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Leigh Clayton takes care of the health of 1,500 animals in Baltimore's National Aquarium
Laura Lippman tells us about her writing and revision process, and why she's tired of arguing about the validity of genre novels.
Charlie Brotman announced every inaugural parade since 1957, and was fired by Donald Trump's team in 2017.
Matthew Kroenig works to keep other countries from getting access to nuclear weapons.
Nithya Nathan-Pineau is Program Director of CAIR Coalition's Detained Children's Program.
A freelance makeup artist helps clients feel beautiful inside and out
Meet Mary Elliott, a researcher who developed exhibits for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture
Jim Adams keeps every plant at the White House healthy and beautiful as the Supervisory Horticulturist
An advocate for nuclear disarmament who has been supporting a peace vigil across from the White House for over 30 years.
Chase Woods interned at the White House this summer
Meet the President's chief negotiator in Congress, Amy Rosenbaum
Meet Maju Varghese the man in charge of keeps the White House running day to day
Juliet Eileprin tells us about covering the White House for the Washington Post
Cody Keenan writes speeches for the President.
Gregory Lorjuste plans every one of the President's days and tells us about some of his favorites.
Paulette Aniskoff has to figure out what real Americans think—and helps the president hear their voices.
Fiona Reeves sorts through all of the President's mail and picks the ten letters he'll read each night.
Meet Faith Smith, the woman behind Slate's live podcast tapings, happy hours, conferences, and parties
Hear how NASA's Chief Scientist Dr. Ellen Stofan helps us better understand our universe.
Meet a fitness instructor who teaches people how to twerk.
Meet the rabbi and former hospital administrator who now run a pot dispensary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 funera
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 mediation,
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 bu
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 R
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 typi
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 co
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 how
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 format of
Det. Erica Hurley of the Portland Police Bureau describes her work investigating and charging people with the physical and sexual abuse of children.
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.
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, join S
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...
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,...
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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Listen to our archives and learn...
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.
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.
David Plotz talks to They Might Be Giants guitarist John Flansburgh about going on tour, avoiding groupies, and what the band has in common with The Rolling Stones.