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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 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

Episode 345: Mark Adams

5/29/2019
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Mark Adams is the author of Mr. America and Turn Right at Machu Picchu. His latest book is Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier.

Duration:00:46:35

Episode 344: Emily Bazelon

5/22/2019
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Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and a co-host of Political Gabfest. Her latest book is Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration.

Duration:01:03:00

Episode 343: Sloane Crosley

5/15/2019
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Sloane Crosley is the author of "I Was Told There’d Be Cake" and "How Did You Get This Number." Her latest essay collection is "Look Alive Out There."

Duration:01:08:53

Episode 342: Christine Kenneally

5/8/2019
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Christine Kenneally has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Monthly. Her 2018 Buzzfeed article, “The Ghosts of the Orphanage,” was nominated for a National Magazine Award.

Duration:00:59:45

Episode 341: David Wallace-Wells

5/1/2019
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David Wallace-Wells is the deputy editor of New York and the author of The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming.

Duration:01:00:03

Episode 340: Linda Villarosa

4/24/2019
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Linda Villarosa directs the journalism program at the City College of New York, and is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. Her article "Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis" was one of Longform's Top Ten of 2018. She is at work on a new book, "Under the Skin: Race, Inequality and the Health of a Nation," due out in 2020.

Duration:00:52:52

Episode 339: Michael Lewis

4/17/2019
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Michael Lewis is the author of several bestselling books and the host of the podcast Against the Rules.

Duration:00:51:32

Episode 338: Hillary Frank

4/10/2019
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Hillary Frank is the creator of The Longest Shortest Time podcast and the author of Weird Parenting Wins.

Duration:00:44:09