Emily Tamkin is a freelance writer and reporter. Previously, Tamkin wrote for The Washington Post's WorldViews section. She has been a foreign affairs reporter at BuzzFeed News and Foreign Policy. Her writing has appeared in The Economist, Politico, and Slate. She has conducted independent research on Soviet dissidence in Moscow, Tbilisi, and, as a Fulbright grantee, in Bremen, Germany. Tamkin's first book, "The Influence of Soros: Politics, Power, and the Struggle for Open Society" was published in 2020. Tamkin received her B.A. in Russian literature from Columbia University, and her M.Phil. in Russian and East European studies from the University of Oxford.
Vox's Worldly host Zack Beauchamp talks with author and New Statesman editor Emily Tamkin about the life and legacy of George Soros. How did a Hungarian billionaire philanthropist become the No. 1 boogeyman of right-wing nationalist movements on both sides of the Atlantic? They unpack the meaning of the smear campaign against him, and the inherent contradictions of a wealthy man trying to use his influence to make societies more democratic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this week’s episode, CJR Editor and Publisher Kyle Pope speaks with Emily Tamkin, our CNN public editor, about CJR’s new public editor initiative. Tamkin asks why CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time continues to invite supposed experts who aren’t in the administration, can’t be held accountable to anyone, don’t have relevant expertise, and refuse to answer a host’s questions.
***Due to the government shutdown, this program is a replay of last week's show (Jan. 19th). Listen to top Washington correspondents discuss the stalemate over the ongoing U.S. federal government shutdown and other top stories. Join moderator Paul Brandus of West Wing Reports, along with Philippe Gelie of Le Figaro and Emily Tamkin with BuzzFeed News on this edition of Issues in the News.
***Due to the government shutdown, this program is a replay of last week's show (Jan. 19th). Listen to top Washington correspondents discuss the stalemate over the ongoing U.S. federal government shutdown and other top stories. Join moderator Paul Brandus of West Wing Reports, along with Philippe Gelie of Le Figaro and Emily Tamkin with BuzzFeed News on this edition of Issues in the News.
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Location
Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States of America
Episode Count
31
Podcast Count
8
Total Airtime
13 hours, 24 minutes
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Podchaser Creator ID logo 728035