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Interviews with writers, journalists, filmmakers, and podcasters about how they do their work. Hosted by Aaron Lammer, Max Linsky, and Evan Ratliff.


Episode 166: Ed Caesar

Ed Caesar is a freelance writer based in England whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, British GQ, and The Sunday Times Magazine. He is the author of Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon.

“That was a really horrific situation. People were being killed in the street in front of us. People were firing weapons in all directions. It was really chaotic and quite scary. It freaked me out. And I thought, 'Actually, there's not a huge amount more of this I want to do in my life.'”

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Show Notes:

  1. @edcaesar
  3. Caesar on Longform
  4. [2:00] "House of Secrets" (New Yorker • Jun 2015) [sub req'd]
  5. [3:00] "Congo: The Horror" (GQ (UK) • Jan 2010)
  6. [3:00] "Tehran Nights" (GQ (UK) • Jun 2009)
  7. [4:00] We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda (Philip Gourevitch • Picador 1999)
  8. [5:00] "Blood Oil" (Sebastian Junger • Vanity Fair • Jun 2009)
  9. [7:00] "The Visit: Mikhail Khodorkovsky's Life Inside" (The Independent • Sep 2011)
  10. [7:00] "Jon Bon Jovi" (The Independent • May 2006)
  11. [10:00] The Guardian Long Read
  12. [17:00] "Hell Is Other People" (GQ (UK) • May 2014)
  13. [22:00] Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon (Simon & Schuster • 2015)
  14. [23:00] "Sammy Wanjiru: The Runner They Left Behind" (Sunday Times Magazine • Nov 2011)

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