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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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Episode 569: Lauren Markham

Lauren Markham is the author of The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life and has... more

21 Feb 2024 · 51 minutes
Episode 568: Zoë Schiffer

Zoë Schiffer is the managing editor for Platformer. Her new book is Extremely Hardcore: Inside Elon Musk’s Twitter. “Being the person where it's... more

14 Feb 2024 · 53 minutes
Episode 567: Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan is the editorial director for The Ringer, where he co-hosts The Watch and The Rewatchables. “There is a point where there’s just too... more

07 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Episode 566: Patricia Evangelista

Patricia Evangelista is a trauma journalist whose coverage of the drug war in the Philippines has appeared in Rappler, Esquire, and elsewhere.... more

31 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Episode 565: Susan B. Glasser

Susan Glasser, the former editor of Politico and Foreign Policy, writes the "Letter from Washington" column for the The New Yorker. Her most... more

24 Jan 2024 · 45 minutes
Episode 564: Rob Copeland

Rob Copeland is a finance reporter for The New York Times. His recent book is The Fund: Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates, and... more

17 Jan 2024 · 48 minutes
Episode 563: Miles Johnson

Miles Johnson is an investigative reporter for the Financial Times. He is the author of Chasing Shadows: A True Story of Drugs,... more

10 Jan 2024 · 58 minutes
Rerun: #533 Hua Hsu (May 2023)

Hua Hsu is a staff writer for The New Yorker. His book Stay True won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for memoir. “I've worked as... more

03 Jan 2024 · 44 minutes
Rerun: #528 Roxanna Asgarian (Mar 2023)

Roxanna Asgarian is the author of We Were Once a Family: A Story of Love, Death, and Child Removal in... more

27 Dec 2023 · 58 minutes
Episode 562: Daisy Alioto

Daisy Alioto is a journalist and the CEO of Dirt Media. “I don't think I was ever super precious about my writing,... more

20 Dec 2023 · 46 minutes
Episode 561: Ian Coss

Ian Coss is a journalist, audio producer, and composer. He is the host of Forever is a Long Time and The Big Dig. “One... more

13 Dec 2023 · 48 minutes
Episode 560: Mosi Secret

Mosi Secret has written for ProPublica, The New York Times Magazine, and GQ. His new podcast is Radical. “I think this story made me call... more

06 Dec 2023 · 46 minutes
Rerun: #460 Mary Roach (Oct 2021)

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

29 Nov 2023 · 58 minutes
Episode 559: Craig Mod

Craig Mod is a writer and photographer who has two newsletters, Roden and Ridgeline. His new book is Things Become Other Things. “There'll be days... more

22 Nov 2023 · 51 minutes
Episode 558: Mona Chalabi

Mona Chalabi is a writer and illustrator whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Guardian, where... more

15 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Episode 557: Adam Grant

Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist, author, and host of the podcasts Work Life and Re: Thinking. His new book is Hidden Potential: The... more

08 Nov 2023 · 49 minutes
Episode 556: Jesse David Fox

Jesse David Fox covers comedy for Vulture, where he hosts the podcast Good One. His new book is Comedy Book: How Comedy Conquered... more

01 Nov 2023 · 59 minutes
Episode 555: Evan Hughes

Evan Hughes is a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, GQ, The Atlantic, The Atavist and many others. His book,... more

25 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Episode 554: Yepoka Yeebo

Yepoka Yeebo has written for The Guardian, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Quartz. Her new book is Anansi’s Gold: The Man Who Looted the West, Outfoxed... more

18 Oct 2023 · 59 minutes
Episode 553: Clare Malone

Clare Malone is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her latest article is ”Hasan Minhaj’s ‘Emotional Truths.’” “You're going to work a... more

11 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Episode 552: Azam Ahmed

Azam Ahmed is an international investigative correspondent for The New York Times. His new book is Fear Is Just a Word: A... more

04 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Episode 551: Kashmir Hill

Kashmir Hill is a tech reporter for The New York Times. Her new book is Your Face Belongs to Us: A Secretive... more

