How This Works

Talking to 100 people about topics they know incredibly well

About the show

This show is for your inner child of curiosity.

Think of it as a weekly deep dive into a wide variety of subject matters with 100 experts. On the first season, we've had designers, actors, infectious disease experts, recruiters, cannabis experts, chefs, musicians, illustrators, film directors, architects, permaculturists, runners, meditation teachers, linguists, sex educators, sound mastering engineers, and others. Some are old friends, some are people we've just met, but all are human beings in the world who've agreed to have a conversation with us about the things that they know.

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  • 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

  • Cassandra Carlopio

    9 March 2021  |  Season 1  |  56 mins 7 secs
    australia, go-in, los angeles, meditation, psychologist, relaxation, sleep, sleep medicine

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Cassandra Carlopio about meditation, sleep, and how to use these to great effect in the midst of everything that's going on in our world today

  • Ben Falk

    2 March 2021  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 2 mins
    ben falk, design, living systems, permaculture, resilient, vermont

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Ben Falk about permaculture and its impact on the larger environment, and how that impacts our personal lives

  • Kacie Lett Gordon

    23 February 2021  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 13 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

  • Chris Landon

    16 February 2021  |  Season 1  |  48 mins 41 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

    9 February 2021  |  Season 1  |  58 mins 16 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

  • Thejus Chakravarthy

    2 February 2021  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 12 mins
    brushfire, change, culture, instructional systems design, people, problem, technology, the flywheel and the lever, work, workplace

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Thejus Chakravarthy about how we can manifest change, both from a point-of-view of learning/work as well as in our personal lives

  • Nova Stanley

    26 January 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

  • Stephanie Krivitzky

    19 January 2021  |  Season 1  |  59 mins 39 secs
    day, freelance, getting things done, life, logistics, people, project, put, spend, talking, understanding, work

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Stephanie Krivitzky about how she gets things done — in the context of being a creative director, designer, and a person in the world

  • Nicolai Lipscomb

    12 January 2021  |  Season 1  |  51 mins 35 secs
    boston, chef, cooking, learning, paella, people, sacramento, spain, waffles

    In this episode, Skipper talks to Nicolai about being a chef, what the future holds for the art and science of cooking, as well as what he's doing during the pandemic

  • Selena Rosanbalm

    5 January 2021  |  Season 1  |  52 mins 54 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)

  • Brad Bogus

    29 December 2020  |  Season 1  |  58 mins 4 secs
    cannabinoids, cannabis, cbd, effects, hemp, marijuana, thc

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Brad Bogus about the cannabis industry and the effects of cannabinoids on the human body