Time Sensitive Podcast

17 EpisodesProduced by The SlowdownWebsite

Time Sensitive is a podcast that features candid, revealing portraits of curious and courageous people in business, the arts, and beyond who have a distinct perspective on time. Each week, co-hosts Spencer Bailey and Andrew Zuckerman respectively interview a leading mind who has made a profound impa… read more

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FIT’s Valerie Steele on Why Paris Won’t Ever Be Dethroned as the Capital of Fashion

August 14th, 2019


Valerie Steele’s deep contextual dives into the history of fashion set her apart from other academics and curators—two identities she embodies in equal parts. The chief curator and director of the Museum at the Fashion …

New York Times Critic Michael Kimmelman on Building More Beautiful and Equitable Cities

August 7th, 2019


Michael Kimmelman does nothing in half measures. For more than 30 years, he has brought his assertive, culturally astute, historically sensitive …

Illycaffè Chairman Andrea Illy on the Vast Potential of “Virtuous Agriculture”

July 31st, 2019


Andrea Illy breathes coffee. Not literally, of course, but coffee has indeed been a part of his being since birth. The third-generation head of Illycaffè, he is the company’s chairman and, with CEO Massimiliano …

From New Jersey to Nepal: Maggie Doyne on Uplifting Children and, In Turn, the World

July 24th, 2019


New Jersey native Maggie Doyne was age 18 when she arrived in Nepal, 19 when she had co-founded the BlinkNow Foundation nonprofit to support children in the district of Surkhet, and by 25, she had become a mother to 40 …

Special Episode: Spencer Bailey Reflects on the Crash-Landing of United Airlines Flight 232

July 17th, 2019


Thirty years ago, on July 19, 1989, at 37,000 feet in the air, the titanium fan disk in the tail-mounted engine of United Airlines Flight 232—a DC-10 …

Google Design Guru Ivy Ross on Why Everything Is Pattern and Vibration

July 10th, 2019


Few executives have the profoundly spiritual presence of Ivy Ross, who more than five years ago joined Google as a vice president, helping to lead the launch of the second edition of Glass at Google X and for the past …

Andri Snær Magnason on How Time and Water Explain the Climate Crisis

July 3rd, 2019


For the past two decades, Andri Snær Magnason has been on a quest for language that truly gets at the heart of the climate crisis—the images, …

Elizabeth Diller Talks The Shed, The High Line, and the New MoMA Expansion

June 26th, 2019


When Elizabeth Diller graduated from Cooper Union with a degree in architecture in 1979, she had no intention of necessarily becoming an architect. …

Stefan Sagmeister on Sabbaticals, Happiness, and Beauty

June 19th, 2019


Ten years ago, the Austrian-born, New York–based graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister—famous for his attention-grabbing exhibitions, posters, and books, as well as for his impeccable album covers for bands like The …

Uzodinma Iweala: From "Beasts of No Nation" Author to Africa Center CEO

June 12th, 2019


Uzodinma Iweala’s journey to becoming the CEO of the Africa Center, a culture and policy institution located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan at the …

Kai-Fu Lee on the Power of A.I. to Transform Humanity

June 5th, 2019


The media tends to hyperbolize and boosterize technologists and the work that they do, creating all kinds of absurdly over-the-top titles for them. …

Teresita Fernández on the Violent Nature of the American Landscape

May 29th, 2019


Teresita Fernández defies expectations. For more than 20 years, the Miami-born, Brooklyn-based artist has pushed boundaries, literally and …

Bjarke Ingels to Cities: Take a Longer View

May 22nd, 2019


Bjarke Ingels communicates the value—and world-changing potential—of architecture with the giddy enthusiasm and excitement of a sci-fi obsessive …

Kate Young on Why Luxury Equals Quality and Slowness

May 15th, 2019


Kate Young, the stylist for red carpet luminaries such as Selena Gomez, Margot Robbie, and Michelle Williams, has one of the shrewdest eyes in the business. Given her background—she comes from a family of competitive …

Ghetto Gastro’s Jon Gray: From the Bronx to Paris Fashion Week to the Yellowstone Club

May 8th, 2019


Jon Gray, the CEO of the Bronx-based food collective Ghetto Gastro, describes himself as a “dishwasher.” It’s a cheeky description, but there is a …

Peter Sarsgaard on Long-Distance Running, Mandolin Playing, and Horticulture

May 1st, 2019


The actor Peter Sarsgaard cannot be pinned down. He may be best-known for his portrayal of John Lotter in 1999’s Boy’s Don’t Cry. Or as Charles Lane …

Introducing: Time Sensitive

May 1st, 2019


“Why make a podcast right now?” So begins this 10-minute introductory episode of Time Sensitive, a conversation between the show’s two co-hosts, Spencer Bailey and Andrew Zuckerman. Time Sensitive is the debut platform …

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