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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 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
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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 when you're... more