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Working at MoMA: How Does a Painting Conservator Do Her Job?

46:16 | Dec 16th

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

Working at MoMA: How Do Exhibition Designers Do Their Jobs?

54:41 | Dec 2nd

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

Working at MoMA: How Does a Curator Do Her Job?

1:14:29 | Nov 25th

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

Working at MoMA: How Does a Collection Specialist Do His Job?

44:09 | Nov 18th

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

Working: How Does a Comic Book Librarian Work?

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

In Baltimore: How Does a Neurosurgeon Work?

40:34 | 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

Working at MoMA: How Does a Museum Security Supervisor Do His Job?

50:15 | Dec 9th

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

Working on Thanksgiving: How Does the Director of Operations at a Soup Kitchen Do His Job?

50:59 | Nov 21st

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

Working With Weed: How Does a Marijuana Lobbyist Work?

43:44 | Nov 4th

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

Working With Weed: How Does a Compliance Specialist Work?

31:15 | Oct 28th

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

Working With Weed: How Does a Cannabis Lawyer Work?

47:18 | Oct 21st

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

Working With Weed: How Does a Marijuana Farmer Work?

46:57 | Oct 14th

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. This episode is b...Show More

Working With Weed: How Does a Cannabis Researcher Work?

49:48 | Oct 7th

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

Working With Weed: How Does an Edibles Baker Work?

36:35 | Sep 30th

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

Working With Weed: How Does the Head Chef at an Edibles Company Work?

38:29 | Sep 23rd

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

Working With Weed: How Does a Hash Maker Work?

39:26 | Sep 16th

 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

Working Presents: Secret History of The Future

44:34 | Sep 12th

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

Working with Weed: How Does a Dispensary CEO Work?

53:11 | Sep 9th

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

Working With Weed: How Does a Trimmer Work?

42:06 | Sep 2nd

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

Working With Weed: How Does a Dispensary Manager Work?

36:17 | Aug 26th

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

How Does the Owner of Katz’s Deli Work?

42:58 | Jul 22nd

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

How Does a Tattoo Artist Work?

40:02 | Jul 15th

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

How Does an A Professional Wrestler Work?

44:07 | Jul 8th

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

How Does a Child Life Specialist Work?

45:50 | Jul 1st

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

How Does a Music Supervisor Work?

50:48 | Jun 24th

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

Working Presents: Better Life Lab

33:02 | Jun 20th

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

How Does a New York City Archaeologist Work?

55:28 | Jun 17th

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

How Does an Art Auctioneer Work?

44:37 | Jun 10th

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

How Does an Urban Winemaker Work?

51:28 | Jun 3rd

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

Working Classics: How Does a Drag Queen Work?

56:13 | May 27th

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

Working Classics: How Does the Writer of Batman Work?

1:15:44 | May 20th

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

Working Classics: How Does a Barbecue Chef Work?

54:39 | May 13th

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

Working Classics: How Does an Aquarium Veterinarian work?

35:22 | May 6th

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

Working Classics: How Does an Immigration Lawyer Work?

43:32 | Apr 29th

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

Working Classics: How Does an Abortion Provider Work?

42:33 | Apr 22nd

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. 

Working Classics: How Does a Director of Presidential Correspondence Work?

31:03 | Apr 15th

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

Working Classics: How Does a Bartender Work?

24:14 | Apr 8th

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

Working Animals: How Does a Show Jumping Horse Work?

52:51 | Mar 25th

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

Working Animals: How Does Fiona the Hippo Work?

46:05 | Mar 18th

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. 

Working: How Does Neil Gaiman Work?

54:52 | Mar 11th

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

Working Animals: How Does a Livestock Guard Dog Work?

45:52 | Mar 4th

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

Working Animals: How Does a Theater Dog Work?

57:12 | Feb 25th

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

Working Animals: How Does a Guide Dog Work?

54:25 | Feb 18th

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

Working Animals: How Does a Landscaping Goat Work?

43:12 | Feb 11th

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. 

Working Animals: How Does a Miniature Therapy Horse Work?

51:39 | Feb 4th

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

Working LGBTQ: How Does an ACLU Attorney Work?

1:00:42 | Jan 7th

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

Working LGBTQ: How Does a Gender and Sexuality Journalist Work?

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

Working LGBTQ: How Does a Presbyterian LGBTQ Advocate Work?

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

Working LGBTQ: How Does Sci-Fi Author Samuel Delany Work?

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

Working LGBTQ: How Does a Gender Reassignment Surgeon Work

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

Working LGBTQ: How Does a Queer Theorist Work

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

Working LGBTQ: How Does a Bespoke Tailor Work?

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. 

Working LGBTQ: How Does a Drag Queen Work?

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

Working: How Does a Comic Book Store Owner Work?

