Catching up with the Slack Variety Pack

This week we launched the sixth episode of our podcast: Panic Pack, and it’s a good time to remind everyone of how far we’ve come. Podcasts often take…

variety pack

This week we launched the sixth episode of our podcast: Panic Pack, and it’s a good time to remind everyone of how far we’ve come. Podcasts often take a few dozen episodes to find their voice and their audience, but without blowing our own trumpets too hard, we think we’ve come quite a long way in just a handful of shows and are proud of all the behind-the-scenes work that makes the podcast happen.

Each episode of the Slack Variety Pack contains a mix of short stories about life, work, and everything in between. The podcast is designed to be enjoyed as individual stories as well as by episode — with each individual segment uploaded separately for ease of sharing. If you’ve never listened to it, you’re in for a treat– here are some of our favorite segments from each of the episodes so far.

 

Episode 6: Panic Pack

The gem of our latest episode is Parents Try Very Hard to Describe What Their Kids Do, a situation that should also be familiar to anyone with a technology job introducing themselves at a party.

 

 

Episode 5: Lift Pack

This themed episode starts off by interviewing the person that invented the term “Elevator Pitch” and just goes up from there amid a handful of stories about elevator technology and psychology at the workplace.

 

 

Episode 4: Burst Pack

This one’s a tie, with a short message from all those useless cords and gadgets you keep around and a longer story about Choir!Choir!Choir!, a musical phenomenon in Canada started by a few friends that just wanted to sing together.

 

 

Episode 3: Sensory Overload Pack

Why do some guys wear shorts to work 365 days a year? is a fun look at that one guy everyone knows that does this, including a cameo from Slack’s very own co-founder Cal.

 

 

Episode 2: Escape Pack

Another tie, this time between “How to make your podcast sound like all the greats” that touches on lots of our favorites and “The Wave King” which is the story of Clark Little, a photographer who changed careers so he could take insanely great photos full time.

 

 

Episode 1: Starter Pack

What does emoji sound like? is a great short introduction to how people think “👊” should sound.

 


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