How This Works

Talking to 100 people about topics they know incredibly well

About the show

This is first and foremost a conversation that taps into your curious inner child. Think of it as a deep dive into a diverse range of subjects with 100 expert guests. In our first season, we had 23 incredible individuals spanning creative directors, infectious disease experts, actors, recruiters, cannabis enthusiasts, chefs, musicians, film directors, architects, permaculturists, runners, meditation teachers, sex educators, and mastering engineers. Some are familiar faces, while others are new acquaintances, but all are extraordinary individuals sharing their wealth of knowledge.

Our second season is already underway, bringing you even more fascinating conversations. New episodes drop on the last Tuesday of every month.

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  • Zolt Levay

    30 May 2023  |  Season 2  |  53 mins 18 secs
    astronomer, astronomy, cameras, carina nebula, color, data, images, light, nature, objects, photography, photos, pillars of creation, professional telescopes, wave lengths

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Zolt Levay about his work as a nature photographer, both out in space and our terrestrial world here on Earth

  • Dr. Peter Chin-Hong

    19 May 2022  |  Season 2  |  51 mins 32 secs
    coronavirus, covid, first booster, second booster, ucsf, vaccine

    In this episode, Skipper chats again with Dr. Peter Chin-Hong from University of California, San Francisco about the coronavirus/COVID and more

  • Skipper Chong Warson

    15 June 2021  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 8 mins
    5 whys, color, design, five whys, home, listening, making how this works, new york city, podcast, san francisco, storytelling, success, work, writing

    In this episode, the script is flipped and Laura puts the questions to Skipper - topics include storytelling, making How This Works, life at home, and a variety of other topics

  • Call for questions

    7 June 2021  |  Season 1  |  45 secs

    Skipper asks for listener questions for the last episode of the first season

  • Sarah Sudhoff

    1 June 2021  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 23 mins
    art, houston, performance artist, photograph, photographer, photography, sarah sudhoff

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Sarah Sudhoff about her work as an artist and her background as a photographer

  • Chris Landon (replay)

    27 May 2021  |  Season 1  |  48 mins 59 secs
    director, genre, horror movie, horror movies, screenwriter, writer

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Chris Landon about his lifelong love of horror movies and how that's played into his work as a screen writer and film director

  • Carl Welty (replay)

    19 May 2021  |  Season 1  |  58 mins 34 secs
    acjachemen, architect, architecture, banning ranch, passive solar, regenerative design, sustainable, sustainable design

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Carl Welty about being an architect and his work in sustainable design

  • Nova Stanley (replay)

    12 May 2021  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 7 mins
    art school, artist, brooklyn, college, high school, illustrator, instagram, social media, trans male, transgender

    In this episode, Skipper talks to Nova Stanley, a high school student from Brooklyn who's studying illustration at one of the top fine arts schools (during the pandemic) and his experience as a transgender male

  • Kacie Lett Gordon (replay)

    4 May 2021  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 14 mins
    balance, fuck it all, gender equity, having it all, podcast, storytelling, success, woman

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Kacie Lett Gordon about what it means to have it all

  • Selena Rosanbalm (replay)

    27 April 2021  |  Season 1  |  53 mins 20 secs
    album release, musician, songwriter

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Selena Rosanbalm about making a solo album this year, releasing it, and promoting it without the typical methods to support it (read: touring)

  • Piper Payne

    20 April 2021  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 14 mins
    audio mastering engineer, cryptocurrency, mastering engineer, music, nashville, nfts, non-fungible tokens, piper payne, quality control, sound, vinyl

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Piper Payne about her work as an audio mastering engineer

  • Delay of show

    12 April 2021  |  Season 1  |  4 mins 34 secs
    piper payne, sarah sudhoff, selena rosanbalm, show delayed

    Our show is delayed and will be available next week

  • Kait Scalisi

    6 April 2021  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 58 secs
    consent culture, kait scalisi, passionbykait, pleasure, sexual health, sexual pleasure, shame

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Kait Scalisi about sexual pleasure, sexual health, and consent culture

  • Sally McRae

    30 March 2021  |  Season 1  |  50 mins 1 sec
    coach, nike, nordictrack, pro, professional, race, run, runner, running, soccer, ultrarunner, ultrarunning

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Sally McRae about being a runner and specifically an ultrarunner as well as a coach for others

  • Kat Hantas and Nicole Emanuel

    23 March 2021  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 7 mins
    #girlscalltheshots, 21seeds, infused tequila, kat hantas, nicole emanuel, sarika singh, spirits, tequila

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Kat Hantas and Nicole Emanuel about tequila, infusing tequila, and building a tequila empire in 21Seeds

  • Dr. Laura¬†Sicola

    16 March 2021  |  Season 1  |  58 mins 58 secs
    authenticity, language, listen, listening, respond, speak, speaking, speaking to influence, vocal impact productions, voice

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Laura Sicola about how to use your voice to its best effect