There’s a lot of job searching going on these days–but it seems that there’s also a lot of work-related soul searching. Work Stew is a place to learn what’s on the minds of others and to contribute your own thoughts.
To suggest an interview subject for the Work Stew podcast, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggestions are welcomed from all over the world and from all kinds of contributors: men and women of all ages, talking about all types of work. Work Stew is produced on Bainbridge Island, Washington by Kate Gace Walton.
#92: Arthur Chu, Writer and Former Jeopardy! Champ
The Work Stew podcast is still on hold; there’s just not enough time in the day right now. But last month, I read a piece in Salon called “Gather around, screwed millennials: You must see this.” It made me want to pick up the phone and chat with the writer, who is none other than Arthur […]
#91: Bethany Allen—Writer, Mother, Citizen
Listen to the interview by clicking the arrow on the audio player below. Brief note from Work Stew editor Kate Gace Walton: Sometimes I request an interview because the specific job that someone does is intriguing to me; for example, this was clearly the case when I talked to an air traffic controller, a high-rise […]
#90: “Veeptopus” Artist Jonathan Crow
Listen to the interview by clicking the arrow on the audio player below. For many of us, the past few weeks have been especially hard and depressing. As a nation, and as individuals, we are grappling with a host of painful issues. And grapple we must; bending that long arc towards justice is arguably the […]
#89: Margaret Corvid, Professional Dominatrix
Listen to the interview by clicking the arrow on the audio player below. Sex workers, even those operating legally, risk being treated as criminals. Many also face relentless moralizing from family, friends, and casual acquaintances. I wanted to talk to someone who endures all that—to find out how, and why. In this interview, professional dominatrix Margaret Corvid explains […]
#88: Mortician Caitlin Doughty
Listen to the interview by clicking the arrow on the audio player below. Generally speaking, our culture is not one that deals well with death. Caitlin Doughty, an LA-based mortician and best-selling author, is on a life-long quest to change this. When we spoke, we discussed: —how she became a “death professional” —the biggest misunderstanding that […]
#87: Joe Loya, Former Bank Robber
Listen to the interview by clicking the arrow on the audio player below. I wanted to speak with Joe Loya not because I see criminality as a career path, but because it is a life path for many: it’s hard to find good information on the number of Americans who have been convicted of a felony, […]
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Kate asks the exact questions that I want to know the answers to! The Work Stew podcasts are funny, sometimes sad, motivating, and honest. I look forward to more.