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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 310: Eli Saslow

Eli Saslow is a Pulitzer-winning feature writer for the Washington Post. His new book is Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist.

“If I'm writing about somebody once for 5,000 words in the Washington Post — someone who's addicted to drugs, say — I am choosing in the public eye where their story ends. Like, that's it. People aren't going to know any more. That's where I'm going to leave them being written about. And of course, that is inherently artificial — nothing ends, their life is continuing. This is just where the narrative ends. I recognize the weight in ways that maybe I didn’t before.”

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  • Saslow on Longform
  • Longform Podcast #57: Eli Saslow
  • Saslow's Washington Post archive
  • [1:20] Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist (Doubleday • 2018)
  • [18:00] ‘It Was My Job, and I Didn’t Find Him’: Stoneman Douglas Resource Officer Remains Haunted by Massacre (Washington Post • Jun 2018)
  • [25:55] The White Flight of Derek Black (Washington Post • Oct 2016)
  • [33:20] Gun Violence’s Distant Echo (Washington Post • May 2016)
  • [48:15] ‘You’re One of Us Now' (Washington Post • Aug 2015)
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