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

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1
Writers Rob Walker and Joshua Glenn on Their Lo...
50 min
2
Working Overtime: Moving to a New City
21 min
3
How Chef Hooni Kim Brings Korean Staples into U...
42 min
4
Inside the Casting Process for FX’s Reservation...
46 min
5
Working Overtime: Learning a New Creative Hobby
23 min
6
Artist Nayland Blake on Capitalism and Creativity
52 min
7
Animal Trainer Sarah Clifford on The Old Man’s ...
42 min
8
Working Overtime: A Rural Poet Looks for Community
19 min
9
Eliot Laurence on His “Maximalist” TV Series Mo...
41 min
10
"The Other Two" Creators on Running a Comedy Wr...
49 min
11
Working Overtime: How to Pitch a Story
23 min
12
How Foley Artist Joanna Fang Creates Sound Effe...
48 min
13
Writer Barbara Wilson on the Origins of Feminis...
50 min
14
Working Overtime: Writing 500 Words Per Day
22 min
15
How Music Supervisors for Film and TV Source th...
49 min
16
How Normal Gossip Producer Alex Sujong Laughlin...
52 min
17
Working Overtime: Creating Structure for Unstru...
26 min
18
Librarian Jessamyn West on Teaching Computer Sk...
48 min
19
How Lez Zeppelin Guitarist Steph Paynes Channel...
50 min
20
Working Overtime: Choosing Between Multiple Cre...
23 min
21
Voice Actor Erika Ishii on Video Game Roles and...
50 min
22
A Theater Director and a Dramaturg on Reviving ...
52 min
23
Working Overtime: When to Give Up
18 min
24
Writer Hannah Kirshner on Japanese Artisans and...
46 min
25
Working Presents: The Madness Behind 'The Method'
Isaac Butler on how method acting became so widely misunderstood.
43 min
26
Artist Christina Chang on Her Creative Directio...
44 min
27
Working Overtime: Teaching as a Creative Practice
22 min
28
How Children’s Book Creators Natalia and Lauren...
50 min
29
How Artist and Writer Lauren Redniss Creates Vi...
45 min
30
Working Overtime: Routines and Rituals
22 min
31
Artist Dan-ah Kim on Picture Books and Graphic ...
40 min
32
Author Julia Cameron on Morning Pages and Overc...
45 min
33
Working Overtime: Spicing Up Dry Writing
18 min
34
Jeeyon Shim’s “Keepsake Games” Combine Crafting...
45 min
35
The Writers of HBO's Somebody Somewhere on Coll...
48 min
36
Working Overtime: Is Boredom Essential to the C...
18 min
37
How a Ghostwriter for Fiction Collaborates With...
48 min
38
Composer Fabian Almazan on His Green Alternativ...
44 min
39
Working Overtime: Writer’s Block
16 min
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Why Isaac Butler's History of Method Acting Is ...
44 min
41
Rebecca Mead on the Challenge of Writing About ...
44 min
42
Working Overtime: Bong Joon-ho’s Creative Advice
17 min
43
How a Playwright and a Director Harmonize to Ma...
51 min
44
How Late Night Writer Karen Chee Generates Punc...
43 min
45
Working Overtime: The Pomodoro Technique
22 min
46
Author Malinda Lo on the Limits of the Young Ad...
44 min
47
How the Alien Languages in “Foundation” Were Cr...
50 min
48
Working Overtime: “Get Off the Freaking Internet”
27 min
49
Fashion Designer Jasmine Chong on Aesthetics, F...
“Something that’s bad to you may be beautiful to someone else.”
52 min
50
Our Creative New Year's Resolutions for 2022
40 min
51
A Special Creative Advice Episode
50 min
52
How a Museum Curator Decides Which Objects to P...
For the New-York Historical Society’s Robert Caro exhibition, they include a typewriter and lots of pieces of paper.
52 min
53
How Sound Editor Ai-Ling Lee Creates Immersive ...
43 min
54
Inside Super Yaki, the Merch Company for Movie ...
49 min
55
Creative Advice From Very Successful People
29 min
56
Writer Oliver Burkeman on the Dangers of Obsess...
47 min
57
Documentary Filmmaker Stanley Nelson on Structu...
49 min
58
Cartoonist Dami Lee on Freelancing, Pitching, a...
48 min
59
Leslie Ann Sebert on Movie Makeup Magic
41 min
60
Rebecca Lavoie on Her Podcasting “Side Hustle”
44 min
61
How Alessandro Nivola Became Dickie Moltisanti ...
48 min
62
Sponsored: How Can We Bring More Imagination to...
31 min
63
Tom Mison on His Acting Techniques and Favorite...
48 min
64
Designing Costumes for Steve Martin and Others ...
51 min
65
How Nichole Perkins Tapped into Memories for He...
46 min
66
How a Book Cover Designer Catches the Reader’s Eye
47 min
67
How Morgan Rhodes Syncs Music to Picture
The music supervisor breaks down the process of selecting and securing songs for films like Selma and Space Jam: A New Legacy.
47 min
68
Writing Trivia Questions With LearnedLeague’s T...
44 min
69
White Lotus' Composer on the Show’s Distinct Sound
54 min
70
Playwright Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu's Long Jo...
53 min
71
Charlie Jane Anders on Her New Book of Writing ...
48 min
72
Artist Shahzia Sikander on the Painting That La...
47 min
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Why Opera Composer Jake Heggie Writes Music by ...
50 min
74
Sponsored: How Can We Bring More Imagination to...
31 min
75
Author J. Robert Lennon on the Importance of Re...
47 min
76
Photographing New York’s Disappearing Storefronts
45 min
77
“Genre-Fluid” Musician Yola on Mining Her Subco...
52 min
78
Undocumented Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Fou...
39 min
79
How an Intimacy Coordinator Choreographs Sex Sc...
46 min
80
A Spanish-Language Broadcaster on What Matters ...
45 min
81
The Underground Railroad’s Joi McMillon on Her ...
The Moonlight editor talks about her long-time collaboration with filmmaker Barry Jenkins.
47 min
82
Brigid Hughes on the Art of Editing a Literary ...
48 min
83
A Reality TV Casting Director on What Makes a G...
55 min
84
How Dialect Coach Samara Bay Helps Actors Learn...
44 min
85
How "Bookstagrammer" Jordan Moblo Crafts His Posts
46 min
86
How Actor Blair Underwood Gets Inside His Chara...
43 min
87
Alison Bechdel’s Secrets to Superhuman Producti...
49 min
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How Stuart Gibbs Writes Mysteries for Kids
44 min
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How Jed Mercurio Makes Realistic TV Dramas
42 min
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What Healthcare Workers Can Teach Us About Crea...
46 min
91
The Activism and Artistry of Joan E. Biren’s Ph...
48 min
92
How Zoe Kazan, Roxane Gay, and Alison Bechdel D...
48 min
93
How Musician Julien Baker Gets Unstuck
48 min
94
Julia Turshen on Writing a Very Personal Cookbook
43 min
95
How an Audiobook Narrator Plays All the Parts
43 min
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She-Ra Showrunner Noelle Stevenson on Creating ...
52 min
97
Austin Kleon is Not a Creativity Guru
47 min
98
Set Decorator Beth Kushnick's Tools Are Furnitu...
49 min
99
Choreographer Annie-B Parson Expresses Music Th...
45 min
100
Translator Damion Searls Explains Why His Job i...
43 min