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Interviews with writers, journalists, filmmakers, and podcasters about how they do their work. Hosted by Aaron Lammer, Max Linsky, and Evan Ratliff.

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Episodes

Episode 498: Hannah Goldfield

Hannah Goldfield is the food critic at The New Yorker. “There are just only so many ways to say ‘crunchy.’ There's ‘crunchy,’... more

10 Aug 2022 · 47 minutes
Episode 497: Sam Sanders

Sam Sanders is the former host of NPR’s It’s Been a Minute. He hosts Vulture’s Into It, which launched last week. “I don’t... more

03 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Episode 496: Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is a contributing writer for New York Times Magazine, the host of Netflix's How to Change Your Mind, and the... more

27 Jul 2022 · 49 minutes
Episode 495: Evan Ratliff

Evan Ratliff, a co-host of the Longform Podcast, is host of the new podcast Persona: The French Deception. “One of these big... more

20 Jul 2022 · 49 minutes
Episode 494: Andrea Elliott

Andrea Elliott is an investigative reporter for The New York Times. Her recent book, Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in An... more

13 Jul 2022 · 57 minutes
Rerun: #412 Nicholson Baker (Sep 2020)

Nicholson Baker is the author of 18 books of fiction and nonfiction. He has written for The New Yorker, Harper’s, and many... more

06 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Episode 493: Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister is a writer for New York and the author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger. Her latest... more

29 Jun 2022 · 43 minutes
Episode 492: Alexandra Lange

Alexandra Lange is a design critic whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and many other publications.... more

22 Jun 2022 · 40 minutes
Episode 491: Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Lulu Garcia-Navarro is a former war correspondent and host of NPR’s Weekend Edition. Her new podcast, for the New York Times, is First... more

15 Jun 2022 · 53 minutes
Episode 490: Matt Levine

Matt Levine is a finance columnist for Bloomberg News. His newsletter is Money Stuff. ”I write a lot about people who have gotten... more

08 Jun 2022 · 54 minutes
Introducing "Persona: The French Deception" from Longform's Evan Ratliff

We've got something a little different today, the trailer for co-host Evan Ratliff's brand-new podcast Persona: The French Deception. It's... more

06 Jun 2022 · 3 minutes
Episode 489: Molly Lambert

Molly Lambert is a writer and host of the new podcast HeidiWorld: The Heidi Fleiss Story. “I think as a writer I always... more

01 Jun 2022 · 47 minutes
Episode 488: Sam Knight

Sam Knight is a London-based staff writer for The New Yorker. His new book is The Premonitions Bureau: A True Account of... more

25 May 2022 · 55 minutes
Rerun: #463 Mitchell S. Jackson (Nov 2021)

Mitchell S. Jackson is a journalist and author. His profile of Ahmaud Arbery, ”Twelve Minutes and a Life,” won the 2021 Pulitzer... more

18 May 2022 · 58 minutes
Episode 487: Joe Bernstein

Joe Bernstein is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News. “The question of disinformation is almost an attempt to create a new mythology... more

11 May 2022 · 48 minutes
Episode 486: Vauhini Vara

Vauhini Vara is a contributing writer at Wired and author of the novel The Immortal King Rao. “With a magazine story, it might be... more

04 May 2022 · 54 minutes
Polk Award Winners: Azmat Khan

Azmat Khan is an investigative reporter for the New York Times Magazine. She won the George Polk Award for uncovering intelligence... more

29 Apr 2022 · 26 minutes
Polk Award Winners: Daniel Chang

Daniel Chang covers health care for the Miami Herald. Along with Carol Marbin Miller, he won the George Polk Award for "Birth... more

28 Apr 2022 · 19 minutes
Polk Award Winners: Sarah Stillman

Sarah Stillman is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the director of the Global Migration Program at Columbia University Graduate... more

27 Apr 2022 · 25 minutes
Polk Award Winners: Maria Abi-Habib

Maria Abi-Habib is the bureau chief for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean for the New York Times. Along with... more

26 Apr 2022 · 30 minutes
Polk Award Winners: Clarissa Ward

Clarissa Ward is the chief international correspondent for CNN. Along with field producer Brent Swails and photojournalists William Bonnett and... more

25 Apr 2022 · 27 minutes
Episode 485: Jackie MacMullan

Jackie MacMullan is an NBA journalist who has written for The Boston Globe, Sports Illustrated and ESPN. She hosts the podcast Icons Club for The Ringer. “[Athletes] think... more

20 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Episode 484: Alzo Slade

“Human beings, we are the same, right? Like when you come out of the womb, you need to eat, you... more

13 Apr 2022 · 46 minutes
Episode 483: Chloé Cooper Jones

Chloé Cooper Jones is a philosopher and journalist whose work has appeared in GQ, The Verge, The Believer and many other publications. Her new... more

06 Apr 2022 · 53 minutes
Episode 482: Maya Shankar

Maya Shankar is a cognitive scientist and the host of A Slight Change of Plans. ”I am a type A person through... more

30 Mar 2022 · 58 minutes
Episode 481: Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and critic whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine and many... more

23 Mar 2022 · 54 minutes
Episode 480: Joshua Yaffa

Joshua Yaffa is a correspondent for The New Yorker, the author of Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin's Russia,... more

16 Mar 2022 · 48 minutes
Episode 479: Heather Havrilesky

Heather Havrilesky writes the Ask Polly and Ask Molly newsletters. Her latest book is Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage. “It’s not a good story... more

09 Mar 2022 · 56 minutes
Episode 478: Laura Shin

Laura Shin is a journalist covering cryptocurrency and hosts the podcast Unchained. Her new book is The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and... more

