Olga Khazan is a journalist who reports on health, gender, and science. She is currently a staff writer for The Atlantic. Prior to becoming a staff writer, Khazan was The Atlantic’s Global editor. She has also written for the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Forbes, and other publications. She is a two-time recipient of the International Reporting Project’s Journalism Fellowship and winner of the 2017 National Headliner Awards for Magazine Online Writing. Khazan's first book, "Weird," is to be published in 2020. Khazan was raised in West Texas. She received her B.A. in political science from American University, and her M.A. in journalism from the University of Southern California. She began reporting at The Eagle newspaper at American.
Olga Khazan describes weirdness as not fitting neatly into a box — regardless of what that box may be. It doesn’t just make other people see you as different — it also makes you feel like you don’t belong. But in this conversation with Next Big Idea Club curator Adam Grant, she says weirdness can also be surprisingly empowering.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Netsuite — Go to netsuite.com/bigidea for a free product tour!Athletic Greens — Visit athleticgreens.com/bigidea for 20 free daily travel packs!The Next Big Idea Club — Visit https://www.nextbigideaclub.com/podcast and use the code FREE3 for a three-month pass.
On the Gist, Trump tells a reporter to call China.In the interview, The Atlantic’s Olga Khazan is here to talk about her new book, Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World. She and Mike talk about the ways weirdness has changed in America, and what’s good about being the oddball.In the spiel, Trump wants to distract the public from testing capacities.Email us at thegist@slate.comPodcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We all want to feel like we fit in. But insecurity about our social status is actually something many of us have in common.Olga Khazan, staff writer at The Atlantic, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how her outsider status growing up shaped her–and about what research says about the advantages of being different.Her book is called “Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World.”
Episode 143 - Olga Khazan. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Olga Khazan. Olga Khazan is a staff writer for The Atlantic and author of the book WEIRD: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World. Prior to that, she was The Atlantic’s Global editor. She has also written for the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Forbes, and other publications. She is a two-time recipient of the International Reporting Project’s Journalism Fellowship and winner of the 2017 National Headliner Awards for Magazine Online Writing. Website: https://olgakhazan.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/olgakhazan The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
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Location
Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States of America
Episode Count
17
Podcast Count
14
Total Airtime
13 hours, 13 minutes
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Podchaser Creator ID logo 037641