27 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Episode 550: Zeke Faux

Zeke Faux is an investigative reporter for Bloomberg. His new book is Number Go Up: Inside Crypto’s Wild Rise and Staggering Fall. “I... more

20 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Episode 549: Reginald Dwayne Betts

Reginald Dwayne Betts is a poet, lawyer, and founder of the nonprofit Freedom Reads. His New York Times Magazine article "Could an Ex-Convict Become... more

13 Sep 2023 · 50 minutes
Rerun: #512 Audie Cornish (Nov 2022)

Audie Cornish, the former host NPR’s All Things Considered, is an anchor and correspondent for CNN. Her podcast is The Assignment. “I... more

06 Sep 2023 · 55 minutes
Episode 548: Susan Burton

Susan Burton is an editor at This American Life, the author of the memoir Empty, and the host of the podcast The Retrievals. “I... more

30 Aug 2023 · 46 minutes
Episode 547: Jamie Loftus

Jamie Loftus is a comedian, writer, and podcaster. Her new book is Raw Dog: The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs. “Comedy has... more

23 Aug 2023 · 58 minutes
Episode 546: Javier Zamora

Javier Zamora is the author of Unaccompanied, a poetry collection, and Solito, a memoir. “There was something that I felt eating away at... more

16 Aug 2023 · 59 minutes
Episode 545: Jennifer Senior

Jennifer Senior is a staff writer for The Atlantic. Her article ”What Bobby McIlvaine Left Behind” won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Feature... more

09 Aug 2023 · 54 minutes
Episode 544: Casey Newton and Kevin Roose

Casey Newton writes the Platformer newsletter. Kevin Roose is a technology columnist for The New York Times. Together they co-host the podcast Hard Fork. CN:... more

02 Aug 2023 · 59 minutes
Episode 543: Jeff Goodell

Jeff Goodell is a climate change writer for Rolling Stone and the author of seven books. His new book is The Heat Will... more

26 Jul 2023 · 48 minutes
Episode 542: Peter Shamshiri

Peter Shamshiri is a lawyer and co-host of the podcast 5-4. “Because of the nature of law, I think a lot of... more

19 Jul 2023 · 47 minutes
Episode 541: Donovan X. Ramsey

Donovan X. Ramsey is a journalist and author of the new book When Crack Was King: A People’s History of a... more

12 Jul 2023 · 53 minutes
Rerun: #531 David Grann (Apr 2023)

David Grann is a staff writer for The New Yorker. His latest book is The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and... more

05 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Episode 540: Heidi Blake

Heidi Blake is a writer for The New Yorker and the author of two books, From Russia with Blood: The Kremlin's Ruthless Assassination... more

28 Jun 2023 · 48 minutes
Episode 539: Mitchell Prothero

Mitchell Prothero covers intelligence and crime for Vice News. His new podcast with Project Brazen is Gateway: Cocaine, Murder, and Dirty Money... more

21 Jun 2023 · 59 minutes
Episode 538: Brittany Luse

Brittany Luse is the host of NPR’s It’s Been a Minute. “One of the things I love about this job is everything... more

14 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Episode 537: Brady Dale

Brady Dale covers cryptocurrency for Axios. His new book is SBF: How The FTX Bankruptcy Unwound Crypto's Very Bad Good Guy. “I... more

07 Jun 2023 · 43 minutes
Episode 536: Lisa Belkin

Lisa Belkin is a journalist and the author of four books. Her latest is Genealogy of a Murder: Four Generations, Three... more

31 May 2023 · 45 minutes
Episode 535: Amy Chozick

Amy Chozick is an author, journalist, executive producer, and showrunner. Her latest feature for The New York Times is ”Liz Holmes Wants... more

24 May 2023 · 56 minutes
Episode 534: Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder is the author of eleven books, including The Soul of a New Machine and Mountains Beyond Mountains. His latest is Rough Sleepers. “I... more

17 May 2023 · 38 minutes
Episode 533: Hua Hsu

Hua Hsu is a staff writer for The New Yorker. His book Stay True won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for memoir. “I've worked as... more

