Time Sensitive is a podcast that features candid, revealing portraits of curious and courageous people in business, the arts, and beyond who have a distinct perspective on time. Each week, co-hosts Spencer Bailey and Andrew Zuckerman respectively interview a leading mind who has made a profound impact in their field, contributed to the larger conversation, and is concerned with the planet we all share.
Angel Chang on Building Resilience Through Centuries-Old Crafts
New York–based fashion designer Angel Chang talks about convincing clothing brands to preserve traditional garment-making techniques; the prolonged, enlightening process of befriending Chinese artisans; harnessing wit and WeChat to build supply chains for her collection in rural China; and why indigenous knowledge is key to addressing climate change.
Daniel Boulud on Maintaining Consistency Over the Long Haul
Chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud discusses growing up on a farm near Lyon, France, that produced everything his family put on the table; how a “grande dame” facilitated his entry into fine dining; learning about food, mentorship, and entrepreneurship from several culinary greats; and the humbling satisfaction of seeing his life’s work come full circle.
Tom Kundig on the Parallels Between Mountain Climbing and Architecture
Seattle-based architect Tom Kundig talks about his early years as a mountain climber; his incredible ascent in architecture, starting with an opportunity to work in Alaska; his profound lessons from his mentor, the sculptor Harold Balazs; and his passions for, among other things, wine, Japanese design, and hot rods.
Special Episode: Spencer Bailey and Andrew Zuckerman on Putting Time Sensitive on Hiatus During the Covid-19 Quarantine
The show’s co-host’s announce that the podcast is on hold until they can get back into The Slowdown’s Manhattan studio; talk about the company’s new podcast, At a Distance (atadistancepodcast.com); and discuss the importance of recontextualizing scale and speed.
Ibrahim Mahama on the Great Potential of Art to Change How We Look at the World
Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama discusses his fascination with jute sacks as a medium; his views on “Ghanaian time” and Africa’s global influence; his unorthodox upbringing; and his dreams for the Savannah Center for Contemporary Art, the artist-run nonprofit he founded in Tamale, Ghana, in 2019.
Julia Watson on the Power of Indigenous Technologies to Transform Our Planet
Anthropologist, environmentalist, and landscape designer Julia Watson discusses her new Taschen book, “Lo-TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism”; her deep research into various indigenous communities; and the symbiotic relationship between culture and nature.