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David Plotz interviews Americans with interesting jobs about their workdays.

David Plotz interviews Americans with interesting jobs about their workdays.
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David Plotz interviews Americans with interesting jobs about their workdays.

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English


Episodes

Working LGBTQ: How Does a Drag Queen Work?

11/19/2017
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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 outfits, the significance of makeup, drag lore, the place of drag and RuPaul's Drag Race in gay culture, and battling robot Hitler. Check out Miz Cracker at instagram.com/miz_cracker Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:55:58


Working: How Does a Comic Book Librarian Work?

10/22/2017
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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 as a librarian and researcher of comics. They discuss how they mount shows and exhibits, her work as a professor, and how they acquire artwork for their collection. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:55:49


Working: How Does a Comic Book Store Owner Work?

10/15/2017
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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 responsibilities, and running a small business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:51:14


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

10/8/2017
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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 in the production of comics, Benjamin Frisch, the author of the graphic novel The Fun Family, who also happens to be the producer of this season of Working. They discuss his process, how his work is personal and how it isn't, and what inspires...

Duration: 00:52:35


Working: How Does the Colorist of Batman Work?

10/1/2017
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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's All Star Batman. They talk about how he went from a traditional painter to a digital colorist, the joy of collaboration, and his three step process he uses when choosing colors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:53:53


Working: How Does the Letterer of Batman Work?

9/24/2017
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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 of Batman. They talk about how lettering is like poetry, why he might choose one font over another, the shape of word balloons and more. It's pledge week on Slate Podcasts. If you love Working, support it by joining Slate Plus at...

Duration: 00:59:13


Working: How Does the Inker of Batman Work?

9/17/2017
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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's Batman. He discusses his process, his relationship with his twin brother who is a comic book penciler, and why inking is important to the comics creation process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:49:46


Working: How Does the Penciler of Batman Work?

9/10/2017
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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 current penciler of Batman, to discuss his process of wringing images out of his writer's scripts, what he's passionate about drawing, and what he's learned along the way. Working is brought to you by Rocket Mortgage from Quicken Loans. Home plays a big role in your life. That’s why...

Duration: 00:51:34


Working: How Does the Writer of Batman Work?

9/3/2017
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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, how he came to the industry, the mythology of the character, and more. Working is brought to you by Orkin. Every home is unique, that’s why Orkin creates customized treatment plans based in science from the nation’s leading entomologists. Get...

Duration: 01:14:35


In Detroit: How Does a Music Educator Work?

8/6/2017
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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 Detroit where DeLashea Strawder leads arts and music programs that inspire the city's young students to pursue their dreams. Strawder tells us about teaching multiplication tables with song, creating new music for original theater productions,...

Duration: 00:37:22


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

7/30/2017
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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 Detroit, where Jen Guarino manages the creation of new leather goods, watches, turntables, and more. Guarino's desk is on the factory floor and she told us about training a workforce to make new products, finding good suppliers, and how a product...

Duration: 01:00:13


In Detroit: How Does a Barbecue Chef Work?

7/23/2017
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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 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 private life. “I just like starting fires,” he...

Duration: 00:53:32


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

7/16/2017
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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 Duggan's Chief of Staff. Wiley showed us around her office, told us about how she transitioned into the world of politics from a role as a local tv reporter, and explained what goes into the mayoral team's response to a crisis. Then in a Slate...

Duration: 00:54:00


In Detroit: How Does an Automotive Battery Engineer Work?

7/2/2017
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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 generations, employs a dizzying array of professionals responsible for every aspect of car design and manufacture. We visited the General Motors battery lab, where we spoke with Mark Hughes, a recent chemical engineering graduate from the...

Duration: 00:51:16


In Detroit: How Does an Urban Farmer Work?

6/25/2017
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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 carefully cultivated land in Detroit. We spoke with him about how he transitioned to farming from teaching, how he sees farming's role in a revitalized Detroit, and why he keeps on his farm. In a Slate Plus Extra, Willerer discusses some of the...

Duration: 00:39:23


In Detroit: How Does a Hair Care Entrepreneur Work?

6/18/2017
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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 Naturalicious, a company that makes hair care products for curly-haired women. Before she started Naturalicious, she had worked in Detroit's signature industry—the automotive industry—but we visited her at a place called Ponyride, a startup...

Duration: 00:51:05


In Baltimore: How Does a Schooner Captain Work?

6/4/2017
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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 Pride of Baltimore II, a recreation of a 19th century Baltimore Clipper. He tells us about the ship's history, his duties as captain, and how the crew supports each other to keep the ship in top shape. He also took us on a tour of the Pride...

Duration: 00:47:24


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

5/28/2017
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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 investors manage Section 8 housing. He explains how he makes sure that the properties are comfortable and up to code, and how he finds tenants for each availability. In a Slate Plus Extra, Walker tells us about how he takes care of his own...

Duration: 00:46:19


In Baltimore: How Does the Aquarium Veterinarian work?

5/22/2017
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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 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 connects to and educates about...

Duration: 00:34:58


In Baltimore: How Does Dan Deacon Work?

5/9/2017
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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, playful electronic music, and leads crowds through silly group exercises. He tells us about how he finds time to make new music, how he first began his famous crowd participation games at his shows, and his relationship with the city of...

Duration: 01:05:52

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