By Benjamin Peim
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Each episode we interview a journalist about a longform or investigative piece that they’ve written. We cover how the journalist came up with the story idea, how much pre-reporting they did before they pitched it, what the pitch looked like, and then how they went about writing and reporting the story. The podcast is meant to serve as a resource for students, and journalists who’d like to learn more about their craft.
||CleanEpisode 13: Amitha Kalaichandran; "Losing Connor's Mind"||In this episode, freelance journalist Amitha Kalaichandran discusses her long-form Atavist story, "Losing Connor's Mind". Amitha has been published in The New York Times and New York Magazine among other places. This is her first piece for...||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Lisa Riordan Seville and Lukas Vrbka; "They Lost Their Homes. Now A reality TV Star is Selling them."||In this episode, freelance journalists Lisa Riordan Seville and Lukas Vrbka talks about their December 2017 Buzzfeed story, "They Lost Their Homes. Now A reality TV Star is Selling them." ...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Jeff Maysh, The Cop who Became a Robber||In this episode, freelance journalist Jeff Maysh talks about his September 2017 LA Magazine story, "The Cop who Became a Robber." The story takes a close look at Reality, an NSA contractor who allegedly leaked a classified memo to The Intercept. ...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Kerry Howley, "Who is Reality Winner?"||In this episode, freelance journalist Kerry Howley talks about her recent New York Magazine story, "Who is Reality Winner?” The story takes a close look at Reality, an NSA contractor who allegedly leaked a classified memo to The Intercept. ...||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Sam Knight, "The Bouvier Affair"||In this episode, freelance journalist Sam Knight talks about his 2016 New Yorker story, “The Bouvier Affair,” The story takes a close look at how a Swiss art shipper took advantage of a Russian oligarch doing business in the unregulated art...||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Annie Hylton, "Dirty Laundry: An Investigation"||In this episode, freelance journalist Annie Hylton talks about her story, “Dirty Laundry: An Investigation,” which was published last year in Dissent Magazine. The long form investigation exposes grave abuses in New York's commercial...||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Amos Barshad, “Why are the Soccer Hooligans of Argentina killing each other?”||In this episode, journalist Amos Barshad talks about his story, “Why are the Soccer Hooligans of Argentina killing each other?” which was published last year in The Fader Magazine. The story peeks into the lives of the most diehard fans of...||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Laura Kasinof, "The New Berliners"||In this episode, freelance journalist Laura Kasinof talks about her longform Virginia Quarterly Review feature, "The New Berliners." The story looks at how Syrian refugees are adjusting to new lives in Germany through the prism of one...||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Scott Sayare, "The Ultimate Terrorist Factory," and "The Untold Story of the Bastille Day Attacker"||In this episode, Paris-based journalist Scott Sayare talks about two longform pieces he wrote, "The Ultimate Terrorist Factory, Are French prisons incubating extremism?" which he wrote for Harper's, and, "The Untold Story of the Bastille Day...||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Bridget Huber, The Living Disappeared||In this episode, freelance writer Bridget Huber talks about her longform California Sunday Magazine piece, "The Living Disappeared." The piece tells the story of people who were killed by Argentina's military dictatorship in the late...||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Reeves Wiedeman, The Dirtbag Left's Man in Syria||In this episode, New York Magazine staff writer Reeves Wiedeman talks about his piece, "The Dirtbag Left's Man in Syria." Reeves goes into detail explaining how he reported and wrote the piece. "He had opened up his life...||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Rachel Monroe, Superheroes are Real, the Life of a Smoke Jumper||A story about firefighters who jump out of airplanes||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: Ben Goldfarb, The Deliciously Fishy Case of “the Codfather”||In this episode, freelance environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb discusses his recent Mother Jones story, The Deliciously Fishy Case of "the Codfather." Ben tells how he first found the story, and techniques he used in his writing and reporting...||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|