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Writers Who Don’t Write Episode 38: Dave Weigel

Dave Weigel is a National Reporter for the Washington Post and author of the book The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock. He chats with us about what it’s like covering politics today, media bias, and one story he’s always struggled to tell.

Further Reading:

Dave’s Website
The Show That Never Ends
Dave’s Twitter at I09
Dave in The Washington Post

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Writers Who Don’t Write Episode 37: Ken Liu

A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, Ken Liu is the author of The Dandelion Dynasty, a silkpunk epic fantasy series and The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, a collection of short stories. He’s currently working on a Star Wars novel, which will become cannon. He joins us on the show this week to discuss all of this and more.

Further Reading:

Ken’s Website
Star Wars Book
The Grace of Kings
The Paper Menagerie Book
The Paper Menagerie story at I09
Ken’s Twitter

The Facts:
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Writers Who Don’t Write Episode 36: Aaron Lammer

Aaron Lammer is a proprietor of Longform.org and a host of the popular Longform Podcast. He writes songs with the artist Francis and the Lights, who in 2016 alone worked collaboratively with Bon Iver, Kanye West, The Weeknd, Frank Ocean and Chance the Rapper. Earlier this year, Aaron released a new podcast called Stoner, where he explores the culture behind Marijuana. He chats with us about all of this, plus some very particular moments from his childhood.

Further Reading:

Longform
Longform Podcast
Francis and the Lights
Stoner Podcast
Aaron’s Twitter

The Facts:
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Writers Who Don’t Write Episode 35: Doree Shafrir

Doree Shafrir is a Senior Tech Writer at BuzzFeed News and has worked as an editor or staff writer at Rolling Stone, the New York Observer, Gawker, and Philadelphia Weekly, and has contributed to publications including the New York Times, The New Yorker, Slate, TheAwl, Daily Beast, Marie Claire, and Wired. She is the host of Matt and Doree’s Eggcellent Adventure with her husband Matt Mira, and her first novel, Startup, was published by Little, Brown in April. She speaks with us about her career, the evolution of writing, and the hipster grifter.

Further Reading:

Doree’s website
Startup
Doree on Buzzfeed
Doree’s Twitter
Doree’s Instagram

The Facts:
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Writers Who Don’t Write Episode 34: Beau Lotto

Beau Lotto is one of the few speakers to have given two TED talks, which have amassed over 5 million views combined. He has also spoken at Google’s Zeitgest Minds, Wired, G8 and made significant programme contributions to BBC’s Horizon, National Geographic Channel and PBS in the US. Today, we speak to him about his new book, Deviate, and discuss science writing, perception, and his career.

Further Reading:

Lab of Misfits
TED Talk
Beau’s Website
Beau’s Twitter

The Facts:
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