How To Inspire Yourself

“It really is shocking how effective taking a walk to clear your head can be.”


Episode Notes

For this week’s episode of Working Overtime, hosts Karen Han and June Thomas consider sculptor Claes Oldenburg’s ideas on reigniting the creative fire. Tactics include taking walks, reading magazines, and revisiting old notes.

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Podcast production by Kevin Bendis and Cameron Drews.


About the Show

Slate interviews creative people about their work.

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