In this episode, Jacob sits down with Dean White, a freelance colorist, who recently worked on DC'...Show More

59:48 | Sep 24th, 2017

On this season on Working, Jacob Brogan talks to the team behind DC's Batman comic book. He'll be speaking to the penciler, colorist, editor, and more. In this episode, Jacob sits down with Deron Bennett, owner of AndWorld Design and recent letterer ...Show More

51:59 | Sep 17th, 2017

On this season on Working, Jacob Brogan talks to the team behind DC's Batman comic book. He'll be speaking to the penciler, colorist, editor, and more. In this episode, Jacob sits down with Seth Mann, a freelance inker who recently worked on Tom King...Show More

51:01 | Sep 10th, 2017

On this season on Working, Jacob Brogan talks to the team behind DC's Batman comic book. He'll be speaking to the penciler, colorist, editor, and more. In this episode, Jacob sits down with David Finch, the penciler of Batman, to discuss his process ...Show More

1:15:30 | Sep 3rd, 2017

On this season on Working, Jacob Brogan talks to the team behind DC's Batman comic book. He'll be speaking to the penciler, colorist, editor, and more. In this episode, he sits down with Tom King, the current writer of Batman to discuss his process, ...Show More

38:39 | Aug 6th, 2017

On this season of Working, we left the East Coast behind and flew to Detroit. We spoke with eight people who are drawing on the city’s complex history as they work to create its future.For this final episode, we visited the Mosaic Youth Theater of De...Show More

1:01:18 | Jul 30th, 2017

On this season of Working, we left the East Coast behind and flew to Detroit. We’re speaking with eight people who are drawing on the city’s complex history as they work to create its future.For this episode, we visited Shinola's headquarters in Detr...Show More

54:04 | Jul 23rd, 2017

On this season of Working, we left the East Coast behind and flew to Detroit. We’re speaking with eight people who are drawing on the city’s complex history as they work to create its future.For this episode, we visited Slows Bar B-Q to talk with its...Show More

55:08 | Jul 16th, 2017

On this season of Working, we left the East Coast behind and flew to Detroit. We’re speaking with eight people who are drawing on the city’s complex history as they work to create its future. For this episode, we spoke with Alexis Wiley, Mayor Mike D...Show More

50:53 | Jul 9th, 2017

On this season of Working, we left the East Coast behind and flew to Detroit. We’re speaking with eight people who are drawing on the city’s complex history as they work to create its future. For this episode, we spoke with Diana Nucera, director of ...Show More

53:14 | Jul 2nd, 2017

On this season of Working, we left the East Coast behind to visit Detroit. We're speaking with people who are drawing on the city's complex history as they work to create its future.The automotive industry, which has arguably defined Detroit for gene...Show More

41:48 | Jun 25th, 2017

On this season of Working, we left the East Coast behind to visit Detroit. We're speaking with people who are drawing on the city's complex history as they work to create its future.Greg Willerer grows a variety of organic crops on a few plots of car...Show More

52:00 | Jun 18th, 2017

On this season of Working, we left the East Coast behind to visit Detroit. We're speaking with people who are drawing on the city's complex history as they work to create its future.For our first episode, we sat down with Gwen Jimmere, CEO of Natural...Show More

48:05 | Jun 4th, 2017

On this season of Working, we visit the city of Baltimore, to talk to people about their jobs there. We're hoping to learn about how the city informs their work, and how they are shaping Baltimore itself, by working.Jordan Smith is a captain of the P...Show More

47:10 | May 28th, 2017

On this season of Working, we visit the city of Baltimore, to talk to people about their jobs there. We're hoping to learn about how the city informs their work, and how they are shaping Baltimore itself, by working.Damon Walker helps real estate inv...Show More

35:14 | May 22nd, 2017

On this season of Working, we visit the city of Baltimore, to talk to people about their jobs there. We're hoping to learn about how the city informs their work, and how they are shaping Baltimore itself, by working.Leigh Clayton takes care of the he...Show More

