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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 354: Jia Tolentino

Jia Tolentino is a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of the essay collection Trick Mirror: Reflections of Self-Delusion.

“I feel a lot of useful guilt solidifying my own advantages at a time when the ground people stand on is being ripped away. And I feel a lot of emotional anxiety about the systems that connect us - about the things that make my life more convenient and make other people’s lives worse. It’s the reality of knowing that ten years from now, when there are millions of more climate refugees, that you’ll be okay. It makes me feel so crazy and lucky and intent on doing something with being alive.”

Thanks to MailChimp, Time Sensitive, Substack, and Pitt Writers for sponsoring this week's episode.

  1. @jiatolentino
  2. Tolentino on Longform
  3. [01:47] Trick Mirror: Reflections of Self-Delusion (Random House • 2019)
  4. [02:15] Jia’s archive at the New Yorker
  5. [02:18] Longform Podcast #183: Jia Tolentino
  6. [09:08] “The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul” (New Yorker • 2018)
  7. [11:31] “Gloria Allred’s Crusade” (New Yorker • 2017)
  8. [17:37] “Please, My Wife, She’s Very Online” (New Yorker • 2019)
  9. [20:49] “A Chat with Malcolm Brenner, Man Famous for Having Sex with a Dolphin” (Jezebel • 2015)
  10. [21:03] “Interview With a Woman Who Recently Had an Abortion at 32 Weeks” (Jezebel • 2016)
  11. [26:20] Panel with Tolentino, Nussbaum, Holmes, and Brodesser-Akner
  12. [27:50] “The Land of the Large Adult Son” (New Yorker • 2017)
  13. [33:22] “Losing Religion and Finding Ecstasy in Houston” (New Yorker • 2019)
  14. [36:10] “A Quick Chat With a Guy at Lolla Wearing a 'Rape Your Face' T-Shirt” (Jezebel • 2015)
  15. [40:22] “Athleisure, Barre and Kale: The Tyranny of the Ideal Woman” (The Guardian • 2019)

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