Posted on Jan 23, 2013

Longform Podcast #25: Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean is a staff writer at The New Yorker.

"There's always the fear, which comes with having done it for a long time, that you're repeating yourself. That's actually a genuine concern—you worry that you're becoming an imitiation of yourself ... The funny thing is that you spend the first half of your career wanting desperately to have a voice that's distinctive and recognizable, then you go to the other side of that and think oh my god, all my stories sound the same."

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Show notes:

  1. @susanorlean
  2. Orlean on Longform
  3. Interview Transcript
  4. The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People (Amazon)
  5. "Orchid Fever" (New Yorker • 1995)
  6. "Meet the Shaggs" (New Yorker • 1995)
  7. "Life's Swell" (New Yorker • 1995)
  8. "Thinking in the Rain" (New Yorker • 2008)
  9. "I Want This Apartment" (New Yorker • 1999)
  10. Rin Tin Tin (Published 2012)
  11. Animalish (Kindle Single)