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Posted on Feb 20, 2013

Longform Podcast #29: Matthew Power

Matthew Power is a freelance writer and contributing editor at Harper's.

"The kind of stories I've gotten to do have involved fulfilling my childhood fantasies of having an adventurous life. Even though I don't make a ton of money doing it, I've never felt like I was missing out on something. I haven't worked in an office since a two-week stint as a fact checker at House and Garden magazine in 2001, so that's 12 years, and I haven't starved to death yet."

Thanks to TinyLetter for sponsoring this week's episode!


Show notes:

  1. @matthew_power
  2. matthewpower.net
  3. Power's Harper's archive
  4. Power's complete archive
  5. [2:00] "Excuse Us While We Kiss the Sky" (GQ • March 2013)
  6. [10:30] "Mississippi Drift" (Harper's • March 2008)
  7. [18:00] "Immersion Journalism" [pdf] (Harper's • Dec 2005)
  8. [22:30] "The Cherry Tree Garden" [pdf] (Granta • May 2008)
  9. [24:00] "Guerrillas in the Mist" (Feed • 2000)
  10. [26:15] "Train Hopping in Canada" (Blue • 2000)
  11. [32:30] "The Poison Stream" [pdf] (Harper's • August 2004)
  12. [32:45] Caravan magazine
  13. [34:30] "Slipping Through the Net" [pdf] (Harper's • April 2012)
  14. [37:30] John McPhee: The Art of Nonfiction No. 3 (The Paris Review • Summer 2010)