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Aaron Lammer

Aaron Lammer is the co-hosts of the Longform Podcast. He is the co-founder of Longform.
Recent episodes featuring Aaron Lammer
Episode 360: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Chris Jackson
Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between the World and Me. His new novel is The Water Dancer. Chris Jackson is Coates's editor, and the publisher and editor-in-chief of One World. “I don’t think an essay works unless I can pin a story to it. You don’t want people to just say, ‘Oh that was a cool argument.’ You want people to say, ‘I could not stop thinking about this.’ You want them to nudge their wives and husbands and say, ‘You have to read this.’ You want them to be bothered by it.” Thanks to MailChimp, Squarespace, Vistaprint, and Pitt Writers for sponsoring this week's episode. @cjaxone ta-nehisicoates.com cjaxone.tumblr.com Coates on Longform Coates's first appearance on the Longform Podcast [02:00] The Water Dancer: A Novel (One World • 2019) [02:45] Coates’s Tour Schedule [04:30] Jackson's Email [06:45] The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir (Spiegel & Grau • 2009) [12:58] ”Why Do So Few Blacks Study the Civil War”(The Atlantic • 2011) [14:00] Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau • 2015) [20:23] The Secret History (Donna Tartt • Alfred A Knopf • 1992) [20:30] The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro • Faber and Faber • 1990) [20:40] Billy Bathgate: A Novel (E.L. Doctorow • Random House • 1989) [28:10] Underground Railroad (William Still • 1872) [32:45] The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant (Ulysses Grant • 1885) [35:20] ”The Case for Reparations”(The Atlantic • 2014) [37:05] Coates's archive at The Atlantic [37:10] We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy (One World • 2017) [45:15] Captain in America Vol. 1: Winter in America (Marvel • 2019) [54:00] Coates Testifies Before Congress (2019)
Episode 359: Paul Tough
Paul Tough is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and the author of The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us. “The nice thing about a book as opposed to a magazine article is that it’s less formulaic. As a writer, it gives you more freedom — you’re trying to create an emotional mood where ideas have a place to sit in a person’s brain. And when people are moved by a book, it’s not by being told, ‘Here’s the problem, here’s the answer, now go do it.’ It’s by having your vision of the world slightly changed.” Thanks to MailChimp and Pitt Writers for sponsoring this week's episode. [03:25] The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • 2019) [04:00] “Terminal Delinquents”(Esquire • 1990) [04:50] Tough’s Harper’s archive [05:50] 2600: The Hacker Quarterly [09:00] Longform Podcast #104: Lewis Lapham [10:30] “The Alchemy of OxyContin” (New York Times Magazine • 2001) [11:40] Tough’s New York Times Magazine archive [16:15] “The Harlem Project” (New York Times Magazine • 2004) [16:20] Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America (Mariner Books • 2009) [17:15] Open Letters [26:00] Longform Podcast #347: Michael Pollan [45:20] Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • 2016)
Episode 358: Mike Isaac
Mike Issac covers Silicon Valley for The New York Times. He is the author of Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber. “People try to use journalists all the time. Your job as a journalist is to figure out who’s using you, why they’re using you, and whether you can do something legitimately without playing into one side or another.” Thanks to MailChimp, Pitt Writers, and Wolverine Podcast for sponsoring this week's episode. @MikeIsaac Isaac on Longform [00:14] Wolverine Podcast [02:09] Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber (W. W. Norton & Company • 2019) [02:20] Issac’s New York Times archive [03:57] Issac’s Paste Magazine archive [06:15] Longform Podcast #337: Casey Newton [08:40] Steve Jobs and Walt Mossberg [25:38] “How Uber Deceives the Authorities Worldwide” (New York Times • 2017) [25:44] “Inside Uber’s Aggressive, Unrestrained Workplace Culture” (New York Times • 2017) [25:48] Susan Fowler blog post [31:00] Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (John Carreyrou • Knopf • 2018) [36:31] Isaac on The Daily
Episode 357: Michelle García
Michelle García has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post and Oxford American. She directed the PBS film, Against Mexico: The Making of Heroes and Enemies. “We have to see that within difficult stories there is a very important message of humanity triumphing over despair. If you don’t focus on joy, humanity is squashed. If all you see and all you narrate is pain, then you extinguish the possibility of joy and the important part of holding onto humanity.” Thanks to MailChimp and Pitt Writers for sponsoring this week's episode. @pistoleraprod michellegarciainc.com Rally+PEN America event on September 5 [00:42] “Against Mexico: The Making of Heroes and Enemies” (PBS • 2012) [01:04] “The Border and the American Imagination” (The Baffler • 2018) [01:07] “Rewriting the West” (Guernica • 2019) [02:12] The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal. (Evan Ratliff • Random House • 2019) [02:30] Evan Ratliff on CoinTalk [09:30] “New Tack Against Illegal Immigrants: Trespassing Charges (Michael Powell • Washington Post • 2005) [14:44] “Michelle Has A Polyamourous Relationship With Texas And New York” (KSTX • 2017) [21:05] “On the Texas Borderline, A Solid, if Invisible, Wall” (Washington Post • 2008) [23:16] “The War of Forgetting” (Guernica • 2015) [32:40] García’s AlJazeera America archive [33:55] “Myths of Mexico” (Columbia Journalism Review • 2009) [45:45] “The Year of the Heavy Moon” (Oxford American • 2017) [47:55] “My Name is Alex” (Oxford American • 2017) [48:50] “Mexico’s City of Dogs” (AlJazeera America • 2013) [1:05:45] “Searching for La Perdida” (Oxford American • 2016)
Episode 356: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade
Jean-Xavier de Lestrade is a French documentary filmmaker. He directed Murder on a Sunday Morning and The Staircase. “The courtroom in the United States is not really about the truth. It’s more about a story against another story. It’s more about storytelling. The more compelling or believable story by the jury will win. But in the end, we don’t know: is it the truth or not?” Thanks to Mailchimp, Pitt Writers, and We Love You (and So Can You) for sponsoring this week's episode. [00:05] We Love You (And So Can You) [01:00] You Can’t Make This Up [02:16] The Staircase (2004) [02:50] The Staircase II: The Last Chance (2013) [02:53] The Staircase (2018) [05:15] Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001) [05:35] The Justice of the Men (2001) [11:35] Caught in the Acts (Raymond Depardon • 1994) [12:05] Law and Order (Frederick Wiseman • 1969) [12:12] Welfare(Frederick Wiseman • 1975) [12:16] Public Housing (Frederick Wiseman • 1997) [25:23] Making a Murderer (Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos • 2015) [25:25] The Jinx (Andrew Jarecki • 2015) [25:27] The Keepers (Ryan White • 2017)
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