journalism

Episode 362: Robert W. Fieseler, Edgar Award-Winning Author of Tinderbox

Episode 362: Robert W. Fieseler, Edgar Award-Winning Author of Tinderbox

Author and journalist Robert W. Fieseler helps us kick off LGBTQ Pride Month!

Episode 310: Trust Me Author Hank Phillippi Ryan

Episode 310: <i>Trust Me</i> Author Hank Phillippi Ryan

Hank Phillippi Ryan, investigative reporter for Boston’s 7News and best-selling author, talks to Daniel and Stephanie Ford about her new book Trust Me.

Episode 284: Beneath A Ruthless Sun Author Gilbert King

Episode 284: <i>Beneath A Ruthless Sun</i> Author Gilbert King

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King talks to Daniel Ford about his new book Beneath A Ruthless Sun.

Episode 268: Inside the Combat Zone Author Stephanie Schorow

Episode 268: <i>Inside the Combat Zone</i> Author Stephanie Schorow

Live from the PRX Podcast Garage in Allston, Mass., Stephanie Schorow, author of Inside the Combat Zone: The Stripped Down Story of Boston’s Most Notorious Neighborhood and Drinking Boston: A History of the City and its Spirits, talks to Sean Tuohy and Mike Nelson about the history of Boston’s “sordid and alluring” underside.

Episode 267: All the Pieces Matter Author Jonathan Abrams

Episode 267: <i>All the Pieces Matter</i> Author Jonathan Abrams

Author and journalist Jonathan Abrams talks to guest host Mike Nelson about his new book All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire.

Episode 253: Dreamland Author Sam Quinones

Episode 253: <i>Dreamland</i> Author Sam Quinones

Author and journalist Sam Quinones talks to Daniel Ford about what led him to journalism, his research and writing process for Dreamland, and his experience testifying in front of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee about the opioid crisis in the United States.

Episode 227: Blurred Lines Author Vanessa Grigoriadis

Vanessa Grigoriadis, author of Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus, talks to Daniel Ford about what she discovered while investigating the sexual revolution occurring on college campuses across the United States.

Grigoriadis, who is a contributing editor at The New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair, also discusses the current state of journalism.

To learn more about Vanessa Grigoriadis, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter @vanessagrigor.

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Episode 211: Fierce Kingdom Author Gin Phillips

Gin Phillips, author of Come In and Cover Me, The Well and the Mine, and the recently published Fierce Kingdom, talks to Daniel Ford about the books that inspired her to become a writer, her ideal writing time, and focusing on the mother-child relationship in her latest novel.

Make yourself write. I find inspiration highly overrated.
— Gin Phillips

To learn more about Gin Phillips, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @GinPhillips17.

Episode 210: Best-Selling Author Michael Connelly

Episode 210: Best-Selling Author Michael Connelly

Crime fiction master Michael Connelly sits down with Sean Tuohy to talk about his new novel The Late Show.

Episode 201: Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give Author Ada Calhoun

Ada Calhoun, author of Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give and St. Mark’s Is Dead, talks to Daniel Ford about her honest approach to writing about marriage, the future of journalism, and what she loves about New York City.

Photo credit: Jena Cumbo
Marriages are messy. And complicated. And if you gloss over the weirder stuff, you don’t really do it justice.
— Ada Calhoun

To learn more about Ada Calhoun, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @adacalhoun. Also read Gary Almeter’s review of Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give.

Episode 187: Janesville Author and Washington Post Reporter Amy Goldstein

Today’s guest is Amy Goldstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Washington Post and author of Janesville, An American Story. Goldstein sits down with Gary Almeter to discuss the time she spent in Janesville, Wisconsin, issues middle class communities face when work disappears, and the resilience she witnessed firsthand during her research process.

Resilience is the word that very much applies to the people I know in Janesville.
— Amy Goldstein

Learn more about Amy Goldstein by visiting her official website or following her on Twitter @goldsteinamy.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener.&nbsp;Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's  official website &nbsp;for more details.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's official website for more details.

Episode 183: ‘Stranglers’ Host Portland Helmich

Portland Helmich, television host, producer, writer, and actor, talks to Daniel Ford about her nonlinear career path, the art of interviewing, matching wits with F. Lee Bailey, delivering a winning performance on The Moth, and her work on the “Stranglers” podcast.

Do not expect your career to be linear. Be good at going with the flow.
— Portland Helmich

To learn more about Portland Helmich, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter @Portlandh.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener.&nbsp;Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's  official website &nbsp;for more details.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's official website for more details.

Episode 176: Author and Journalist Elliot Ackerman

Elliot Ackerman, author of Green on Blue and the recently published Dark at the Crossing, talks to Dave Pezza about toggling between journalism and fiction, painting an honest and realistic portrait of the Middle East, developing characters who feel real, and why it takes guts to write.

You need to write characters who feel real.
— Elliot Ackerman

To learn more about Elliot Ackerman, visit his official website or follow him on Twitter @elliotackerman. Also read Dave’s first interview with the author.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener.&nbsp;Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's  official website &nbsp;for more details.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's official website for more details.

Episode 163: Author and Pioneering Journalist Lynn Povich

Lynn Povich, pioneering journalist and author of The Good Girls Revolt, talks to Stephanie Schaefer and Daniel Ford about how she got into journalism and the vibe at Newsweek when she first started in the late 1960s. She also spoke about why she wrote The Good Girls Revolt when she did, how the Amazon show based on her book came about, what she thinks about the future of journalism, and how feminism has changed since she entered the workforce.

“Keep writing, keep reporting, keep telling stories, and you’ll get better at it.”
— Lynn Povich

To learn more about Lynn Povich, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter @LynnPovich.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener.&nbsp;Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's  official website &nbsp;for more details.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's official website for more details.

Episode 155: Newseum’s Gene Policinski Discusses the Future of Journalism

Gene Policinski, longtime journalist, chief operating officer for the Newseum Institute, and senior vice president of the First Amendment Center, talks to Daniel Ford about 2016 Presidential Election coverage, why we need more shoe-leather reporting, and what lessons news organizations, editors, and reporters need to learn to keep the profession relevant and necessary in the future.

Photo credit: Maria Bryk/Newseum

To learn more about Gene Policinski, visit the Newseum’s official website or follow him on Twitter @genefac.

Episode 150: Author and Journalist Tom Shroder

Tom Shroder, award-winning journalist, writer, and editor, talks to Daniel Ford about his early desire to be a writer, why he got into journalism, and what inspired him to tell his grandfather’s story in The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived: A True Story of My Family.

To learn more about Tom Shroder, visit his official website or follow him on Twitter @tomshroder.