300 episodes

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

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    • 4.8, 1.1K Ratings

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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Spare me Fake Humility ,

Get a life

This podcast is a parade of craven careerists hellbent on their own professional goals at the expense of anyone unlucky enough to be in proximity. Tune in if you want an insiders view of these navel gazing narcissists, starving for professional “success”. The tone is self-depreciating, which contrasts with the win-at-all-costs mentality required to do well in the field.

The one thing I’ve learned listening to dozens of these “professionals”: when a journalist asks to speak with you as a private citizen, run in the other direction.

Disgusting lot. A better use of their time would be to go out and actually SELL Mail Chimp to customers. Get a life for crying out loud.

NJ diner ,

Evan Ratliff is a genius interviewer

When Evan Ratliff is doing the interview, this podcast is sublime. He knows how to interview and draw out his guests into revealing interesting background information. When Max Linsky is in the interviewer seat he editorializes too much and tries to lead subjects down too many wrong roads and they spend a lot of wasted time trying to politely wave him off and get back on track. Max interjects himself too much into the interview while Evan skillfully keeps the guest in the truth-telling zone.

rachelpjones ,

Amazing, helpful, interesting, challenging

This is my favorite podcast and I've even listened back through most of the episodes again. Thank you for continuing to put out excellent interviews.

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