Having a strong coworker relationship is very satisfying. You get to develop novel solutions to tricky problems, discuss new ideas, and share your successes with someone you like and respect.
But what happens when you leave the job? How do you preserve the magic?
That’s the question Sarah Allen and I were faced with when we completed our six-month fellowship at the Smithsonian. She was headed back to San Francisco; I was moving to New York City. We were excited for our next adventure but sad we couldn’t keep collaborating.
So we decided to start a new project together. We kicked around some ideas and ultimately settled on a talk show.