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A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer about how they got their start, how they work, and how they tell stories. Co-produced by Longform and The Atavist.

A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer about how they got their start, how they work, and how they tell stories. Co-produced by Longform and The Atavist.
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New York, NY

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A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer about how they got their start, how they work, and how they tell stories. Co-produced by Longform and The Atavist.

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English


Episodes

Episode 364: Nicholas Quah

10/16/2019
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Nicholas Quah founded and writes Hot Pod, a newsletter about the podcasting industry, and reviews podcasts for Vulture.

Duration:01:03:55

Episode 363: Radhika Jones

10/9/2019
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Radhika Jones is the editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair

Duration:01:02:57

Episode 362: Andrew Marantz

10/2/2019
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Andrew Marantz is a staff writer at The New Yorker. His new book is Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation.

Duration:01:04:33

Episode 361: Ken Burns

9/25/2019
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Ken Burns is a documentary filmmaker whose work includes The Vietnam War, Baseball, and The Central Park Five. His new series is Country Music.

Duration:00:47:31

Episode 360: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Chris Jackson

9/18/2019
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Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between the World and Me. His new novel is The Water Dancer. Chris Jackson is Coates's editor, and the publisher and editor-in-chief of One World.

Duration:01:01:35

Episode 359: Paul Tough

9/11/2019
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Paul Tough is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and the author of "The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us"

Duration:01:03:24

Episode 358: Mike Isaac

9/4/2019
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Mike Issac covers Silicon Valley for The New York Times. He is the author of Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber.

Duration:00:52:37

Episode 357: Michelle García

8/28/2019
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Michelle García has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post and Oxford American. She directed the PBS film, Against Mexico: The Making of Heroes and Enemies.

Duration:01:08:25

Episode 356: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade

8/21/2019
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Jean-Xavier de Lestrade is a French documentary filmmaker. He directed Murder on a Sunday Morning and The Staircase.

Duration:00:46:11

Episode 355: Taylor Lorenz

8/14/2019
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Taylor Lorenz just announced she is leaving her job covering internet culture for The Atlantic to join The New York Times.

Duration:00:56:19

Episode 354: Jia Tolentino

8/7/2019
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Jia Tolentino is a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of the essay collection Trick Mirror: Reflections of Self-Delusion.

Duration:01:10:49

Episode 353: Baxter Holmes

7/31/2019
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Baxter Holmes is a senior writer for ESPN. He won the James Beard award for his 2017 article, “The NBA's Secret Addiction.”

Duration:01:02:36

Episode 352: Jenny Odell

7/24/2019
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Jenny Odell is a multidisciplinary artist and the author of "How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy"

Duration:00:58:39

Episode 351: Josh Levin

7/17/2019
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Josh Levin is the national editor at Slate. He is the host of the podcast Hang Up and Listen and the author of "The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth"

Duration:00:48:26

Episode 350: Taffy Brodesser-Akner

7/10/2019
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Taffy Brodesser-Akner is a staff writer at the New York Times and the author of "Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel"

Duration:01:00:37

Episode 349: Alex Mar

6/26/2019
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Alex Mar has written for The Believer, Wired, and New York. She is the author of Witches of America and the director of the documentary American Mystic.

Duration:00:59:07

Episode 348: David Epstein

6/19/2019
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David Epstein has reported for ProPublica, Sports Illustrated, and This American Life. His new book is Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.

Duration:00:51:40

Episode 347: Michael Pollan

6/12/2019
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Michael Pollan writes for The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker and is the author of nine books. His latest is How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.

Duration:00:57:03

Episode 346: Casey Cep

6/5/2019
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Casey Cep has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The New Republic. She is the author of Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee.

Duration:00:49:26