Episode 449: Jessica Bruder

Episode 449: Jessica Bruder

Jessica Bruder is a journalist and author of the book Nomadland.“I don’t do a hard sell. I’ll tell people what my MO is, but I don’t push people to talk with me. I want to go deep with people. I want to be able to have the time to just sit with them and to say, ‘start at the beginning.’ Sometimes going chronologically will just take you to these places that wouldn’t have come up if I’ve just done a very guided interview. So I hung out. I’m not relentless. I don’t wear people down. But I stick around. If people just want me to fuck off, I fuck off, and I talk to other people..”

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Show notes:



01:00 Nomadland (W. W. Norton & Company • 2018)

11:30 Burning Book: A Visual History of Burning Man (Gallery Books • 2007)

13:00 "Snowball's Court Decision Set for Tomorrow" (The Oregonian • October 2007)

13:30 "Faith-healing Deaths " (The Oregonian • June 2009)

16:00 "Has Perky Jerky Lost Its Perk?" (New York Times • August 2011)

19:30 "Slump in construction industry creates a Sheetrock ghost town" (The Christian Science Monitor • June 2011)

21:30 "I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave" (Gabriel Mac • Mother Jones • March/April 2012)

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