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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.

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Episode 309: Jeanne Marie Laskas

Jeanne Marie Laskas writes for GQ and the New York Times Magazine. Her new book is To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope.

“I hate saying this out loud, but it’s true: I’m really shy. Fundamentally, I'm 100% scared most of the time. I’m scared and wondering how I can not be noticed because I don’t know what to say and I’m shy. If you say I’m a good listener, that's why … I become more invisible so I’m more comfortable.”

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  • [2:10] Concussion (Random House • 2015)
  • [2:20] To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope (Random House • 2018)
  • [2:30] "To Obama With Love, and Hate, and Desperation" (New York Times Magazine • Jan 2017)
  • [23:20] "Have You Heard the One About President Joe Biden?" (GQ • Jul 2013)
  • [43:20] "Guns 'R Us" (GQ • Aug 2012)
  • [43:25] "Inside the Federal Bureau Of Way Too Many Guns" (GQ • Aug 2016)
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