Slow Stories

Slow Stories is a multimedia project created by Rachel that explores time, pace, and creativity in our digital age. It ultimately laid the groundwork for her first book, Slowing, which publishes on 9/17/2024 from Chronicle Books.

Content Creation
Essay Writing
Episode Writing
Podcast Production

SELECT PRESS + MENTIONS Paper Trail: Chelsea Hodson in conversation with Rachel Schwartzmann ︎ Bookforum
The 27 Best Podcasts On Spotify Right Now ︎ Brit + Co How We’re Making Slow Travel a Priority: Women Who Travel Podcast︎Condé Nast Traveler


In May 2020, Rachel formally relaunched the Slow Stories podcastHear from leading writers, artists, and innovators who share slow stories—and big ideas—about living, working, and creating intentionally in our digital age. 

Courtney Marie Andrews
Tembe Denton-Hurst
Ross Gay
Laura Cramer and Starr Hout
Deja Foxx
Chelsea Hodson
Suleika Jaouad
Katie Kitamura
Katherine May
Coco Mellors
Ella Frances Sanders
Mason Spector
Lisa Taddeo
Hannah Traore


Rachel launched a newsletter of the same name in January 2024, which features podcast episode updates, book process snippets, and personal essays.

From 2020-2022, she produced and wrote a supplemental editorial series called Slow Seasonswhich featured collaborative content and interviews with Eileen Fisher, Billy Reid, Ostrichpillow, and more.