1:06:18 | May 10th, 2017

On this season of Working, we visit the city of Baltimore, to talk to people about their jobs there. We're hoping to learn about how the city informs their work, and how they are shaping Baltimore itself, by working.Dan Deacon makes inventive, playfu...Show More

49:30 | May 2nd, 2017

On this season of Working, we visit the city of Baltimore, to talk to people about their jobs there. We're hoping to learn about how the city informs their work, and how they are shaping Baltimore itself, by working.Jenny Egan defends children in juv...Show More

47:42 | Apr 13th, 2017

On this season of Working, we visit the city of Baltimore, to talk to people about their jobs there. We're hoping to learn about how the city informs their work, and how they are shaping Baltimore itself, by working.Karida Collins names her yarn colo...Show More

57:04 | Apr 5th, 2017

On this season of Working, we visit the city of Baltimore, to talk to people about their jobs there. We're hoping to learn about how the city informs their work, and how they are shaping Baltimore itself, by working.On this first episode, crime novel...Show More

50:42 | Mar 9th, 2017

This season on Working, we’re speaking to individuals employed in fields potentially imperiled by the Trump presidency. These are the stories of people doing difficult but important jobs—jobs that may get much more difficult and much more important i...Show More

50:45 | Feb 28th, 2017

This season on Working, we’re speaking to individuals employed in fields potentially imperiled by the Trump presidency. These are the stories of people doing difficult but important jobs—jobs that may get much more difficult and much more important i...Show More

41:45 | Feb 22nd, 2017

This season on Working, we’re speaking to individuals employed in fields potentially imperiled by the Trump presidency. These are the stories of people doing difficult but important jobs—jobs that may get much more difficult and much more important i...Show More

43:27 | Feb 13th, 2017

Recently, Donald Trump tweeted that "any negative polls are fake news," so we wanted to understand some of the work that goes into polling.  In this episode of Working, Pollster Jim Gerstein of GBA Strategies tells Jacob Brogan about how he uses surv...Show More

47:45 | Feb 6th, 2017

This season on Working, we’re speaking to individuals employed in fields potentially imperiled by the Trump presidency. These are the stories of people doing difficult but important jobs—jobs that may get much more difficult and much more important i...Show More

48:30 | Jan 30th, 2017

This season on Working, we’re speaking to individuals employed in fields potentially imperiled by the Trump presidency. These are the stories of people doing difficult but important jobs—jobs that may get much more difficult and much more important i...Show More

51:33 | Jan 20th, 2017

Charlie Brotman announced every inaugural parade since 1957, and was fired by Donald Trump's team in 2017.Brotman told Jacob Brogan about how his work at the parades have changed over the decades, and about some of the tricks he used to keep the crow...Show More

36:59 | Jan 16th, 2017

This season on Working, we’re speaking to individuals employed in fields potentially imperiled by the Trump presidency. These are the stories of people doing difficult but important jobs—jobs that may get much more difficult and much more important i...Show More

47:04 | Dec 20th, 2016

For our last episode of the year, we're taking a break from our ongoing series of jobs imperiled by the election of Donald Trump for a holiday special.Santa Ed brings presents, stories, and joy to parties each holiday season. He spoke with Jacob Brog...Show More

42:33 | Dec 12th, 2016

This season on Working, we’re speaking to individuals employed in fields potentially imperiled by the Trump presidency. These are the stories of people doing difficult but important jobs—jobs that may get much more difficult and much more important i...Show More

34:06 | Dec 5th, 2016

This season on Working, we’re speaking to individuals employed in fields potentially imperiled by the Trump presidency. These are the stories of people doing difficult but important jobs—jobs that may get much more difficult and much more important i...Show More

