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Foreign Correspondence is a podcast that brings you hour-long interviews with journalists around the world hosted by Jake Spring.

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Foreign Correspondence is a podcast that brings you hour-long interviews with journalists around the world hosted by Jake Spring.

    *Bonus* Mitch Moxley on the business of magazine writing

    *Bonus* Mitch Moxley on the business of magazine writing

    Mitch Moxley (@mitch_moxley) talks about the world of book writing, agents and getting your magazine stories optioned by Hollywood.


     


    Here are links to some of the things we talked about:


    Mitch's Rent a White Guy story for The Atlantic - https://bit.ly/39YlbwO


    His book Apologies to My Censors - https://amzn.to/3B64BqR


    His true crime story Knives Outback - https://bit.ly/3opBATu


     


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    • 40 min
    Mitch Moxley - Magazines - NYC/China

    Mitch Moxley - Magazines - NYC/China

    Going viral. North Korea. Anthony Bourdain. Beijing Olympics. Long-form magazine journalism. Narrative non-fiction. Stage plays. Executive editor at Maxim. Mitch Moxley has done a lot of stuff. As a magazine editor and freelance writer, previously in China and now in New York City, Mitch tells us about his careers highs and disappointments, as well as the brutal realities of being a freelancer.


    Countries featured: Canada, China, North Korea, USA


    Publications featured: GQ, China Daily, Truly Adventurous, The Atlantic, Maxim, Penta


     


    Here are links to some of the things we talked about:


    Penta magazine - https://bit.ly/3mmK7nl


    Mitch's story on Agent Orange survivors - https://bit.ly/3mnhsyA


    His Rent a White Guy story for The Atlantic - https://bit.ly/39YlbwO


    His book Apologies to My Censors - https://amzn.to/3B64BqR


    His story Rat Hunters of New York - https://bit.ly/3uxVHjr


    His story about Anthony Bourdain for Maxim - https://bit.ly/3oqfLD9


    His play inspired by Bourdain - https://bit.ly/2WBA3hJ


    His story on the North Korean film festival for GQ - https://bit.ly/2Yawxvc


    Jennifer Senior's piece on a family grieving a 9/11 victim - https://bit.ly/39YDVMT


    His story about kidnapping survival schools - https://bit.ly/2YdVmGh


    The movie The Paper on IMDb - https://imdb.to/3FdJ55J


     


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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Sue-Lin Wong - The Economist - China

    Sue-Lin Wong - The Economist - China

    The journalist’s holy trinity: the right time, the right place, the right beat. You’re lucky if you find it once in your career. Sue-Lin Wong (@suelinwong) tells how she thinks she hit it in the Hong Kong protests in 2019. Now working as a China correspondent for The Economist based in Hong Kong, she also has the unusual distinction of having been based in Shenzhen for years.


    Countries featured: China, North Korea, Australia


    Publications featured: Reuters, Financial Times, Economist


    Sue-Lin discusses taking a gap year to teach English at a sketchy school in China (6:04), taking three years off from university to live in China and the US (10:11), joining Reuters with Jake as a trainee (21:20), becoming a Reuters correspondent in Shenzhen in southern China and quickly joining the FT (34:55), covering the Hong Kong protests (41:38), joining The Economist (46:50), a story that got away about an alleged rape (54:37), following a Chinese student protest and the dystopian crackdown on it (1:00:09), and finally the lightning round (1:14:30).


     


    Here are links to some of the things we talked about:


    Sue-Lin's FT Magazine story on the HK protests - https://on.ft.com/3zQCPNL


    Her stories on Chinese student protestors -


    https://reut.rs/3CJXm8u


    https://reut.rs/3zzyFtm


    https://reut.rs/3kDwKzy


    Her series of stories on the North Korean border - https://reut.rs/3kEqx6q


    端傳媒Initium Media - https://bit.ly/2XW82lz


    The Ezra Klein show - https://apple.co/3i72Kuf


    故事fm (storyfm) - https://bit.ly/3CKYRmU


    Megan Twohey on Twitter - https://bit.ly/3lVRUIO


    Jodi Kantor on Twitter - https://bit.ly/3zF1Mvl


    Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell wiki - https://bit.ly/3i4TYx8


     


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    Music: LoveChances (makaihbeats.net) by Makaih Beats


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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Jamie McGeever - Reuters - Financial Markets

    Jamie McGeever - Reuters - Financial Markets

    Financial journalists don’t get the respect they deserve. Scottish journalist Jamie McGeever (@ReutersJamie) has traveled the world covering financial markets, including NYC, London, Madrid and all over Brazil and Europe. His work at Reuters put him at the center of the chaos of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. Also discussed: bullfighting, Celtic football and the most charming world leaders.


