Writers Rob Walker and Joshua Glenn on Their Longtime Partnership

And their “virtuous circle of procrastination.”


Episode Notes

This week, host June Thomas talks to writers Rob Walker and Joshua Glenn, whose Significant Objects project explores how and why physical items can take on meaning and value. In the interview, Rob and Joshua talk about how their partnership was born and explain why they’re such compatible collaborators. They also discuss their proclivity for balancing lots of projects, and Joshua explains something he calls the “virtuous circle of procrastination.”

After the interview, June and co-host Karen Han share lessons they’ve learned about collaborating on creative projects.

And here’s June’s contribution to Rob and Joshua’s “Project:Object.”

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Podcast production by Cameron Drews.


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  • June Thomas is the co-host of Slate's Working podcast. She is writing a book about archetypical lesbian spaces.