Interviews with writers, journalists, filmmakers, and podcasters about how they do their work. Hosted by Aaron Lammer, Max Linsky, and Evan Ratliff.
Episode 439: Adam McKay
Wednesday 12 May 2021
: Adam McKay is a film director, writer, and host of the podcast Death at the Wing.“Sometimes you do a project and then you look back and...
Episode 438: Anna Sale
Wednesday 05 May 2021
: Anna Sale is the host of Death, Sex & Money. Her new book is Let’s Talk About Hard Things.“What hard conversations can do is—you...
Episode 437: Brooke Jarvis
Wednesday 28 April 2021
: Brooke Jarvis is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine.“Obsession is inherently interesting. We want to know why somebody...
Polk Award Winners: Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung
Friday 23 April 2021
: Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung are investigative reporters at ProPublica. They won the George Polk Award for Health Reporting for their...
Polk Award Winners: Roberto Ferdman
Thursday 22 April 2021
: Roberto Ferdman is a correspondent at VICE News. He and his colleagues at VICE News Tonight won the George Polk Award for Television...
Polk Award Winners: Helen Branswell
Wednesday 21 April 2021
: Helen Branswell is an infectious disease and global health reporter for STAT. She won this year's George Polk Award for Public Service for...
Polk Award Winners: Ryan Mac and Craig Silverman
Tuesday 20 April 2021
: Ryan Mac and Craig Silverman are reporters at BuzzFeed News. Together they won this year's George Polk Award for Business Reporting for...
Polk Award Winners: Tristan Ahtone
Monday 19 April 2021
: Tristan Ahtone is the former Indigenous Affairs editor at High Country News and is currently the editor-in-chief at The Texas Observer. His...
Episode 436: Dana Goodyear
Wednesday 14 April 2021
: Dana Goodyear is a staff writer for The New Yorker and host of the new podcast Lost Hills.“I do find people who take risks—artistic...
Episode 435: Albert Samaha
Wednesday 07 April 2021
: Albert Samaha is an investigative journalist and the deputy inequality editor at BuzzFeed News. His book Concepcion: An Immigrant Family's...
Rerun: #390 Bonnie Tsui (April 2020)
Wednesday 31 March 2021
: Bonnie Tsui is a journalist and the author of Why We Swim.“I am a self-motivated person. I really don’t like being told what to do....
Episode 434: Jessica Lessin
Wednesday 24 March 2021
: Jessica Lessin is founder and editor-in-chief of The Information.“It's very, very hard to predict the winners. A lot of investors try to...
Episode 433: Elon Green
Wednesday 17 March 2021
: Elon Green is a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Awl, New York, and other publications. His new...
Episode 432: Jess Zimmerman
Wednesday 10 March 2021
: Jess Zimmerman is editor-in-chief of Electric Literature. Her new book is Women and Other Monsters.“My goals are to be exactly as...
Episode 431: Tejal Rao
Wednesday 03 March 2021
: Tejal Rao is the California restaurant critic for The New York Times and a columnist for The New York Times Magazine.“I've been...
Episode 430: Connie Walker
Wednesday 24 February 2021
: Connie Walker is an investigative reporter and podcast host. Her new show is Stolen: The Search for Jermain.“For so long, there has been...
Episode 429: Vinson Cunningham
Wednesday 17 February 2021
: Vinson Cunningham is a staff writer for The New Yorker.“I think the job is just paying a bunch of attention. If you're a person like me,...
Episode 428: Katie Engelhart
Wednesday 10 February 2021
: Katie Engelhart is a journalist and the author of the new book The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die.“Billions of dollars of...
Episode 427: Luke Mogelson
Wednesday 03 February 2021
: Luke Mogelson is a journalist and fiction writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and other...
Episode 426: Mirin Fader
Wednesday 27 January 2021
: Mirin Fader is a staff writer for The Ringer.
“Nobody ever makes it makes it, right? You make it, and every day, you have to keep making...
Episode 425: Stephanie Clifford
Wednesday 20 January 2021
: Stephanie Clifford is an investigative journalist and novelist who has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and...
Episode 424: Kenneth R. Rosen
Wednesday 13 January 2021
: Kenneth R. Rosen has written for The New York Times, Wired, The New Yorker, and many other publications. His new book is Troubled: The...
Episode 365: Carvell Wallace, author and podcast host
Wednesday 06 January 2021
: Carvell Wallace is a podcast host and has written for The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine. He is the co-author, with Andre...
Episode 378: Ashley C. Ford, author and podcast host
Wednesday 30 December 2020
: Ashley C. Ford is a writer and podcast host. Her memoir, Somebody's Daughter, is forthcoming from Flatiron Books.“For the first time I...
Episode 423: Ed Yong
Wednesday 23 December 2020
: Ed Yong spent 2020 covering the pandemic for The Atlantic. His latest feature is "How Science Beat the Virus."
“I am trying to give...