What We Do What We Do is a documentary podcast series hosted by Doug Fraser. Join in on Doug's journey as he explores the people behind the most intriguing passions, hobbies, and jobs around the world. From meeting the person who found 17 billion dollars in sunken treasure, to exploring the story of the man behind the voice of animated character Porky-Pig, the topics span far and wide.
What We Do

What We Do

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What We Do is a documentary podcast series hosted by Doug Fraser. Join in on Doug's journey as he explores the people behind the most intriguing passions, hobbies, and jobs around the world. From meeting the person who found 17 billion dollars in sunken treasure, to exploring the story of the man behind the voice of animated character Porky-Pig, the topics span far and wide.

Most Recent Episodes

54 Billion Empty Miles | Drew McElroy, Co-Founder of Transfix

As co-founder of the digital freight marketplace Transfix, Drew McElroy is obsessed with logistics. He takes us on a deep dive into the connection between trucking's wasteful ways and life as we know it.

54 Billion Empty Miles | Drew McElroy, Co-Founder of Transfix

What We Wonder is Worth Wondering About | Guy Claxton, Cognitive Scientist

Hailed by comedian John Cleese as a master of creative thinking psychology, Guy Claxton revolutionized business and entertainment with his book Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind. He's now using his research and methods to create better thinkers in elementary and middle schools.

What We Wonder is Worth Wondering About | Guy Claxton, Cognitive Scientist

Giving Harry Potter a Face...in Secret | Mary GrandPré, illustrator of the Harry Potter Series

As the illustrator of the American version of the Harry Potter series, Mary GrandPré was sworn to secrecy. She even had to keep unpublished copies of the books under lock and key—literally.

Giving Harry Potter a Face...in Secret | Mary GrandPré, illustrator of the Harry Potter Series

The Man of a Thousand Stories | Garrison Keillor, Author and Former Host of A Prairie Home Companion

From quitting alcohol to his complicated relationship with fame, Garrison Keillor shares wonderful stories and insights from his time as an author and legendary host of A Prairie Home Companion.

The Man of a Thousand Stories | Garrison Keillor, Author and Former Host of A Prairie Home Companion

The Legend of Hot Karl | Rapper and Writer, Jensen Karp

As rapper Hot Karl, Jensen Karp set off on an unexpected journey from hip hop enthusiast to taking a wild ride toward rap fame. Along the way, he ate salmon dinners with record label big wigs, struggled with a mental disorder, and loaned 300 dollars to Kanye West. But when his hip-hop career slips from his fingers, he must find a new path in life—and to his 300 dollars.

The Legend of Hot Karl | Rapper and Writer, Jensen Karp

The Life (and Sometimes Death) of an Actor | Voice Actor, Iké Amadi

As a voice actor for films, television shows, video games, promotions, and audio books, chances are you've heard Iké Amadi's voice. Stepping into the shoes of a character, Iké transforms into the likes of heroes and villains with the touch of a true pro. But for some actors, helping tell great stories can come at a deadly price.

The Life (and Sometimes Death) of an Actor | Voice Actor, Iké Amadi

Forky the Spork, Forky the Onion | Actor, Tony Hale

Tony Hale has an award-winning history of playing loveable, comedic characters, including Forky from Toy Story 4. But if we peel back the surface, we'll find layer after layer of depth to his characters—and to the art of bringing them to life.

Forky the Spork, Forky the Onion | Actor, Tony Hale

How to Save a Hostage with the Smell of Food | Former FBI Hostage Negotiator, Gary Noesner

As a former FBI hostage negotiator, Gary's utilized countless tactics to save lives—including using the smell of food to take back a jail overrun by inmates.

How to Save a Hostage with the Smell of Food | Former FBI Hostage Negotiator, Gary Noesner

Creating National Geographic's Photo Ark | Photographer and Conservationist, Joel Sartore

As a National Geographic photographer and conservationist, Joel Sartore created the Photo Ark—a decades-long project to photograph every living species in zoos and wildlife reserves worldwide. With every snapshot, Joel hopes to raise awareness and prevent further animal extinction. But is it too little too late?

Creating National Geographic's Photo Ark | Photographer and Conservationist, Joel Sartore

Mario on the Run: Mastering Video Game Speedrunning | Author of Speedrun Science: A Long G...

As the author of the bible for video game speedrunning, Eric Kozial takes us into an international phenomenon that centers around a highly engaged and loving community of gamers on a quest for mastery.

Mario on the Run: Mastering Video Game Speedrunning | Author of Speedrun Science: A Long G...