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I'm Ira Glass, Host Of This American Life, And This Is How I Work

Ira Glass is a writer, producer, storyteller and performer. His show, This American Life, has set the contemporary standard of nonfiction radio shows, and it has influenced and inspired countless others to grab a mic and give podcasting a try.


I'm Leila Janah, Social Entrepreneur, And This Is How I Work

Some people start a business to make money or create a product, but Leila Janah has bigger things in mind. At her company, Samasource, she is helping people in poverty find dignified work online.


I'm Danah Boyd, Researcher At Microsoft, And This Is How I Work

For years, Danah Boyd has been watching the internet through an academic lens, studying how society interacts with technology. Her recent book, It’s Complicated, looks at how teenagers, born into an online world, are navigating social media and whether they’re better off for it.


Behind The App: The Story Of Day One

Keeping a journal can have big emotional benefits, helping to keep your life in perspective while also fuelling your creativity, and one of our favourite tools to do so is Day One.


I'm Tina Wen, Engineer At Dropbox, And This Is How I Work

Dropbox seems so simple — drag and drop your files and they follow you wherever you go. But it’s taken a dedicated team of designers and engineers to build out the deceptively effortless service, and one of those dedicated engineers is Tina Wen.


Behind The App: The Story Of Scribd

Scribd began as site to simply host and share documents. Essays, poems, novels — whatever writers needed to share, Scribd offered a home for their words. And now it has grown into a fully fledged book subscription service.


I'm Adam Rogers, Articles Editor At Wired, And This Is How I Work

By day, Adam Rogers covers science and miscellaneous geekery as the Articles Editor at Wired magazine. By night, he writes about drinking. In his new book, Proof: The Science of Booze, Adam looks at humanity’s relationship with alcohol, and the science behind the complex reactions that cause many of us to find refuge in the occasional drink. But that’s for after work — we spoke with Adam to learn about his favourite work methods and gear.


Behind The App: The Story Of Boomerang

Boomerang is like an email magic trick. The plugin lets you schedule emails to be sent whenever you’d like, hide messages for later (like hitting a snooze button), and it has a number of other useful abilities to ease your inbox woes.


I'm Becky Stern Of Adafruit, And This Is How I Work

Is Becky Stern an artist or engineer or designer? At Adafruit Industries, it’s all of the above. As Director of Wearable Electronics, Becky combines her DIY skills with crafting talents to build cool gizmos that utilise all sorts of electronic components.


Behind The App: The Story Of Circa

It’s hard to follow the news when you’re trying to read lengthy articles on your phone. Circa is an app that tries to solve that problem by simplifying the presentation of news stories and distilling complicated concepts into easily digestible cards.