Posted on Jan 18, 2013

Longform Podcast #24: Stephen Rodrick

In this special episode with Stephen Rodrick, contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and contributing editor at Men's Journal, Rodrick discusses his recent story "Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie."

"Publicists don't want to give you access because they're afraid of what you're going to see. But if you spend enough time with anybody, short of Mussolini or Ghengis Khan, they're going to humanize themselves. Because they're human beings, like you are. And they have whatever demented battles they're fighting, their version of crazy, but if you get to spend some time with them as flesh and blood, they're going to come across as flesh and blood in the story."


Show notes:

  1. @stephenrodrick
  2. "Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie" (New York Times Magazine • Jan 2013)
  3. The Magical Stranger: A Son's Journey into His Father's Life (Due out May 2013)