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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

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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

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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

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Writers Who Don’t Write Episode 33: Nathan Hill

Nathan Hill’s debut novel The Nix was named the #1 book of the year by Audible and Entertainment Weekly, as well as one of the year’s best books by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Slate, Amazon, and many others. Hill’s short stories have been published in The Iowa Review, Agni, The Gettysburg Review, The Denver Quarterly, and Fiction, which awarded him its annual Fiction Prize. On this episode, he discusses his career trajectory, meeting John Irving, and how to maintain humor in his writing.

Further Reading:

Nathan’s Website
The Nix
Nathan’s Facebook
Nathan’s Twitter

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Writers Who Don’t Write Episode 32: Colin Barrett

Colin Barrett is an Irish short story writer and the author of the critically acclaimed Young Skins. He’s won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, The Guardian First Book Award, and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. His work has been published in The New Yorker, Granta, and The Stinging Fly. In 2015, he was named a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35.” He chats with us about his career, writing short stories, and the unconscious.

Further Reading:

Young Skins
Colin’s Twitter

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