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Posted on Dec 12, 2012

Longform Podcast #20: Patrick Radden Keefe

Patrick Radden Keefe is a staff writer at The New Yorker.

"I tend not to like really prescriptive writing, and as often as not what I want to do is kind of get in and find the stories and the narratives almost as a delivery mechanism to just get people to sit up and think about it. Honestly, the areas that I'm interested in are so obscure, often, that the thing that I want is for people just to understand and care a little bit more than they did before."

Thanks to TinyLetter for sponsoring this week's episode!


Show notes:

  1. @praddenkeefe
  2. patrickraddenkeefe.com
  3. Keefe on Longform
  4. Patrick Radden Keefe's books, Chatter and The Snakehead
  5. "Cocaine Incorporated" (New York Times Magazine • June 2012)
  6. "Revearsal of Fortune" (New Yorker • Jan 2012)
  7. "The Trafficker" (New Yorker • Feb 2010)
  8. "Welcome to Newburgh, Murder Capital of New York" (New York • Sep 2011)