47:10 | Nov 27th, 2016

This season on Working, we're talking to people employed in fields potentially imperiled by the results of the recent U.S. Presidential election. Nithya Nathan-Pineau is Program Director of CAIR Coalition's Detained Children's Program. She spoke with...Show More

45:06 | Nov 21st, 2016

This season on Working, we're talking to people employed in fields potentially imperiled by the results of the recent U.S. Presidential election. Diane Horvath-Cosper is an OBGYN and family planning specialist who advocates for reproductive rights. S...Show More

43:16 | Oct 30th, 2016

Carol Collins has performed over 40 years as Bingo the Clown. She tells Jacob Brogan, about how she got started, what goes into being a clown, and how the recent clown scares have affected her work. In a Slate Plus Extra, Collins shares some of her f...Show More

43:57 | Oct 23rd, 2016

Rosana helps professional find their own personal style. She rummages through their closet to help get a sense of who they are and what they have, then she goes shopping with them and helps them create outfits with their new and old clothing.In a Sla...Show More

38:43 | Oct 16th, 2016

Nail Artist Vivian Cam helps her clients have healthy and beautiful nails. She'll even go a step beyond painting intricate designs and images on her customer's nails—everything from autumn trees to minions. Vivian talked to Jacob Brogan about how she...Show More

43:35 | Oct 11th, 2016

Self-described "tailoress" Cheryl Lofton makes new clothes fit better, brings new life to old clothes, and helps design customer's dream clothing on a budget. She spoke with Jacob Brogan about her family history in the industry and how she works with...Show More

41:08 | Oct 2nd, 2016

Working embarks on a new series with the people who make sure that we look good. This week, we start with foundation. Christin Michelle, a professional freelance makeup artist helps clients get ready for weddings, photo shoots, galas, and more. She t...Show More

41:47 | Sep 26th, 2016

This week, the Smithsonian's National African American History and Culture Museum had its grand opening, so we're sharing a conversation we had earlier this year with one of its curators. Ever find yourself at a museum wondering about who chose the a...Show More

38:25 | Sep 19th, 2016

Jim Adams keeps every plant at the White House healthy and beautiful as the Supervisory Horticulturist for the National Park Service Special Liaison to the White House. In this last episode of our Working at the White House series, we spoke to Adams ...Show More

38:39 | Sep 11th, 2016

Outside the gates of the White House, Lafayette Plaza is often full of tourists, Secret Service, Performers, and Protesters. We spoke to Philipos Melaku-Bello, an advocate for nuclear disarmament who has been supporting a peace vigil across from the ...Show More

36:34 | Sep 4th, 2016

This season on Working, we’re going to the White House. For this week's episode, we spoke to someone who was a little less familiar with the institution. Chase Woods, a rising senior at the University of Chicago, served as an intern at the White Hous...Show More

03:04 | Aug 21st, 2016

We're taking a short vacation, so it's a great time to catch up on the rest of the series. Learn about who writes the President's speeches, who picks out his letters, and who manages his schedule. We'll be back in early September with the end of this...Show More

39:23 | Aug 14th, 2016

Meet the President's chief negotiator in Congress, Amy Rosenbaum.This season on Working, we’re going to the White House. For this episode, we visited the West Wing office of Amy Rosenbaum, President Obama's Director of Legislative Affairs. She shuffl...Show More

43:00 | Aug 7th, 2016

This season, we've been going to the White House trying to understand how the Presidential administration's employees operate and interact. To get a better sense of how the building itself operates, we spoke to Maju Varghese, Assistant to the Preside...Show More

44:47 | Jul 31st, 2016

This week we took a step back from the administration itself to talk to the Washington Post's White House Bureau Chief, Juliet Eilperin. A former environmental reporter for the Post, Eilperin made the jump to her current beat back in 2013, and she's ...Show More

35:43 | Jul 24th, 2016

This season on Working, we’re going to the White House. Head Speechwriter Cody Keenan writes and edits the President's speeches. He takes us through his career starting as a speechwriting intern in 2008 and how a speech goes from the blank page to th...Show More