49:23 | 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

Working: How Does the Creator of a Graphic Novel Work?

50:56 | 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

Working: How Does the Colorist of Batman Work?

52:31 | 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

Working: How Does the Letterer of Batman Work?

56:33 | 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

Working: How Does the Inker of Batman Work?

47:14 | 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

Working: How Does the Penciler of Batman Work?

47:46 | 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

Working: How Does the Writer of Batman Work?

1:12:15 | 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

In Detroit: How Does a Music Educator Work?

35:24 | 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

In Detroit: How Does Shinola's Manufacturing VP Work?

58:03 | 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

In Detroit: How Does a Barbecue Chef Work?

50:49 | 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

In Detroit: How Does the Mayor's Chief of Staff Work?

51:53 | 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

In Detroit: How Does a Community Internet Organizer Work?

47:38 | 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

In Detroit: How Does an Automotive Battery Engineer Work?

49:59 | 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

In Detroit: How Does an Urban Farmer Work?

38:33 | 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

In Detroit: How Does a Hair Care Entrepreneur Work?

48:45 | 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

In Baltimore: How Does a Schooner Captain Work?

44:50 | 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

In Baltimore: How Does a Real Estate Property Manager Work?

43:55 | 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

In Baltimore: How Does the Aquarium Veterinarian work?

31:59 | 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

In Baltimore: How Does Dan Deacon Work?

1:03:03 | 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

In Baltimore: How Does a Public Defender Work?

46:15 | 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

In Baltimore: How does a Yarn Dyer Work?

44:27 | 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

In Baltimore: How Does Crime Novelist Laura Lippman Work?

53:49 | 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

The "How Does a Labor Organizer Work?" Edition

47:27 | 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

The "How Does a Satirist Work?" Edition

47:30 | 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

The "How Does a Psychotherapist Work?" Edition

38:30 | 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

The "How Does a Pollster Work?" Edition

40:12 | 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

The "How Does a Librarian Work?" Edition

44:30 | 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

The "How Does a CIA Analyst Work?" Edition

45:15 | 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

The "How Does an Inaugural Parade Announcer Work?" Edition

48:18 | 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

The "How Does a Protest Organizer Work?" Edition

33:44 | 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

The "How Does Santa Claus Work?" Edition

43:49 | 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

The "How Does a Nuclear Nonproliferation Expert Work?" Edition

39:18 | 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

The "How Does an Imam Work?" Edition

30:51 | 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

The "How Does an Immigration Lawyer Work?" Edition

40:10 | 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

The "How Does an Abortion Provider Work?" Edition

39:06 | 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

The "How Does a Clown Work?" Edition

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

Working Beautifully: Stylist Rosana Vollmerhausen

40:42 | 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

Working Beautifully: Nail Artist Vivian Cam

34:28 | 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

Working Beautifully: Tailor Cheryl Lofton

39:20 | 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

Working Beautifully: Makeup Artist Christin Michelle

37:53 | 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

NMAAHC Opening Special: The "How Does a Museum Specialist Work?" Edition

37:17 | 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

Working at the White House: Horticulturist Jim Adams

33:55 | 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

Working at the White House: Protester, Philipos Melaku-Bello

34:09 | 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

Working at the White House: Former Intern Chase Woods

32:04 | 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

Working at the White House: Quick Break

0:34 | 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

Working at the White House: Legislative Affairs Director Amy Rosenbaum

34:53 | 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

Working at the White House: Management and Administration Assistant to the President, Maju Varghese

38:30 | 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

Working at the White House: Washington Post's Bureau Chief Juliet Eilperin

40:17 | 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

Working at the White House: Head Speechwriter Cody Keenan

31:13 | 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

Working at the White House: Director of Scheduling Gregory Lorjuste

35:30 | 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

Working at the White House: Update

0:57 | 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

Working at the White House: Public Engagement Director, Paulette Aniskoff

33:06 | 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

Working at the White House: Director of Presidential Correspondence, Fiona Reeves

