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Episode 154: William Finnegan

Aug 19th, 201556:58

William Finnegan is a New Yorker staff writer and the author of Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life. “I suppose in retrospect I was just trying to find out what the world held that nobody could tell me about until I got there. I was a big reader and had a couple of degrees by that point, but there was something not well over the horizon that I wanted to get near and record and understand, and I even felt like it would transform me.” Thanks to TinyLetter, SquareSpace, and The Great Courses for sponsoring this week's episode. Show Notes: Finnegan on Longform Finnegan's New Yorker archive [6:00] "Playing Doc's Games" (New Yorker • Aug 1992) [8:00] Crossing the Line: A Year in the Land of Apartheid (Persea • 1986) [37:00] "The Emergency" (New Yorker • May 1989) [sub req'd] [38:00] "Ge... Show More

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