40:00 | Jul 17th, 2016

This season on Working, we’re going to the White House. Director of Scheduling Gregory Lorjuste is responsible for figuring out what the President will do from one minute to the next while he's on the road. In a Slate Plus Extra tells us about schedu...Show More

03:27 | Jul 10th, 2016

This season on Working, we’re going to the White House. Because the jobs of the people who work there are sometimes unpredictable, we weren’t able to bring you an episode this week. But we’ll be back next week with another conversation. In the meanti...Show More

37:36 | Jul 3rd, 2016

This season on Working, we’re going to the White House. For our second episode, we spoke to Paulette Aniskoff, director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Aniskoff has been working with the president since 2007, and she brings many of th...Show More

32:32 | Jun 26th, 2016

There's no workplace that looms larger in Washington, D.C. than the White House. Hundreds of employees work within its walls, but most of us don't know much about what really goes on there. In a special season of Working, we're peeking behind that cu...Show More

28:07 | May 22nd, 2016

We spoke to Faith Smith who orchestrates all of Slate's live events. She puts together live tapings of podcast episodes, and has also organized conferences, panel discussions, happy hours, and much more. She offered us a literal backstage look at the...Show More

29:53 | May 15th, 2016

Meet the Chief Scientist of NASA, Dr. Ellen Stofan. By training, Dr. Stofan is a planetary geologist who has studied volcanoes both here on Earth, and elsewhere in the solar system. In her current role, she helps coordinate scientific projects of all...Show More

40:10 | May 8th, 2016

Ever find yourself at a museum wondering about who chose the artifacts and wrote the captions? We spoke with Mary Elliott, a museum specialist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Along with her colleague Nanc...Show More

30:25 | May 1st, 2016

Visit Second Story Books in Washington, D.C. and meet book buyer and seller Topher Lundell. He told us about how they acquire the thousands of books that line the store's shelves and discussed how the internet change his brick and mortar business mod...Show More

25:57 | Apr 24th, 2016

Jason Mogavero is a dog walker based in Washington, D.C. who looks after a dozen or more pups every day. He went in deep with us on the particulars of his job, from the way he gets to know new clients—human and animal alike—to the way he arranges his...Show More

31:48 | Apr 18th, 2016

Learn how the sausage gets made with a butcher who combines traditional meat preparation with fine dining. Nathan Anda is a butcher and chef in Washington, D.C. whose company Red Apron produces artisanal meats for its stores and restaurants. Though A...Show More

24:55 | Apr 10th, 2016

Chantal Tseng has been working as a bartender for 16 years, and has been designing her own cocktails for almost as long. She now operates out of the Reading Room at Petworth Citizen, a small, book-lined bar within a larger Washington, D.C. restaurant...Show More

23:31 | Apr 3rd, 2016

Tom Noll trained as an artist, but he eventually translated his passion for plants and green living into a career as a landscape designer. Working mostly out of Washington, D.C.’s Bloomingdale neighborhood, he decorates the yards of the area’s many r...Show More

29:35 | Mar 6th, 2016

Meet a fitness instructor who teaches people how to twerk.Working is brought to you by Hiscox Small Business Insurance. Hiscox offers a new way to buy small business insurance by tailoring coverage to fit your needs and allowing you to buy only what ...Show More

31:55 | Feb 28th, 2016

Meet the rabbi and former hospital administrator who now run a pot dispensary.Working is brought to you by Hiscox Small Business Insurance. Hiscox offers a new way to buy small business insurance by tailoring coverage to fit your needs and allowing y...Show More

24:11 | Feb 21st, 2016

In this episode of Working, Slate’s Rachel E. Gross talks to the owners of DC’s Hana Japanese market, married couple Ikuyo and Yoshio Tanabe.In a Slate Plus extra, Ikuyo Tanabe talks about what it’s like to run a travel agency out of the back of a su...Show More

