How This Works

Talking to 100 people about topics they know incredibly well

About the show

A monthly rendezvous into a wide array of subjects with over 100 expert guests. Our second season is underway, offering even more captivating conversations on a plethora of subject matters. New episodes drop the last Tuesday each month — follow, subscribe, review, spread the word, join our exploration!

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  • 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

  • Jackie Velasquez-Ross

    22 December 2020  |  Season 1  |  50 mins 32 secs
    hiring, job search, recruiter, recruiting, remote work

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Jackie Velasquez-Ross about being a recruiter in creative/technology and what to do if you're looking for a new job — or an upgrade one you already have

  • Dr. Peter Chin-Hong

    15 December 2020  |  Season 1  |  32 mins 56 secs
    covid-19, holiday travel, novel coronavirus, stay-at-home orders, travel, ucsf, vaccine

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Dr. Peter Chin-Hong from UCSF about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19

  • Amy Kim Waschke

    8 December 2020  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 12 secs
    arts impact, mirror neurons, stage acting

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Amy Kim Waschke about being a theatre actor as well as the larger impact of the arts on our society

  • Jake Kahana

    1 December 2020  |  Season 1  |  41 mins 30 secs
    creative director, design, designer, distraction, focus, jake kahana, work

    In this episode, Skipper chats with Jake Kahana about focus work and distraction

  • Series trailer

    17 November 2020  |  Season 1  |  2 mins 4 secs

    Introducing How This Works