The Longform Podcast

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The Longform Podcast is a weekly in-depth conversation with nonfiction writers, editors, radio storytellers, and documentarians about their work, careers, and lives. It’s hosted by Aaron Lammer, Max Linsky, and myself. Since 2012, we’ve interviewed hundreds of guests, the podcast has been downloaded tens of millions of times, and we’ve been named to best-of-the-year lists from the likes of Time, The Guardian, The Atlantic (and again!), New York magazine, and others.

“It’s like my fantasy of what the internet would be, where you overhear conversations you can’t believe you’re overhearing.” —James L. Brooks

You can find the full archive of interviews at longform.org/podcast. Somewhat awkwardly, I’ve also been a guest on the podcast, in 2013, 2016, and 2019.

Here’s a selection of my favorite ones that I’ve conducted:

Jack Hitt, episode 200

Ta-Nehisi Coates, episodes 7, 97, 168, 225, 360 (with Chris Jackson)

Margo Jefferson, episode 157

Ben Taub, episode 210

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