33:58 | Feb 14th, 2016

Teeny Lamothe is the owner of Teeny Pies, a handmade pie company in Washington, D.C. that sells pies at farmers’ markets, local coffee shops, and maybe even to your CSA.Working is brought to you by Hiscox Small Business Insurance. Get customized insu...Show More

28:43 | Feb 7th, 2016

In this episode of Working, Slate editorial assistant Rachel Gross talks to Rachel Pfeffer, whose signature honeycomb necklace has been spotted on Beyonceì, aka the Queen B.Working is brought to you by Hiscox Small Business Insurance. Get customized ...Show More

34:58 | Jan 31st, 2016

In this episode of Working, Slate editorial assistant Rachel Gross talks to Joel Finkelstein, professional coffee roaster and owner of Qualia Coffee in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, D.C.Working is brought to you by Hiscox Small Business In...Show More

34:08 | Dec 20th, 2015

In the final episode for this season of Working, Slate’s L.V. Anderson talks with Vanessa Pollock a Realtor for Keller Williams Midtown Direct Realty in northern New Jersey. Vanessa discusses the drawbacks and benefits of real estate school, her frie...Show More

30:37 | Dec 13th, 2015

In this week’s episode of Working, Slate’s L.V. Anderson sits down for a glass of wine with Andrew Mulligan, a wine portfolio manager for Skurnik Wines in New York City. Andrew talks about the difficult aspects of his job, such as dealing with U.S. r...Show More

23:44 | Dec 6th, 2015

This week on Working, Slate’s L.V. Anderson talks to Santana Benitez, a freelance chef in New York City. Santana talks about building a pop up kitchen for a private event, how she prepares to cook for a party, and the different cultures she draws upo...Show More

25:11 | Nov 29th, 2015

In this week’s episode of Working, Slate’s L.V. Anderson talks to Victoria Wells, an animal behavior specialist for the ASPCA in Manhattan. Victoria explains the strategies she uses to help dogs overcome behavioral problems stemming from years of abu...Show More

26:28 | Nov 22nd, 2015

Slate’s L.V. Anderson interviews Kevin Fanning, VP of Talent & Culture at Cogo Labs, a startup incubator in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the author of the job search guide, Let's All Find Awesome Jobs. Kevin talks about the difference between recrui...Show More

23:56 | Nov 15th, 2015

In the Season 5 premiere of Working, Slate’s L.V. Anderson interviews James Donofrio, a funeral director at Blair Mazzarella Funeral Home. James explains the effects of always being on the clock, how he prepares for an overseas funeral, and why a fun...Show More

35:25 | Oct 18th, 2015

On the last episode for this season of Working, WNYC’s Arun Venugopal talks to Elizabeth Clemants, a New York City mediator and shaman. Elizabeth talks about the psychology of conflict resolution, how she integrates her work as a shaman with mediatio...Show More

27:45 | Oct 11th, 2015

Bernie Telsey has been casting hit musicals, films, and TV shows for over 20 years. In this week’s episode of Working, Bernie talks about what he’s looking for in an audition, how diversity has changed on the stage and screen during his time in the b...Show More

27:24 | Oct 4th, 2015

In New York City’s Lower East Side there’s a dungeon with whips, swords, and a slave in chains where Conrad, a male dominatrix, carries out his work at his client’s request. On Working this week, Conrad talks to Arun Venugopal about the impact the Re...Show More

30:44 | Sep 27th, 2015

WNYC’s Arun Venugopal talks to Dr. Bradley Adams, a forensic anthropologist for the city of New York. Dr. Adams talks about the impact 9/11 had on forensic anthropology in the city, the different types of cases he investigates, and how there are no t...Show More

