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5(ish) Questions: Steve Oney and “A Man’s World” (both the song and his new book)

July 18, 2017

The writer talks about how ideas about masculinity have changed over his 40-year career, and how he eerily predicted the rise of Breitbart America

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5(ish) Questions: Mary Pols and the rural lyricism of “Death of a Dairyman”

July 13, 2017

The Portland Press Herald writer talks about her story on a man who connected a community, and chafing at the "Cabot Cove-ization" of Maine writing

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5(ish) Questions: Mark Follman and “The True Cost of Gun Violence in America”

June 29, 2017

The Mother Jones reporter talks about his landmark investigation into the staggering price of the firearms epidemic: an estimated $229 billion a year

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5(ish) Questions: Bonnie Ford and “The Promise Rio Couldn’t Keep”

June 22, 2017

As other outlets predicted disaster for the 2016 Olympics water events, the writer for ESPN's Outside the Lines painted a picture more reflective of the lived human experience than a purely data-driven one

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Honoring Mexican journalist Javier Valdez: Today, and always, our voice is our strength

June 15, 2017

Ricardo Sandoval Palos talks about why he helped organize a global campaign to speak out against violence a month after the muckraker's assassination

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5 Questions: Talal Ansari and “Welcome to America: Now Spy on Your Friends”

June 8, 2017

"I think it opened the eyes of people who are so far removed from this kind of world," the BuzzFeed News writer says of his piece about FBI agents pressuring Muslim immigrants to become informants

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5(ish) Questions: Dana Priest and the “terrorism industrial complex” post 9/11

June 1, 2017

The investigative journalist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner reflects on 30 years at The Washington Post and navigating national security concerns

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5(ish) Questions: Phoebe Zerwick and “The Last Days of Darryl Hunt”

May 30, 2017

The writer talks about how her reporting on a wrongfully convicted man changed his life -- and how she had to write the ending, however unhappy

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5(ish) Questions: Josh O’Kane and “The Ballad of Fogarty’s Cove”

May 9, 2017

The Globe and Mail reporter talks about his Nova Scotia story exploring the love of a place, and the sorrow over leaving when it cannot sustain you

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5(ish) Questions: Legendary editor Gene Roberts reflects on a lifetime in journalism

May 3, 2017

As filmmakers seek funding for a documentary about the newsman who transformed The Philadelphia Inquirer in the 1970s and '80s, he talks about how his reporters zigged instead of zagged -- and worries about the future

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5(ish) Questions: Nathan Thornburgh talks mind-blowing drugs and Anthony Bourdain

April 27, 2017

The co-founder of the unapologetically longform travel-food-politics site Roads & Kingdoms talks about teaming up with the chef-raconteur and reporting while under the influence of the hallucinogen ayahuasca

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5 Questions: Anne Helen Petersen and the white supremacists who came for Whitefish

April 20, 2017

The BuzzFeed writer talks about the contradictions of a small Montana town and the West, and why she seeks understanding, not empathy