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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 584: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates is an author and journalist. His next book is The Message. “I don’t think we have the luxury as journalists... more

19 Jun 2024 · 50 minutes
Episode 583: Jay Caspian Kang

Jay Caspian Kang is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a co-host of Time to Say Goodbye. “At some point, you have... more

12 Jun 2024 · 54 minutes
Episode 582: Joseph Cox

Joseph Cox is a cybersecurity journalist and co-founder of 404 Media. His new book is Dark Wire: The Incredible True Story of... more

05 Jun 2024 · 56 minutes
Episode 581: Tavi Gevinson

Tavi Gevinson is a writer, actor, and the founder of Rookie. Her new zine is Fan Fiction. “Stories are unstable, and memory is... more

29 May 2024 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Episode 580: Rachel Khong

Rachel Khong is a journalist and author whose latest novel is Real Americans. “It's about the ways in which we miss each... more

22 May 2024 · 1 hour,
Episode 579: Kelsey McKinney

Kelsey McKinney is a features writer and co-owner at Defector.com. She hosts the podcast Normal Gossip and is the author of the upcoming... more

15 May 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Episode 578: Lissa Soep

Lissa Soep is an audio producer, editor and author whose latest book is Other People’s Words: Friendship, Loss, and the Conversations... more

08 May 2024 · 51 minutes
Episode 577: PJ Vogt

PJ Vogt is the host of Search Engine. “One of our tests editorially is if we think we’ve got something good, but... more

01 May 2024 · 52 minutes
Episode 576: Lindsay Peoples

Lindsay Peoples is the editor-in-chief of The Cut. “You see so many incredible people make one mistake and lose their job or... more

24 Apr 2024 · 54 minutes
Polk Award Winners: Jason Motlagh

Jason Motlagh, a journalist and filmmaker, is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and the founder of Blackbeard Films. He... more

19 Apr 2024 · 40 minutes
Polk Award Winners: Brian Howey

Brian Howey is a freelance journalist who won the Polk Award for Justice Reporting after exposing a deceptive police tactic... more

18 Apr 2024 · 29 minutes
Polk Award Winners: Meribah Knight

Meribah Knight is a reporter with Nashville Public Radio. She won the Polk Award for Podcasting for “The Kids of Rutherford... more

17 Apr 2024 · 44 minutes
Polk Award Winners: Jesse Coburn

Jesse Coburn is an investigative reporter at Streetsblog. He won the Polk Award for Local Reporting for "Ghost Tags," his series on... more

16 Apr 2024 · 34 minutes
Polk Award Winners: Amel Guettatfi and Julia Steers

Amel Guettatfi and Julia Steers won this year's George Polk Award for Television Reporting for “Inside Wagner,” their Vice News... more

15 Apr 2024 · 42 minutes
Rerun: #429 Vinson Cunningham (Feb 2021)

Vinson Cunningham is a staff writer for The New Yorker. His novel, published in March 2024, is Great Expectations. “I think the... more

10 Apr 2024 · 53 minutes
Episode 575: Megan Kimble

Megan Kimble is the former executive editor of The Texas Observer and has written for The New York Times, Texas Monthly, and The Guardian. Her... more

03 Apr 2024 · 53 minutes
Episode 574: Zach Harris

Zach Harris is a journalist whose latest article for Rolling Stone is "Meet the Gen Z Hothead Burning Up Pro Bowling." “I'm not like... more

27 Mar 2024 · 43 minutes
Episode 573: Rozina Ali

Rozina Ali is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the winner of the 2023 National Magazine Award for... more

20 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Episode 572: Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson is a staff writer for The Atlantic and host of the podcast Plain English. “I am an inveterate dilettante. I lose interest... more

13 Mar 2024 · 46 minutes
Episode 571: Tessa Hulls

Tessa Hulls is a writer and artist whose work has appeared in The Rumpus, The Washington Post, and The Capitol Hill Times. Her... more

06 Mar 2024 · 52 minutes
Episode 570: Sloane Crosley

Sloane Crosley is the author of I Was Told There’d Be Cake and several other books. Her new memoir is Grief Is for... more

28 Feb 2024 · 59 minutes
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 564: Rob Copeland

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