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Episode 317: Paige Williams

Paige Williams is a New Yorker staff writer and the author of The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy.

“I was just sitting in a coffee shop and saw this thing about a Montana dinosaur thief, and thought, oh that’s really interesting, I don’t know anything about that. And I knew nothing about natural history, nothing about natural history museums. I was born and raised in Mississippi. We didn’t talk about that kind of stuff. I grew up in the Baptist church. It certainly wasn’t mentioned there. … It just was a world completely alien to me, which I love. I love going into worlds that I know nothing about, and I like to take them apart and put them back together again.”

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  • Williams on Longform
  • [3:30] "Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump’s Battering Ram" (New Yorker • Sep 2018)
  • [9:30] "The Bizarre Tale of the ‘Dinosaur Artist’ Who Trafficked in Stolen Fossils" (Peter Brannen • New York Times • Oct 2018)
  • [41:30] "Observer Wins Pulitzer Prize for Coverage of PTL, Bakkers" (Karen Garloch • Charlotte Observer • April 1988)
  • [41:30] "Sketches of the New Pulitzer Winners, including 'Brown Lung: A Case of Deadly Neglect'" (New York Times • April 1981)
  • [42:30] Nieman Fellowship
  • [48:00] "How Waffle House Became a Cultural Icon" (Atlanta • Dec 2007)
  • [48:45] "'You Have Thousands of Angels Around You'" (Atlanta • Oct 2007)
  • [57:00] "Finding Dolly Freed" (Self-Published • Jan 2010)
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