Working: A Podcast

David Plotz:

I interviewed 17 Americans about their jobs. My mission was slightly different than Terkel’s (or Scarry’s). Terkel dug into how people feel about their jobs. But I wanted to know exactly how they do their jobs. What’s the first thing she does when she gets to work in the morning? What tools does she use? How does she talk to her boss? What are the peculiar customs or lingo in her profession?

This may be my favorite new podcast of the past year (apart from Serial, of course). I’ve listened to most of the episodes and especially enjoyed the one about being a waiter.