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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 300: May Jeong

May Jeong is a magazine writer and investigative reporter.

“I don’t have kids, I don’t have an expensive drug habit. Everything that I do right now at this moment in my life is to serve the story. That means that sometimes I’m not the best partner. I’m not the best friend. I’m a really terrible daughter probably. If my parents had a satisfaction survey, I don’t think I’d rank really high. I have friends who are buying houses and stuff. I’m very far away from that. What else have I sacrificed? I don’t know. Sometimes I let my body atrophy because I’m on the road all the time. I think I can do it for five more years. I’m 30, so thing will have to change.”

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  • @mayjeong
  • May Jeong on Longform
  • May Jeong's archive at The Intercept
  • [01:50] "The Final, Terrible Voyage of the Nautilus" (Wired • Feb 2015)
  • [14:00] Nathan Thornburgh on Longform
  • [17:45] May Jeong's archive at The New Yorker
  • [24:30] "Death from the Sky" (The Intercept • Apr 2016)
  • [36:15] "The Avenger" (Patrick Radden Keefe • The New Yorker • Sep 2015)
  • [41:30] "Losing Sight" (The Intercept • Jan 2018)
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