Cleaning and Communication


Queen Of Clean

Maddy Crowell | Afar | 18th November 2021

Interview with a hotel housekeeper who estimates that she has cleaned over 60,000 rooms. She is on her feet for eight hours a day and the goal is to be indispensable but invisible. The anonymity of the job appeals to her; she loves a perfectly arranged room. She aims to leave rooms "as untouched as when she last cleaned them, as if she had never even been there at all" (2,556 words)


?: Agnes Callard and Robin Hanson On Communication

Uri Bram and Applied Divinity | The Browser | 1st December 2021

A professor of philosophy and and a professor of economics discuss their new podcast, and the lessons it holds for communication and expertise. "It is actually pretty amazing that we can communicate at all. We are hardly ever clear, so our listeners have to work to figure out what we could be saying. Spending half our time checking if we understand each other isn’t at all implausible" (5,296 words)


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