25:34 | Sep 20th, 2015

The host of WNYC’s Micropolis series, Arun Venugopal, interviews Eric Aleman, a barber at King of Kings Barber Shop in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Eric talks about how hairstyles have changed in his years as a barber and how gentrification is changing the...Show More

29:37 | Sep 13th, 2015

In the Season 4 premiere of Working, the host of WNYC’s Micropolis series, Arun Venugopal, interviews Elena Waldman, a self-defense instructor at MKD Karate in Queens, NY. Elena explains how she came to be a martial artist, demonstrates to our host h...Show More

33:34 | Aug 16th, 2015

On this episode of Working, the last of Slate’s third season, host Aisha Harris talks to Jordan Pavlin, a book editor at Knopf, about how she identifies future bestsellers, works with talented but sometimes temperamental authors, and how she fights f...Show More

32:06 | Aug 9th, 2015

Aisha Harris talks to "Jake," a veteran manager for a fast-fashion retail chain in New York. He talks about the challenges of his job including interacting with young staff, angry customers, and shoplifters. Plus, Jake reveals how he uses what he's l...Show More

31:51 | Aug 2nd, 2015

John Donvan has made a career out of staying calm – and staying on topic. A veteran ABC News correspondent, he’s now the moderator of Intelligence Squared Debates, a series of Oxford-style debates on the most controversial issues of the day. In this ...Show More

27:56 | Jul 26th, 2015

Aleksey Kernes is the guy to know if you’re trying to skip the line outside a hot New York City club. The front of house manager at Hotel Chantelle, a nightclub on New York’s Lower East Side, talks nightlife, table service, and how being a doorman is...Show More

27:00 | Jul 19th, 2015

Danielle Selber is there for Jewish singles who’ve struck out online or just don’t have enough time to get themselves into the dating pool. She’s a matchmaker with Tribe 12, a Jewish nonprofit in Philadelphia. Host Aisha Harris met up with Selber in ...Show More

35:56 | Jul 12th, 2015

In the season three premiere of Working, Slate culture writer Aisha Harris interviews Alexandra Charrow, a medical resident at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She describes what a typical day is like, how she’s learning to grapple with death, ...Show More

47:01 | Jun 15th, 2015

In this special, one-off episode of Working, Slate editor-in-chief Julia Turner speaks with British Airways pilot Mark Vanhoenacker. From the cockpit of a 747 and then the terminal of JFK airport, Vanhoenacker describes what it's like to fly a large ...Show More

48:43 | May 17th, 2015

In this final episode of Season 2, host Adam Davidson and former Working host David Plotz interview each other about walking away from large media companies and starting new adventures in their careers.  In a Slate Plus extra, they critique the forma...Show More

58:01 | May 11th, 2015

In this installment of Slate's podcast about work, host Adam Davidson talks with Det. Erica Hurley of the Portland Police Bureau's Child Abuse Team.  Hurley explains how she investigates allegations of physical and sexual child abuse and the types of...Show More

37:08 | May 3rd, 2015

On this episode, Adam Davidson of the New York Times Magazine talks to stand-up comedian Brooke Van Poppelen. She explains what it’s like to have to be funny all of the time, how to prepare for gigs, and whether this is good time to be a female comic...Show More

44:37 | Apr 26th, 2015

In this installment of Slate's podcast about work, host Adam Davidson talks with midwife Karen Jefferson about her work providing labor and delivery services in the comfort of people's homes.  Jefferson discusses how she entered midwifery and what it...Show More

25:24 | Apr 19th, 2015

In this installment of Slate's podcast about work, host Adam Davidson of NPR's Planet Money and the New York Times Magazine talks with singer-songwriter Sarah Quintana about her life on the New Orleans music scene.  Quintana discusses growing up amid...Show More

34:29 | Apr 12th, 2015

In this installment of Slate’s podcast about work, host Adam Davidson talks with mother-and-son duo Monica and Kicker Kalozdi about their New Orleans-based business, Kalencom Corp. They discuss how they design, manufacture, and distribute a wide vari...Show More