02 Mar 2022 · 56 minutes
Episode 477: Tara Westover

Tara Westover is the author of Educated. “I used to be so fearful. ... I was afraid of losing my family. Then,... more

23 Feb 2022 · 47 minutes
Episode 476: Matthieu Aikins

Matthieu Aikins is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine who has reported on Afghanistan since 2008. His new book... more

16 Feb 2022 · 58 minutes
Episode 475: Brian Reed and Hamza Syed

Brian Reed and Hamza Syed are co-hosts of the new podcast The Trojan Horse Affair. “I had lost all faith in the... more

09 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Episode 474: Chuck Klosterman

Chuck Klosterman is a journalist and the author of eleven books, including his latest, The Nineties. ”Selling out… was very much injected... more

02 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Episode 473: Khabat Abbas

Khabat Abbas is an independent journalist and video producer from northeastern Syria, and the winner of the 2021 Kurt Schork... more

26 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Episode 472: Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman is a staff writer for The New Yorker. He recently profiled Jeremy Strong of Succession. ”There's an interesting moment that's part of this... more

19 Jan 2022 · 1 hour,
Episode 471: Sarah Marshall

Sarah Marshall is a writer and hosts the podcast You're Wrong About. ”I love it when people tell me that listening to... more

12 Jan 2022 · 57 minutes
Episode 470: Abe Streep

Abe Streep is a journalist and contributing editor for Outside. His new book is Brothers on Three: A True Story of Family, Resistance,... more

05 Jan 2022 · 52 minutes
Rerun: #430 Connie Walker (Feb 2021)

Connie Walker is an investigative reporter and podcast host. Her latest show is Stolen: The Search for Jermain. “For so long, there... more

29 Dec 2021 · 54 minutes
Rerun: #371 Parul Seghal (Dec 2019)

Parul Sehgal, a former a book critic for The New York Times, is now a staff writer at The New Yorker. “My... more

22 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Episode 469: George Saunders

George Saunders is the author of eleven books. His latest is A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which... more

15 Dec 2021 · 53 minutes
Episode 468: Emily Oster

Emily Oster is an economist, professor, and author. Her new book is The Family Firm. ”[COVID] has been 18 months of being... more

08 Dec 2021 · 52 minutes
Episode 467: Kelefa Sanneh

Kelefa Sanneh is a staff writer at The New Yorker. His book is Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven... more

01 Dec 2021 · 49 minutes
Episode 466: Anita Hill

Anita Hill is a professor and author. Her new book is Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence. "I really do... more

24 Nov 2021 · 45 minutes
Episode 465: Ben Austen and Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Ben Austen is a journalist and the author of High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing. Khalil Gibran Muhammad is... more

17 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Episode 464: Casey Johnston

Casey Johnston is a journalist and editor who writes the column "Ask A Swole Woman," which now appears in her... more

10 Nov 2021 · 47 minutes
Episode 463: Mitchell S. Jackson

Mitchell S. Jackson is a journalist and author. His profile of Ahmaud Arbery, ”Twelve Minutes and a Life,” won the 2021 Pulitzer... more

03 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Episode 462: Ben Smith

Ben Smith is the media columnist for The New York Times. He was the founding editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed News. ”I do think there's some... more

27 Oct 2021 · 1 hour,
Episode 461: Jay Caspian Kang

Jay Caspian Kang is a contributor at New York Times Magazine. His new book is The Loneliest Americans. ”I have a lot of... more

20 Oct 2021 · 47 minutes
Episode 460: Mary Roach

Mary Roach is the author of seven nonfiction books, including her latest, Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law. "In these realms of... more

13 Oct 2021 · 58 minutes
Episode 459: E. Alex Jung

E. Alex Jung is a senior writer for Vulture and New York.  ”When I'm in that space, I try to be a sponge. I'll... more

06 Oct 2021 · 47 minutes
Episode 458: Max Chafkin

Max Chafkin is a features editor and reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek. His new book is The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s... more

29 Sep 2021 · 49 minutes
Episode 457: Hannah Giorgis

Hannah Giorgis is a staff writer at The Atlantic. Her latest feature is "Most Hollywood Writers’ Rooms Look Nothing Like America.” ”In general,... more

22 Sep 2021 · 57 minutes
Episode 456: Sarah A. Topol

Sarah A. Topol is a writer-at-large for The New York Times Magazine. Her latest feature is ”Is Taiwan Next?” ”I think you never... more

15 Sep 2021 · 54 minutes
Episode 455: Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright is an author, screenwriter, playwright, and a staff writer for The New Yorker. ”There’s nothing more important about a... more

08 Sep 2021 · 47 minutes
Episode 454: Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering are documentary filmmakers. Their latest miniseries is Allen v. Farrow. ”We're constantly looking for those moments that... more

01 Sep 2021 · 57 minutes
Episode 453: Roger Bennett

Roger Bennett is a co-host of Men In Blazers and the author of (Re)born in the USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to His... more

25 Aug 2021 · 45 minutes
Episode 452: Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang

Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang are reporters for the New York Times. They are coauthors of An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle... more

18 Aug 2021 · 56 minutes
Episode 451: Julie K. Brown

Julie K. Brown is an investigative reporter for the Miami Herald. Her new book is Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story. “No... more

11 Aug 2021 · 50 minutes
Episode 450: Doree Shafrir

Doree Shafrir is a co-host of the podcast Forever35, the former executive editor of Buzzfeed, and the author of the... more

04 Aug 2021 · 49 minutes
Episode 449: Jessica Bruder

Jessica Bruder is a journalist and author of the book Nomadland.“I don’t do a hard sell. I’ll tell people what my... more

28 Jul 2021 · 52 minutes
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Julie K. Brown is an investigative reporter for the Miami Herald. Her new book is Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story. “No reporter wants... more