A Special Creative Advice Episode

“Once you start taking it too seriously, your writing becomes no fun to read.”


Episode Notes

This week, hosts June Thomas, Isaac Butler, and Karen Han help each other to overcome creative roadblocks and discuss some of their favorite pieces of creative wisdom. But first, they make a big announcement about future episodes of Working.

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Podcast production by Cameron Drews.


About the Show

Slate interviews Americans about their jobs.

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  • Karen Han is a former Slate staff writer. Her writing on film, TV, and culture has also appeared in the New York Times, Vulture, Vanity Fair, the Atlantic, and Vice.

  • June Thomas is senior managing producer of Slate podcasts.

  • Isaac Butler is the co-host of Slate's Working podcast. He previously hosted Lend Me Your Ears, a podcast about Shakespeare and politics. He is the co-author, with Dan Kois, of The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America and is currently working on The Method, a narrative history of method acting, for Bloomsbury.