28:02 | 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

The "How Does Slate's Director of Events Work?" Edition

25:37 | 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

The "How Does the Chief Scientist of NASA Work?" Edition

27:23 | 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

The "How Does a Museum Specialist Work?" Edition

37:40 | 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

The "How Does a Book Seller Work?" Edition

27:55 | 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

The "How Does a Dog Walker Work?" Edition

23:27 | 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

The "How Does a Butcher Work?" Edition

29:18 | 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

The “How Does a Bartender Work?” Edition

22:25 | 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

The “How Does a Landscape Designer Work?” Edition

21:01 | 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

The “What’s It Like to Be a Twerking Instructor?” Edition

27:05 | 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

The “What’s It Like to Run a Medical Marijuana Dispensary?” Edition

29:25 | 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

The “What’s It Like to Run DC’s Only Japanese Supermarket?” Edition

21:41 | 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

The "How Does a Professional Pie-Baker Work?" Edition

31:28 | 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

The “How Does a Jewelry-Maker Work?” Edition

26:13 | 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

The "How Does a Coffee Roaster Work?" Edition

32:28 | 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

The "How Does a Realtor Work?" Edition

31:38 | 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

The "How Does a Wine Portfolio Manager Work?" Edition

28:07 | 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

The "How Does a Freelance Chef Work?" Edition

21:14 | 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

The "How Does a Animal Behavior Specialist Work?" Edition

22:41 | 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

The "How Does the Head of HR Work?" Edition

23:58 | 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

The "How Does a Funeral Director Work?" Edition

21:26 | 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

The "How Does a Mediator Work?" Edition

32:55 | 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

The "How Does a Casting Director Work?" Edition

25:15 | 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

The "How Does a Male Dominatrix Work?" Edition

24:54 | 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

The "How Does a Forensic Anthropologist Work?" Edition

28:14 | 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

The "How Does a Barber Work?" Edition

23:04 | 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

Working: The "How Does a Self-Defense Instructor Work?" Edition

27:07 | 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

The “How Does a Book Editor Work?” Edition

31:04 | 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

The “How Does a Retail Manager Work?” Edition

29:36 | 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

The “How Does a Debate Moderator Work?” Edition?

29:21 | 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

The “How Does a Club Doorman Work?” Edition

25:26 | 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

The "How Does a Matchmaker Work?" Edition

24:30 | 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

The "How Does a Medical Resident Work?" Edition

33:26 | 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

The “How Does a 747 Pilot Work?” Edition

44:31 | 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

The “How Does the Host of Working Work?” Edition

46:13 | 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

The "How Does A Child-Abuse Detective Work?" Edition

55:31 | 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

The "How Does a Stand Up Comedian Work?" Edition

34:38 | 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

The "How Does a Home Birth Midwife Work?" Episode

42:07 | 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

The "How Does a New Orleans Musician Work?" Edition

22:54 | 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

The “How Does a Family Business Work?” Edition

31:59 | 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

The "How Does a Customs Broker Work?" Edition

16:25 | 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

The "How Does a UN Official Work?" Edition

37:51 | 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

The "How Does a Bail Bondsman Work?" Edition

30:33 | 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

The "How Does Adam McKay Work?" Edition

31:36 | 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

Working Season 2: Starts March 16!

1:02 | 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

Working: The “How Does A Principal Work?” Edition

19:32 | Dec 18th, 2014

Slate’s Podcast About Work Explores How a Principal Deals With Angry Parents, Standardized Tests, and Low-Income Middle School Students.

The "How Does a Google Coder Work?" Edition

15:28 | 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.

The “How Does A Lexicographer Work?” Edition

26:11 | Dec 11th, 2014

Slate’s podcast about work explores how a Merriam-Webster lexicographer defined the work “take.”

The "How Does A Farmer Work?" Edition

26:59 | 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.

The “How Does A Hollywood Screenwriter Work? Edition

31:03 | 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.

The "How To Run a Day Care Center" Edition

16:26 | 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.

The "How Does a Flight Paramedic Work?" Edition

28:36 | 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.

The "How Does An Appliance Repairman Work?" Edition

20:43 | 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.

The “How Does A Hospice Nurse Work?” Edition

29:47 | 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.

The "How Does A Porn Star Work?" Edition

24:56 | 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.

"How Does A Waiter Work?" Edition

40:46 | 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

The "How Does A Cartoonist Work?" Edition

31:32 | 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

The "How Does A Perfumer Work?" Edition

29:30 | 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

The “How Does the Guitarist in They Might Be Giants Work?” Edition

27:22 | Nov 4th, 2014

On this episode of Working, David Plotz talks with John Flansburgh from They Might Be Giants about what it’s like to go on tour, and what he has in common with The Rolling Stones. To learn more about this series, click here. Visit the Working archive...Show More

The “How Does A Pastor Work?” Edition

36:09 | Oct 30th, 2014

On this episode of Working, David Plotz talks with Dr. Howard-John Wesley about how a pastor prepares a sermon and why he creates personal boundaries between himself and his congregation.

Working: Dr. Meri Kolbrener

27:02 | Oct 23rd, 2014

On Ep. 2 of Working, David Plotz talks with Dr. Meri Kolbrener about how treating poor families in Washington, D.C. requires both technical skill and intense empathy.

Working: Stephen Colbert

37:30 | Oct 16th, 2014

On Ep. 1 of Working, Slate's David Plotz talks with Stephen Colbert on how he puts his show together and turns himself from Stephen Colbert into the character “Stephen Colbert.”