10 May 2023 · 45 minutes
Episode 532: Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly is one of the founding editors of Wired, where his current title is Senior Maverick. His new book is Excellent... more

03 May 2023 · 47 minutes
Polk Award Winners: Terrence McCoy

Terrence McCoy is The Washington Post's Rio de Janeiro Bureau Chief. He won the George Polk award for his series... more

28 Apr 2023 · 34 minutes
Polk Award Winners: Lynsey Addario

Lynsey Addario is a photojournalist for The New York Times and National Geographic. She won the George Polk award for... more

27 Apr 2023 · 38 minutes
Polk Award Winners: Tracy Wang and Nick Baker

Tracy Wang and Nick Baker of CoinDesk, along with their colleague Ian Allison, won the George Polk award for reporting... more

26 Apr 2023 · 17 minutes
Polk Award Winners: Lori Hinnant

Lori Hinnant is a reporter for the Associated Press. Along with videojournalist Mstyslav Chernov, photographer Evgeniy Maloletka, and video producer... more

25 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Polk Award Winners: Theo Baker

Theo Baker is the investigations editor at The Stanford Daily. The first college student ever to win a George Polk... more

24 Apr 2023 · 35 minutes
Episode 531: David Grann

David Grann is a staff writer for The New Yorker. His new book is The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and... more

19 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Episode 530: Vann R. Newkirk II

Vann Newkirk II is a senior editor at The Atlantic and the host of Floodlines: The Story of an Unnatural Disaster.... more

12 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Episode 529: Liz Hoffman

Liz Hoffman, a former The Wall Street Journal reporter, is now the business and finance editor for Semafor. Her new book is Crash Landing:... more

05 Apr 2023 · 44 minutes
Episode 528: Roxanna Asgarian

Roxanna Asgarian is the law and courts reporter for the Texas Tribune. Her new book is We Were Once a Family: A... more

29 Mar 2023 · 58 minutes
Episode 527: Mary Childs

Mary Childs is a co-host of the podcast Planet Money and the author of The Bond King: How One Man Made a Market,... more

22 Mar 2023 · 50 minutes
Episode 526: Laurel Braitman

Laurel Braitman is a science writer, the author of Animal Madness: Inside Their Minds, and the founder of Writing Medicine. Her... more

15 Mar 2023 · 1 hour,
Episode 525: Sam Fragoso

Sam Fragoso is a writer, filmmaker, and the host of the podcast Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso. “We have an hour together.... more

08 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Episode 524: Eric Lach

Eric Lach is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he covers New York. His latest article is “The Mayor and... more

01 Mar 2023 · 47 minutes
Episode 523: Willa Paskin

Willa Paskin, a former TV critic, is the host of the podcast Decoder Ring. “I want it to feel like a trap... more

22 Feb 2023 · 56 minutes
Episode 522: Abraham Josephine Riesman

Abraham Josephine Riesman is a journalist who writes often for New York and is the author of True Believer: The Rise and... more

15 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Episode 521: Jonah Weiner

Jonah Weiner is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and co-author of the newsletter Blackbird Spyplane. “It's a version of myself.... more

08 Feb 2023 · 43 minutes
Episode 520: Delia Cai

Delia Cai is the senior vanities correspondent for Vanity Fair and publishes the media newsletter Deez Links. Her debut novel Central Places is out this... more

01 Feb 2023 · 54 minutes
Episode 519: Peggy Orenstein

Peggy Orenstein is a journalist and author. Her latest book is Unraveling. “The challenge is… to not want to say, I need to... more

25 Jan 2023 · 1 hour,
Episode 518: Jonathan Goldstein

Jonathan Goldstein is an audio producer and the host of Heavyweight. “I wasn’t taking myself very seriously, initially. I liked working with... more

18 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Episode 517: Katy Vine

Katy Vine is an executive editor for Texas Monthly. “This is a huge state. There’s so much, and it’s different everywhere you... more

11 Jan 2023 · 43 minutes
Rerun: #473 Khabat Abbas (Jan 2022)

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

04 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Rerun: #483 Chloé Cooper Jones (Apr 2022)