    Countries featured: Brazil, Scotland, England, Spain, USA


    Publications featured: Dow Jones, Reuters


    Jamie discusses moving from his native Scotland to Brazil to teach English out of university (5:53), bullfighting and Ernest Hemingway (8:28), being thrown in the deep end of journalist at the Dow Jones news wire in Rio de Janeiro (14:02), an extremely rapid succession of jobs and moves that eventually take him to Reuters and Wall Street (19:49), the 2008 financial crisis as the story of a lifetime (27:25), why he's such a big deal on Twitter (36:56), his stint in TV news (43:51), switching from the news side to being a columnist (56:21), a story that got away about possible financial wrongdoing (1:01:40) and finally the lightning round(1:05:30).


     


    Here are links to some of the things we talked about:


    Jamie's Reuters columns - https://reut.rs/3noQGrL


    Toros Twitter account - https://bit.ly/2XgBGBI


    Daniel Dale on Twitter - https://bit.ly/3A6F00i


    John King on Twitter - https://bit.ly/3hpsIca


    Clarissa Ward on Twitter - https://bit.ly/3EcelSb


    The Football Men documentary part 1 - https://bit.ly/3hl4u2z


    The Thick of It on IMDb - https://imdb.to/3ntqNHl


     


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    • 1 hr 24 min
    *Bonus* NYT‘s Abdi Latif Dahir talks about Rwanda and Mogadishu

    *Bonus* NYT‘s Abdi Latif Dahir talks about Rwanda and Mogadishu

    Abdi Latif Dahir, The New York Times' East Africa Correspondent, talks more in-depth about his coverage of Rwanda and shares a special moment reporting in Mogadishu. This is a bonus content from FoCo's interview with Abdi. For the full interview, please check out episode 54.


    Note: Apologies that this is not the usually scheduled full episode that I normally release twice monthly. I will return to our normal programming in a couple of weeks.


    Here are links to some of the things we talked about:


    Abdi's jail house interview with Paul Rusesabagina - https://nyti.ms/2VnhIUu


    His main story on Paul Rusesabagina - https://nyti.ms/3rIYHb6


    His story on artists in Mogadishu - https://bit.ly/3j4ZpNj


    The book spawned from the above article - https://amzn.to/3z5g20J



     




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    • 25 min
    Emily Green - Mexico - Vice

    Emily Green - Mexico - Vice

    The long road to a Pulitzer. Now a Mexico-based reporter for Vice, Emily Green (@emilytgreen) has had a couple career booms and busts. The WSJ job that doesn't pan out leads her into radio reporting. The pandemic leads her to flee Mexico. But you never know, maybe you'll be sitting in your childhood bedroom and feeling sorry for yourself, when you get that call about the big award. 


    Countries featured: Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, Philippines, USA


    Publications featured: NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, PRI’s The World, The Daily Beast, Vice News


    Emily discusses going to the Philippines on a Fulbright grant after college (5:00), the wrong job at WSJ leads to working in hometown radio then Sacramento then the SF Chronicle (12:21), moving to Mexico to freelance (19:57), some lessons for freelancers (27:18), how a Vice story on a migrant kidnapping in Mexico led to an NPR piece that won a Pulitzer (34:00), a couple of stories that got away (47:35), a short doc for Vice on the massacre of migrants in Mexico after they were deported from the U.S. (50:24) and the lightning round (58:20).


     


    Here are links to some of the things we talked about:


    Emily's WaPo story on a Filipino judge - https://wapo.st/3sdDTsC


    Her first story in Vice on the migrant caravan - https://bit.ly/3iK85bF


    Her original story on Nuevo Laredo kidnapping for Vice - https://bit.ly/3AL64Cr


    Her Pulitzer winning audio story -  https://bit.ly/3AF5Dt3


    Pulitzer winner page for the story - https://bit.ly/2UgJOR7


    Her Vice doc on Guatemalan deportees killed in Mexico - https://bit.ly/37IVXkQ


    Day X podcast - https://nyti.ms/3lWTDzc


    Lisa Hagen's podcast on guns - https://n.pr/2UftUGG


    Jon Lee Anderson's ride along with Chavez - https://bit.ly/2VVD0Zu


     


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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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Highly recommended!

Jake asks great questions in the course of lengthy conversations that really give listeners a chance to get to know the people he’s interviewing. I really like his show!

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Nate

Fantastic podcast that really gets personal with journalists from a wide variety of backgrounds and locations. Beyond stories of professional development or field stories and experience, this podcast stands out in how matter of fact and, more so, intimate its able to get with guests. Its so nice, and refreshing, to hear interesting and inspiring people speak frankly about what they've done, what they care about now, and stories of how things work out in weird ways. Always worth a listen

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Liking Having a Chat with Journo Friends

There’s a lot of “advice” podcast out there, podcasts that try to teach you about how to navigate a career. This isn’t one of those, thank God. This is a podcast about journalism in its many different forms on a very micro level, told one journalist to another. The best moments are NOT when the host, Jake, talks about high level reporting concepts but rather when he digs into small details. Be it about how a story pitch came to be or what it was like talking to Mick Jagger, it’s all there. Yes, it's hyper-specific – but that’s why it’s fascinating.

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