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The “How Does the White House’s Supervisory Horticulturist Work?” Edition

Jim Adams ensures that the White House’s grounds look beautiful season in and season out.

Sept. 21 2016 1:27 PMHow Do You Take Care of the President’s Garden?Slate’s Working podcast talks to Jim Adams, supervisory horticulturist at the White House.
Sept. 12 2016 4:57 PMThe “How Does a White House Protester Work?” EditionPhilipos Melaku-Bello is a protester who’s been sitting outside the White House for decades.
Sept. 6 2016 2:40 PMThe “How Does a White House Intern Work?” EditionChase Woods is a college student who spent his summer in the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach.
Aug. 15 2016 1:55 PMHow Do You Manage Operations at the White House?Maju Varghese explains what it takes to keep the West Wing running smoothly.
Aug. 8 2016 3:06 PMThe “How Does the President’s Assistant for Management and Administration Work?” EditionMaju Varghese oversees teams responsible for the day-to-day operations of the White House.
Aug. 1 2016 6:25 PMThe “How Does the Washington Post’s White House Bureau Chief Work?” EditionJuliet Eilperin covers the day-to-day goings on within the Obama administration.
July 25 2016 2:32 PMThe “How Does the President’s Director of Speechwriting Work?” EditionSlate’s Jacob Brogan talks to Cody Keenan, who has helped prepare thousands of speeches.
July 18 2016 3:50 PMThe “How Does the President’s Director of Scheduling Work?” EditionSlate’s Jacob Brogan talks to Gregory Lorjuste, who figures out what Barack Obama will be doing from one minute to the next.
July 5 2016 10:41 AMThe “How Does the White House’s Public Engagement Director Work?” EditionSlate’s Jacob Brogan talks to the White House’s director of public engagement, who brings real people in to meet with the president.
June 28 2016 11:55 AMThe “How Does the Director of Presidential Correspondence Work?” EditionSlate’s Jacob Brogan talks to the person who selects letters for the president to read each night.
May 25 2016 10:30 AMThe Inner Workings of Studying Outer SpaceNASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan shares the projects she’s working on.
May 17 2016 11:12 AMA People’s History of SlaveryThis exhibition at the upcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture seeks the human face of slavery.
May 11 2016 11:09 AMThe “How Does a Curator Work?” EditionMuseum specialist Mary Elliott talks about preparing a major installation for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.
May 2 2016 1:55 PMThe “How Does a Bookseller Work?” EditionA used-book merchant talks about running an independent shop in the age of Amazon.
April 25 2016 3:39 PMThe “How Does a Dog Walker Work?” EditionJason Mogavero is a dog walker with strong opinions about leashes.
Sept. 15 2016 3:39 PMThis Man’s Been Protesting Outside the White House for More Than 30 YearsSlate’s Working podcast talks to protester Philipos Melaku-Bello about his anti–nuclear war vigil.
Sept. 9 2016 7:18 PMWhat’s It Like Interning at the White House?A former intern dishes about working at the most powerful place in the nation.
Aug. 19 2016 12:56 PMWhat’s It Like to Be President Obama’s Legislative Right Hand?Slate’s Working podcast sits down with Amy Rosenbaum, director of legislative affairs.
Aug. 15 2016 11:44 AMThe “How Does the White House’s Director of Legislative Affairs Work?” EditionAmy Rosenbaum works with Congress to put the president’s plans into practice.
Aug. 4 2016 4:59 PMWhat’s It Like to Be the Washington Post’s White House Bureau Chief?Juliet Eilperin covers the day-to-day goings-on within the Obama administration.
July 27 2016 1:52 PMWhat’s It Like to Be the President’s Director of Speechwriting?“You’re a miniature expert in everything, but a master of nothing.”
July 21 2016 1:43 PMEvery Second Counts for the President’s Director of SchedulingSo how does he maximize every minute of Obama’s day?
July 8 2016 5:42 PMHow Do You Plan a Meeting With the President?Slate’s Working Podcast talks to the White House’s director of public engagement.
June 30 2016 11:08 AMPen Pals With the PresidentThe White House director of correspondence talks about what constituent mail she picks for President Obama to read each night.
June 1 2016 12:09 PMHow to Throw a Party for 1,300 Guests Slate Live director Faith Smith tells Working how she keeps cool while hosting live podcast shows.
May 23 2016 3:44 PMThe “How Does an Event Planner Work?” EditionJacob Brogan talks to Faith Smith, director of Slate Live.
May 16 2016 4:24 PMThe “How Does NASA’s Chief Scientist Work?” EditionNASA’s Ellen Stofan tells us about coordinating research and studying extraplanetary volcanoes.
May 5 2016 10:12 AMHow to Run a Used BookstoreRead how one independent bookseller keeps business booming in the age of Amazon in this Working podcast transcript. 
April 27 2016 6:19 PMWhat It’s Like to Be a Dog Walker Read what a professional dog walker told Slate’s Working podcast about his workday and why he loves the job.
April 19 2016 5:23 PMWhat’s in Your Sausage? A gourmet D.C. butcher breaks down how he brings ethical animal practices from farm to table.

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