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

28 Dec 2022 · 50 minutes
Episode 516: David Wolman

David Wolman is the author of six books and a magazine features writer who has written for Wired, Outside, and The New York... more

21 Dec 2022 · 47 minutes
Episode 515: Clint Smith

Clint Smith is a poet and a staff writer for The Atlantic. His most recent book is How the Word Is Passed: A... more

14 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Grant Wahl (1973-2022)

Grant Wahl was the founder of Fútbol with Grant Wahl, a longtime writer for Sports Illustrated, and the author of... more

12 Dec 2022 · 46 minutes
Episode 514: Ryan O'Hanlon

Ryan O’Hanlon is a soccer writer for ESPN. His new book is Net Gains: Inside the Beautiful Game’s Analytics Revolution. “It wasn’t just... more

07 Dec 2022 · 58 minutes
Episode 513: Bradley Hope and Tom Wright

Bradley Hope and Tom Wright are former journalists at The Wall Street Journal, the co-founders of journalism studio Project Brazen, and the... more

30 Nov 2022 · 57 minutes
Rerun: #481 Hanif Abdurraqib (Mar 2022)

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 Nov 2022 · 49 minutes
Episode 512: Audie Cornish

Audie Cornish is a journalist and the former host of NPR’s All Things Considered. Her new CNN Audio podcast is The Assignment. “I... more

16 Nov 2022 · 55 minutes
Episode 511: Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Taffy Brodesser-Akner is a staff writer at the New York Times and the creator of the new Hulu television series Fleishman Is in... more

09 Nov 2022 · 52 minutes
Episode 510: Nancy Updike and Jenelle Pifer

Nancy Updike is a founding producer and senior editor at This American Life. Jenelle Pifer, a former Longform Podcast editor, is a senior... more

02 Nov 2022 · 57 minutes
Episode 509: Andy Kroll

Andy Kroll is an investigative reporter for ProPublica. His new book is A Death on W Street: The Murder of Seth Rich... more

26 Oct 2022 · 55 minutes
Episode 508: Erika Hayasaki

Erika Hayasaki has written for The New York Times Magazine, Wired, and The Atlantic. Her new book is Somewhere Sisters: A Story of Adoption,... more

19 Oct 2022 · 41 minutes
Episode 507: Rachel Aviv

Rachel Aviv is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her new book is Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories... more

12 Oct 2022 · 36 minutes
Episode 506: Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson is a writer for New York Times Magazine and the author of Boom Town. “I love being in that place where everything... more

05 Oct 2022 · 59 minutes
Episode 505: Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa

Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa are reporters for The Washington Post and co-authors of the new book His Name Is George Floyd: One... more

28 Sep 2022 · 44 minutes
Episode 504: Pablo Torre

Pablo Torre is a sports journalist and the host of the ESPN Daily podcast. “I have an open borders policy as a podcast.... more

21 Sep 2022 · 52 minutes
Episode 503: Evan Osnos

Evan Osnos is a staff writer for The New Yorker. His new book is Wildland: The Making of America’s Fury. “I'm always trying... more

14 Sep 2022 · 57 minutes
Episode 502: Graciela Mochkofsky

Graciela Mochkofsky is a writer for The New Yorker and dean of CUNY's Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. She has written six... more

07 Sep 2022 · 35 minutes
Episode 501: Nona Willis Aronowitz

Nona Willis Aronowitz, an editor and author, writes a sex and love advice column for Teen Vogue. Her new book is Bad... more

31 Aug 2022 · 53 minutes
Episode 500: Caitlin Dickerson

Caitlin Dickerson is a staff writer for The Atlantic covering immigration. Her latest article, on the secret history of U.S. government’s family-separation... more

24 Aug 2022 · 56 minutes
Episode 499: Yudhijit Bhattacharjee

Yudhijit Bhattacharjee is a contributing writer for National Geographic and the New York Times Magazine. His new podcast is Chameleon: Scam Likely. “I want a... more

17 Aug 2022 · 58 minutes
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
Episode 496: Michael Pollan

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