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Interviews with writers, journalists, filmmakers, and podcasters about how they do their work. Hosted by Aaron Lammer, Max Linsky, and Evan Ratliff.

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Interviews with writers, journalists, filmmakers, and podcasters about how they do their work. Hosted by Aaron Lammer, Max Linsky, and Evan Ratliff.

    Episode 403: Seyward Darby

    Episode 403: Seyward Darby

    Seyward Darby is the editor-in-chief of The Atavist Magazine and the author of Sisters in Hate: American Women on the Front Lines of White Nationalism.“The most enlightening thing I learned in working on this book ultimately was that when we think of hate we think of animosity. Hate means I do not like someone or I do not like something. I deplore it. I despise it. But hate as a movement is actually a lot more like any social movement where it’s providing something to its supporters, members, acolytes that they were seeking but didn’t necessarily know where they were going to find it. So it could be camaraderie, it could be power, it could be purpose, in some cases it could be money. There’s something terrifyingly mundane about that.”

    Thanks to Mailchimp for sponsoring this week's episode.

    Show notes:

     
    The Mastermind
    Chronicles of Now
    @seywarddarby
    seywarddarby.com
    3:15 "White Supremacy Was Her World. And Then She Left." (New York Times • 2020)
    8:00 A Voice of Hate in America’s Heartland (New York Times • 2017)
    8:45 The Rise of the Valkyries (Harpers • 2017)
    20:00 Longform Podcast #362: Andrew Marantz
    30:15 The History of White People (Nell Irvin Painter • W. W. Norton & Company • 2011)
    32:45 Longform Podcast #395: Wesley Lowery
    43:15 Duke Lacrosse Case
    50:00 The Duke Lacrosse Scandal and the Birth of the Alt-Right (New York Magazine • 2017)

     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 402: Raquel Willis with Patrice Peck

    Episode 402: Raquel Willis with Patrice Peck

    Raquel Willis, the former executive editor of Out, is an activist, journalist, and writer.

    Guest host Patrice Peck is a freelance journalist and writes the Coronavirus News for Black Folks newsletter.“To my peers, I would just say that we have to rethink our idea of leadership. Rethink our idea of storytelling. As the media, we shouldn’t be seeing ourselves as the owners and the gatekeepers of people’s stories. We actually need to be democratizing this experience—sharing the tools of storytelling with other folks. Folks are hungry to tell their own stories and may not always have the tools.”

    Thanks to Mailchimp for sponsoring this week's episode.

    Show notes:
    @RaquelWillis_
    raquelwillis.com
    00:30 "Self-Care for Black Journalists" (Patrice Peck • New York Times • Jul 2020)
    00:45 Transgender Law Center
    00:45 Out
    01:00 Ms. Foundation for Women
    13:00 National Association of Black Journalists
    16:45 "Trans Women Are Women. This Isn’t a Debate." (The Root • Mar 2017)
    19:00 "I Was Born a Boy" (Janet Mock • The Root • Mar 2017)
    19:30 Orange is the New Black
    26:30 HowStuffWorks
    27:15 Transgender Teen's Death Sparks Outcry From Advocates (Eliana Dockterman • Time • Dec 2014)
    28:00 I"Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Beating Death of Transgender Woman" (James C. McKinley Jr. • New York Times • Apr 2016)
    38:15 Jack Jones Literary Arts
    39:30 "Our March Cover Stars: The Mothers and Daughters of the Movement" (Out • February 2019)
    40:30 BYP100
    41:00 "Introducing the Out100 Trans Obituaries Project" (Out • November 2019)
    41:15 "Layleen Cubilette-Polanco Died in the System, but Her Fight Lives On" (Out • November 2019)
    45:30 ”Overlooked" (New York Times)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Mailchimp Presents: “The Books That Changed Us” with Ashley C. Ford

    Mailchimp Presents: “The Books That Changed Us” with Ashley C. Ford

    An episode featuring Ashley C. Ford from "The Books That Changed Us," a new, short-run podcast hosted by Aaron and Max where authors discuss the books that made them who they are. The 10-episode series is part of Mailchimp's By The Books, a summer-long virtual literary festival curated by last week's Longform guests, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman.

    • 29 min
    Episode 401: Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

    Episode 401: Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

    Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman are co-hosts of the podcast Call Your Girlfriend and co-authors of the new book Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close.“People telling you about their lives is a real privilege and honor. No one owes you to tell you their story. Sometimes in the world of people who write or people who make media there is just this expectation that everything is on the table, especially if you’re two women who make media, that we’re supposed to just share our pain and everything that’s going on in our lives but that’s not fair and it’s not true and I think the larger project of this book is really sharing these stories in service of having an honest dialogue about how other people are doing friendship.”

    Thanks to Mailchimp for sponsoring this week's episode.

    Show notes:
    @aminatou
    @annfriedman
    bigfriendship.com
    annfriedman.com
    Longform Podcast #37: Ann Friedman
    2:00 Mailchimp Presents: By The Books
    19:00 Shine Theory
    1:08:15 Carrie Frye

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 400: Maria Konnikova

    Episode 400: Maria Konnikova

    Maria Konnikova is a journalist, professional poker player, and author of the new book The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win.

    • 49 min
    Episode 399: Tessie Castillo and George Wilkerson

    Episode 399: Tessie Castillo and George Wilkerson

    Tessie Castillo, a journalist covering criminal justice reform, and George Wilkerson, a prisoner on death row in North Carolina, are two of the co-authors Crimson Letters: Voices from Death Row.

    • 43 min

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Inspirational and aspirational

As a freelance writer, I am always motivated and intrigued by both the big ideas and the in-the-weeds business tidbits shared in these episodes. I am amazed by all the research Max, Evan, and Aaron put into the interviews and how their appreciation of the art, craft, and execution of a writing career shows through.

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Thoughtful interviews

This podcast is fantastic. The addition of Patrice Pike as an interviewer was a genius move.

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