A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer about how they got their start and how they tell stories. Co-produced by Longform and The Atavist.
United States
328 episodes
since Aug, 2012


Jeanne Marie Laskas writes for GQ and the New York Times Magazine. Her new book is To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope. “I hate saying this out loud, but it’s true: I’m really shy. Fundamentally, I'm 100% scared most of the time. I’m scared and wondering how I can not be noticed because I don’t know what to say and I’m shy. If you say I’m a good listener, that's why … I become more invisible so I’m more comfortable.” Thanks to MailChimp, Techmeme Ride Home Podcast, and Pitt Writers for sponsoring this week's episode. @jmlaskas Longform Podcast #9: Jeanne Marie Laskas Laskas on Longform jeannemarielaskas.com [2:10] Concussion (Random House • 2015) [2:20] To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope (Random House • 2018) [2:30] "To Obama With Love, and Hate, and Desperation" (New York Times Magazine • Jan 2017) [23:20] "Have You Heard the One About President Joe Biden?" (GQ • Jul 2013) [43:20] "Guns 'R Us" (GQ • Aug 2012) [43:25] "Inside the Federal Bureau Of Way Too Many Guns" (GQ • Aug 2016)
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