Caity Weaver is a favorite of the Sunday Long Read, appearing in multiple newsletters every year, always giving us thoughtful, clever, and enjoyable stories to read. This week, the New York Times features writer joins Jacob to talk about how she interviews celebrities, to outline how she interacts with editors, and to perform a real-time dive into her search history on the Oxford English Dictionary. Along the way she provides a few tips for writers and talks about how she discovers new stories.
Due to some technical difficulties, we had some trouble with the audio quality of our interview with Caity. So if you’d prefer to read this conversation instead of listening to it, we’ve published a transcript of this episode here.
3:30: What is Glitter?
5:30: Celebrity stories — Dwayne Johnson for President!; Justin Bieber Would Like to Reintroduce Himself; Kim Kardashian West on Kanye and Taylor Swift, What’s in O.J.’s Bag, and Understanding Caitlyn
9:40: The Yunited States of Yuge
12:40: There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway
16:30: They Are What You Eat
19:35: How Maya Rudolph Became the Master of Impressions
28:15: The Magnificent Ambersons
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