18:55 | Apr 5th, 2015

The president of the New York Customs Brokers talks about his 37 years of experience in the importing business, and how the industry has changed.You can find out more at MailChimp.com.  For an extended version of this interview and the transcript, jo...Show More

40:21 | Mar 29th, 2015

In this installment of Slate's podcast about work, host Adam Davidson of NPR's Planet Money and the New York Times Magazine talks with his brother in law, Tony Banbury, who also happens to be a high-ranking official at the United Nations.    As the a...Show More

33:03 | Mar 23rd, 2015

In this installment of Slate's podcast about work, host Adam Davidson of NPR's Planet Money and the New York Times Magazine talks with veteran bail bondsman Ira Judelson.  "I am the bank for people that get incarcerated," Judelson says, describing th...Show More

34:06 | Mar 16th, 2015

Slate's podcast about work returns with host Adam Davidson talking to writer, director, and producer Adam McKay about collaborating with Will Ferrell, co-founding Funny or Die, and McKay's three different daily routines. Thanks to this week's sponsor...Show More

03:32 | Feb 20th, 2015

Adam Davidson of NPR's Planet Money and the New York Times Magazine explains what's on tap for the second season of Slate's Working podcast. Know someone we should interview for the show? Email us at working@slate.com Listen to our archives and learn...Show More

22:02 | Dec 18th, 2014

Slate’s Podcast About Work Explores How a Principal Deals With Angry Parents, Standardized Tests, and Low-Income Middle School Students.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17:58 | Dec 15th, 2014

Slate's podcast about work explores the world of a software engineer and her quest to write good code and good poetry.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28:41 | Dec 11th, 2014

Slate’s podcast about work explores how a Merriam-Webster lexicographer defined the work “take.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29:29 | Dec 8th, 2014

On this episode of Working, David Plotz talks to fruit grower Eddie Rankin about GoldRush apples, the value of farmers' markets, and how farmers switched to "softer" pesticides.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33:33 | Dec 4th, 2014

David Plotz talks to screenwriter and executive producer Craig Turk about the value of different types of screenwriters, and how the cast and crew of The Good Wife kept a big season five secret.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adc...Show More

18:56 | Dec 1st, 2014

On this episode of Working, David Plotz talks to day care manager Dannae Sewell about balancing different expectations for child development, and how to tailor care to each child’s needs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31:06 | Nov 26th, 2014

David Plotz speaks with Jeff Ennis, a flight paramedic out of North Carolina about what it's like to work 24-hour days, and transporting emergency patients to trauma centers in a helicopter.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoic...Show More

23:13 | Nov 24th, 2014

On this episode of Slate's Working, David Plotz talks to appliance repairman John Lefever about learning to fix new appliances and what it's like to work in a stranger's home five times a day.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adcho...Show More

32:17 | Nov 20th, 2014

David Plotz talks to a hospice nurse about caring for the elderly, dealing with families in the process of grieving, and what it’s like to give a bath to a person who has just died.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27:26 | Nov 18th, 2014

On this episode of Working, David Plotz talks with porn star Jessica Drake about how she selects her scene partners and what it's like to be on the set.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43:16 | Nov 15th, 2014

On this episode of Working, David Plotz talks with a veteran waiter about how he does his job, how much he makes, and why waiters are definitely judging their customers. To learn more about this series, click here. Visit the Working archive page for ...Show More

34:02 | Nov 12th, 2014

On this episode of Working, David Plotz talks with Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles about the importance of finding humor in the news and why he draws 24 cartoons each week. To learn more about this series, click here. Visit the Working arch...Show More

32:00 | Nov 7th, 2014

On this episode of Working, David Plotz talks with perfumer Anne Serrano-McClain about starting a perfume business and how to create a mass-market perfume from scratch. To learn more about this series, click here. Visit the Working archive page ...Show More