Yesterday, journalist (and HODINKEE Magazine contributor) Spencer Bailey and photographer and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman launched a new media company called The Slowdown that seeks to engage with culture while thinking about our society's relationship with time. Their first property is a podcast called Time Sensitive. It's a weekly show featuring interviews with people from different fields the arts, business, media, etc. always making sure to get into how that person thinks about his or her time, how they can get the most out of it, and how they can manipulate it to their advantage. Bailey and Zuckerman get major bonus points for featuring a Swiss Railway Clock, a vintage "Big Red" Daytona, a vintage Omega Seamaster, and an old Seiko stopwatch in their launch video too.
The Slowdown founders Spencer Bailey (left) and Andrew Zuckerman (right).
The first episode of Time Sensitive is an interview with actor (and, as you'll find out, many other things) Peter Sarsgaard hosted by Zuckerman. They get into a pretty wide range of topics, from how Sarsgaard approaches acting to why he fell in love with long distance running to his passion for horticulture. Sarsgaard is extremely open and frank, and, to be honest, a way more fascinating person than I expected. I knew the guy could act, but he's much much more than that. The hour-long episode whizzed by and if you check out the podcast's companion website you can find a lot of photos and supporting material to go along with it. I definitely hit "Subscribe" after listening and I think some of you might enjoy doing the same.
Check out the first episode of Time Sensitive and learn more about The Slowdown here.