23 episodes

A podcast about work we don't think about and the people who do it. Hosted by Casey Miner, project of KALW public radio in San Francisco. Tips? specialistpodcast@gmail.com.

The Specialist Casey Miner

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.8 • 91 Ratings

A podcast about work we don't think about and the people who do it. Hosted by Casey Miner, project of KALW public radio in San Francisco. Tips? specialistpodcast@gmail.com.

    14 — Story Sherpa

    14 — Story Sherpa

    For our Season 2 finale, we're pulling back the curtain to reveal the specialist behind the podcast and radio show Snap Judgment, and a little about what goes into making our show. Plus: a very special announcement from our team! Make sure you listen through to the end to hear it.
     
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    • 19 min
    SPECIALETTE — Fired

    SPECIALETTE — Fired

    Glynn Washington, host and creator of WNYC's Snap Judgment, on a job that was doomed from the start.
     
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    • 8 min
    Specialette — Culture Ambassador

    Specialette — Culture Ambassador

    Listener Samantha Goldstein on being an observant Jew whose job is to preserve and uphold the values of an evangelical Christian battery company. Photo by Flickr user zeevveez.
     
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    • 6 min
    BONUS EPISODE — Poll Locators

    BONUS EPISODE — Poll Locators

    On the eve of the 2016 election, forget candidates, issues, and vitriol! Instead, spend the day with two women who work for months finding the perfect location for you to vote. Then go vote!
     
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    • 15 min
    13 — Blood Girls

    13 — Blood Girls

    Meet the specialists who craft fake injuries for real first-responder training in a world where the blood you see isn't really blood... but the coffee isn't coffee, either.
     
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    • 15 min
    Specialette — Cheetahs, Fleas, and Bird's-Eye Berets

    Specialette — Cheetahs, Fleas, and Bird's-Eye Berets

    You probably know Mary Roach as the author of such Specialist-filled science books as Gulp, Stiff, and Packing for Mars. But like all of us, she had another life before her current one, and it involved fielding accusatory queries about unwell cheetahs. Photo by Jen Siska, jensiska.com.
     
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    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

Betsy-Bets ,

I love it!

I just discovered this podcast and now it's one of my favorites. Interesting stories and a nice change from the true crime podcasts I listen to!

K555566667778 ,

The platonic ideal of a podcast

Well-produced and gripping, this efficient little podcast delves into topics you won’t hear about anywhere else.

Yo-lolo ,

Heard it on snap and loved loved loved it!

Like I said, heard it on snap judgement and dug it! Great stories and binged 6 episodes. Keep up the great work!

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