I’m Phoebe Judge, Host of ‘Criminal’ and ‘This Is Love,’ and This Is How I Work

The true crime podcast Criminal and the human-interest podcast This Is Love are two of the most popular podcasts in existence right now, according to Apple’s charts. Phoebe Judge hosts and co-creates both of these independent, highly produced shows. We talked to her about her radio background, how she creates new…

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I’m CollegeHumor’s Sam Reich, and This Is How I Work

CollegeHumor videos have set the standard for high-budget internet videos since the mid-2000s, making fun of stuff like fonts, comment sections, The Purge, “second puberty,” failing a test, eating with rich friends, guys who play guitar to get laid, and embarrassing Google searches. Their breakout series include Jake…

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I’m Richard Garriott, aka Lord British, and This Is How I Work

Richard Garriott is a robot. The creator of the Ultima series, including Ultima Online, the first massively multiplayer online game, runs his Austin company Portalarium from his home in New York. He telecommutes via Beam—a Segway-like robot with a video screen that lets him engage more directly with the rest of his…

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I’m Ashley Santoro, Sommelier for The Standard Hotel, and This Is How I Work

As sommelier and beverage director for the Standard Hotel’s two New York City locations, Ashley Santoro is responsible for one of the country’s most trendy wine and spirit lists. We talked to her about the work she does in the office, bar, and wine cellar—and what she’s been drinking lately.

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I’m VSCO Co-founder Joel Flory, and This Is How I Work

VSCO, one of Lifehacker’s favorite camera apps, lets anyone improve their mobile photos without advanced technical knowledge. We talked with co-founder Joel Flory about his background in photography, his management style, and his tea habit.

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How to Network When In-Person Contact Stresses You Out

Talking to strangers in a crowded room where everyone wants something from each other is a true nightmare, and at times it’s the most direct path to career development. But there is another way to network—from behind a computer screen.

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I’m Kaeo Milker, Heroes of the Storm Production Director, and This Is How I Work

Kaeo Milker has had a long and eye-opening career at Blizzard Entertainment: QA, facilities management, recruiting and, now, heading up the company’s big MOBA franchise, Heroes of the Storm. You’re probably more likely to follow his advice than follow him down a lane, though; although he’s the captain of the Heroes…

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I’m ‘I Like to Make Stuff’ Host Bob Clagett, and This Is How I Work

Bob Clagett builds things: a secret door, a backyard zipline, and a wooden katana. He shows you how to build them too, on I Like to Make Stuff, a YouTube channel with with over 2.1 million subscribers and a blog with detailed instructions and plans. We talked to him about his favorite workshop tool, the app where he…

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I’m David Raymond, Creator of Gritty, and This Is How I Work

In 1978, Philadelphia Phillies intern David Raymond put on the costume of the Phillie Phanatic, and introduced the world to one of the best-known costumed mascots in sports. After 15 years as the Phanatic, Raymond went into business creating his own mascots. And now he’s created the most instantly famous mascot in…

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I’m Scribd Founder Trip Adler, and This Is How I Work

We last talked to Trip Adler in 2014, about expanding Scribd from a document hosting service to an ebook subscription service. Since then Scribd has kept growing. (And yes, it’s still useful even though library ebooks exist). We talked to Adler about the binary path for startups, leaving room for impromptu meetings,…

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