On this podcast, two partners tell their shared story: how they found each other, and what it took to make their partnership work. Featuring all different kinds of partnerships—business, romantic, creative—the show is an intimate portrait of two people who have managed to make something together. Partners is made by Song Exploder creator and host Hrishikesh Hirway. A Mailchimp podcast, made in partnership with Radiotopia, from PRX.
Wesley Morris & Jenna Wortham
Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris are the co-hosts and co-creators of the critically-acclaimed New York Times podcast Still Processing. They relate the story of their friendship and professional partnership to another story that means a lot to them: When Harry Met Sally.
You can follow Jenna on Twitter at @jennydeluxe, Wesley at @wesley_morris, and you can listen to their podcast, Still Processing, wherever you listen to podcasts.
Kim Malek & Tyler Malek
The ice cream company Salt & Straw is famous for its imaginative and eclectic flavors. It was co-founded by CEO Kim Malek and Head Ice Cream Maker Tyler Malek – who are also cousins. Kim and Tyler describe the ups and downs of starting a business, and how the very different flavors of their personalities work together to make that business succeed.
Check out saltandstraw.com to find a location near you. If there isn’t one near you, get some in the mail! They ship pints of ice cream all over the U.S.
Roxane Gay & Debbie Millman
Roxane Gay and Debbie Millman are a creative power couple, each with their own impressive careers, built over decades of work. Roxane is the best-selling author of Hunger and Bad Feminist. Debbie Millman is a design legend, and host of the award-winning podcast Design Matters. Debbie’s professional interest in interviewing Roxane about her work ended up blossoming into a romance that neither expected.
You can learn more about Roxane’s work at roxanegay.com, and Debbie’s work at debbiemillman.com You can also follow them on Twitter at @rgay and @debbiemillman.
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have made two albums together, Raising Sand and Raise the Roof, where they combine their respective rock and bluegrass sensibilities to reimagine songs. Along with all their individual accolades, they’ve won five Grammys for their work. Robert and Alison discuss how they were able to weave together their very different musical backgrounds and approaches.
You can find Robert and Alison at plantkrauss.com or @plantkrauss.
Lin-Manuel Miranda & Thomas Kail
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail are the composer and director, respectively, of the Tony-Award-winning Broadway smash hits Hamilton and In the Heights. Their creative partnership spans theater, television, and film. Lin and Tommy describe how, over two decades, they developed a trust and shorthand with each other.
Trailer - Season 2
Every successful partnership, no matter what kind, is sort of a love story. It doesn’t matter if what you’re making is a company, or a movie, or a marriage. For two people to co-exist and collaborate, that takes work, and it takes love. Partners is a podcast about those relationships. The second season of the show features seven fascinating, unique partnerships. Guests include the writer and the director of Hamilton and In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Thomas Kail; White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain and his deputy chiefs of staff, Jen O'Malley Dillon & Bruce Reed; legendary musicians Robert Plant & Alison Krauss; creative power couple Roxane Gay & Debbie Millman; the co-founders of the ice cream company Salt & Straw, Kim Malek & Tyler Malek; the co-hosts of the New York Times’ podcast Still Processing, Wesley Morris & Jenna Wortham; and the co-creators of the comedy The Other Two, former SNL co-head writers Sarah Schneider & Chris Kelly. Season 2 arrives April 13, 2022.
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This is my favorite podcast. I just love the format and have learned so much.
Love all the things he (Hrishi) makes
Another fully delightful show by Hrishikesh Hirway. 😘. I am hoping he can make more.
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I love this show! Are we getting more of it?