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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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Inside Super Yaki, the Merch Company for Movie ...
49 min
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Creative Advice From Very Successful People
29 min
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Writer Oliver Burkeman on the Dangers of Obsess...
47 min
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Documentary Filmmaker Stanley Nelson on Structu...
49 min
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Cartoonist Dami Lee on Freelancing, Pitching, a...
48 min
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Leslie Ann Sebert on Movie Makeup Magic
41 min
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Rebecca Lavoie on Her Podcasting “Side Hustle”
44 min
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How Alessandro Nivola Became Dickie Moltisanti ...
48 min
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Sponsored: How Can We Bring More Imagination to...
31 min
10
Tom Mison on His Acting Techniques and Favorite...
48 min
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Designing Costumes for Steve Martin and Others ...
51 min
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How Nichole Perkins Tapped into Memories for He...
46 min
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How a Book Cover Designer Catches the Reader’s Eye
47 min
14
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
15
Writing Trivia Questions With LearnedLeague’s T...
44 min
16
White Lotus' Composer on the Show’s Distinct Sound
54 min
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Playwright Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu's Long Jo...
53 min
18
Charlie Jane Anders on Her New Book of Writing ...
48 min
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Artist Shahzia Sikander on the Painting That La...
47 min
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Why Opera Composer Jake Heggie Writes Music by ...
50 min
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Sponsored: How Can We Bring More Imagination to...
31 min
22
Author J. Robert Lennon on the Importance of Re...
47 min
23
Photographing New York’s Disappearing Storefronts
45 min
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“Genre-Fluid” Musician Yola on Mining Her Subco...
52 min
25
Undocumented Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Fou...
39 min
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How an Intimacy Coordinator Choreographs Sex Sc...
46 min
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A Spanish-Language Broadcaster on What Matters ...
45 min
28
The Underground Railroad’s Joi McMillon on Her ...
The Moonlight editor talks about her long-time collaboration with filmmaker Barry Jenkins.
47 min
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Brigid Hughes on the Art of Editing a Literary ...
48 min
30
A Reality TV Casting Director on What Makes a G...
55 min
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How Dialect Coach Samara Bay Helps Actors Learn...
44 min
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How "Bookstagrammer" Jordan Moblo Crafts His Posts
46 min
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How Actor Blair Underwood Gets Inside His Chara...
43 min
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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
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The Activism and Artistry of Joan E. Biren’s Ph...
48 min
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How Zoe Kazan, Roxane Gay, and Alison Bechdel D...
48 min
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How Musician Julien Baker Gets Unstuck
48 min
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Julia Turshen on Writing a Very Personal Cookbook
43 min
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How an Audiobook Narrator Plays All the Parts
43 min
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She-Ra Showrunner Noelle Stevenson on Creating ...
52 min
44
Austin Kleon is Not a Creativity Guru
47 min
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Set Decorator Beth Kushnick's Tools Are Furnitu...
49 min
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Choreographer Annie-B Parson Expresses Music Th...
45 min
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Translator Damion Searls Explains Why His Job i...
43 min
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Musician Kathleen Kelly on Conducting, Accompan...
42 min
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Novelist Jonathan Lethem Likes to Be Surprised ...
46 min
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Biographer Heather Clark on Giving Sylvia Plath...
44 min
51
Our Creative New Year’s Resolutions
43 min
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You Asked, We Advised
42 min
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George C. Wolfe on His New Film Ma Rainey’s Bla...
The director and playwright on how he adapted August Wilson’s 1982 play into a feature film.
57 min
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When Music Is the Family Business: Suzzy Roche ...
54 min
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Why Writer Ayad Akhtar Reads Shakespeare Every Day
47 min
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How Klancy Miller Designs Recipes for Single Pe...
35 min
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How Lovecraft Country’s Cinematographer Guides ...
46 min
58
A Look Inside the World's Longest-Running Medic...
48 min
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Poet Javier Zamora Wants Readers to Know What I...
44 min
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How Jane Lynch Strikes the Perfect Level of Mea...
38 min
61
Joe Sacco’s Journalistic Comics
The cartoonist and journalist on telling history through comics.
57 min
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Arranger Alex Lacamoire Breaks Down His Process...
47 min
63
Rumaan Alam’s New Novel Started With a Daydream
44 min
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Director Phil Alden Robinson on the Making of H...
51 min
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Critic Charles Finch on Reading Hundreds of Boo...
48 min
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How Scrapbooking Connects Craft and Personal Re...
45 min
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How a Costume Designer Dressed Two Seth Rogens ...
43 min
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Kimberly Drew on the Life-Enhancing Power of Art
40 min
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How Kurt Andersen Succeeds in So Many Creative ...
38 min
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The Pulitzer Won’t Change Playwright Michael R....
50 min
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Paul Mpagi Sepuya on the Inherent Intimacy of P...
42 min
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Jordan Peele’s Film Composer is Terrified of Sc...
48 min
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The Immersive Sounds of Audio Drama
42 min
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Adrian Tomine’s Drawings Tell Rich, Complex Sto...
54 min
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Why Anything Is Possible on HBO’s Los Espookys
42 min
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How to Interview Celebrities, With Taffy Brodes...
47 min
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How Editor Tracy Sherrod is Amplifying Black Au...
51 min
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Jasmine Guillory’s Romance Novels Show Realisti...
40 min
79
The Vulnerability of Memoir Writing, With Mira ...
49 min
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Cole Escola Provides the Perfect Comedy for Qua...
46 min
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How YouTuber Adam Ragusea Learned to Talk to th...
45 min
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Documentary Theater From Interviews to Final Pr...
47 min
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How Curator Sheena Wagstaff Chooses Art for the...
40 min
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Alison Wright Explains How Actors Get Emotional...
39 min
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Megan Abbott's Go-To Story Structure
45 min
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How DeMane Davis Pivoted From Advertising to Fi...
46 min
87
Behind the Scenes at the Opera With Jamie Barton
The mezzosoprano on the nuts and bolts of working as a freelance performing artist.
48 min
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Miho Hazama’s Musical Journey
How the Grammy nominee combines classical training with contemporary jazz.
41 min
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Sponsored: Delivering Extraordinary Experiences...
31 min
90
Why Maira Kalman Loves to Work on Lots of Proje...
The painter, writer, illustrator—and now dancer—on her creative evolution.
51 min
91
How Divergent Author Veronica Roth Learns From ...
And how Kate Winslet helped her write more nuanced villains.
42 min
92
How Does an Economics Correspondent Do His Job?
Meet Jordan Weissmann, a senior business and economics correspondent at Slate Magazine.
37 min
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Sponsored: Coaching and Culture with Margo Downs
28 min
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How Does a Cloistered Nun Do Her Job?
Meet Sister Mary Catharine Perry, a Dominican nun at The Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in New Jersey.
39 min
95
Working Classics: How Does a Bon Appétit Test K...
Meet Molly Baz, Senior Associate Food Editor at Bon Appétit.
49 min
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How Does a Skydiving and Wingsuit Instructor Do...
Meet Daniel Darby, a skydiving and wingsuit instructor and co-owner of Arcus Flight.
45 min
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Working for the Run: How Does a Running Brand O...
Meet Monica Devreese, co-owner of Santa Barbara Running and co-founder of Rabbit running apparel.
29 min
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Working for the Run: How Does an Olympic Runnin...
Meet Amy Begley, Head Coach of the Atlanta Track Club.
36 min
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Working for the Run: How Does the Race Director...
39 min
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Working for the Run: How Does a Sports Bra Scie...
34 min